(4) New Class A and B operators must be trained and registered within 30 days of assuming responsibility for an UST facility.
(5) New Class C operators must be trained before assuming the responsibilities of a Class C operator.
(6) The Class A operator shall be an owner, operator, employee, or individual designated under Subsection R311-201-12(6)(b).
(a) the Class A operator has primary responsibility for the broader aspects of the statutory and regulatory requirements and standards necessary to operate and maintain the UST system. The Class A operator must:
(i) have a general knowledge of UST systems;
(ii) ensure that UST records are properly maintained according to 40 CFR 280;
(iii) ensure that yearly UST fees are paid;
(iv) ensure proper response to and reporting of emergencies caused by releases or spills from USTs;
(v) make financial responsibility documents available to the director as required; and
(vi) ensure that Class B and Class C operators are trained and registered.
(b) an owner or operator may designate a thirdparty Class B operator as a Class A operator if:
(i) the UST owner or operator is a financial institution or person who acquired ownership of an UST facility solely to protect a security interest in that property and has not operated the USTs at the facility;
(ii) all USTs at the facility are properly temporarily closed in accordance with 40 CFR 280.70 and Section R311-204-4; and
(iii) all USTs at the facility are empty in accordance with 40 CFR 280.70(a).
(7) The Class B operator must implement routine daily aspects of operation, maintenance, and recordkeeping for UST systems.
(a) the Class B operator shall be an owner, operator, employee, or third-party Class B operator. The Class B operator must:
(i) ensure that onsite UST operator inspections are conducted according to the requirements of Section R311-203-7;
(ii) ensure that UST release detection is performed according to 40 CFR 280 subpart D;
(iii) ensure that the status of the UST system is monitored for alarms and unusual operating conditions that may indicate a release;
(iv) document the reason for an alarm or unusual operating condition identified in Subsection R311-201-12(7)(iii), if it is not reported as a suspected release according to 40 CFR 280.50;
(v) ensure that appropriate release detection and other records are kept according to 40 CFR 280.34 and 280.45, and are made available for inspection;
(vi) ensure that spill prevention, overfill prevention, and corrosion protection requirements are met;
(vii) be on site for facility compliance inspections, or designate another individual to be on site for inspections;
(viii) ensure that suspected releases are reported according to the requirements of 40 CFR 280.50; and
(ix) ensure that Class C operators are trained and registered, and are onsite during operating hours.
(8) Any individual providing services as a third-party Class B operator must be trained and registered in accordance with Subsection R311-201-12(10) and must:
(a) be certified in accordance with Rule R311-201 as:
(i) a UST tester; or
(ii) a UST installer as either a general installer or a service or repair technician; or
(b) meet the training requirements of a certified UST inspector and document comprehensive or general liability insurance with limits of $250,000 minimum per occurrence.
(9) The Class C operator is an employee and is generally the first line of response to events indicating emergency conditions. A Class C operator must:
(a) be present at the facility at all times during normal operating hours;
(b) monitor product transfer operations according to 40 CFR 280.30(a), to ensure that spills and overfills do not occur;
(c) properly respond to alarms, spills, and overfills;
(d) notify Class A operators, Class B operators, or both, and appropriate emergency responders when necessary; and
(e) act in response to emergencies and other situations caused by spills or releases from an UST system that pose an immediate danger or threat to the public or to the environment, and that require immediate action.
(10) Operator training and registration.
(a) training and testing.
(i) applicants for Class A and B operator registration must successfully complete an approved operator training course within the six-month period prior to application.
(ii) the training course must be approved by the director, and shall include instruction in the following:
(B) temporary and permanent closure;
(C) installation permitting;
(D) UST requirements of the 2005 Energy Policy Act;
(E) Class A, B, and C operator responsibilities;
(F) spill prevention;
(G) overfill prevention;