This inclass course is given at the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce facility at 455 Jimmy Campbell Pkwy, Dallas, GA 30132. Below is a schedule of the courses. On each of the following dates two courses will be available as explained below.
Schedule of In-Class Courses:
On each of the above dates two courses will be available as explained below.
Schedule – How to take both courses or just one course. Find your situation and follow the instructions.
Situation 1: If you want to take the UST A/B Operators Course and Exam only, then:
1. Register for the Course and Exam only. Attend at 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon and take the exam, pick up your certificate and leave.
Situation 2. If you want to take the Orientation Course and you are also taking the morning course, Register for both courses. Attend at 8:00 AM – 12 noon and take the exam and then go to lunch. (Lunch is on your own and there are many fast food restaurants nearby), Return at 1:00 PM and join the Orientation Course at the session beginning with Aboveground Storage Tanks.
Situation 3. You want the Orientation Course only and you do not feel you need the session on Underground Storage tanks. Arrive at 1:00 PM and join the Orientation Course at the session beginning with Aboveground Storage Tanks.
ABOUT THE COURSES
Course 1: UST A/B Operators Course with Exam and Certificate. This course with certification exam will be given between 8:00 AM and 12:30 PM.
ABOUT THE UST A/B OPERATORS COURSE – GTEC is already an approved provider of the UST A/B Operator Certification Course. . The UST Certification course is given in the AM at the hours of 8:00 AM til 12:30 AM. This course is mandated in Georgia and there are other providers of this course listed on the GA EPD website. Specific subjects are required to be included in that course and providers of this course must be listed on the website referred to above. At the end of the course an exam is given and those who successfully complete the exam will be awarded a certificate on site. This certificate is necessary for the tank owner to register his/her USTs.
ABOUT THE ORIENTATION COURSE – This is not a mandatory course. This course was developed as a course for newly hired employees who have positions in businesses related to the Petroleum Equipment Industry. We then got a lot of input from existing supervisors/managers who stated that they wished something like this had been available when they were newly hired – – – and how it has taken many years to obtain the knowledge that is in this course. Many asked if they could take the course, even if they were not a new hire, and the answer to that is: certainly!
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE – Anyone who is in a related field to the Petroleum industry would receive a great benefit from taking this course. For that matter, anyone who drives a vehicle that is fueled in any manner will receive valuable knowledge from taking this course. Some of the specific professions/occupations who will receive a benefit from this course are listed below:
Petroleum Equipment Contractors and Consultants
Members of the Georgia Tank & Environmental Contractors Association (GTEC)
Petroleum Product Storage and Distribution Facility Employees (Companies who use petroleum products in their day to day operation and those who sell Petroleum Products )
Members of the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores (GACS)
Members of the Georgia Oilmen’s Association (GOA)
Private Industry Commercial Fleets
Public Transportation Utilities
Governmental Agencies Who Regulate All of the Above
Military Organization Fleets
Orientation Course Outline:
Part I: How a Fueling Facility Works – Components and Their Functions.
A. Underground Storage Tanks (USTs)
Individuals taking Course 1, UST A/B Operators Course, Individuals who are already certified as a Class A or B Operator and Individuals who feel they are already knowledgeable in this area may skip this session. However, unless you took the morning course, we suggest you go ahead and sit thru this part of the Orientation Course. Here is the outline for Part 1A:
- Basic Tank Facility Drawing
- Types of Tanks
- Suction vs Pressure
- Corrosion Protection
- Spill and overfill prevention
- Notification and storage tank registration
- Temporary and permanent closure
- A, B, and C Operator Training requirements
B. Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) – So you don’t have any aboveground storage tanks; why do you need to know about ASTs? Do you know the reason you have USTs instead of ASTs? Do you know the Pros and Cons of USTs versus ASTs? Some day you may be in a management position and your boss may be thinking about changing from USTs to ASTs. This will help you have an important input.
- Different Kinds of ASTs
- Important Components
- Suction vs Pressure
- Fire Regulations and Separation Distances
- ASTs vs USTs – Pros and Cons
- Let’s build an AST system
- Other AST Regulations – SPCC Plans – Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures
Part II: Environmental Regulatory History
A. Timeline (From 7th Century to present)
B. Summary of Principal Events RCRA, CERCLA, SARA, etc.
Part III: Regulatory Agencies of the Petroleum Industry
1. Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) –
2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
3. Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
1. Georgia EPD
2. Georgia Fire Marshal’s Office
3. Weights and Measures
4. Georgia Dept. of Revenue
5. Georgia Dept. of Transportation
Part IV: Regulations and Rules that Govern the Petroleum Industry – Links to all of the following rules will be given with a summary of the rules.
A. Federal EPA UST Rules
B. Georgia EPD Rules
1. Air Quality Control Rules
2. Solid Waste Management Rules
3. Hazardous Waste Management Rules
4. Underground Storage Tank Management Rules
C. State Fire Marshal Rules
D. Other Important Rules
Part V. Support Organizations and Associations of the Petroleum Industry
1. Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI)
2. National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS)
3. American Petroleum Institute ( API)
4. Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA)
5. Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries – OPEC
6. Steel Tank Institute (STI)
7. New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC)
8. National Institute for Storage Tank Management (NISTM)
1. Georgia Association of Convenience Stores (GACS)
2. Georgia Oilmen’s Association (GOA)
3. Georgia Tank & Environmental Contractors Association (GTEC)
4. Georgia Association of Environmental Professionals (GAEP)
Part VI. The Competition – Alternative Fuels – The Alternative Fuels Data Center and the Energy Policy Act of 1992.
B. Natural Gas
C. Natural Gas
I. P – series Fuels
Part VII. Orientation Items for Retail Fuel Facilities
A. Tobacco Sales Requirements
B. Alcohol Sales Requirements
C. Food Service Sales Requirements
D. GA Lottery Sales Requirements