The Class C Operator
All UST systems covered in this training course must have a Class C operator on-site during hours of operation. A person who has the role of being a Class A operator and/or a Class B operator, can also have the role of being a Class C operator, provided they can demonstrate competence in understanding the roles and responsibilities of the Class C operator.
The Class C operator's role and responsibilities vary slightly depending upon the type of tank they operate. The types of tanks include:
Used / waste oil tanks
Fuel tanks for emergency generators
Tanks that store backup fuel for NG and LPG generators
Tanks used for the storage of CERCLA-classified chemicals
Additional information about the roles and responsibilities of the Class C operator can also be found in sections 10.830(c) and 10.842 of the Comm 10 code. The remaining material in this chapter applies to all Class C operators, regardless of the type of tank they may operate.
As the Class A Operator or Class B Operator you are responsible to train all Class C operators so that they know how to respond to emergencies, and in the proper care and use of personal protective equipment (PPE), as well as any tools and equipment that may be needed for mitigating the emergency.