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The federal Energy Policy Act of 2005 and the South Dakota Administrative Rule (ARSD) Chapter: 74:56:01:38.01 requires tank system owners and operators (managers) of any regulated Underground Storage Tank System (Regulated Facility) to complete a department-approved training program on the proper operation of tank systems. This regulation was put into effect in an attempt to help prevent releases from tank systems.
 
Regulated facility owners and operators (managers) in South Dakota must be trained by August 8, 2012.  After the deadline of August 8, 2012, all new owners/managers shall initiate the training process within 30-days after assuming the operation and maintenance responsibilities at the UST facility.
 
To help the Facility owners comply with this requirement, DENR has once again teamed up with the South Dakota Petroleum and Propane Marketers Association to provide Free Training in 2016.  Following is the list of Tank training dates and locations. For more information call Dawna Leitzke at (605) 224-8606, for registration click here.

 
Tank Operator Training 2016
 

March 2016 Dates and Locations

March 29

Sioux Falls Ramkota

1 pm to 5 pm

March 30 Pierre  Club House Inn & Suites 8 am to 12 noon

March 31

Rapid City Ramkota

8 am to 12 noon

May 2016 Dates and Locations

May 4

Mitchell Highland Event Center

8 am to 12 noon

May 5

Watertown Event Center

8 am to 12 noon

September 2016 Dates and Locations

September 6

Sioux Falls Ramkota 

1 pm to 5 pm

September 7

Aberdeen Ramkota

8 am to 12 noon

September 8 Pierre  Club House Inn & Suites 8 am to 12 noon
November 2016 Dates and Locations

November 2

Rapid City Ramkota

8 am to 12 noon

November 3

Sioux Falls Ramkota

8 am to 12 noon


Penalty for not complying with the training requirement

Regulated facility owners that have not complied with the owners/managers training requirement of the department's Underground Storage Tank Regulation, 74:56:01:38.01 will receive a Notice of Violation (NOV) and penalty.  The penalty for failure to complete the training is a minimum of $500 per tank; and they would still need to complete the required training.
 
If the NOV is not resolved, the facility will be subject to delivery prohibition, meaning it will be unlawful for the facility to receive any deliveries of fuel.
 

Related Information
The Energy Policy Act Of 2005

 
 

If you have any questions call at (605) 773-3296 or E-mail.
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