Tank Operator Training

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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 new owners and managers of the regulated UST facilities to comply with this training requirement,  DENR has partnered with the South Dakota Petroleum and Propane Marketers Association (SDP2MA) to provide free training at the following locations in 2014.


Date and Time

Sioux Falls
Ramkota Hotel
March 25 (1pm - 5 pm)


Dakota Event Center
March 26 (8am - noon)
Wrangler Inn
March 27 (8am - noon)

Rapid City

Ramkota Hotel

June 10 (8am - noon) and (1pm -5pm)

Highland Conference Center

June 11 (8am - noon)

The Lodge
September 25 (8am - noon)
Club House Inn
September 26 (8am - noon)

 Rapid City
Ramkota Hotel
November 18 (8am - noon)
 Sioux Falls

Ramkota Hotel

November 19 (8am - noon)

For registration click here or call Dawna Leitzke of the Petroleum and Propane Marketers Association

at (605) 224-8606.

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.