SOUTH DAKOTA Department of
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Ground Water Quality Program

Tank Operator Training

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.

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


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