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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 2020.  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 2020
 

March 2020 Dates and Locations

March 24

Sioux Falls - Ramkota

1 pm to 5 pm

March 25 Rapid City - Ramkota 8 am to 12 noon

March 26

Pierre - SD Retailers Bldg. - 2nd floor conference room

8 am to 12 noon

May 2020 Dates and Locations

May 5

Rapid City - Ramkota

8 am to 12 noon

May 6

Sioux Falls - Ramkota

8 am to 12 noon

August 2020 Dates and Locations

August 11

Sioux Falls - Ramkota 

1 pm to 5 pm

August 12 Aberdeen - Ramkota 8 am to 12 noon

August 13

Rapid City - Ramkota

8 am to 12 noon

October 2020 Dates and Locations

October 27

Rapid City - Ramkota

8 am to 12 noon

October 28

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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