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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Waste Management
Underground Storage Tank Branch

Kentucky UST Operator Training

Always check the "Updates" section on this page for important information.

The UST Branch will contact you when it's time for your Kentucky TOOLS training. At that time, you will be issued a personal identification number (PIN) needed to access the training. PINs will be issued over the course of the next year.

Per federal law, states are to ensure that UST operators are trained according to state-specific requirements. In Kentucky, online training will be offered through Kentucky Tank Operator Online Learning System (Kentucky TOOLS) to designated compliance managers, also known as DCMs.

Links to the federal legislation and EPA guidance to states for the development of UST operator training can be found on U.S. EPA's operator training Web page. Kentucky UST operator training regulatory requirements are in sections 7 and 8 of 401 KAR 42:020.
 
Updates will be posted here and will be included in the UST Quarterly.
 
For more information on Kentucky UST operator training, email Leslie Carr at Leslie.Carr@ky.gov or call 502-564-5981, ext. 4778.
   
 

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 Updates

 
Date
Information

1/27/2014

Check out Kentucky UST operator training updates in the latest UST Quarterly newsletters - click here!
    

8/29/2013​

PLEASE NOTE: ​The UST Branch will contact you when it's time for your Kentucky TOOLS training. At that time, you will be issued a personal identification number (PIN) needed to access the training. PINs will be issued over the course of the next year.
    

6/3/2013​

Kentucky TOOLS was introduced to a select group of UST DCMs last week. To assure optimal customer service and assistance, the online training will be made available to select groups of DCMs over the course of the next year, through the issuance of unique personal identification numbers. If you own a UST in Kentucky that is active or in temporary closure, expect to receive official notification in the mail regarding operator training requirements.
                               

​3/21/2013

Construction and testing of ​KY TOOLS is nearing completion. It will be available soon. If you own an underground storage tank in Kentucky that is active or in temporary closure, expect to receive official notification in the mail from the UST Branch, after this May, regarding operator training requirements.
      

6/14/2012​

  • Completion of the Kentucky Tank Operator Online Learning System, KY TOOLS, has been delayed.
  • Revised deadlines will be established for designated compliance manager (DCM) designation and the completion of operator training.
  • The revised deadlines will be officially communicated to UST owners and operators by mail and will be posted on the UST Branch website.