According to the Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety, people who do maintenance or repair on UST systems must soon be state-certified and will be called Qualified Service Technicians.
Effective January 1, 2020, the majority of work performed on UST systems in Colorado must be conducted by a state-certified Qualified Service Technician. Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Installation, repair, replacement, maintenance, and calibration of all UST leak detection monitoring equipment.
- Repair or maintenance work on in use UST systems, including replacement of components such as spill buckets, overfill prevention devices, and ancillary piping components such as flex connectors and penetration fittings located within sumps and under-dispenser containment.
- Annual monitoring system functionality testing and certification.
- Secondary containment testing, including initial testing of newly installed secondary containment systems.
Individuals who would like to be certified as Qualified Service Technicians must submit an application to OPS with documentation showing he/she passed the PEI Entry-Level Service Technician Training Course and the PEI RP900 exam.
UST Training will be updating our Colorado Class A/B course to reflect these changes.
Changes to the UST Installer Certification Process:
In addition to providing a copy of their current International Code Council (ICC) certificate, individuals applying for state certification as UST installers will be required to provide documentation of having passed the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) RP100 “Recommended Practices for Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems” examination.
Effective January 1, 2020, certified Installers will need to renew their ICC certification every two years.