Tank School consists of live classroom training geared toward tank owners and tank operators and is designed to help increase their understanding of compliance with the underground storage tank rules and how they can be prepared for future compliance inspections. Classes are typically small sized, and are taught by a team of our inspectors. The class sessions employ lots of photographs, some video, and samples of piping material, and limited amounts of underground storage tank hardware such as automatic line leak detectors. Student participation and questions are encouraged. Class evaluations received reflect overwhelmingly positive comments on the instructors and the course content. Instructors report that when comparing pre- and post- instruction test scores, they are usually able to measure a 20 - 25 point increase in class average scores.
Classes begin at 8:30 or 9:00 am and last until approximately 4:00 pm. There is no cost to attend these classes and class materials are provided free of charge. Everyone who attends and completes the class session will receive an attractive Certificate of Attendance, and the current year Tank Owner's Compliance Toolbox CD. Anyone who scores a 70 or higher on the class final exam will be awarded a Certificate of Operator Training which is recognized by the state for having completed the requirements for a Class A and Class B Operator.
Classes are scheduled three times per year in each of the grand divisions and the dates of the 2014 classes are shown below.
All West Tennessee classes will be held at:
Jackson Environmental Field Office
1625 Hollywood Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
All Middle Tennessee classes will be held at:
Fleming Operator Training Center
2022 Blanton Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN 37129
All East Tennessee classes will be held at:
Knoxville Environmental Field Office
3711 Middlebrook Pike
Knoxville, TN 37921
Anyone interested in attending a scheduled session of Tank School should contact Lamar Bradley for class specific information and to confirm space availability. If you have questions about Tank School, Lamar will be happy to answer them for you. Lamar may be reached at (615) 532-0952, or email at Lamar.Bradley@tn.gov.