Underground Storage Tank Worker Certification

The Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing staffs the underground storage tank worker certification program. The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development adopts regulations to carry out laws governing underground storage tank workers in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws.

Regulated Professions

  • Underground Storage Tank Worker
    • Cathodic Protection
    • Closure
    • Inspector
    • Installation
    • Tank Tightness Testing

For more information on the underground storage tank worker program, please see the Department of Environmental Conservation's internet site for Storage Tank Program. Their phone number is 907 269-3055 for the UST Prevention Manager, Larry Brinkerhoff, or 907-269-7679 for UST Environmental Specialist, Cheryl Paige. The UST office is based in Anchorage at 555 Cordova Street.

License Applications

Statutes and Regulations

Alaska Statutes are passed by the legislature. Regulations (also called the Alaska Administrative Code) are rules adopted by the department to implement, interpret, and make specific the statutes. Both statutes and regulations have the force of law.

AS 46.03 specifically applies to underground storage tank workers. AS 08.01 - 08.03 and regulations 12 AAC 02 apply to all professions regulated by the division.

Proposed regulations are advertised in Alaska newspapers and we invite public comment on them. If you would like to receive notice of proposed regulations, please write to the regulations specialist and request that your name be added to the Underground Storage Tank Workers interested parties list. Please advise us if you move or wish your name removed from the mailing list.

Contact Information

Gerald Hannasch, Licensing Examiner
Phone: (907) 465-8443
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: gerald.hannasch@alaska.gov
Address: PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806