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September 14, 2017

Colorado 2020 Deadline Summary Now Available

The Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety’s UST Program has just published a great 5-page summary of the new UST rules that take effect 1/1/2020.

We’ve loaded the handout into our Colorado Class A/B UST operator training course so existing and new operators can login and get it under the Attachments tab.

You can also get a hyperlinked version of the document at the Colorado OPS web page.  (Click on “Every 3 Years”).


September 12, 2017

Check Out Our New Web Page!

UST Training is pleased to unveil our brand new web page! We’ve been working over the past year to improve how we deliver our training courses as well as our awesome UST resources library. Improvements include:

  • Easier to find your courses,
  • More searchable posts, news and events,
  • Improved layout for easier navigation,
  • Faster loading time,
  • More graphics,
  • More mobile device friendly,
  • Better explanations of how it all works,
  • More contemporary look and feel.

Check it out!

Feedback welcome!

Line Leak Video

September 6, 2017

Ever wonder what a small pipe leak looks like?

New 2015 EPA Rule Q&A Document

September 2, 2017

The US EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks continues to put out excellent technical assistance documents for the UST community. And now that state are starting to develop their own UST rules we are getting tons of interpretation questions.

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Rare fire during UST delivery captured on video

July 13, 2017

UST Training was recently shown amazing video footage of a fire that occurred during the filling of an underground storage tank at a convenience store.  Special thanks to Pat Vuchetich of Willams & Company for sharing it with us.

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Class A/B UST Operator Feedback

July 3, 2017

Every so often we go through our course feedback and see what folks think. Here are some kudos to share from our satisfied Class A/B UST operators over the past year.


Well organized training with good information.

Thank you. excellent information and well detailed.

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New Updated Class C UST Operator Training Course

June 29, 2017

Big news: UST Training recently updated our nationally recognized Class C UST operator training course Fueling Station Safety. The updates include improved graphics, the addition of gas station 3D images and videos, and a a fresh new look and feel.

The course, first published in 2009, has been used by several hundred thousand Class C operators nationwide and is considered one of the most widely used Class C UST training course in the industry.

Preview of the new course.

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The 30-Day Walkthrough Inspection: What’s Not to Love?

June 27, 2017

Hey Class A/B UST operators: Learn all about the new 30-day inspection rules.  Ben Thomas of UST Training breaks it all down into bite-sized pieces in the cover story of the latest edition of LUSTLine on the 30-day walkthrough inspections. Download the latest version today.

What is LUSTLine?

Want to read back issues LUSTLine?

Historic Note: Ben Thomas wore a NEIWPCC “LUST BUSTER” T-shirt to the commemorative signing of the Vermont UST Act by then Governor Madeline Kunin in Hardwick Vermont in 1987.

PMAA Sends Letter To Congress Urging Protection of LUST Fund

June 26, 2017

Earlier last week, PMAA sent a joint letter to House Committee on Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) urging them to reject President Trump’s FY 2018 budget request of $47 million for the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund Program because the funding amount is inadequate. In previous years, Congress has appropriated between $90 – $100 million each year, an amount PMAA would like Congress to continue to appropriate.

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What’s Wrong here?

June 22, 2017

Just filmed this yesterday while filling up my vehicle. How is this possible? No delivery happening at this convenience store but the overfill light is blinking and the alarm is silent. What’s going on Class A/B UST operators?