Highlights from the National Tanks Conference

September 18th, 2015

2015NTCBen Thomas of UST Training recently attended the 25th Annual National Tanks Conference in Phoenix, AZ, an event he’s proudly attended, help organize or presented at since 1996. Here are some of the highlights:

Largest Attendance to Date: We tipped the scales at over 800 attendees this year, the highest attended UST conference ever. Attendees included nearly every state UST program, many Indian tribes, many EPA officials, major UST owners, testers, contractors and more. (more…)

More EPA Publications about the new UST rules

September 17th, 2015

om-logo2EPA continued to publish technical assistance documents about the new rules for topics like interstitial monitoring, UST operator training, walkthrough inspection, equipment testing and more.

Here’s the latest document:


Tank Savvy Minute from the head of the nation’s UST program

September 17th, 2015

At the recent National Tanks Conference in Phoenix, AZ, Ben Thomas had the good fortune of interviewing the nation’s top UST regulator Carolyn Hoskinson, Director of EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks for this special Tank Savvy Minute about the new EPA UST rules. Thanks Carolyn!


Ever wonder what a 3 gallon per hour leak looks like?

September 8th, 2015

When doing an inspector training class last week, we had a petroleum contractor test a mechanical line leak detector in the field to see if the device could find a 3 gallon per hour leak. Unfortunately it didn’t pass, meaning not that the single-wall line was leaking, but a leak of 3+ gallons per hour could not be found. Want to see what 3 gallons per hour looks like? Click here. (more…)

Nebraska UST Operators like online training

September 8th, 2015

UST_hiRezUST Training was the first to offer online training in Nebraska and, like we do in all states, we ask Class A/B UST operators to fill out a brief survey after class.  Here’s what 23 folks had to say about the training so far. Overall, operators seemed to find the course useful, the handouts helpful and the venue (online versus traditional classroom) favorable. (more…)

PEI Launches New YouTube Library

September 1st, 2015

pei_memberAs a proud member of the Petroleum Equipment Institute, we’re happy to announce that PEI has just launched a YouTube video library that’s chock full of information for UST operators ad inspectors. Check it out!

You’ll notice lots of videos by UST Training’s own Ben Thomas sharing his nationally recognized “Tank Savvy Minute”as well as other topics like: (more…)

Another Free New UST Rules Webinar September 29

August 28th, 2015

surveyThe response for our free webinar on the new Federal UST rules was completely overwhelming. We had to cut off registration at 250 attendees, which shows how much interest is out there.

But not to worry: We will continue to offer the same webinar at least monthly for the time being in case you missed the first one. Register for the next one now if you missed out. Or tell your friends if you liked the class.

FREE Webinar: Navigating the new EPA UST rules: What the changes mean for you
September 29, 2015, 11 AM Pacific Time
Register now

Check back to our events page for more classes.

Lease our Class C Course

August 28th, 2015

Class-C_courseHave a large number of class C UST operators?
Frustrated with high turnover rates?
Have your own in-house Learning Management System (LMS)?

Did you know we lease our course software?  For some UST owners, leasing our Class C UST operator training courseware is a very smart alternative that can save you time, money and effort.

Benefits include: