Guam- The Guam Environmental Protection Agency is hosting mandatory training for those owning or operating an underground storage tank.
About 47 participants showed up to the one day training at the Marriott Resort. Guam EPA spokesperson Tammy Jo Anderson Taft says their Hazardous Waste Management Program is in charge of regulating the 133 storage tank areas on Guam. She mentions USTs benefit the community by helping store hazardous chemicals, such as fuel or diesel. However, she says it can also be dangerous to the environment if the tanks were to leak or spill out.
“What we aim to do through this training is have anybody that deals with Underground Storage Tanks make sure that they have the proper information to respond if there is an equipment failure and to make sure the people that have these tanks know how to maintain them properly, know how to make sure that they don’t leak and they don’t harm the environment” said Taft.
The first time mandatory one day training will also occur tomorrow [Wednesday] and Thursday, July 19. The all inclusive registration fee is $150 dollars per participant.
For more information, call Guam EPA at (671) 475-1658 or log on to usttraining.com .