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September 18, 2020

Please Help Oregon’s McHenry Family & Pump, Pipe & Tank

Our friends Ryan & Addie McHenry and three generations of the McHenry family at Pump, Pipe & Tank in Talent, Oregon have suffered catastrophic losses in the unprecedented Alameda Drive Wildfire that continues to ravage much of Southern Oregon. Their offices, shop, computers, tools & vehicles and home were all lost in the fire this past week.

Please consider joining Mascott Equipment Co. in a show of support for this small family business and fellow PEI member with a donation. There is strength in numbers, we appreciate your generosity.

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Meet Carolyn Hoskinson: The Nation’s Top Voice of Underground Storage Tanks

September 17, 2020

Ben Thomas of UST Training recently interviewed Carolyn Hoskinson, outgoing Director of EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) and asked about her 14 years of service to the UST community. A great national perspective for UST operators and inspectors alike.

September 15, 2020

Attend This Year’s PEI Show Virtually Nov. 10-12

Attention Class A/B UST Operators. For the first time ever, you can attend a world class petroleum equipment trade show and not even leave your home or office. How? By attending the PEI Virtual Convention and Expo November 10-12!

Cost of admission is only $125.00 for members as well as non-members.

Due to COVID 19, this year’s normally scheduled live show in Las Vegas will be 100% online. And the best part: no travel, no air fare, no long lines. Imagine walking down a huge virtual hall and stopping at whatever booth you want and speaking with UST experts in real time! Want to:

  • Learn about the latest UST technology?
  • Meet tank monitor and spill bucket experts?
  • Attend workshops by industry experts?

Then mark your calendar and register today!

And make sure to stop by our UST Training booth and say hi to Ben and Tammy and Matt.

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September 15, 2020

What Our Customers Love About Us: Convienence

There’s many things our customers love about our online training but time and again, the word convenience seems to shine through the most. See what our valued customers have to say.

Want convenience and a quality training experience? Learn more

What did you like most about our online Class A/B UST Operator Training Course?


They kept it simple, to the point and kept my attention
9/3/2020 9:19 PM

The best thing about this course is it is self paced, and you can take it as many times as needed.
8/24/2020 2:00 PM

Very informative new information for me.
4/1/2020 2:14 PM

I could stop and allow me to fully digest the information before continuing to the next lesson.
2/6/2020 1:25 PM

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September 14, 2020

Free Arizona Class A/B and C Training Coming Soon

Big news for the Grand Canyon State: UST Training has been awarded the contract from the Arizona DEQ to provide free Class A/B and C UST Operator Training to Arizona UST operators. We’re still working out the details but will be soon offering online self-paced and live webinars this fall and live classroom classes in the spring of 2021.

Any questions please contact us at or 866-301-8265.


September 14, 2020

Ben Thomas of UST Training Joins PEI Board

Ben Thomas, UST Training (Center) stands by friends Ryan Harrigan, Oil Equipment Company, (Left), and Mark Barolo EPA OUST (Right) at last year’s PEI Show.

Ben Thomas, President of UST Training, has been elected to represent the Affiliates Division of the Board of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) for a two-year team. The Affiliate Division represents a large and diverse group of companies that support the other petroleum equipment divisions such as manufacturing (makes parts) and distribution (shares parts), service and construction (maintains and builds parts).

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See You Virtually For This Year’s PEI Show

September 7, 2020

Get a sneak peak of the 2020 PEI Virtual Convention & Expo…exceptional education lineup, lots of networking opportunities and even a virtual expo. We can’t wait to see you there!

Watch “Tank Time” an Old Upgrade Video Classic

September 7, 2020

In the mid 1990’s the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation created this very funny training video to help UST owners meet the 1998 upgrade deadline. Ben Thomas of UST Training, when he worked for the Alaska UST agency, created copies and sent one to every Alaska UST owner to offer a humorous way of understanding the regulations. Check it out!

September 2, 2020

PEI Virtual Convention & Expo Launch Preview

We’re very excited to share more details on the 2020 PEI Virtual Convention & Expo. Since the in-person convention was cancelled a new virtual experience has been developed. Now, this means you can take advantage of:

  • 7 weeks of sessions and programming
  • Virtual lobby and expo
  • Expo exhibitor packages including a virtual booth
  • Low $125 registration fees and no travel expenses (register by Sept. 7 to save another $25)

For all the details from PEI, read on.


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August 19, 2020

Oregon Deadline Coming Up

This just in from the Oregon DEQ…

New UST Rules in Effect October 1!

Remember that starting October, 1 the new UST Rules changes take effect. Regulated USTs are subject to additional testing requirements, and emergency generator USTs are no longer exempt from release detection requirements.

You can view Underground Storage Tank Compliance Program 2018 Rule Changes & Other Related Guidance Directive on DEQ’s web site: ( for more information on the new requirements around

Monthly walkthrough inspections
Overfill prevention equipment tests
Spill prevention equipment tests
Containment sump tests
Operability tests for release detection equipment

DEQ encourages owners and permittees to take the necessary steps to comply with the new requirements now. All requirements be- come enforceable on October 1st. This means that, in order to remain compliant with UST statutes, and avoid the possibility of financial penalties, you must complete all required testing on or before October 1st.

We anticipate Service Providers will be very busy as this due date approaches. Contact Steve Paiko at for a current list of service providers who are able to do this work.