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September 9, 2022

Looking for UST work in Alaska?

Chugach Government Solutions is looking for a part-time employee to conduct the UST work on eleven tanks at Fort Wainwright, Alaska once a month for 2-3 days, and once a year for about a week. The company would reimburse for all expenses (hotel, mileage, per diem, etc.)

If the candidate does not have all the certifications required, or needs a re-certification, Chugach would pay for that also.

Would you be able to send us a quote for pricing this work, or the name of a potential employee? Or if you have further questions I’ll be happy to connect you with the hiring manager, Jeremiah. I’ve attached the work statement for your review.
Looking forward to hearing back from you.

Kris Kaliher, MPA, CEBS, SPHR
HR Generalist
Chugach Government Solutions, LLC
C (702) 506-6424
www.chugachgov.com/careers

 

Prosecution rests, defense brings in witnesses in Rockbridge Co. gas station explosion trial

August 29, 2022

This is a very difficult story. Here at UST training we cannot stress enough the importance of safe fueling operations.

ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — The trial for a Roanoke man facing manslaughter charges in connection with a 2019 explosion took a turn on Tuesday as prosecutors said they proved the man overfilled the fuel tanks at the Rockbridge County station, reportedly causing the fire, while the defense’s first expert witness claimed the incident happened because of missing safety equipment on and in the tanks.

The explosion at the South River Market on May 10, 2019 killed four people, including the owner of the store, Roger Lee Roberts; two employees, Kevin Tate Roberts and Samantha Gail Lewis; and a patron, Paul Dewayne Ruley.

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August 29, 2022

See you in Pittsburgh at the EPA National Tanks Conference

Planning on attending the EPA National Tanks Conference in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania this year?

It’s been four years since the last one in Louisville, KY and we’re so excited to see our old friends September 12-14, 2022.

If you are attending please make sure to find Ben Thomas, senior trainer and president of UST Training. Attend one of his workshops or sessions or just stop by the trade show booth and say hi.

Want to set up a meeting with Ben? Email him ASAP so he can set aside some time. [email protected] or 360-321-4776.

Otherwise stop by one of these sessions:

Monday, September 12, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Ins and Outs of ATGs: Everything you need to know but were afraid to ask!
FortPitt Room

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August 29, 2022

Hiring: Oregon UST Program Coordinator

From our friends at the Oregon DEQ:

We’re currently recruiting for an open position at Oregon DEQ HQ, for the Program Coordinator for the UST program.

https://oregon.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/SOR_External_Career_Site/job/Tanks-Program-Coordinator–Natural-Resource-Specialist-4-_REQ-103076

I’d be grateful if you could spread the word to your network! The recruitment closes on September 11 at 11:59 pm.

 

 

August 15, 2022

Free Webinar: Understanding the Various UST Leak Test Requirements

Know your leak rates!
UST regulations allow for operators to choose a variety of different leak detection technologies in order to comply with UST regulations. Unfortunately this leads to a lot of confusion because of the variety of different leak tests out there. Some tests are for 0.1 gallons per hour (GPH), some are for 0.2 GPH and even 3 GPH. And some have no leak rate, just red light or green light.
Get clear on what tests are important, where tests are located within the UST system, and what device does the test. UST expert Ben Thomas will also explain the different types of leak tests and how to tell them apart.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 10 AM Pacific Time,

Register today!

The class is filling up! Sign up today!

 

August 11, 2022

What’s New with our Class C UST Operator Training Course?

As you know, one benefit of using our online Class C UST Operator Training course is the site-specific worksheets. The worksheets are a helpful way to help show employees the location of important safety equipment at your UST sites. After you take our nationally recognized online course, you work with your supervisor to learn the safety equipment at your particular UST location.

Over the years, the worksheets have become so popular that a number of state UST agencies have begun requiring them.

We recently made some significant improvements to our worksheets:

  • Easier to fill out. PDF versions are now fillable. Now, type your answers and print – or save a digital copy for your records.
  • Easier to sign. Supervisors, as well as Class A/B UST operators, can now sign off on the worksheets.
  • Easier to find. Worksheets are now embedded directly inside the course. No more going to another page to download.

If you’ve been using our Class C Worksheets from our nationally recognized Class C course there’s not much you need to do. However you do need to be aware that the worksheets are now inside the course instead of at an external link on our webpage.

Lastly we wanted to let folks know we’ve added a warning label to to the Worksheets to remind Class C operators that our worksheets are a supplement to the training and not a replacement for the training. Use of the Worksheet alone does not mean you have been trained via our training course and requires completion of our Class C training course.

Any questions please contact us anytime at 866-301-8265 or [email protected].

 

August 10, 2022

Scaling your Class C Solution: What’s Best for Your Company

In the world of UST regulations, variability reigns. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, an answer to virtually any UST question starts with “it depends.”  The same goes for the question:

What’s the best online option for me for Class C UST Operator Training?

Well, it depends on what you have and what you want.

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July 29, 2022

Join us Fridays 10 – 11 AM Pacific on Zoom for Tank Savvy Chats

We are continuing our popular Tank Savvy Chats on Fridays so please join in and meet other UST professionals from around the country. Sign in and enjoy a rich conversation with others with UST expertise. Or join brand new to the UST universe and bring your questions.

10-11 AM Pacific Time. No experience necessary. Phone, tablet, laptop, PC friendly. And camera preferred so we can see your smiling face.

Ben Thomas, President of UST Training, has had a busy travel schedule but should be free most Fridays through the end of 2022. Click on this link and check out our schedule.

Also feel free to share this with your friends and colleagues.

Sign  up today! It’s free, fun and helpful!

As always, any questions – please contact us anytime at 866-301-8265 or [email protected].

July 29, 2022

What does a 3 gallon per hour leak look like in a pressurized UST line?

If you’re a UST operator and have taken our Class A/B or C UST operator training, you’ll know that a mechanical or electronic line leak detector can find a 3 gallon per hour leak. But what does a 3 gallon per hour leak actually look like?

 

 

July 28, 2022

Get Inside a UST System with Dover’s Virtual Forecourt

Dover fueling solutions has been a good friend to UST Training over the years so we’d like to share a few things: an awesome online app where you can experience UST systems in a three-dimensional way. Great for new inspectors and operators. Learn more here.

https://www.opwglobal.com/retailfueling/virtualforecourt/

Also: want to learn about Dover Fueling Solution’s Compliance Asset Management system?