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December 3, 2021

Class A/B Training: 28 States and Growing

If you’re a Class A/B UST operator in just one state with a few UST sites, you may not know that each state has different operator training rules. And because each state has its own unique spin on the Federal UST requirement, each state has a different approach to how UST operators get trained.

Which is a lot of rules to keep track of.

(See related articles by Ben Thomas and Marcel Moreau in LUSTLine)

What’s required is literally all over the map and we at UST Training offer online Class A/B and C training in nearly all states that allow it. Soon we should be in all allowable states and territories.

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December 1, 2021

Over 500,000 Underground Storage Tank Releases Cleaned Up

This just in from EPA. In the span of my 34 years in the UST world, we’ve completed a half million leaking UST site cleanups. A major milestone. – Ben

Dear UST Colleagues:

I am writing to tell you about EPA’s announcement that over 500,000 underground storage tank (UST) releases have been cleaned up.

Over 500,000 Underground Storage Tank Releases Cleaned Up

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December 1, 2021

PEI RP 900 Updates

Hello Class A/B UST Operators nationwide: This just in from PEI:

PEI incoming president Ron Sledd recently made 2022 committee appointments. He appointed the following individuals to the PEI RP900 Committee for 2022:

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November 24, 2021

Submit an Abstract for the 2022 National Tanks Conference

Attention UST operators, inspectors and service technicians:

The 27th National Tanks Conference (NTC) will take place September 13-15, 2022 at the Wyndham Grand in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. NEIWPCC is proudly co-sponsoring the NTC in partnership with U.S. EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) and the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO).

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November 24, 2021

Updated RP900 Reflects New Inspection Practices

Attention Class A/B UST Operators who use PEI RP 900 for 30-day walkthrough inspections. This just in from the Petroleum Equipment Institute:

An updated PEI RP900:Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of UST Systems will be available for purchase in December. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes RP900 as a code of practice that may be used to comply with walkthrough inspection requirements in 40 CFR 280.36 (a)(2). Among other things, the revised RP900 includes updated monthly and annual inspection requirements that mirror EPA requirements. The daily inspection requirement was removed and made optional, and the monthly inspection process was modified to reflect the removal of the daily inspection requirement.

In plain English: RP 900 has a daily, monthly and annual inspection form. You no longer have to use the daily and annual inspections forms when using the monthly form unless you want to.

UST Training’s president Ben Thomas is on the PEI RP 900 committee and has been supporting this change for some time. Ben has been offering the RP 900 monthly form to Class A/B UST operators nationwide since before states even required the walkthrough inspection.  Ben encouraged all UST operators use the monthly form when applicable or required and, especially for busy or complex UST sites to use the daily and annual form.

Any questions about RP 900? Email Ben anytime.

November 24, 2021

Helpful Inspection Video for 30-Day Walkthrough Inspections

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has this produced brief, helpful videos to help UST operators know how to perform a 30–day walkthrough inspection.

And our friends at the the Petroleum & Convenience Marketers of Alabama (PCMALA) have linked to the course as well. Check it out!

Even if you’re not in Alabama, you’ll find this video very useful.

And special thanks to PCMALA, who is an authorized affiliate of our online Alabama Class A/B and C UST operator training.



November 24, 2021

Wayne Geyer Inducted in Steel Tank Hall of Fame

Who knew there was such a thing? Our longtime friend Wayne Geyer made the news this week.
LAKE ZURICH, IL, November 16, 2021 – Wayne Geyer, former STI/SPFA Executive Vice President and long-time industry expert, was inducted into the STI/SPFA Hall of Fame in a special presentation Friday, November 5th during the Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Geyer was presented with a plaque and will have his name added to the Hall of Fame wall at the STI/SPFA headquarter office.

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November 23, 2021

News Flash: LearnSavvy Has Arrived is excited to announce LearnSavvy — it’s our new way to take, assign and manage your Class A/B and C training.

It’s the same great high-quality UST operator training courses as before: now just better, stronger and faster. And because it’s designed specifically for you, the UST operator, it’s also easier than ever.

Based on decades of experience working with UST operators like you, LearnSavvy will help you train your team faster, easier, and better.  Benefits include:

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November 19, 2021

Need Help Changing Your Dispenser Filters?

PEI, the Petroleum Equipment Institute has some super helpful videos for UST technicians (and UST operators who’ve been properly trained) to change filters. Check it out!

November 12, 2021

Tank Savvy Talks Continue through 2021

Virtual Tank Savvy Talk with Ben

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