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January 14, 2020

National Update: We’re Class A/B Approved in More States

Here at UST Training, we’ve been hard working to get our Class A/B course approved in every state and territory that allows third-party vendors. We’re currently Class A/B approved in 24 states including Indian Country and are securing approval for the remaining 8 states by early 2020. Approval is pending in Illinois, New Mexico and Utah and re-approval is pending in Wisconsin. Class C training is approved or allowed in all states except California.

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January 13, 2020

Rainy Day Special: Buy Now, Use Later!

Between now and March 31, 2020, buy 5 or more licenses in the following states and enjoy big savings! And use the licenses only when you need them: They don’t expire and are 100% transferable among your staff.  Discounts are automatic at checkout.

Arizona Florida Michigan Pennsylvania Texas Virginia
Licenses Price/Person Savings/Person
1  $ 150.00
5+  $ 125.00  $ 25.00
10+  $ 100.00  $ 50.00
15+  $ 75.00  $ 75.00

Example: 10 Class A/B licenses normally cost $1,500. Now buy 10 for $1,000 and save $500!

Arizona Florida Michigan Pennsylvania Texas Virginia

 

January 10, 2020

Alabama Petroleum Equipment Contractors Association Now Authorized Reseller

The Alabama Petroleum Equipment Contractors Association (ALPEC) is now an authorized reseller of our online Alabama Class A/B and C UST Operator Training Courses for Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia and Florida. Check it out!

ALPEC is an Association formed to educate, elevate and promote contractors who engage in the installation and maintenance of petroleum product facilities.

January 6, 2020

Pennsylvania Class A/B Course Online Now Approved

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has approved our online Pennsylvania Class A/B UST Operator Training course. Check it out!

UST Training was the nation’s first approved Class A/B UST operator trainer (2003) and we are excited to finally offer Pennsylvania operators our inspirational and nationally recognized training material. Plus UST Training’s founder Ben Thomas’s ancestors hail from York, PA, since the 1740s.

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January 3, 2020

Be safe when inspecting your sumps!

The more you inspect your UST system, the more you can catch a small problem before it becomes a big one. But the more you inspect, the more you expose workers to possible job site hazards. Petroleum fumes, waste liquid and careless drivers all increase the risk of exposure to a dangerous work environment.

And with the increased amount of monthly, annual and three year inspections, the lids to your UST system are being opened more than ever.

Check out this handy video by the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) about how to properly barricade the area of the UST you are inspecting.

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December 20, 2019

USTs by the Numbers, or: How is Your Tank Doing?

The US EPA recently published its semi-annual report of UST Performance Measures, or “State of the UST Nation” as we at UST Training like to call it. So check out what’s out there, what got inspected, and what was found, nationwide, between October 1, 2018 and September 30, 2019.

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November 25, 2019

CWPMA Now an Authorized Reseller of Our Online Class A/B and C Training

We are pleased to announce that the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association (CWPMA) is now an authorized reseller of our online Colorado Class A/B and Colorado Class C UST Operator Training Courses. Check it out!

CWPMA members also get an extra 20% discount. Email us at UST Training for your coupon code today. Have your member ID ready.

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October 18, 2019

EPA Bulletins About Compatibility and Testing

The US EPA has published two important advisories: Feel free to share.

 

October 18, 2019

EPA Update: One Year After the 2018 Deadline

We recently received this important and useful email from Carolyn Hoskinson, Director of EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks. It’s a great national recap of the one year anniversary of the new EPA rules. And we at UST Training have updated our Class A/B UST operator training courses to include the new rules. Please read and share.

 

Dear UST Community:

Etiquette guides will tell us that the traditional gift for a First Anniversary is paper….  Well, here’s an email instead!  Maybe you could pretend you’re reading it on good, old-fashioned paper.

This past Sunday, October 13, 2019, marked the one year anniversary of the October 2018 deadline for meeting the major underground storage tank (UST) requirements in the 2015 federal UST regulation; see www.epa.gov/ust/revising-underground-storage-tank-regulation-revisions-existing-requirements-and-new.  I am writing to thank you for your continued efforts in implementing this regulation, provide you with a few reminders, and share our observations about this past year.

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October 15, 2019

Meet Bill Mascott the New PEI President

Bill Mascott, President of Mascott Equipment in Portland, Oregon was recently elected the new President of the Petroleum Equipment Institute, effective January 1, 2020.

UST Training is excited to see Bill preside over PEI for the next year. Bill worked closely with Ben Thomas of UST training and hosted dozens of Class A/B UST operator classes that Ben provided between 2004-2009 in his Portland office. Mascott Equipment has been a strong supporter of operator training and currently hosts on their web page our nationally recognized video series Tank Savvy Minute on YouTube. Also, Mascott is an authorized reseller of our online Class A/B and C courses.

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