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February 19, 2021

Another Live Webinar for AZ Class A/B Operators 3/10/2021

Big news! UST Training is now offering Class A/B UST operator training by live webinar for qualifying Arizona UST owners and operators for free.

The next one is March 10, 2020, 8 AM – 12 PM AZ Time.

Register here

All you need is

  • Internet and computer speakers or headphones. A computer mic is optional for chatting with the instructor.
  • You also need to own or operate a UST regulated by the ADEQ, and be an employee of the company and not a third party contractor.

More information here

Any questions about this option, please contact us anytime at 866-301-8265 or [email protected]

 

 

February 16, 2021

MT DEQ Resources

This resource web page is for those MT UST licensees who attended the Virtual Annual Licensee Training on Feb. 17, 2021. Feel free to use these resource links following the webinar:

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February 2, 2021

National Tanks Conference Postponed to September 2022

This just in. Stay safe and see you all in 2022!
NEIWPCC’s top priority is the health and safety of our colleagues, partners, and the community. After conferring with our partners at EPA OUST and ASTSWMO, NEIWPCC has made the difficult decision to postpone the conference due to continued restrictions on travel and large gatherings in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, we are moving forward with plans to hold the 27th National Tanks Conference on September 13-15, 2022, at the Wyndham Grand Hotel in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pre-conference workshops will be held on September 12.
We are incredibly grateful to the prospective speakers, exhibitors, and attendees planning to attend this event. We would also like to thank our state, tribal, and federal partners on the NTC Planning Team who helped plan and provide the 2020 NTC Webinar Series.

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January 19, 2021

Operator Training 10 Years Later… Are We There Yet?

Ben Thomas of UST Training and his long time friend and associate Marcel Moreau recently published this article in LUSTLine about the effectiveness of UST operator training after 10 years of national efforts. It’s a follow-up to the first article written over a decade ago when we were all wondering if UST operator training would be a game-changer for UST compliance. Check it out!

LUSTLine-88_Web-version (PDF)

January 5, 2021

Friday Tank Savvy Talk is Back!

We’re back and ready to talk tanks in 2021!

Drop in for this weekly 60-minute live video chat on Zoom with UST Training’s Ben Thomas and hear about what’s going on with USTs in light of the Coronavirus. It’s free! Watch and chat from any computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone with a camera and mic. No experience required.

Starting January 15, 2021:

Every Friday, 10 AM Pacific Time

Register now!

We want you to:

  • Get comfy with video conferencing,
  • Feel connected by chatting with your peers,
  • Ask questions about UST management affected by COVID-19,
  • Share your concerns and successes about balancing UST Compliance and the Coronavirus.

Register now!

January 4, 2021

Class A/B in Hindi Now Available in Texas

Another first in the world of UST Training: We are excited to announce we have launched the nation’s first Class A/B UST Operator Training course narrated in Hindi for our Hindi-speaking Texas UST Operators.

We recognize the landscape of convenience store operators has changed over the past decade and many of our customers come from diverse backgrounds and speak a growing number of languages. So it makes sense to offer our nationally recognized course in a language that is common to the सुविधा की दुकान (convenience store) world.

Check it out!

We’ve teamed up with Javed Surani, President of Your Environmental Specialist in Beaumont Texas, who helped translate the course into Hindi. Javed’s father, Jalaluddin, who is a convenience store operator, provided the voice talent.

Feedback from our first users of our Hindi-narrated Class C course:

“I enjoyed the pictures and videos. Great visuals. The Hindi made it easy for me to understand the training. Learned so much!”
“Detailing and material is nice”
“The Class C Hindi Operator training is amazing! I learned more in the 30 minutes than I have ever learned while working at gas stations for the last 20 years!”

Want more information?Contact us at 866-301-8265 or [email protected].

 

December 10, 2020

More Free Training in Iowa in 2021

UST Training is pleased to announce our grant program has been renewed in by the Iowa UST Fund so we can continue to provide free Class A/B UST operator in 2021 to all qualifying UST operators in Iowa.

How it works

If you own or operate a UST system in Iowa and have never been a certified Class A/B operator before:

  1. Go to https://usttraining.com/course/iowa-class-ab-ust-operator-training/
  2. Create an account, add course to your account
  3. Start training

It’s that easy.

Feedback in 2020

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Tank Savvy Minute COVID Edition: Train Your Team at Home

December 10, 2020

If you’re stuck at home due to COVID and need to catch upon things you normally don’t have time for, or if you have a team working remotely and need them to brush up on UST compliance, consider a bulk purchase of our Class A/B UST operator training courses.

Here at UST Training, we want you to use this time to get ahead. We’re always looking for new ways to stay safe during COVID and stay tank savvy. We hope this offer provides both. Click to learn more about team discounts.

Good for the following:

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December 7, 2020

Free UST Training in Arizona a Big Success

It’s been only two months and our free online Class A/B and C UST operator training in the Grand Canyon State is off to a grand start.

UST Training, though a contract with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), has begun providing free training to qualifying AZ UST operators.

Since October 7, 2020, we’ve signed up over 145 Class A/B operators and over 220 Class C operators. Our goal is to have trained Class A/B and C operators at every single one of the 2,000+ Arizona sites by the end of 2021.

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November 30, 2020

USTs by the Numbers Nationwide

We like to think of ourselves as “big picture” people in the world of UST compliance through savvy education. Because we offer training coast to coast (literally, and beyond –from Guam to the US Virgin Islands) we like to look at national UST trends.

As a Class A/B UST Operator, you might want to know where you stand when compared to the rest of the nation.

Here’s a summary from EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks Performance Measurements dated 9/30/2020 and covers the previous year. For the full report today and previous times, click here.

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