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November 29, 2022

So many (different) tanks, so little time…

How do you train UST operators when most UST systems are different??

The variety of underground storage tanks systems across the country is simply limitless. And after all these years I still marvel at how different a convenience store can be from a federal fueling operation to a private fleet operation to an emergency power generator tank system.

In less than two months this summer I traveled to the following locations and trained operators for:

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November 29, 2022

Statewide UST Training Options Available

Hello UST agencies. Need a statewide training solution? Not happy with your current training system or the intended results? Overwhelmed with managing your training program?

Here at UST Training we’ve finishing up another successful year providing statewide training for the state of Arizona. where we have a contract with the Arizona DEQ such that the training is free for UST operators. By the end of this year in Arizona we will have trained over 400 Class A/B operators and over 1,100 Class C operators. And we can do the same for you; or even more depending on the number of UST sites and your budget. We have a contract with the Arizona DEQ to provide UST operator training statewide. We provide the training online for free and the Arizona DEQ reimburses us for each completed certificate. We could easily set up a working relationship with your state agency as well.

Benefits of a third party statewide solution:

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November 28, 2022

EPA’s Semiannual UST Performance Measures Report

Here at UST Training, because we are a national service provider of Class A/B and C UST operator training, we are interested in the national perspective on underground storage tank leak prevention. Here’s the latest from the US EPA.

Dear UST Colleagues:

I am pleased to let you know that our end of fiscal year (FY) 2022 report of underground storage tank (UST) performance measures is now available. You can access the report on EPA’s website epa.gov/ust/ust-performance-measures. The report describes the continuous progress that EPA and our state, territorial, tribal, and industry partners are making in protecting public health and the environment from UST releases.

Our end of year report shows your continued commitment to the UST program and our combined ongoing success. Highlights from FY 2022 captured in the report include: 

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Meet Our Strategic Partners

November 22, 2022

UST Training has been providing online Class A/B and C UST operator training for the last decade and has been offering live Class A/B training since 2003. And we could not have done it without the help of our partners through various trade associations. UST Training is a proud member or affiliate of the following organizations. Want a strategic partnership for reselling our courses and getting member discounts? Contact us at [email protected]

Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI)

UST Training has been going to the annual PEI trade show since 2003 and has been an active member shortly thereafter. PEI helps support us mightily by providing industry standards that we share with our customers. Plus Ben Thomas has been a 2020-2022 Board member and a committee member on PEI RP 900.

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November 8, 2022

Check out UST Boot Camp in May 2023

Inspectors, Compliance Professionals, Station Owners:  Are you looking for an opportunity for continuing education and/or just want to know more about your UST systems?  Purpora Engineering has announced its 2023 Spring UST Boot Camp. Registration can be found here:  https://purporaengineering.com/event/ust-boot-camp-may-9-12-2023/

Recent attendees from the fall session had this to say:

“Excellent class, will highly recommend to my supervisor for all new hires and existing staff.”

“Amazing Class! I will recommend to our entire program. I hope to return in a couple years to learn more.”

“Thank you for welcoming us and creating an environment where we can learn from industry experts. I now understand why this course is so highly rated!”

This training opportunity has been offered for years and 100’s of people have attended. Get your registration in early to secure your spot! For more information, contact Dawn Brooks at 262-536-4081 or [email protected]

November 8, 2022

Find us on YouTube @USTtraining

YouTube has created something called handles that allows you to find videos even easier than before.

Ours is of course https://www.youtube.com/@USTtraining

Don’t forget to subscribe!

Also look for more new Tank Savvy Minute videos in 2023.

 

November 7, 2022

Train your Service Technicians With PEI’s Online Learning Management System

(Here at UST Training we are very excited to announce PEI’s online learning management system for service technicians. We are  always looking for new ways to build and grow our nation’s service provider industry. Check it out!)

PEI’s new online Learning Management System (LMS) will help you train your service technicians the right way, the first time!

Our Service Technician Level I and Level II training modules provide basic and advanced safety guidelines, preventative maintenance, concepts related to piping, troubleshooting operations and much more.

The modules are compatible with desktop and laptop devices as well as smartphones, allowing users to access them wherever and whenever is most convenient for them.

Members may access the e-learning content for $295 per course. The non-member price is $695 per course. Additional courses will be added throughout 2023.

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November 2, 2022

Check out these great monthly and annual inspection videos

Our good friends at the Montana DEQ have published these great videos to help Class A/B UST operators safely perform these monthly and annual inspections. This training is probably helpful for operators in other states but check with your local jurisdictions to make sure it covers all the items in your area. Thanks to Brett, Kris and Emily of the MT DEQ for creating and sharing these videos.


 

October 31, 2022

Why do we need UST operator training?

For one thing, you don’t want these headlines associated with your convenience store

Report: Gas station had leaky storage tank for weeks before reported

The story is still unfolding but apparently:

  • Ignored alarms
  • History of violations
  • Not reporting a suspected release on time.
  • Super old UST system
  • Emergency shut down and tank removal

 

October 28, 2022

Update on our Class Worksheets

If you’ve been a Class A/B or Class C UST operator for a while, you probably know that we provide site-specific worksheets to complement our training. We did this to help meet UST requirements in some states, and also to make sure our certified Class C UST operators were trained on the unique conditions at their UST location.

How it works

After a Class C operator completes our online class C course, they download a PDF worksheet that they fill out with their supervisor.  This tells newly-minted Class C UST operator where certain pieces of emergency and safety equipment are located at their site. For instance, we want every single operator to know exactly where the emergency shut off switch is, not just where it’s theoretically located.

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