At UST Training we’re not just here for answers; we want to give you solutions. The former is the bare bones of “get ‘er done”; the latter is looking ahead and putting the problem into the context of tackling your long term goals.
Which is why we offer big things like training and entire state or Territory. For example, under contract with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), we’ve been offering online training to all qualifying Class A/B or C UST operators in the Grand Canyon State.
Since October 2020 we’ve certified over 550 Class A/B UST operators and over 1,000 Class C UST operators. That’s training a little over 1 Class A/B operator and 2 Class C operators per day, including holidays and weekend. And all 100% online. No travel, no classroom logistics, no extra binders for no-shows, no lukewarm coffee at the break. The ADEQ reimburses UST Training for every completed course. UST Training provides the training online including all hosting, tech support and reporting. We’ve also trained all the UST operators in Guam, CNMI and the US Virgin Islands.
If you work for a state UST agency and would like to upgrade your existing solution with an eye towards to improving UST compliance on a large scale, give us a shout at 866-301-8265 or [email protected]
ADEQ inspectors can help you protect your investment in Arizona by identifying operating conditions that could lead to environmental contamination. Preventing releases from your UST system means avoiding lost inventory and the need for costly cleanup actions.
ADEQ wants you to be well-prepared for your next UST inspection, which could mean a shorter inspection with less business interruption for you and fewer deficiencies.
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Here’s an updated version of the famous original that dates back to the 1990s. This booklet helps Class A/B UST operators understand the different leak detection methods for UST systems.
(EPA 510-K-20-002). August 2020.
This booklet provides easy-to-understand descriptions of several release detection methods for tanks and piping, as well as explanations of the regulatory requirements for release detection. Release detection methods include: secondary containment with interstitial monitoring, automatic tank gauging, continuous in-tank leak detection, statistical inventory reconciliation, tank tightness testing with inventory control, manual tank gauging, groundwater monitoring, vapor monitoring, and release detection for underground piping.
(EPA 510-K-20-001). July 2020.
This 21-page booklet discusses the 2015 UST compatibility requirements for tank systems storing biofuels and petroleum-biofuel blends. The booklet presents actions for minimizing the risk of a release from UST systems due to incompatibility.
Big news for states who require this form or any UST Class A/B who uses this super helpful 30-day inspection form. Ben Thomas of UST Training is proudly serving on this committee.
PEI RP900-21 was finalized and published at the end of December 2021. The updated practice is now available for purchase on TechStreet through PEI’s website at www.PEI.org/rp900.
I would like to personally thank Chairman Brad Hoffman and each of the committee members for your dedication and service to make RP900-21 a great practice and a useful resource for the petroleum industry.
Scott C. Boorse
Director of Technical Programs & Industry Affairs
918.236.3975 | 610-513-6542 | Tulsa, OK
Even with the pandemic’s impacts on business and life in general in 2021, our team at UST Training had an amazing year, helping UST operators learn about proper alarm response, avoid common violations, keep their communities safe from leaking UST sites, and of course get state-certified as Class A/B and C UST operators.
What will 2022 look like? We plan to:
How can we help YOU be a better UST owner, operator or inspector? Let us know.
Savvy as a noun: shrewdness and practical knowledge; the ability to make good judgments.
“The tank owner had the necessary environmental savvy.”
Similar: shrewdness, astute, sharp-wittedness,, intelligence, wit, canniness, common sense, discernment, insight, understanding, perceptiveness, knowledge.
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Good news from my home state of Connecticut. The DEEP adopted UST rules in December 2021 and take affect pretty much right now. We’re updating our CT Class A/B UST Operator Training course to reflect these new changes which include:
Our revised course is being submitted and should be updated soon.
Any CT UST rule questions, please contact us.
Need State or Federal UST inspector training this upcoming year? But concerned about potential travel restrictions due to Covid-19 in 2022?
We’ve got a simple solution: Live, interactive webinars for you and your team of UST inspectors.
Ben Thomas of UST Training is one of the few UST operator trainers who also provides training for UST inspectors at a state, regional or even national level. Last year Ben offered many webinars across the US that were very well attended and well received.
Ben can work with groups of any size: from a small handful to over 100. He also offers anything from one-hour to 5 days, depending on the topics you want covered. He’s happy to use whatever platform you prefer: Zoom, Teams, WebEx or others.
Interested? Contact Ben at 360-3214776 or [email protected]
You know if a large company can be found to be ignoring the warning signs of a big leak, then certainly you, the corner convenience store owner, can too.
So, please: if your tank monitor says anything other than “all functions normal” verify you know what the blinking red light means. If you’re not sure, contact your supervisor or petroleum service provider. If it looks serious, contact someone right away.
We go to great lengths in our Class A/B UST operator training classes to explain what alarms mean and why immediate response is necessary. Remember: Your mission is not to end up as one of our stories.