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December 10, 2018

Why Training? Avoiding Enforcement Actions for One Thing

This in from Tennessee…where the UST operator training is free, but not necessarily taken.

The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (“TDEC”) issued a proposed Order and Assessment (“Order”) to Warren County, Tennessee (“Warren County”), for alleged violation of certain provisions of the Tennessee Code addressing underground storage tanks (“USTs”). See Case No. UST 18-0118.

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December 5, 2018

UST Training by the Numbers

2018: What an amazing year we had:

  • Our 15th Anniversary: 2003 was first ever state-approved Class A/B UST course in the nation in Portland, Oregon.
  • Almost 10 years ago: 2009 we launched the first ever-state approved online Class A/B and C course for Colorado, then Wisconsin and West Virginia.
  • 6 years ago: 2012 we joined up with our host Coggno, to greatly expand the delivery of our online courses.
  • Today: We offer 54 state- and Territory-specific Class C UST operator training courses.
  • Today: We have 13 state-specific Class A/B UST operator classes. We also link to the remaining states and offer our next best choice for training, even when it’s not us.
  • Today: We offer the nation’s only commercially available Class A/B and C UST operator training courses for Indian Country.
  • An amazing 30,660 individual received certificates of completion for Class A/B and C UST operators from our partner Coggno since 2012.
  • Several Thousand individuals received live Class A/B and C certificates issued nationwide in over a dozen states since 2003.
  • Several Hundred Thousand Class C certificates have been issued nationwide from our major lease clients and resellers.
  • 7,800 folks are currently subscribed to our UST Training News Newsletter.
  • Almost 38,000 visitors came to our web page since January.
  • Over 1,700 folks received UST Resource Bundles over the last five years.
  • We’ve logged 300,700 total hits on our Tank Savvy Minute videos on YouTube since 2012.

Thanks to each and everyone of you that helped make this a super successful year!

December 3, 2018

This Month’s Spotlight: Oregon Fuels Association

UST Training announces a formal partnership with the Oregon Fuels Association (OFA), creating some great benefits for OFA members, including:

  • 20% discount off all online Oregon Class A/B and Oregon Class C UST operator training,
  • Complimentary annual compliance binders, and
  • Free technical and regulatory advice.

UST Training has been working informally with OFA for many years and has been training UST operators in Oregon since 2003. This agreement makes official our years of working together to help Oregon UST operators be the best they can be.

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November 21, 2018

Not Sure About the New UST Testing Rules? Let Us Help

Attention Class A/B UST Operators: There’s a number of new testing requirements for your UST system. Need a simple explanation of what needs testing?

Use this easy to read table below that explains what you must do to comply. But remember: not every rule applies to every UST site. It depends if you have a certain piece of equipment (like an ATG) and whether you use that equipment to comply with the rules.

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November 19, 2018

This month’s Spotlight: CSTAT

Ben Thomas of UST Training has become friends with a Louisville, Kentucky-based company that’s been around for some time: CSTAT Mobile Data Collection. Learn how they can help you with improving your UST inspection process.

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November 14, 2018

Tank Savvy Minute Videos: 307,500 Views and Counting

Another milestone in the history of UST Training’s efforts to bring useful information to the UST community. As of today, we’ve logged over 300,000 views of our Tank Savvy Minute videos on YouTube since 2011. To be specific:

  • 268,497 minutes of watch time
  • 307,507 views
  • 748 subscribers

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November 13, 2018

Create Passive Income with Links to our Training! It’s Easy!

How does the reseller program work?  

  • Your company sets up a user account with our e-commerce vendor, Coggno.com, and applies to UST Training to become an authorized reseller of our nationally recognized Class C UST operator training course.
  • Approved applicants are provided HTML script to insert into their website. It’s a simple button used for purchases (We can help set it up).
  • Every course sold generates 11% revenue share for you.
  • We do all the accounting online and you can withdraw funds any time you like.
  • Great if you have customers who need Class C operator training (consultants, service providers, insurance agencies, distributors)

Want to learn more? Email us today.

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November 5, 2018

Scaling your Class C Solution: What’s Best for Your Company

In the world of UST regulations, variability reigns. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, an answer to virtually any UST question starts with “it depends.”  The same goes for the question:

What’s the best online option for me for Class C UST Operator Training?

Well, it depends.

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October 26, 2018

State by State Guide to UST Regs by SourceNA

Calling all Class A/B UST Operators nationwide: Our friends at Source North America have done an excellent job summarizing the status of each state’s UST regulations, including whether the state is approved by EPA (important to know if the 2018 deadline applies to you), as well and major rule changes and important links to state-specific rules. Check it out!

October 22, 2018

Franklin Fueling Summary of the EPA Rules

Normally we like to format our own version of things like the new EPA UST rules, but Franklin Fueling Systems did an excellent job creating a nifty below ground map that shows each of the rule changes and points to each change as it relates to various locations on a buried UST system. Plus you can see all the parts underground. It’s very helpful and very visual.

Note that October 13, 2018 deadline only applies to states that are not EPA-approved and states that also happen to have the same October 13, 2018 deadline. Not sure if the deadline applies to you? Give us a shout.

But meanwhile download this cool brochure.