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April 6, 2022

Need National UST Guidance? Check Out EPA’s Web Page

As a Class A/B UST operator, if are a serious UST regulations geek (like us at UST Training) this essential list of Federal regulatory interpretations of UST rules is a must.

Underground Storage Tank (UST) Technical Compendium about the 2015 UST Regulation

This compendium contains EPA’s interpretations and guidance about the 2015 underground storage tank (UST) regulation.  Questions and answers are presented in these categories:

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March 23, 2022

Fuel Theft Report from Colorado: Please Share

Periodically we get requests about preventing thefts at convenience stores. This very helpful article shared by the Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety and re-shared by our friends at the Colorado Wyoming Petroleum Marketers Association (CWMPA) is really worth passing on to people who are concerned about theft.

This was news to us: thieves somehow electrically isolate certain dispensers from the main point of sale system and pump $50,000 worth of fuel without being charged.

From CWPMA:

Our friends at OPS reached out to provide some courtesy information relative to the publicized fuel theft incident that occurred in Aurora.

Please see below and thank you to Mahesh, Zach and the OPS team.

I’m sure you heard the news story about gas theft in Aurora:

https://kdvr.com/news/local/50000-gas-theft-caught-on-camera/

Apparently $50,000 worth of gas and diesel was stolen by “remote control” at the retail dispensers on March 14th. I want to share what our inspectors found so you can do the same with your members to prevent this from happening at their stores.

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March 22, 2022

Free Webinar April 12: Emerging C-Store Trends & Challenges: How Small Operators Compete and Win

Presented by Titan Cloud.  Ben Thomas, President of UST Training will be one of the speakers for this super helpful and insightful FREE webinar.

Register Now!

Apr 12, 2022 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

There’s a lot going on in the news right now, and most of it directly affects convenience stores–on top of the changes in regulations and requirements that have long been on the horizon. But these challenges don’t affect all convenience stores in the same way.

Small operators have unique challenges that require unique solutions. That’s why we’re teaming up with industry experts Wes Rowe (owner/operator and wholesaler) and Ben Thomas (from UST Training) to discuss the current state of the industry and how they’re staying ahead of the competition.

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March 21, 2022

First Impressions of LearnSavvy

Since we rolled out our new learning platform called LearnSavvy we’ve had very supportive feedback from our customers.

We survey everyone after each course and we love the feedback so far.

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March 21, 2022

Live UST Class in Hawaii May 19

Aloha Hawaii UST operators:

NW Pump is pleased to offer a one-day only, live classroom Class A/B UST Operator Training in our Honolulu office. Nationally recognized UST trainer Ben Thomas will provide a down-to-earth summary of the HI UST regulations, including parts of a UST system; what’s required by who and when; testing, inspection and record keeping; and even pro tips on how to be the best operator you can. Bring your questions! The course is DOH approved.
  • When: May 19, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Where: NW Pump,  841 Mapunapuna St, Honolulu, HI 96819
  • What: Live daylong instruction on HI UST rules, including a final exam and certificates of completion.
  • Cost: $300/person includes lunch and refreshments.
  • Safety: NW Pump and Ben will be sure to follow any government requirements for Covid safety for small groups.

Register now!

 Deadline to register is May 13! Don’t delay. Tell your friends and co-workers.

The class limited to 15 attendees, pending minimum enrollment.

Any questions please contact us at [email protected] or 866-301-8265

Mahalo,

Ben Thomas
Senior Trainer
866-301-8265
[email protected]

 

March 11, 2022

Getting ready for your next WA DOE inspection

Hello Washington Class A/B UST operators. We recently learned that the Washington Department of Ecology (DOE) is notifying UST operators via email about what’s expected of them for their upcoming compliance inspection. This is very helpful.

(For inspectors in other states, consider this approach to help you be more efficient with your time. Here at UST Training, we are a big fan of advanced warnings to reduce stress and enforcement follow up by letting operators know in advance what’s expected.)

Need WA Class A/B training to get ready for your next inspection?

Sample email from WA DOE. They even provide hyperlinks for all the necessary forms.

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March 9, 2022

Meet Ben at NECSEMA in Springfield MA March 16

UST Training is excited to be attending our first NECSEMA (New England Convenience Store & Energy Marketers Association) 2022 Expo in Springfield MA on March 16.

Stop by Booth 126 and say hi to Ben.

Learn how UST Training can help New England UST operators meet operator training requirements, whether you have one or a thousand operators. Our online Class C UST operator training course is approved or accepted in all New England states and our online Class A/B UST operator training is approved and available for Connecticut and Vermont operators.

More about the show here

Want to schedule a meeting in advance with Ben? Contact him at [email protected] or 866-301-8265.

March 8, 2022

Nationwide Solutions for Class A/B UST Operator Training

Do you have UST systems in multiple states? You probably know this by now but each state requires its own unique certification for UST operator training. The days of reciprocity are pretty much over.

But good news: we just added Delaware, Vermont and South Dakota to our list of “AB” states online offerings.

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March 8, 2022

Check out PEI’s Great Do’s and Don’t Videos

Hello Class A/B UST Operators nationwide: Did you know the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has a great series of videos about safety at UST sites?

This includes:

  • Vehicle safety tips
  • Changing filters
  • Barricade the worksite
  • Safety at the forecourt

Check ’em out!

 

UST Training has been a proud member of PEI for many years and Ben Thomas, President of UST training is on the PEI board this year. Have a question about PEI? Contact Ben anytime at 360-321-4776 or [email protected]

 

March 7, 2022

Spring sale in Nebraska for Class A/B UST Operator Training

Spring time is coming and we are happy to announce a $25 discount for all of our class A/B licenses purchased by June 30.

Spring Sale! Use this discount coupon code 25OFFNEAB in the shopping cart for $25 discount per course license purchased through June. Check it out!