We helped make Arizona safe and compliant in 2022, one trained UST operator at a time.
UST Training, Inc., under contract with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality, provides complementary online Class A/B and C UST operator training to all qualifying Arizona UST operators. Looking back over the last year, we are very pleased to report that we trained over 400 Class A/B UST operators and over 1,100 Class C UST operators.
Through outreach efforts from the ADEQ, and the Arizona Petroleum Marketers Association, plus through word of mouth, we have reached an estimated one quarter of the entire state of Arizona in just one short year. And we are looking forward to another successful year ahead.
Have new staff? Just started managing USTs? Still need to join the team of tank savvy Arizona operators? Learn more here
Our 2023 Technical Webinar Series Continues
Free Webinar: Create an Effective UST Compliance Program If you are a UST inspector or compliance manager for your company, achieving effective UST compliance can be a challenge. Learn from former regulator and national UST training expert Ben Thomas about how you can improve your government agency or company UST compliance program. Drawing from 34+ years of experience amongst thousands of UST operators and hundreds of inspectors nationwide, hear (and see) Ben explain the eight secret ways to change behavior to improve compliance.
Suggested reading before joining the webinar: “I Don’t Train, I Enforce!” by Ben Thomas, LISTLine Bulletin 46
This webinar will be particularly useful for UST program managers in Government or industry.
February 8, 2023, 10-11 AM Pacific Time
Happy Birthday UST Universe. December 22, 1988 was the official adoption date of the national underground storage tank program. 34 years later, see how far we have come:
The Veeder Root TLS 300/350 is being phased out. What can you do to prepare?
FREE Webinar (in case you missed the last one)
January 12, 2023, 10:00 to 11:00 AM PST
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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We are helping UST operators nationwide be Tank Savvy with our new and improved LearnSavvy Learning Management System.
2022 has been an exciting year as we continue to make LearnSavvy, our learning management system or LMS, even better. We’ve combed through our comments over the last year and wanted to share some of our customer feedback:
“I am a UST-certified installer/ tester and wanted to take this course to better aid, my customers, in finding the best UST training possible. After this course, I will be recommending it to all of my customers.”
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Are you new to UST inspections or compliance management? Do you like hearing about different UST perspectives? Do you want to be part of a national conversation to improve your UST expertise?
Ben Thomas, President of UST Training, is pleased to announce we will continue our popular TankSavvy chats on Fridays on Zoom all the way through 2023. Join our weekly collection of UST regulators, operators (both large and small), service providers, tribal representatives, insurance experts and more.
It’s fun, it’s free and it’ll make you more TankSavvy.
Be part of the national conversation to share and learn from other like-minded industry contacts. No experience necessary.
Underground storage tank operator training should be relevant to each and every individual. Creating such training can be difficult, but we have a new idea…
Exciting news for many UST operators around the country. We’ve located a number of state online UST databases that allows you, the Class A/B operator, to search and download site-specific reports for your facility. If you can confirm exactly what type of UST system you have, when you take our training, you will know what portions of the training are directly relevant to you. And thus be a better operator and use your time wisely by focusing on the requirements that matter to you.
If you are a Class A/B Operator in the following states the service is available for you for free.
If you are a state UST agency and have a database we are unaware of please let us know so we can add it to our system.
Before you start your Class A/B course, click on the link that allows you to search the database and find your particular UST facility. Download and print a report and use that as you take the A/B training so that you can focus on the material that is specifically applicable to your UST site.
As part of a recent training class for Class A/B UST operators, we visited a nearby convenience store and did a physical inspection of all the tank openings. The very first fill opening we inspected looked pretty good until I looked closer and noticed that — deep down — there was a stick lodged against the overfill device.
If you are new to UST systems: When you have an automatic shut off device and a level gauge stick jammed inside it, the overfill device will not shut off the flow fuel at 95% full. You have no protection from a potential catastrophic overfill.
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