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March 28, 2019

Mascott Equipment Now Provides Our Online Class A/B And C UST Operator Training

Our good friends at Mascott Equipment Company in Portland, Oregon now provide links to our online Class A/B and C UST operator training for UST operators in Oregon, Washington Alaska and Idaho. Check it out!

UST Training and Mascott have worked closely together since 2004, when we offered live Class A/B training in Oregon at the Mascott office in downtown Portland. Of late, Mascott has posted our Tank Savvy Minute videos on YouTube. Also check out the new and improved Mascott web page at


March 28, 2019

How to Measure the Value of Training?

Or…Why Cheapest Isn’t Always Best

What makes training worth it? How do UST operators choose the best option? Assuming not all training is equal, there are a number of ways to measure the value of training. Is it low cost? The least time spent? The most simple to get through? Or something less tangible?

How do you measure the value of something like UST operator training?

Based on our research, our intuition, and what we actually do, here’s how we measure training value. (Special thanks to the Kirkpatrick Model). Notice #1 is most important and #5, interestingly, is least.

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March 28, 2019

Free Podcast by Franklin Fueling about Navigating UST Regulations

Our friends at Franklin Fueling just published a great podcast about the new EPA UST regulations. Check it out!

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March 27, 2019

Need Class A/B and C Training in Multiple States?

Are you in multiple states? Need an online, company-wide solution for all your Class A/B and C operators? We can offer you a multi-state discount. Plus free advice about how to best comply with UST training rules in each state.

UST Training did the nation’s first state-approved Class A/B UST operator training course way back in 2002 and we’ve been training non-stop ever since. In fact, since we shifted to mostly online training in 2009, we’ve certified tens of thousands of Class A/B operators from many states and a whopping 550,000 Class C operators from all states.

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March 27, 2019

New UST Training Center Open in Texas by Source University

Need to train your UST operator, inspector or contractor and wish you could see everything that’s buried at a UST site?

Look no further: Our friends at Source have announced the grand opening of their state-of-the-art live training center, located in Arlington, Texas. According to their press release: “The training center includes a replica fuel site that allows visitors to explore fueling infrastructure that most people don’t have the opportunity to see up-close.

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March 16, 2019

Enforcement Case: Why Compliance Is Important

Here’s an example of what happens when UST regulations are ignored. Two California businessman accused of violating multiple UST requirements have been conditionally banned from owning or operating gas stations in California and are on the hook with other defendants for up to $4.25 million in fines and fees, following a multi-year investigation by the State Water Resources Control Board.

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March 14, 2019

Gas Station Explosion in Philadelphia

Fortunately no one was injured at an explosion at a 7-Eleven gas station under construction in Philadelphia on March 12. The gas tank had been removed but contractors were working on removing beams on the island with a torch when apparently residual fuel in lines caused the blast.

ABC News Story

Moral of the story: always be careful while working at a UST site and always perform continuous vapor monitoring until the job is complete.

February 26, 2019

Our West Virginia Class A/B Course Re-Approved

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection recently re-approved our Class A/B UST Operator Training course. The original version, 100% online, has been taken by over 1,200 WV UST operators since 2009. Check it out!

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February 26, 2019

Our Virginia Class A/B UST Operator Training is Now Approved and Online

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has approved our online Virginia Class A/B UST Operator Training course. Check it out!

UST Training was the nation’s first approved Class A/B UST operator trainer (2003) and we are excited to finally offer VA operators our inspirational and nationally recognized training material.

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February 24, 2019

Live Class A/B Course in Honolulu March 19

Aloha Hawai’i Class A/B UST Operators:

Do you want to attend a live version of our Hawai’i Class A/B UST Operator Training course?

Ben Thomas, nationally recognized UST training instructor, is coming to Hawaii March 19, 2019 to provide a live Class A/B course.

This is a great opportunity to attend a classroom style training which is not normally available in Hawaii AND take a state-approved program that will specifically teach the Hawaii regulations that became effective July 15, 2018. Plus bring any and all facility-specific questions.

Course: Class A/B UST Operator Training with the new UST regulations.
Date: March 19, 2019, 9 AM to 4 PM
Location: GP Energy Company, LLC, 707 Kakoi Street  Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Cost: $325/person (free parking)
Includes: Explanation of the new rules. Free technical and regulatory advice about your particular UST site.

DOH UST inspectors are welcome to attend.

If you’re interested, Register Now. Seating is limited.