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Classs A/B Archives - UST Training

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 on whether you have certain types 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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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 the 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.


October 19, 2018

Does UST Operator Training Help?

That’s the question that Ben Thomas of UST Training attempted to answer at a two-hour workshop September 10 at the National Tanks Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Ben has been in the UST industry since 1986 and has been training UST operators throughout the US since 2003. Based on personal experience since then he believes, anecdotally, that things are getting better. But is there a way to prove it? Ben set out to find out.

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August 31, 2018

Tribal UST Field Trip Exercise a Big Hit

Ben Thomas of UST Training recently spoke at the 8th annual Tribal Lands and Environment Forum in Spokane, Washington, which was attended by over 500 people, representing over 160 tribes. The four day conference had a number of breakout sessions in a variety of environmental topics (USTs being one), an exhibit hall, and excellent opening and closing ceremonies. Ben spoke alongside EPA officials about ideas to help the tribes get ready for the October 13, 2018 deadline. UST systems on Indian Country are subject to Federal EPA and not state UST laws, so the October 13, 2018 deadline dominated much of the conversion during the conference. Remote and rural locations of many tribal UST sites make it difficult to service and test tank systems without additional costs.

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