PEI: RP1200 Updates on YouTube

July 19th, 2017

Great summary of the new Recommended Practice RP 1200

Learn more about key provisions of the new RP1200 from three members of the Overfill, Release Detection and Release Prevention Equipment Testing Committee: Ed Kubinsky, Crompco LLC (chair); Mike Frank, Maryland Department of the Environment and ASTSWMO EPA Region 3 UST Task Force member; and Scott Boorse, Wawa Inc. all do a great job.

New Version of PEI RP 900 Now Available

July 19th, 2017

Attention UST Class A/B operators:

This just in the Petroleum Equipment Institute in the Tulsa Letter, Vol. 67, No. 13:

The latest revision of RP900: Recommended Practices for the Inspection and Maintenance of UST Systems(PEI/RP900-17) has been finalized and is available for purchase. The inspection and maintenance procedures in the document address all below-grade, liquid and vapor handling components accessible from over or near the top of the storage tank up to and including the emergency shutoff valve at the fuel dispenser.

(Note Ben Thomas of UST Training was on the review committee)

The 2015 revisions to the federal underground storage tank (UST) rule require tank owners and operators to conduct periodic walkthrough inspections of spill prevention equipment, release detection equipment and containment sumps. The rule specifically recognizes RP900 as a code of practice that may be used to meet the walkthrough inspection requirements. (more…)

Rare fire during UST delivery captured on video

July 13th, 2017

UST Training was recently shown amazing video footage of a fire that occurred during the filling of an underground storage tank at a convenience store.  Special thanks to Pat Vuchetich of Willams & Company for sharing it with us.

Near as we can tell, the driver either did not connect the stage I vapor recovery opening or simply left it open to vent directly at grade. Then heat from the car driving by caught the vapors on fire What do you think?

Also, would your Class C UST operator know what to do first if he or she saw this happen? Does your training cover these kinds of incidents?


Class A/B UST Operator Feedback

July 3rd, 2017

Every so often we go through our course feedback and see what folks think. Here are some kudos to share from our satisfied Class A/B UST operators over the past year.


Well organized training with good information.

Thank you. excellent information and well detailed. (more…)

New Updated Class C UST Operator Training Course

June 29th, 2017

Big news: UST Training recently updated our nationally recognized Class C UST operator training course Fueling Station Safety. The updates include improved graphics, the addition of gas station 3D images and videos, and a a fresh new look and feel.

The course, first published in 2009, has been used by several hundred thousand Class C operators nationwide and is considered one of the most widely used Class C UST training course in the industry.

Preview of the new course. (more…)

The 30-Day Walkthrough Inspection: What’s Not to Love?

June 27th, 2017

Hey Class A/B UST operators: Learn all about the new 30-day inspection rules.  Ben Thomas of UST Training breaks it all down into bite-sized pieces in the cover story of the latest edition of LUSTLine on the 30-day walkthrough inspections. Download the latest version today.

What is LUSTLine?

Want to read back issues LUSTLine?

Historic Note: Ben Thomas wore a NEIWPCC “LUST BUSTER” T-shirt to the commemorative signing of the Vermont UST Act by then Governor Madeline Kunin in Hardwick Vermont in 1987.

PMAA Sends Letter To Congress Urging Protection of LUST Fund

June 26th, 2017

Earlier last week, PMAA sent a joint letter to House Committee on Appropriations Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ) and Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY) urging them to reject President Trump’s FY 2018 budget request of $47 million for the Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) Trust Fund Program because the funding amount is inadequate. In previous years, Congress has appropriated between $90 – $100 million each year, an amount PMAA would like Congress to continue to appropriate. (more…)

What’s Wrong here?

June 22nd, 2017

Just filmed this yesterday while filling up my vehicle. How is this possible? No delivery happening at this convenience store but the overfill light is blinking and the alarm is silent. What’s going on Class A/B UST operators?