New Mexico Begins to Consider New UST Rules

April 28th, 2016

NM logoThe Petroleum Storage Tank Committee will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the old PERA Building, 1120 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, NM at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be in Apodaca Hall, on the second floor of the PERA building, and is open to the public. Please see the webpage for further information and agenda. (more…)

UST Training Returns to Guam

April 13th, 2016

40a DSC01794UST Training is pleased be returning to the island of Guam to provide refresher and first time Class A/B UST operator training.

Ben Thomas of UST Training has been awarded the contract from the Guam EPA to provide the training, which is being offering June 15, 16 and 17 at the Guam Hilton in Tamuning. Our goal is to train every Class A/B UST operator in these three days.

Go here to register and learn more.

Missouri Updates Operators on New UST rules

April 4th, 2016

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The Missouri DNR is preparing operators for the upcoming changes in state rules to accommodate last year’s Federal UST changes. Show Me state operators updates here.

And don’t forget to complete your Class A/B UST operator training by July 1, 2016. Learn more here.

And if you need high quality online Class C UST operator training, we have an excellent online option.


Operator Training for Airport Hydrants and Field Constructed USTs

April 4th, 2016


Ben Thomas of UST Training has spent the last year traveling around  the US providing UST operator training at systems previously deferred by State and Federal UST rules. These included airport hydrant systems and field constructed USTs which are now–or may be–subject to Federal regulation under 40 CFR 280 Subpart K). (more…)

Next Free Webinar about the New EPA Rules April 27: Sign up Now!

March 30th, 2016

om-logo2Want to keep updated on the new EPA UST rules? Join Ben Thomas for a free webinar to learn how these changes might affect you.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 11 AM Pacific Time. One hour including Q&A.

Register now!

Washington State Drafts New UST Rules

March 29th, 2016


UST Training’s home state of Washington is getting ready to draft amendments to their UST rules to accommodate last year’s EPA rule changes. To sign up for DOE notices and learn more click here.

Spotlight: Marcel Moreau

March 18th, 2016


Over the years I’ve had the good fortune to know and work closely with Mr. Marcel Moreau, the nation’s top authority on UST systems. Marcel is the quiet intelligence behind many facets of the UST industry, including many PEI’s recommended practices, decades of excellent LUSTLine articles, hundreds of training classes, dozens of conference presentations and some pivotal UST legal cases.

Check out his new improved web page at

Red Hill tanks in Hawaii in the news for upgrade options

March 18th, 2016


The largest USTs in the US and perhaps the world are being evaluated for upgrade alternatives.  Ben Thomas of UST Training had the good fortune of visiting this one-of-a-kind UST system in Honolulu, Hawaii 2015 and got to see firsthand this engineering marvel. Since then Ben has been leading the nation in operator training for previously deferred tanks such as those at Red Hill and other field constructed tanks and airport hydrant systems that will be subject to UST regulations in the next few years. Stay tuned for more information on the wedding of previously deferred USTs and operator training.

See the article 6 Solutions Considered by the Navy for Red Hill Fuel Storage.