News

Oregon to Amend UST Rules

May 23rd, 2016

oregon-deq-hillsboroDEQ will be proposing rule amendments to the Environmental Quality Commission.

Oregon operates an underground storage tank regulation program under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s approval. EPA revised their rules effective in 2015 and Oregon must align its rules with the EPA revisions. The current rulemaking will bring Oregon’s rules into compliance with the federal rules and will raise the annual UST permit fee. DEQ is convening an advisory committee to inform this rulemaking. (more…)

Class C UST Worksheets are becoming the norm

May 19th, 2016

Class-C_courseWe recently learned that another state, Missouri, has borrowed our idea of providing site-specific worksheets to be filled our after a class C UST operator completes an online course. Other state agencies from Alaska, Ohio, Wisconsin, Arkansas, (and maybe others) have used our idea as a template for their own standards. (more…)

28 years later…where does the time go?

May 18th, 2016

 

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I was updating my resume today when I realized nearly 30 years have gone by since I first entered the world of UST systems. From climbing into my first tank pit in Vermont with a PID gas sniffer in 1986 until today sitting in my office planning my next training trip and getting snowed with calls and emails from around the country, I can easily say I never imagined I’d still be doing USTs. What’s so interesting about this industry? Why be a UST guy for nearly three decades? Here are some off-the-cuff thoughts. (more…)

Why Online Learning and Why UST Training

May 10th, 2016

Class-AB_courseOnline learning is steadily becoming an accepted way to meet compliance requirements AND to help operators do a better job keeping us all safe from leaking UST systems. We’ve been gathering feedback since we first started doing online training in 2007 and we continue to work at being the best in the UST Training industry.

Here’s some unedited feedback from Class A/B UST Operators from around the country. If you’re on the fence about the value of online learning versus the traditional classroom setting, consider the following comments. (more…)

Another Updated EPA UST Publication Now Available

May 9th, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-05-09 at 8.36.24 AMHey UST operators. The US EPA has updated another one of its legacy publications Straight Talk on Tanks. Check it out.

Release Detection Methods For Underground Storage Tanks And Piping:  Straight Talk On Tanks is an update to our 2005 publication. This booklet provides easy-to-understand descriptions of several release detection methods for tanks and piping, as well as explanations of the revised regulatory requirements for release detection.

Thanks to EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks for continuing to provide great handouts to support UST operators nationwide.

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 to 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 offered 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.