The 2018 Deadline at a Glance

August 16th, 2016

pei_member Attention Class A/B UST operators. Are you ready for the 2018 deadline?

The 2015 EPA rule changes are a bit hard to explain at first because the implementation date depends in part in which state your UST system is located and whether that state approved by EPA to fully run their own program. The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) recently provided this simple summary of what’s due when for these states. Thanks PEI!

There is some confusion among members regarding the implementation time frames for states without program approval (non-SPA states) to comply with EPA’s UST requirements. In particular, members and the regulated community want to understand when UST owners in non-SPA states will be required to conduct the first test or inspection of the following: (more…)

LUSTLine Newsletter highlights Costco’s Excellent UST Program

August 3rd, 2016


UST Training recently learned that Costco Wholesale was highlighted for UST compliance excellence in the recent issue of LUSTLine (Bulletin 80, June 2016). The gist of the article is that you can have both profit and environmental compliance: one does not preclude the other. The head of the Colorado UST program, Mahesh Albuquerque wrote a great overview how Costco goes above and beyond what’s required, including staffed fueling islands, continuous leak testing, spill kits, state of the art equipment and extensive maintenance and service. (more…)

Mobile Tribal UST Training Center at Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin

August 2nd, 2016


Possibly the coolest UST training idea ever: a portable UST equipment educational trailer. Talk about state-of-the-art UST operator training!

Vicky Flowers, Oneida Environmental Specialist and Mike Arce – Oneida Compliance Assistance Inspector. They are here at the Moccasin Trail Center to provide out reach on Underground Storage Tank Systems. Check out their Compliance Assistance Program

UST Training Class A/B Now Approved in Texas

August 2nd, 2016


Big news for the Lone Star State! UST Training is now approved for Class A/B UST Operator Training in Texas. The TCEQ recently approved our course which we are proud to offer online. Check it out.

“Being the first in the industry to provide Class A/B training back in 2003, I’m very happy to be finally offering our courses to Texas UST operators” says company president Ben Thomas. “We’ve been offering high quality, interactive training for years and we are excited to bring to Texas our years of expertise and practical advice.” (more…)

New Tank Savvy Minute Videos Available

August 1st, 2016

savvyUST Training just added a number of new Tank Savvy Minute videos on YouTube.

New video clips include topics on suction piping, RP 900, new Federal UST rules, and Class A/B UST operator training. Check them out!




Attention Tribes: New Class A/B UST Operator Training Now Online

July 29th, 2016

Class-AB_courseAttention Tribal UST operators and inspectors in Indian Country: UST Training is proud to announce the first-ever Class A/B UST Operator Training course designed exclusively for UST operators in Indian Country. This course meets and exceeds the content requirements of US EPA rules and will help Tribal UST operators meet the October 13, 2018 training deadline.

EPA’s Publishes Report on Corrosion Inside Diesel Tanks

July 20th, 2016

om-logo2 This just in from the nation’s top UST regulator: (Spoiler alert: Lots of internal corrosion found)

Dear UST Industry Association Colleagues:

I am writing to notify you that EPA’s report, Investigation Of Corrosion-Influencing Factors In Underground Storage Tanks With Diesel Service, (EPA 510-R-16-001, July 2016) is now available.  In addition to the report, EPA also developed a notice about corrosion risks in underground storage tanks (USTs) storing diesel fuel.  I am requesting that you share our notice with your association’s UST owner and operator members and any other stakeholders you think could benefit from this information.  Both the report and notice are available on EPA’s website at (more…)

Class C UST Training: Approved or Not?

July 6th, 2016

Class-C_courseWith New York recently joining the states who now have UST operator training rules, the question comes up again about approval of Class C UST operator training. Do states require Class C operator training approval? (more…)