AZ DEQ Suspends Free Training…For Now

July 2, 2020

AZ DEQ Suspends Free Training…For Now

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality just sent a notice to all UST owners and operators that ” ADEQ has suspended Class A and B, no cost, in-person Operator Training classes” and they “are are working diligently to restore the no cost, in-person classes and we apologize for any inconvenience.”

We at UST Training offer a self-paced Class A/B course that meets and exceeds ADEQ requirements so consider us when looking for an interim solution Click here to learn more. The new rules enacted January 1, 2020 have Arizona-specific Operator Training requirements.

If you need more information about the past and future free training, contact  Merry Ellen Boom at 602-771-4196 or at

July 1, 2020

Guam and CNMI Class A/B Now Online

Hafa Adai and great news for our western-most UST Operators: We now offer online Class A/B training for Guam and CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands). Check it out!

Due to travel restrictions because of COVID-19, UST Training’s Ben Thomas will not be able to travel to Guam and CNMI to provide live UST operator classes to the general public. Ben has taught hundreds of operators in live classes every other year since 2012. Because a refresher is required every two years, most Island operators must renew this July, 2020. We are pleased to offer “Virtual Ben” online as a safe and cost-effective alternative.

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June 23, 2020

USVI Recommends UST Training for Class A/B Operators

We are excited to be recommended by the US Virgin Island’s Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) as the only approved training solution for Class A/B UST operator training. Plus our course is 100% online so USVI operators can take the course from home or work whenever they like.

DPNR Shares Important Reminder With Underground Storage Tank Operators

Note that if you are taking the course for the first time or have an expired certificate, our course is the only one currently approved by the USVI DPNR. Do not accept another vendor without first checking with DPNR.

UST Training did live classes in St. Thomas and St. Croix back in 2010 and are excited to be helping our Caribbean UST operator friends to stay in compliance with high quality training–now self-paced and online.

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Any questions about our course please contact us at 360-321-4776 or


June 22, 2020

Latest L.U.S.T. Line Newsletter Now Available

The June 2020 edition of LUSTLine is now available to download and read.

For those who don’t know, LUSTLine has been published for over 35 years and covers important regulatory matters related to underground storage tanks (UST) and leaking underground storage tanks (LUST), hence the catchy name LUSTLine.

In this issue:

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June 22, 2020

Indian Country Class A/B Live Course September 16

UST Training is proud to provide another live Indian Country Class A/B UST Operator Training course open to any and all Indian Country UST operators:

Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Great Wolf Lodge
Grand Mound, WA

The class is sponsored by the Tribal Convenience Store Association (TCSA) and is in conjunction with their Board Meeting.

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June 8, 2020

Celebrating Diversity at UST Training

Personal note from UST Training’s President Ben Thomas:

Hello UST professional. It’s been a tough spring for us all. The COVID-19 pandemic has upended daily routines, put many people out of work, and created a sense of widespread uncertainty, both personally and professionally.

And if that wasn’t enough, the civil unrest across the country has been heartbreaking.

I want to make it clear that UST Training is a strong supporter of the diversity that makes up our UST community, whether you are a customer, colleague, partner, competitor or just someone stopping by our trade show booth or calling us about a tank question.

We at UST training are proud that we support, honor and promote racial and cultural diversity in the United States. And globally for that matter. Our customers come from every walk of life, every educational level, every cultural background and speak many more languages at home than just English. We’ve trained, personally or online, every imaginable American, from Guam to Alaska to Puerto Rico and pretty much everywhere in between. Whether a “new” American, an Indigenous American or an “old” American (I’m 8th generation), we treat you the same: with respect.

No matter your color, race or creed, UST Training welcomes you as a friend in our efforts to promote fueling handling safety and environmental protection.

Thanks for being part of our family.


June 8, 2020

Weekly Virtual Chats with Ben Thomas Every Friday

We’re now offering free weekly chats via Zoom with UST Training founder Ben Thomas. Now

We want you to:

  • Get comfy with video conferencing,
  • Feel connected by chatting with your peers,
  • Ask questions about UST management affected by COVID-19,
  • Share your concerns and successes about balancing UST Compliance and the Coronavirus.

Sign up now for the virtual chat

Next Virtual Tank Savvy Talk with Ben

You can choose to attend one or more of the following sessions.

Drop in for this weekly 60-minute live video chat on Zoom with UST Training’s Ben Thomas and hear about what’s going on with USTs in light of the Coronavirus. It’s free! Watch and chat from any computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone with a camera and mic. No experience necessary but registration is required
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June 2, 2020

TLEF Goes Virtual

Ben Thomas of UST Training is honored to be speaking at this year’s Tribal Lands Environmental Forum, which is being held virtually this year.

Mark Your Calendars for TLEF: A Virtual Gathering – August 17-20

While we will miss seeing all of you in-person this year, we are very excited to offer a special virtual variation of the TLEF which will take place August 17 through 20. What can you expect from the TLEF: A Virtual Gathering?

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