Our team attended the PEI Show at NACS last week in Chicago and what a great show it was! Ben Thomas and Tammy Gathright spent 3 busy days setting up the booth, attending meetings, finding old friends and making new ones.
(In case you didn’t know, the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) teams up with the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) and hosts the largest petroleum/c-store convention in the US every year. It’s so big that only three cities can host it: Atlanta, Las Vegas, and this year Chicago.)
Here are some highlights:
Ben on the Board: This was UST Training’s President Ben Thomas’s first convention as a PEI Board Member (Affiliate Division). Ben got updates a various committee reports (Young Executives, PEI Women, Latin America Initiative, Strategic Long Range Planning) plus got to meet and share ideas with other Board members and meet the newly elected Executive Vice President Jason Blake.
New PEI Board Members: Ben go to see the swearing in of a number of new PEI Board members, including the new President Ron Sledd.
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Recently I spoke with a very nice UST operator who took and passed our online Class A/B course. In Colorado UST Operators must contact us, the training vendor, to review their site-specific equipment so they can basically explain what type of tank system, they have (double-walled versus single, pressure piping versus suction, etc.). It’s always an enlightening conversation and I can tell pretty quickly how much that person really knows.
While we spoke, I asked her walk into the back room of the c-store and look at the Veeder Root TLS 350 …and …it was in alarm. L12 Fuel Alarm to be exact.
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UST Training is pleased to announce that our Iowa Class A/B UST Operator Training course has been re-approved the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. In 2021 the IA DNR adopted new UST rules to match those of Federal EPA rules and we’ve updated our slides accordingly.
And did we mention our Class A/B course is free for qualifying UST operators?
With a generous reimbursement from the Iowa UST Fund, this course is provided for free to the following Iowa UST operators:
If you are lucky enough to operate a regulated UST system in Arizona or Iowa, you probably qualify for free UST operator training, courtesy of each state’s UST agency’s financial assistance. Class A/B training normally retails for $150.00 and Class C for $12.95.
Arizona A/B and C
Our Arizona Class A/B and C UST Operator Training course is now free to all qualifying UST operators. Thanks to the generous support from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ), you can enjoy the convenience of training that is 100% online and self-paced. UST Training has the statewide contract and hopes to train every UST operator in the state in the next two years.
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UST Training has submitted and gotten tentative approval for our Delaware Class A/B UST Operator Training by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC).
Unfortunately the agency has decided to wait for other third party training vendors to submit and get approved before we are allowed to offer this course.
Currently there are no training options available in Delaware. The moment our approval is finalized and our course is available we’ll let you know.
If you have questions about our course in Delaware please contact us at [email protected]
Hello friends, colleagues, vendors, customers and any UST operator, inspector or service technician nationwide:
As a member of this year’s PEI Board of Directors, I want to personally invite you to meet face-to-face us in Chicago October 5-8, 2021, at the PEI 2021 at the NACS Show.
With proper safety precautions in place, we will be at McCormick Place so make sure to stop by our booth 4050.
Want to schedule a meeting with our team? Contact us at 360-321-4776 or [email protected]
The latest low-down on the Show:
Dear UST Colleagues:
I am pleased to announce that EPA’s Wildfire Guide: Preparation And Recovery For Underground And Aboveground Storage Tank Systems is now available on our underground storage tank (UST) website at www.epa.gov/ust/wildfire-guide-preparation-and-recovery-underground-and-aboveground-storage-tank-systems. Because many UST facilities also include aboveground storage tank (AST) systems, our wildfire guide provides information and resources for both UST systems and ASTs storing oil. Information in the guide may help UST and oil AST owners and operators prepare for and respond to the catastrophic effects and environmental harm that may occur as a result of partial or fully burned UST systems or oil ASTs and associated piping and appurtenances. State, local, and tribal UST and oil AST program implementers may also find this guide useful.
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