Oregon Class A/B Class in Eastern Oregon

January 27th, 2016

Class-AB_courseAre you in Eastern Oregon and don’t want to travel all the way to Portland for Class A/B UST operator training? We’ve received a few requests to offer a live Class A/B in Pendleton Oregon in March-April 2016. If we can get 10 more folks we can set up a class and save you the long drive. Class would run 8 AM to 3 PM and be located in Pendleton. Interested? Please send me an email at and let’s make it happen.

CONFIRMED: Live Class A/B Course in Maui, Hawaii March 9

January 8th, 2016

HI logoBen Thomas of UST Training is offering a live Hawaii Class A/B UST Operator training course March 9, 2016. Like our training but prefer a live classroom? Have other folks who need training?

Hawaii Class A/B UST Operator Training
March 9, 2016, 8 AM to 3 PM
University of Hawai’i Maui College, Laulima 225 – Executive Classroom
310 W. Ka’ahumanu Avenue, Kahului, HI 96732
$300.00 per operator. Prepayment is required. Credit Card, PayPal or check.
Includes training, unlimited personalized technical assistance, binder, exam and certificate of completion. Lunch included.

Register by calling 866-301-8265 or email.


Next Oregon Class A/B UST Operator Training March 3

January 8th, 2016

Class-AB_courseThe next Oregon Class A/B UST Operator Training class is set for Thursday March 3, 2016, 8 AM to 4 PM

Oregon has the distinction of being the first state in the US to require UST operator training back in 2003 and instructor Ben Thomas has trained the majority of UST operators in Oregon since then. This course will prepare students to become a certified Class A/B UST operator in Oregon (Washington operators welcome too!). Attend this lively, interactive class to learn about UST rules, best management practices and come away with practical advice about being a top notch UST operator.

Oregon Class A/B UST Operator Training
George Fox University, 12753 SW 68th Avenue
Portland OR 97223-8305

Register now

Congratulations Nebraska!

January 4th, 2016

NB logoOn January 1, 2016, Nebraska become one of the last few states to pass the UST operator training deadline. So every UST site in Nebraska should have a designated, trained and certified Class A, B and C operator. UST Training is proud to have helped hundreds of UST operators achieve this goal. (more…)

What’s Ahead for UST Operator Training?

December 31st, 2015

IMG_64022015 was a good year for the clean groundwater and the environment. We trained many thousands of new UST operators in the last 365 days, adding to the growing pool of professionals who manage compliance for USTs nationwide. And near as we can tell, reported leaking USTs were down nationwide. And hopefully, though we cannot confirm, the number of compliance violations have dropped in part due to our training.

So where does that leave operator training in 2016 and beyond? Here’s my observations about what’s working, what’s not, and what we might expect in the near future. (more…)

Next Webinar on the New EPA Rules: January 6

December 29th, 2015

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, January 6, 2016, 11 AM Pacific Time. One hour including Q&A.

Register now!

A National UST Perspective: Looking Back at 2015

December 14th, 2015

om-logo2EPA recently published their FY 2015 progress report showing all the UST work done from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015 by states, territories and tribes. How did we do as a nation preventing and cleaning up leaking USTs?

During this time we: (more…)

UST Tech Assistance in Spanish, Creole and Hindi

December 14th, 2015

fl-logoThe Florida EPA has a great video on preparing for a UST inspection that is now available with Spanish, Creole and Hindi transcripts. Very cool and thanks to Florida for helping reach a bigger audience. Check it out!