Is your UST Ready for E-15? American Petroleum Institute Issues Caution

Is your UST Ready for E-15? American Petroleum Institute Issues Caution

May 7, 2012

UST Training wants to make sure your UST is compatible with the fuels it stores including tank, product piping and all ancillary equipment. E15, or 15% ethanol blended gasoline may pose compatibility risks.

FRIDAY, May 4, 2012 – The American Petroleum Institute (API) has released its E15 infrastructure impact analysis that summarizes the ten E15 compatibility studies that have been issued to date. As a conclusion, API states, “Retailers choosing to sell E15 are required by OSHA and fire codes to use listed equipment, and EPA rules require that equipment be proven compatible with E15. The result is that very few sites will be able to sell E15 fuel with existing equipment. Equipment modifications could be as little as new hanging hardware (i.e., hose, nozzle, etc.) or as much as an entirely new fuel dispensing system. Additionally, selling E15 may increase the risk for staff and customer safety, and present environmental consequences. The possibility of customer misfueling and the adverse effects of E15 on vehicle engines are also issues that should be considered. The only alternative is to not store E15 at the facility.” Here is a link to API’s press statement.

Welcome to Our New Improved Web Site

April 23, 2012

Based on customer feedback, we’ve done some major modifications to our site to make it easier to move around get what you need.  Check out the following enhancements:

Also, feel free to bookmark this page as we will be updating on a more frequent basis to keep you informed with up-to-the-minute changes in the UST training world.

National Tanks Conference 2012 Notes

April 21, 2012

UST Training staff has been attending, organizing and presenting at this conference over the years since 1996 and this 2012 Conference was probably the best one yet.

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State of the Nation: UST Compliance and Training

April 5, 2012

The US EPA periodically publishes a list of states and how well they are achieving significant operational compliance, or SOC. In other words, what percent of all the tanks in each state are in compliance with release detection, spill/overfill prevention and corrosion protection requirements.
How does your state compare to others?

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UT Proposed changes to UST Operator Training Rules:

November 25, 2011

The Division of Environmental Response and Remediation (DERR) is proposing changes to the Utah underground storage tank (UST) rules to modify the requirements for third-party individuals who act as a Class B operator.

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August 5, 2011

Class C UST Operator Training: Approved Versus Acceptable

We often get calls about whether our Class C course is approved by a state UST agency. Sometimes the answer is yes but often the answer is murky, regulatory speaking.

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The 5 Most Important Things a Class A/B UST Operator Must Know

August 5, 2011

It can be a daunting job to train a UST operator who is brand new to the business.

We have over 500 slides of information for Class A/B operators that we pack into a five-plus hour training, and we can only imagine what the typical new operator must experience trying to slog though so much information.

We pride ourselves on making the UST regulations easy to understand by using pictures and stories, but still, how does a new operator come away inspired to be a better operator? Here is a 30,000-foot view of what we think are the most important things to know.

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