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October 17th, 2014

paperIf you’re new to UST Training you might not know it but we have a ton of great news post on our News Page. Check it out. There’s dozens of articles on UST equipment, training ideas and strategies, enforcement cases, new rules and more. Just browse the topics in order or use the search bar. It’s free!

News from the PEI Trade Show

October 16th, 2014

indexThis year’s trade show of petroleum equipment at the Las Vegas Convention Center was the typical smorgasbord of everything you could ever imagine being associated with USTs: tanks, pipes, fittings, sumps, flanges, monitors, pumps, sumps, nozzles, connectors, leak detectors, liners, the works. If you’ve never been to a PEI/NACS Show, you owe it to yourself to see it at least once. (more…)

Even a small gas station spill can cause significant health risks says new US study

October 14th, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAInteresting new study about why it’s important to respond quickly to small spills at gas stations. This report claims 1500 liters or almost 400 gallons are spilled at a typical gas station ever decade. (courtesy of PetrolPlaza)

Another take on recent ethanol UST studies

October 1st, 2014

E85 Sump - SCHere is another article about USTs and ethanol about a “test to better understand the corrosion caused by bacteria in a vapor-filled, enclosed environment.” Courtesy of the American Society of Civil Engineers:  Researchers Develop New Corrosion Test

Spotlight: Tinian Fuel Services

September 29th, 2014
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Tinian Fuel Services, Tinian, CNMI, USA

This month’s spotlight is one of the most remote gas station UST sites in the United States: Tinian Fuel Services on the island of Tinian, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. Tinian has a population of just over 3,100 people, is a US Territory, and served as a critical airfield base of operations at the end of World War II. If you could fly there from my office near Seattle, it would take over 17 hours to get there. (more…)

Final Underground Storage Tank Rule Under Review by White House OMB

September 26th, 2014

IMG_8212Final Underground Storage Tank Rule Under Review by White House OMB
By: Anthony Adragna | September 25, 2014 7:41 PM ET
Sept. 25 (BNA) — The White House Office of Management and Budget has begun reviewing a final Environmental Protection Agency rule that could expand monitoring and inspection requirements for certain underground storage tanks (RIN 2050-AG46).
Under the 2011 proposed rule, tank owners and operators would be subject to additional training requirements and rules for backup containment. The EPA has said the proposal would enable better detection and prevention of leaks known to cause groundwater contamination (76 Fed. Reg. 71,708). (more…)

Last Oregon Class A/B Course in 2014 Coming Up

September 23rd, 2014

PTS Training 2007 177The last live Class A/B course for Oregon for 2014 is scheduled for November 13 in Portland, Oregon. Certification is valid in Washington as well. Need a refresher? Want to train your backups? Yearning for a great introduction to UST systems? Sign up today!

OFA members get a 25% discount. Ask about group rates or private classes.

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

November 13, 2014, 8 AM – 3 PM
Register now

 

All New Tank Savvy Minute Videos!

September 23rd, 2014
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More Tank Savvy Videos!

We’ve heard over the last few years our Tank Savvy Minute videos on YouTube have not only been a big hit but they’re being used for all sorts of UST Training applications.

So we created 10 more. Check them out!

Also feel free to tell us how you’re using these and what other topics you’d like to see covered.