UST Training Now Officially Approved in Florida

March 30th, 2015

fl-logoUST Training now offers Florida-specific UST training for Class A/B operators as well as Class C operators.  These courses are approved by the Florida DEP.

Florida Class A/B UST Operator Training For $169.95

Florida Class C UST Operator Training starting at $12.95 per/person. Bulk discounts automatically apply.

If you purchase one of the first 50 licenses you’ll receive a 20% discount off your purchase. Just use the coupon code FIRSTFLORIDA50.

Previously we offered training by reciprocity in West Virginia but the Florida DEP will no longer accept other state certificates after this August. We’ve been working hard to get our popular courses approved in Florida so now we’re ready to help you with your training needs in the Sunshine State.

Any questions please contact us.

Next Oregon Class A/B Course June 10 in Portland

March 23rd, 2015

Class-AB_courseThe next Oregon Class A/B UST Operator Training class is set for Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

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

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Natural Disasters And Underground Storage Tanks

March 12th, 2015

High Water and SandEPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks just published this useful bundle of technical support documents:

Natural disasters – such as tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and fires – are often unpredictable, cause significant damage, and can be costly to mitigate. Underground storage tank (UST) systems can be vulnerable to damage during natural disasters and can even release regulated substances into the environment. Before returning a damaged UST to service, the owner or operator needs to ensure the system has been properly evaluated and restored to safe operating condition.

EPA developed resources to help UST owners and operators prepare for, prevent, or lessen catastrophic effects and environmental harm from natural disasters.

Are you a red tag state or a green tag state?

February 18th, 2015

Most states and territories have rules that allow for state UST inspectors to “red tag” or seal your fill pipe until certain compliance issues are addressed.Aviary epa-gov Picture 1 Are you one of those states? Being the best UST operator you can be can help reduce the unwanted surprise of a red tag.

See EPA’s map of delivery prohibition state by state.

Have you checked your tank today?

February 17th, 2015


New Course: 11 Tips for Improved UST Compliance

February 12th, 2015

04-32 ATG historyWant to learn more about being an effective UST operator? UST Training now offers a self-paced online course for advanced Class A/B operators or for anyone who wants to deeper their knowledge about being the best operator you can be. This half-hour course walks Class A/B operators through 11 ideas how to improve your operational compliance for your UST system. Learn from UST experts how to stay ahead of the compliance curve and stay out of trouble. This course comes with bonus handouts and links for advanced UST operators.
Buy now! Normally $19.95, with an introductory offer of $13.96.

New UST regulations in Massachusetts

February 12th, 2015

Mass logoOn December 24, 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) announced adoption of the following regulations, effective January 2, 2015:

  • 310 CMR 7.24(3) Distribution of Motor Vehicle Fuel (Stage I Vapor Recovery)
  • 310 CMR 7.24(6) Dispensing of Motor Vehicle Fuel (Stage II Vapor Recovery)
  • 310 CMR 80.00 Underground Storage Tank Regulations (UST)

Tank owners and operators are given 120 days’ grace period to comply with the new regulations, ending April 30, 2015.

Click here for highlights of changes most pertinent to tank owners and operators. Regulations, related materials and informational workshop dates are posted on MassDEP’s website.

EPA Stage 1 Vapor Recovery – Gasoline Dispensing Facilities

February 11th, 2015

We recently came across a good EPA video explaining Stage I vapor recovery. That’s the process of collected vapors during the delivery iof a UST delivery and returning those vapors back to the tanker truck for recycling.  It’s a tad wordy but worth sharing with folks who need a primer in Stage I rules.