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Nebraska Passes UST Operator Training Rules

April 23rd, 2015

NB logoThe State of Nebraska recently passed its new UST regulations Title 159 which includes UST operator training requirements. We’ve been tracking this development and have already submitted our training program for state approval. So hopefully we’ll be up and running and offering our highly praised Class A/B UST operator training within the next 30 days or so. Stay tuned for details. Need information about Nebraska UST rules? Drop us a line today and we’ll be happy to chat.

National Tanks Conference Sept. 13-16 in Phoenix, AZ

April 21st, 2015

TanksLogoThe National Tanks Conference is set for September 14-16 in Phoenix Arizona so mark your calendars. It’s going to be the biggest and best UST event of 2015 and you’ll not want to miss it. There will be dozens of speakers, tons of vendors, workshops, events, socials, and more. It’s an ideal spot to meet all the senior UST folks in the industry. (more…)

Now Easier to Buy More Courses

April 16th, 2015

For our many returning customer’s it’s now super easy to buy more licenses. We’ve added a “Buy More” button to each group account’s admin page which loads the course you need automatically into the shopping cart. This removes a number of “clicks” in the checkout process.

We like feedback from our customers so we can improve the user experience. If you have any ideas to make the whole thing go smoother drop us a line. We’d like to hear from you.

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Updated West Virginia Class A/B UST Operator Training

April 8th, 2015

Class-AB_courseUST Training recently updated our West Virginia Class A/B UST operator training course and we encourage you to check out the improvements. It’s the same great content but we’ve improved the Study Guide, added many new and updated images and made it easy to watch and learn.

Have any new Class A/B UST operators that need the training? Check it out!

Need Advanced Inspector Training?

April 8th, 2015

PTS Training 2007 177One thing that sets us apart from all other UST training vendors is that we also train local, state, Federal and tribal UST inspectors. Over the years we’ve been proud to have provided advanced UST inspector training to the states of New Jersey, Tennessee, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Illinois, Washington, Oregon, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, plus the City of Chicago, and dozens of Indian Tribes and EPA inspectors throughout the US. Because we’ve been in the business for so long and because we know so many experts in the industry, we can provide your organization some the the best and brightest instructors around. We offer anywhere from 1 to 5 day courses and can cover any UST topic. Want to learn more? Contact us today.

And it’s not too late to register for the 3 day UST Boot Camp near Milwaukee, Wisconsin May 12-15, 2015. Sign up today.

Refresher Training this spring

April 6th, 2015

Class-C_courseClass C UST Operator Refresher required? Not all states have mandatory, periodic refresher training requirements but some states do. This list does not include every state; just the ones we offer training in.

With spring on the way, now is a good time to see who needs a refresher in your company or organization.

Confused about refresher training? Drop us an email and we’ll help you figure it out.

State Refresher Required Every:
Alaska 1 year for Class C
Connecticut 2 years for Class C
Georgia 7 years for Class A/B and C
Guam / CNMI 2 years for Class A/B and C
Hawai’i 5  years for Class A/B, every 1 year for C
Illinois 2 years for Class A/B and C
Kansas 4 years for Class A/B and C
Kentucky 1 year for “DCM” (Class A/B equivalent)
New Mexico 5 years for Class A/B and C
Pennsylvania 1 year “briefing” for Class C
Vermont 2 years for Class C
Washington DC 1 year “briefing” for Class C

Spotlight: Oregon DEQ

April 1st, 2015

oregon-deq-hillsboroThis month’s Spotlight is on the Oregon DEQ UST Program. Oregon was the first state back in 2003 to require that UST operators be trained to a minimum level of competence. Oregon chose to use state-approved third party trainers and let industry provide the training solutions. I can still remember packing a large group into a conference room at the Lake Oswego Crown Plaza hotel, everyone wondering what the heck we were going to talk about. This was the first state approved class in Oregon and in fact the nation.

12 years later UST Training has personally trained almost the entire state’s operator population and remains a regular trainer in Oregon, offering up to four lives classes per year in Portland and more statewide based on demand.

After working with inspectors and operators for over a decade in this state, I’ve come to really appreciate how things work in Oregon. Here’s what I like in particular.

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Oregon DEQ offers complimentary site visit for first-time owners

April 1st, 2015

om-logo2Are you in Oregon and new to UST systems? Need some extra help figuring out what you must do to comply with UST rules?

The Oregon DEQ offers a free site visit for qualified UST owners. You must be a first time UST owner or permitee and must be a trained UST Class A/B operator.

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