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

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.

A few easy steps to prepare your visit to PEI NACS

September 23rd, 2014

indexYour first time to the NACS/PEI Show? Here are some great pointers to make the most of your time there. Thanks to PetrolPlaza!

Hawai’i Class C UST Operator Refresher Coming Up

September 10th, 2014

HI logoAloha Hawai’i Class C UST operators. A gentle reminder your certification must be renewed every 12 months. So start thinking about taking the refresher training. It’s easy!

  1. We send you a reminder 30 days before expiration.
  2. Log in to your account at
  3. Under the Actions box on the right click Reset.
  4. Our system saves your old certification and prompts you to buy a new Class C course.
  5. Take and pass the course, print and store your new certificate.

Any questions about renewals please contact us at 866-301-8265 or email us today.


How NOT to manage your UST System

September 5th, 2014

paperRecent news bites about UST Enforcement:


(Courtesy of PEI’s Tulsa Letter, 9/4/14, Vol. 64, No. 18)
In September 2004, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed an administrative complaint against Duncan Petroleum Corp., Dover, Delaware, citing violations of federal regulations designed to detect and prevent leaks from underground storage tanks (USTs) at five Maryland gasoline stations. That complaint was settled in a February 2006 consent agreement which imposed a $65,000 penalty, and required measures to ensure continued compliance with UST safeguards. (more…)