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Coming Soon: More Tank Savvy Minutes

September 13th, 2014

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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 www.USTtraining.com.
  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:

TEN YEAR OLD UST VIOLATION SAGA ENDS WITH PAYMENT OF OVER $2.8 MILLION

(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…)

See you at the PEI NACS Show Oct. 8-10 in Las Vegas

September 4th, 2014

indexAre you attending this year’s PEI NACS show in Las Vegas? If so, and you’d like to meet with Ben Thomas, drop him a line so you can schedule a time to meet. The show is so big that it’s easy to miss people so we encourage you to plan something now. Have a training question, a UST regulations concern, or just want to chat over a cup of c-store coffee? Email him or call 866-301-8265 and set something up today. See you at the show!

Information about PEI/NACS 2014

 

Oregon Tankline Bulletin

August 28th, 2014

oregon-deq-hillsboroThe Oregon DEQ has a great e-newsletter Tankline Bulletin that’s worth signing up for. It’s free and packed with some great information. Even if you’re not in Oregon there are some excellent compliance tips on things like interstitial monitoring, biofuels, CP testing and more.

Here’s the current copy.

Here’s how to sign up.

Spotlight: Tribal UST Programs

August 27th, 2014

IMG_1366If you’re not associated with an Indian Tribe, you may not be aware that UST systems within Indian country are subject to Federal and not state UST regulations. A few tribes like the Navajo Nation have their own UST regulations but most tribes rely on Federal law 40 CFR 280 as a framework to guide their UST programs. (more…)

Assessing Underground Storage Tanks for Earthquake Damage

August 27th, 2014

From the California SWRCB UST Program August 25, 2014. Important steps if your UST site experiences an earthquake.

In light of the August 24, 2014 earthquake in Napa,  State Water Board staff have prepared the attached document for guidance on steps to assess underground storage tanks for earthquake damage. (more…)

Live Custom Class A/B UST Operator Training Available

August 20th, 2014

IMG_6402Interested in Class A/B UST training but want something a bit more company-specific? Ben Thomas of UST Training can provide customized training at your company’s office or, even better, out at your UST site. Ben can help you integrate generic Class A/B operator training content with company equipment and standards to create a hands on learning environment that is interactive, relevant and memorable.

Classes can include:

  • Class A/B UST operator (certain states)
  • Custom Class C emergency response training
  • Advanced UST operator training (components, record keeping, alarm response)
  • Understanding automatic tank gauges
  • Daily, monthly and annual inspections

Want to learn more? Contact Ben at 866-301-8265 or email at ben@USTtraining.com.