Importance of Walk-Through Inspections

Posted by - PASS Tools, UST Inspections

PASS has been pressing the importance of walk-through inspections by trained UST operators for years.  That is why we created our powerful inspection software, PASS Tools. In the latest edition of the PEI Journal, I came across an article called “How Can My UST System Be Leaking When I Have Leak Protection?” by Brad Hoffman.  I… Read more »

Illinois UST Operator Training Enforcement

Posted by - Regulatory Updates, UST Operator Training

New Illinois UST operator training enforcement begins  In its October 23, 2015 Weekly Bulletin, the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association/Illinois Association of C-Stores (IPMA/IACS) released some interesting stats regarding some of the most common violations experienced by their members in 2015.  We posted about it here.  Since then, Illinois UST operator training enforcement has become a serious priority. Inspectors… Read more »

Wyoming UST Operator Certification Requirements

Posted by - General

UST Class A/B operators in Wyoming need to take and pass the appropriate International Code Council’s (ICC’s) UST/AST operator exam and then apply for a Wyoming license.  Here is what to do.    You may choose to take PASS’ Wyoming UST Class A/B Operator Training (ICC Preparatory Course) to prepare for the exam. Sign up for one of the… Read more »

Oregon UST Operator Certification Requirements

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Class A/B operators in Oregon need to take and pass the International Code Council’s (ICC’s) national Class A and Class B operator exams.  The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), however, requires A/B operators to submit their ICC score reports and review the Oregon training manual before being fully certified. Here is what you need to do…. Read more »

North Dakota UST Operator Certification Requirements

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A/B operators in North Dakota are not considered trained and certified by the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) until they have uploaded their certificate of training to the NDDoH website.  Here is what you need to do. Once you have completed PASS’ North Dakota Class A/B Operator Training course, save your operator training certificate to… Read more »

Minnesota UST Operator Certification Requirements

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The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) requires A/B operators to take and pass its online exam in order to be certified.  PASS’ Class A/B Operator Training (MPCA Exam Preparation) course has been approved to help A/B operators prepare for the exam.  Successfully completing the PASS course will not provide you with A/B certification.  Here is what you need… Read more »

Colorado UST Operator Certification Requirements

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PASS’ UST Class A/B operator training course is approved by the Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety (OPS).  If you take and complete this course, however, you should be aware that the OPS requires A/B operators to discuss the specific equipment at their facility with their operator training provider in order to receive an A/B certificate.  Here is… Read more »

West Virginia UST and AST Operator Training and Compliance News

Posted by - General, UST Operator Training

Good News for West Virginia UST and AST Operators! PASS’ West Virginia UST and AST Operator training courses have recently been reviewed and reapproved by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP).  With the reapproval date approaching, we took the opportunity to substantially revise both of these courses.  In particular, the new West Virginia Class… Read more »

New Oregon Self-Serve Fueling Rule

Posted by - Regulatory Updates

A change in Oregon Fueling Rules has lifted the state’s 64-year ban on self-serve fueling in certain parts of the state.  As of January 1, 2016, stations in any Oregon county with a population of 40,000 people or fewer are allowed to offer self-serve fueling between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.  This includes… Read more »

End of Life for Internet Explorer

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End of life for Internet Explorer! Long live modern browsing! Microsoft is finally ending support for Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10 on January 12th, and releasing just one final patch while asking users to upgrade to either IE 11 or Microsoft Edge. End of support means that Microsoft will no longer supply updates for these versions of their browser…. Read more »