M-PACT 2016: Spotlight on Kentucky

Posted by - General, Tradeshows

M-PACT 2016 will be held March 22-24 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana As we get ready for M-PACT 2016, we want to take a look at what’s going on in the states participating in this annual tradeshow.  Let’s look at what’s new in Kentucky. In its second quarter 2015 issue of UST Quarterly,… Read more »

M-PACT 2016: Spotlight on Michigan

Posted by - General, Tradeshows

M-PACT 2016 will be held March 22-24 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana As we get ready for M-PACT 2016, we want to take a look at what’s going on in the states participating in this annual tradeshow.  First, let’s look at what’s new in Michigan. For all USTs and UST components installed… Read more »

EPA Updates Operating and Maintaining Underground Storage Tank Systems

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EPA Updates Operating and Maintaining Underground Storage Tank Systems Following the updates to Musts for USTs, the EPA has revised Operating and Maintaining Underground Storage Tank Systems to incorporate the recently-released federal storage tank regulations.  In addition to a more attractive layout and improved graphics, the new Operating and Maintaining Underground Storage Tank Systems includes: Updated requirements and deadlines in… Read more »

NEW Maryland UST Operator Training Courses

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PASS’ new and improved Maryland UST operator training courses (Class A/B and Class C) have recently been approved by the Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE).  How are they “new” and “improved,” you might ask?  Here’s the scoop. We have completely rewritten these courses from the ground up, eliminating unnecessary and redundant pages and presenting… Read more »

UPDATE: Illinois UST Operator Training Enforcement

Posted by - Regulatory Updates, UST Operator Training

New Illinois UST operator training enforcement begins April 1, 2016 Earlier this month, we reported in The PASSing Lane that the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) will soon begin stricter enforcement of UST operator training requirements.  As a reminder, OSFM inspectors will begin issuing Operator Certification NOVs for these violations starting April 1, 2016.  The… Read more »

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

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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 »