New York UST Regulations →

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New York’s UST regulations were finalized on October 11, 2015.  The regulations require all Class A, Class B, and Class C operators in New York to be trained by Class A and Class B operators are certified after taking and completing the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC’s) exam, which is offered online or in-person (in-person… Read more »

Cleanliness and Customer Satisfaction →

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In the business world, customer perception of a company is a big deal.  This is definitely true  in the competitive convenience store market.  If a customer is unhappy with your facility, he or she can just go to the next store down the block.  Studies done on the convenience store industry show that cleanliness is… Read more »

Top 8 Most Common UST Violations →

Posted by - General, PASS Tools, UST Inspections, UST Operator Training

In its October 23, 2015 Weekly Bulletin, the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association released some interesting stats regarding some of the most common UST violations experienced by their members in 2015.  Many of them are the usual suspects, but I found it interesting that three of them were actually related to Operator Training. Check it out. Release Prevention:  spill… Read more »

Minnesota Proposed Rule Changes →

Posted by - General, Regulatory Updates, UST Operator Training

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) is moving forward with revisions to its UST regulations.  Some of the proposed changes to UST rules include: adding secondary containment requirements for new and replaced tanks and piping; adding operator training requirements for UST system owners and operators; adding periodic operation and maintenance requirements for UST systems; removing… Read more »

Nebraska UST Operator Training Deadline is Coming →

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Attention Nebraska UST Operators The deadline for UST operator training and certification is Not having designated and trained UST operators at your facility is a state compliance violation and can result in a delivery prohibition determination for your facility.  Don’t risk it!  PASS courses are online and easy to use—all you need is a computer and an internet… Read more »

Overlooked Features of passtesting.com →

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From my experiences talking with our customers, it seems that there are a few helpful features on our site that get missed or overlooked.  I would just like to highlight these things that you may not know about! PASS Support Forum The PASS Support Forum was launched about 6 months ago.  It consists of step-by-step… Read more »

PASS @ PEI NACS Show 2015 →

Posted by - General, Tradeshows

It’s time for the 2015 NACS Show, held this year at the Las Vegas Convention Center, October 11-14. PASS is exhibiting again this year, so stop by and see us at booth #4609. We look forward to seeing you! Before you head to Las Vegas, though, check out some features designed to enhance your NACS experience. NACS… Read more »

UST Operator Training and Behavior Change →

Posted by - General, UST Operator Training

The 25th National Tanks Conference was held on September 14-16, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona.  Kyle Keesling, Raymond Rees, and I attended many different educational sessions where (not surprisingly) the focus was on the newly revised federal UST regulations.  We received lots of helpful reminders about state program approval (SPA) and implementation time frames.  We also heard informative… Read more »

NEW ICC Preparatory Course Survey →

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ATTENTION:  ICC Preparatory Course Students We have created a new survey in Google Drive for our ICC Preparatory Course students.  If you have purchased any of our ICC Preparatory Courses, we encourage you to complete this short, fourteen question survey.  You do not need to login or provide your name, so your response will be anonymous. Our… Read more »