Updated Georgia UST Operator Training Courses

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Georgia UST Operator Training

Our updated Georgia UST Operator Training courses are now live!

We received approval from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources this week to release out updated UST operator training courses. Both the Class C and Class A/B courses have been updated to reflect the new regulations going into effect this fall so please be sure to take our updated courses to make sure that you’ll be ready.


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Stop by and see us at M-PACT 2018 – Booth 921

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The M-PACT Show is being held in Indianapolis again this year at the Indiana Convention Center, March 13-15th. PASS will be in attendance along with our partner MyTankInfo.  If you’ll be at the show please be sure to stop by and visit Raymond and Kyle in Booth 921.

We are looking forward to talking about the new regulations going into effect this year, and how PASS Tools can help you stay on top of it all.


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PASS Tools Updates – February 2018

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I know not everyone is subscribed to our changelog, so I wanted to take a minute to highlight some of the updates we’ve gotten out the door over the last few months.

We are constantly launching new features, so if you would like to get notified about these updates as they are launched, subscribe to our changelog.

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We’ll be at the 2018 WPMA Expo – Booth 218

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The WPMA Expo is being held in Las Vegas this year at The Mirage, February 20th-22nd. PASS will be in attendance along with our partner MyTankInfo.  If you’ll be at the show please be sure to stop by and visit Raymond and Kyle in Booth 218.

We are looking forward to talking about the new regulations going into effect this year, and how PASS Tools can help you stay on top of it all.


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The NACS Show is Next Week

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NACS Show 2017We’re packing up for a little road trip next week to head on up to the NACS Show at McCormick Place in Chicago next week, October 17-20.

Please be sure to stop by and say hello, we’ll be in Booth #3551, right next to our partner, MyTankInfo.

You can click here to add us to your NACS Show planner, or if you’d like to schedule some time with us while at the show please contact us.

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Texas UST Class A/B Operator Training

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Texas UST Class A/B Operator TrainingWe’ve heard some rumblings lately about a new training being available that takes two hours to complete and has no final exam, but after some research it’s nothing more than a bit of marketing hype.

TCEQ doesn’t require any training provider to have a final exam, so most, including PASS, do not.

Also, we aren’t sure that bragging about course length is necessarily a good thing. We all know that time is valuable, but to hang your hat on the fact that your content is short isn’t necessarily a good thing, and can actually be an indicator that your content comes up a bit short.

At PASS we strive to come up with the right balance of delivering all of the necessary content, while still respecting the learner’s time. We’ve also created features like automatic bookmarking, 24/7 access, and a mobile friendly app that lets our customers train at the time that’s most convenient for their schedule.

This is also a great opportunity to point out our reviews feature, which currently ranks our Texas A/B course at 4.5 stars.


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Big Updates to Our Remote Tank Monitoring Integration

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We’ve been hard at work over the past few weeks on PASS Tools, making some big updates to our remote tank monitoring integration with our partner MyTankInfo. We’ve put together a short video that runs through the integration, but here’s a quick rundown of what you can expect to see:

  • Tank Levels & Statistics
    • Runout Projections
    • Delivery History & Bill of Lading Management
    • Daily Usage Trends
    • Inventory Trends
  • Inventory Reconciliation
    • Automatic record-keeping with certain POS and Inventory Management Systems
    • Manual entry and editing
    • Automatically fill out all state-specific forms
  • Notification Contact & Rule Management
    • Control who gets texts or emails and for what types of ATG alarms and warnings

These are just the highlights, and we’d love to show you more. If you’re interested in learning more about PASS Tools or MyTankInfo please let us know!

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EPA Approves New Test Method for Sumps

Posted by - General, Regulatory Updates, UST Inspections

EPAThe EPA OUST announced recently that it has approved PMAA’s low liquid level integrity test as an alternative method for containment sump testing that is required under the 2015 federal UST regulations. The 2015 regulations require liquid testing every three years of all containment sumps used for interstitial monitoring of piping.

The original test method cited in the rule requires filling sumps with water above the penetration points in the sump wall, but the alternative requires filling sumps only to the level of a liquid sensing device equipped with a positive shutdown that is mounted below penetration points in the sump wall.

Reusing Sump Testing Liquid

OUST also clarified that water used for spill bucket and sump testing may be reused by third party vendors at other sites in order to help reduce the cost of handling and disposal of test liquids.

Sump Testing Exemptions

In addition, OUST clarified that if double walled pipe systems using sumps for interstitial monitoring were installed before the date secondary containment for piping was first required by regulation, the tank owner may instead use leak detectors and annual line tightness testing to meet leak detection requirements. This would remove the need to test containment sumps because annual line tightness tests would replace interstitial monitoring as the selected method of leak detection.

Audible Overfill Alarms

OUST also approved PMAA’s request to allow the use of a liquid level audible alarm as a primary method of overfill protection where removing a fully functional in-tank probe to meet visual inspection requirements would destroy operability of the probe.

A compliance bulletin explaining the 2015 regulations and PMAA’s alternative test method, and how it can be used for further flexibility under state regulations, will be sent out soon, so stay tuned.

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Do You have a Designated UST Operator List Handy?

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Did you know that most state regulators require that a list of all employees who are trained as designated UST operators be made available at your facility at all times? This is typically called at Designated UST Operator List.

Designated UST Operator ListPASS makes it easy to create and regenerate this list so you never get caught off guard. All you need to do is:

  • Navigate to the facility you’d like to generate the list for
  • Click on Reports
  • Select the Designated UST Operator List report

The report is automatically updated whenever you add new students and trainings, so be sure to check it and print off a new copy regularly to make sure you’re up to date!

We have a number of other different reports available for our customers to help ensure they are ahead of the regulatory curve. Please contact us today and we’ll show you how we offer the best, most complete, regulatory tool kit for the UST/AST industries.

This report is just one of the ways PASS helps keep you covered. Sign up today and subscribe to our newsletter to get 10% off your first order.

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