UST Operator Training LMS Integration now available from PASS

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Does your company already have an LMS to deliver training content? PASS now offers a UST Operator Training LMS Integration that allows you to deliver Class A/B & Class C trainings directly inside of the system you already have.

PASS Training - UST Operator Training LMS IntegrationWe’ve been working really hard over the last year developing and testing this integration which allows our customers to deliver all employee trainings from one place. This greatly simplifies the lives of the compliance manager and human resources personnel.

Here’s how it works.

  1. PASS configures/creates your account in the PASS LMS.
  2. You identify which trainings you would like to offer inside of your LMS.
  3. PASS generates custom AICC packages that are uniquely tied to your LMS system.
  4. Any manager of your LMS system can load these AICC packages just as they would any other SCORM-based trainings.
  5. The trainings are now available within your LMS just as any other training would be.

Check out our integration page for more details.

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Wyoming UST Operator Certification Requirements

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Wyoming UST Operator Certification RequirementsWyoming UST Operator Certification Requirements

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.   

  1. You may choose to take PASS’ Wyoming UST Class A/B Operator Training (ICC Preparatory Course) to prepare for the exam.
  2. Sign up for one of the following ICC exams through the Pearson VUE website.  For general information about how the ICC exams work, visit PASS’ ICC Exam page.
    1. The ICC W6 (Wyoming State-Specific Class A Storage Tank Operator) exam is for Class A/B UST operators.  Passing this exam qualifies you for a Wyoming Class A/B operator’s license.
    2. The ICC BU (Class B UST System Operator) national exam is for Class B UST operators.  Passing this exam only qualifies you for a Wyoming UST Class B operator’s license.
    3. The ICC W5 (Wyoming State-Specific Class B AST Operator) exam is for Class B AST operators.  Passing this exam qualifies you for a Wyoming AST Class B operator’s license.
  3.  Upon receiving your ICC score, you must submit an application for a Wyoming license, along with a copy of your ICC score report, to the Department of Environmental Quality, Solid and Hazardous Division (DEQ).  

Wyoming class A/B operators must retake the ICC exam and reapply for their Wyoming license every five years.

 Visit PASS’ Wyoming Page →

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Oregon UST Operator Certification Requirements

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Oregon UST Operator Certification RequirementsOregon UST Operator Certification Requirements

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.

  1. Once you have passed the ICC exams, you must submit copies of your ICC score reports and your phone number to:

Mitch Scheel

Oregon DEQ – Land Quality Division

811 SW Sixth Avenue

Portland, OR 97204

  1. The DEQ will send you a copy of the Oregon-specific training manual, which you must read.
  2. When you have finished reading the training manual, you must submit an affidavit stating that you have read and understood the manual.  Only then will you be in compliance with the training requirement.

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North Dakota UST Operator Certification Requirements

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North Dakota UST Operator Certification RequirementsNorth Dakota UST Operator Certification Requirements

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.

  1. Once you have completed PASS’ North Dakota Class A/B Operator Training course, save your operator training certificate to your computer as a .pdf file.  (To do this, click on the Certificate box in your PASS Training dashboard.  When the browser window opens to your certificate, click the  in the upper right corner of the screen and choose where you want to save the file.)
  2. Go to http://www.ndhealth.gov/wm/UndergroundStorageTankProgram/.
  3. Click the UST Online Services link.
    1. If you have NOT received a username and password from the NDDoH, click the New Operator tab and New Operator Application, then fill out the form and submit. You will receive an e-mail from the NDDoH with your username and password.
    2. If you have received a username and password from the NDDoH, click the Operator Training Login tab and Login to Operator Training. Enter your username and password and click Log In.
  4. Click Operator Training.
  5. The next page is titled Training Menu for YOUR NAME.
  6. In the Modules area, click the Go to Training link to the right of the module titled Introduction. On the next page, read through the sections and answer the questions.
  7. Repeat Step #6 for the modules titled Operator Training and Mandatory.
  8. On the Training Menu for YOUR NAME page, click Request Reciprocity.
  9. Under Reciprocity Source, choose your operator training certificate.
  10. For Reciprocity Date, choose the date on your certificate.
  11. Next to Submit Certificate By, choose Upload.
  12. Click the Choose File button next to File to Upload. This will open a new window allowing you to select the saved copy of your certificate.
  13. Click Submit Request for Reciprocity.

 

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Minnesota UST Operator Certification Requirements

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 Minnesota UST Operator Certification RequirementsMinnesota UST Operator Certification Requirements

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 to do.

  1. Once you have prepared to take the exam, visit the MPCA website and register for the exam.
  2. Once you have registered, you have 10 days to complete the exam.  You may start and stop the exam as many times as you want in that 10-day time period.
  3. If you fail the exam or fail to complete the exam within the 10-day period, you will be required to take an MPCA-approved training course, such as the one offered by PASS.
  4. Once you have completed your training course, you must contact Jenalee Quigley at the MPCA (jenalee.quigley@state.mn.us, 651-757-2238, or 1-800-657-3864), who will reset your exam so you may take it again.
  5. Once you have passed the MPCA exam, your operator certificate will be e-mailed to you.

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Colorado UST Operator Certification Requirements

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Colorado UST Operator Certification RequirementsColorado UST Operator Certification Requirements

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 what you need to do.

  1. At the end of PASS’ UST Class A/B operator training course, you are instructed to download and/or print a .pdf document entitled Colorado UST Class A/B Site-Specific Checklist.  The document is also available in the course File Locker.
  2. You should read the checklist carefully, gather the required information about your facility, and write it on the checklist.  For example, for each UST at the facility, you will need to know the tank construction material, contents, capacity, release detection method(s), type of fuel pumping system, etc.
  3. After you have completed the Site-Specific Checklist, call PASS at 866-735-0201 during regular business hours, which are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
  4. The PASS representative will ask you questions about the information you entered on the Site-Specific Checklist.  For example, you will be asked where the facility’s certificate of registration is kept and when it expires.
  5. Once this post-training interview is complete, you will be able to login to the PASS system and print your certificate.

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West Virginia UST and AST Operator Training and Compliance News

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Good News for West Virginia UST and AST Operators!West Virginia UST and AST Operator State Seal

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 A/B course includes:

  • Information on recently-added AST requirements;
  • More downloadable documents, including the 2015 revision of the EPA’s publication Musts for USTs, the WVDEP’s version of Operating and Maintaining Underground Storage Tank Systems, and useful WVDEP guidance documents on AST registration and delivery prohibition;
  • More state-specific forms, including the UST System Installation Request and Notification for Underground Storage Tanks forms;
  • Citations to West Virginia’s UST/AST regulations (Underground Storage Tank Act §22-17 and the Underground Storage Tank Rule §33 CSR 30) throughout the course; and
  • More quiz and exam questions on state-specific requirements, including those regarding UST certified workers and red tag/delivery prohibition procedures, among others.

If your current UST/AST operator training provider does not offer these features, consider switching to PASS today.
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PASS Tools Can Help You Navigate New AST Compliance Requirements

The West Virginia Above Ground Storage Tank Act was signed into law in 2014 and amended in 2015.  In part, the Act requires that owners/operators of ASTs in West Virginia register their ASTs with the WVDEP and submit a Spill Prevention Response Plan (SPRP) to the WVDEP.   In addition, each AST must have been evaluated by a qualified professional and certification of that evaluation sent to the WVDEP no later than December 14, 2015 and must be reevaluated and recertified every year thereafter.  The WVDEP has already started enforcing these requirements and many ASTs have been taken out of service due to non-compliance.  If you own or operate an AST in West Virginia and need help keeping your inspection data and facility information current, PASS Tools can help!  PASS Tools is equipped with specialized AST inspection profiles which you can access and use from any internet-connected device, including smartphones and tablets.  Using PASS Tools, you can easily print out your AST information and the required SPRP!
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New Oregon Self-Serve Fueling Rule

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New Oregon Fueling Rules

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 18 counties, most of which are in the central and eastern part of the state.  This new rule is meant to help Oregonians and people traveling through rural counties who need to have access to fuel after normal business hours.  Many people have been stranded in remote parts of the state after running low or completely out of gas and not having anywhere to refuel until morning.

Oregon has had a ban on self-serve fueling since 1951.  The law was meant to keep the public from handling “Class 1 flammable fuels” as well as protecting people, particularly the elderly, from injury or exposure to Oregon’s sometimes harsh weather.

If you are a gas station/convenience store owner considering the switch to self-serve, there are a few things to consider.  First, it may require new equipment.  This may mean new pumps that can handle the after-hours, self-serve transactions. Second, you need to make sure that an emergency stop is accessible to the public.  As required by the 2014 Oregon Fire Code 2308.7, emergency stops must be no more than 100 feet away and no less than 20 feet from the pumps.   Third, you want to make sure that emergency contact information is clearly and prominently posted for customers to see.

Regardless of whether your facility is staffed or unstaffed, having trained UST operators is still important.  When a customer calls you in the middle of the night for help with an emergency situation at an unstaffed facility, you need to know what to do.

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Download Training Order PDFs Directly From Emails

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After some continuing feedback from many of the accounting departments we work with, we’ve now added the ability for users to download order and invoice PDFs directly from our emails.

Starting today you will see PDF links in all order email notifications that come from the PASS LMS. This allows for easy sharing of order details without the need to even login to your account. View a sample here →

Also on a side note, my daughter Khloe was born Saturday! She and mommy are doing great and Khloe plans on joining the dev team as soon as she learns to type 🙂

Khloe