Updates to Illinois Stage II Vapor Recovery Decommissioning →

Posted by - General, Regulatory Updates

An Update from the Illinois Petroleum Marketeer Association:  Gasoline Dispensing Facilities that Have Stage II Vapor Recovery Systems Must Decommission the Equipment by December 31, 2016: Stage II vapor recovery systems have been required at most Chicago area retail and commercial gasoline dispensing facilities (GDF) located in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties, along with… Read more »

New Resources for UST Regulations Launching Today →

Posted by - General, Regulatory Updates, UST Inspections, UST Operator Training

After months in the making, we are excited to unveil our new State Regulatory Resource Center, a brand new set of resources for UST regulations. Many of you are familiar with our existing state-specific pages, but today we are improving and expanding the information we provide. In addition to tracking regulatory departmental details and the general availability of UST Operator Training,… Read more »

Illinois UST Operator Retraining →

Posted by - UST Operator Training

Does your UST operator certificate expire this year? The State of Illinois requires all UST operators (Class A, Class B, and Class C) to be retrained every 2 years.  The initial training deadline of August 8, 2012 meant that Illinois operators needed to retrain in 2014 and now need to retrain in 2016. If you… Read more »

M-PACT 2016: Spotlight on Illinois →

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 Illinois. The big news in Illinois is the upcoming… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Illinois Enforces Fueling Assistance Law →

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“provide and display at least one ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] compliant motor fuel dispenser with a direct telephone number to the station that allows a disabled operator of a motor vehicle to to request refueling assistance, with the telephone number posted in close proximity to the International Symbol of Accessibility…if the station does not… Read more »

Notice Something Different about our Illinois Class A/B UST Operator Course? →

Posted by - PASS Training, UST Operator Training

You’re not imagining things!  PASS’ recently revised and improved UST Class A/B Operator Training Course has just been approved by the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).  Anyone taking the Illinois A/B course from now on will be using this course.  Improvements and new features include: Specific citations to state and federal UST… Read more »

Illinois Initiates Stage II Vapor Recovery Decommissioning →

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The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) recently announced that, beginning January 1, 2014, Stage II vapor recovery systems in Illinois are to be decommissioned, with decommissioning to be completed by December 31, 2016.  Since the late 1990’s, the U.S. EPA has required vehicle manufacturers to install on-board refueling vapor recovery systems in hopes of phasing… Read more »