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Webinar Archive: UST Inspector Training

NEIWPCC collaborates with state, tribal, territorial, and federal partners to produce training webinars aimed at a national audience of state and tribal UST employees. The goal of NEIWPCC’s UST webinars is to improve UST program performance, educate UST inspectors on regulatory and equipment topics, and ultimately prevent UST releases to the environment.

You can find information on our most recent training webinars below. Please visit our page for information on webinar requirements

UST System Repairs (7/20/2017)

Description: Aimed at state, territorial, and tribal UST inspectors, this webinar will cover the following topics:

  • Maintenance, repair, and replacement under framework of the 2015 federal regulation
  • Considerations for states as they revise regulations
  • Manufacturer feedback on maintenance, recommendations for repair, and replacement of entry boots and spill buckets

Webinar Recording

Webinar Presentations:
Introduction – Zach Hope, Colorado Division of Oil and Public Safety
Manufacturer Feedback – Greg Barnes, Diversified Products Manufacturing, Inc.
Manufacturer Feedback – Paul Reber, Icon Containment Solutions, LLC


UST Overfill Prevention (5/10/2017)

Description: Aimed at state, territorial, and tribal UST inspectors, this webinar will cover:

  • Overview of regulatory requirements, performance standards, and common overfill devices
  • Device installation, delivery methods, and inspections
  • Perspectives from manufacturer and description of devices

Webinar Recording

Webinar Presentations:
Introduction – Ted Unkles, Vermont DEC
Overfill Prevention – Spruce Wheelock, New Hampshire DES
Manufacturer Perspective and Equipment – Nicole Keppy, Franklin Fueling Systems
Manufacturer Perspective and Equipment – Chuck Liebal, OPW Retail Fueling


PEI RP1200: Concerns with UST Sump Testing (3/16/2017)

Description: Aimed at state, territorial, and tribal UST inspectors, this webinar will cover testing procedures for UST containment sumps and spill buckets, with a focus on common problems encountered therein. Specific equipment will be discussed, as will examples of how fluid is managed in specific states following hydrostatic testing.

Webinar Recording

Webinar Presentations:
PEI RP 1200—Containment Testing and Issues Encountered – Ed Kubinsky, Crompco
Defender Series™ Spill Containers – Loren Swalheim, Franklin Fueling Systems
Managing UST Test Fluid – Natalie Creed, Idaho DEQ
Managing UST Test Fluid – Heather Peters, Missouri DNR


Leak Detection: SIR, CITLD, 2015 Federal UST Regulation (11/7/2016)

Description: Aimed at state, territorial, and tribal UST inspectors, this webinar will provide participants with an overview of Statistical Inventory Recovery (SIR), Continuous In Tank Leak Detection (CITLD), and related UST concepts. SIR and CITLD will also be discussed in terms of the 2015 Federal UST Regulation.

Webinar Presentations:
Leak Detection Terms and Concepts – Marcel Moreau, Marcel Moreau Associates
Industry Perspectives – Bill Jones, Warren Rogers Associates
Industry Perspectives – Kevin Dockery, Simmons Corporation
SIR, CITLD, and the 2015 Federal UST Regulation – Tim Smith, EPA OUST


Walkthrough Inspections (6/27/2016)

Description: Aimed at state, territory, and tribal UST inspectors, the Walkthrough Inspections Webinar will provide participants with an overview on regulatory requirements, State inspection processes, and contractor inspection processes.

Webinar Recording

Webinar Presentations:
EPA Walkthrough Inspection Regulations – Tim Smith, EPA HQ
NH’s UST Walkthrough Inspections – Spruce Wheelock, NH DES
NJ’s UST Walkthrough Inspections – John Olko, NJ DEP
Contractor’s Perspective of Walkthrough Inspections – Ed Kubinsky, CrompCo


Integrity Testing Methods (RP1200) (11/13/2014)

Agenda

Description: Aimed at state, territory, and tribal UST inspectors, the Interstitial Monitoring Webinar will provide participants with an overview on regulatory requirements, types of sensors, testing sensors, how to review ATG records, and what to do if there is a suspected release.

Complete webinar video

Webinar Presentations:
Integrity Testing of UST Systems – PEI RP1200 – Kevin Henderson, Kevin Henderson Consulting, LLC


Interstitial Monitoring (10/27/2014)

Agenda

Description: Aimed at state, territory, and tribal UST inspectors, the Interstitial Monitoring Webinar will provide participants with an overview on regulatory requirements, types of sensors, testing sensors, how to review ATG records, and what to do if there is a suspected release.

Webinar Presentations:
Secondary Containment and Interstitial Monitoring: Federal Requirements – Tim Smith, U.S. EPA OUST
Making Sense of Sensors – from LUSTLine Bulletin 58
Interstitial Monitoring Records – John Kneece, Underground Storage Training & Consulting
Did a Release Occur? Investigation 101 – Joseph Sowers, Florida DOH – Pinellas CHD


Inspections 101 (9/25/2014)

Agenda

Description: Aimed at new state, territory, and tribal UST inspectors, the Inspections 101 Webinar will walk participants through pre-inspection analysis, safety considerations, what happens on-site, and reviewing records.

Webinar Presentations:
What to Look for before You Leave the Office – Ted Unkles, Vermont DEC
Inspector Safety at UST Compliance Inspections – Kevin Strohmeier, Kentucky DEP
Equipment 101 – Spruce Wheelock, New Hampshire DES
Reviewing Records – John Morgan, South Carolina DHEC


Corrosion Challenges Posed by Biofuels (6/20/2013)

Agenda

Description: Aimed at state, territory, and tribal UST employees, the Corrosion Challenges Posed by Biofuels Webinar is the second installment in a special series related to biofuels. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of occurrences of corrosion being recognized in the submersible pump sumps of USTs containing ethanol blends and the corrosion of UST components and equipment in tanks containing ultra-low sulfur diesel.

Complete webinar video (34 MB zip, MP4)

Webinar Presentations:
Corrosion Challenges Posed by Biofuels: Webinar Overview – Michael Pomes, EPA Region 7
Accelerated Corrosion of UST Equipment – Steve Pollock, Virginia DEQ
Corrosion of Copper and Steel in the UST Sump Environment – Jeffrey Sowards, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Corrosion in Systems Storing Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel – Prentiss Searles, American Petroleum Institute


Release Detection Challenges Posed by Biofuels (3/13/2013)

Agenda

Description: Aimed at state, territory, and tribal UST employees, the Release Detection Challenges Posed by Biofuels Webinar will be the first installment in a special series related to biofuels.  This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the potential impact of biofuels on leak detection, the work being done by the National Work Group on Leak Detection Evaluations, and the detection of water and phase separation.

Complete webinar video (34 MB zip, WMV)

Webinar Presentations:
Release Detection Challenges Posed by Biofuels: Webinar – Michael Pomes, EPA Region 7
Alternative Fuels – Challenging Our Leak Detection Technology – Kevin Henderson, Kevin Henderson Consulting, LLC
NWGLDE Challenges with Release Detection Equipment Used with Tank Systems Containing Biofuels – Curt Johnson, AL DEM and NWGLDE Chair
Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG) Water Detection Float Performance in Ethanol Blends – Anne Marie Gregg, Battelle Memorial Institute

Video Clips for Gregg Presentation:
Without Splash (slide 9) (5 MB zip, WMV)
With Splash (slide 10) (2 MB zip, WMV)
E0 Dump (slide 19) (6 MB zip, WMV)
E15 Dump (slide 21) (6 MB zip, WMV)
E85 Dump (slide 24) (6 MB zip, WMV)


Automatic Tank Gauges (7/31/2012)

Agenda

Description: Aimed at state, territory, and tribal UST inspectors, the Automatic Tank Gauges Webinar will provide participants with an overview of ATG history, printouts, and issues.  Topics include: the evolution and history of the ATG, printout interpretation, alarm history, and why ATGs miss leaks.

Complete webinar video (28 MB zip, MPEG-4)

Webinar Presentations:
Automatic Tank Gauges: A Brief History and Overview of Technology – Richard Bradley, CQE Systems, Inc.
ATG Test Reports & Alarm History Reports – John Kneece, Underground Storage Training and Consulting, LLC.
Automatic Tank Gauges: Why Do ATGs Miss Leaks? – Richard Bradley, CQE Systems, Inc.


High-Throughput Facilities (11/16/2011)

Agenda

Description: The fifth in a series of webinars aimed at state and tribal UST inspectors, the High-Throughput Facilities Webinar will provide participants with an overview inspecting a high-throughput facility, leak detection methods, and details on a recent release in Wisconsin.

Complete webinar video (26 MB zip, MPEG-4)

Webinar Presentations:
Inspecting High-Throughput Facilities: An Inspector’s Challenge – Mike Martin, MO DNR
Leak Detection Options at High-Throughput Sites – Bill Jones, Warren Rodgers Associates
Case Study – Release at a Wisconsin High-Throughput Facility – Greg Bareta, WI DSPS


New Installations (5/25/2011)

Agenda

Description: The fourth in a series of webinars aimed at state and tribal UST inspectors, the New Installations Webinar will provide participants with an overview on installation standards and testing.  Topics include: 40 CFR requirements, industry standards, problems with installations, testing newly-installed systems, and verification of proper installation.

Due to technical difficulties, the recording of this webinar is not available.

Webinar Presentations:
New Installations: Overview & Federal Requirements – Tim Smith, OUST
New Tank Installations – Peter Rollo, DNREC
New Installations – Steve Purpora, Purpora Engineering
Problems with Installations – Ernest Roggelin, PCHD


Corrosion and Cathodic Protection Webinar (2/23/2011)

Agenda

Description: The third in a series of webinars aimed at state and tribal UST inspectors, the Corrosion and Cathodic Protection Webinar will provide participants with an overview of CP design, testing, and reporting.  Topics include: types of corrosion and cathodic protection, what is necessary for designing CP systems, testing and reporting requirements, and common problems seen by inspectors.

Complete webinar video (72 MB zip, MPEG-4)

Webinar Presentations:
Introduction and Design Requirements – Jeremy Hailey, Northwest Corrosion Engineering
Testing and Reporting Requirements – Lorri Grainawi, Steel Tank Institute
Evaluation of Cathodic Protection Testing & Issues in the Field – Kevin Henderson, Mississippi DEQ


Secondary Containment Webinar (12/6/2010)

Agenda

Description: The second in a series of webinars aimed at state and tribal UST inspectors, the Secondary Containment Webinar will provide participants with an overview of secondary containment sensors, monitoring, and testing methods. Topics include: state experience with implementing secondary containment, NWGLDE testing, secondary containment monitors and their operation, and how sensors and monitoring equipment are tested in the field.

Complete webinar video (80 MB zip, MPEG-4)

Webinar Presentations:
Overview and NWGLDE Testing – Tim Smith, EPA OUST
Interstitial Monitoring – Ben Thomas, PTS
Secondary Containment Monitoring – Dave Emmington, Veeder Root
Florida’s Experience (44 MB) – Ernest Roggelin, PCHD


2nd Tank and Line Tightness Testing Webinar (9/7/2010)

Agenda

Description: The first in a series of webinars aimed at state and tribal UST inspectors, the Tank and Line Tightness Testing Webinar will provide participants with an overview of tank and tightness testing methods. Topics include how the NWGLDE evaluates these methods before breaking down each of the major testing methods – how the test is preformed, how the test results should be interpreted, and what are the limitations of each test. Speakers will also discuss manufacturer’s certification for tightness testers as well as changes and research on the horizon.

Complete webinar video (326 MB zip, Windows Media)

Webinar Presentations:
Overview of Tank and Line Tightness Testing – Michael Pomes, KS DHE
Line Testing: Petro-Tite – Steve Purpora, Purpora Engineering
LDT Leak Detection Technology – David Rabb, Leak Detection Technologies
Tightness Testing Tanks – Steve Purpora, Purpora Engineering
NWGLDE Evaluation of Methods – Mike Juranty, NH DES
Changes and Research with Tightness Testing – Michael Pomes, KS DHE


Tank and Line Tightness Testing (6/23/2010)

Agenda

Description: The first in a series of webinars aimed at state and tribal UST inspectors, the Tank and Line Tightness Testing Webinar will provide participants with an overview of tank and tightness testing methods. Topics include how the NWGLDE evaluates these methods before breaking down each of the major testing methods – how the test is preformed, how the test results should be interpreted, and what are the limitations of each test. Speakers will also discuss manufacturer’s certification for tightness testers as well as changes and research on the horizon.

Complete webinar video (194 MB, Windows Media)

Webinar Presentations: