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UST Inspection and Release Prevention

Below is a list of Underground Storage Tank (UST) training resources available through NEIWPCC and other organizations.


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UST Inspection and Release Prevention Webinars

NEIWPCC works with partners to develop training webinars aimed at a national audience of state and tribal UST inspectors and release prevention professionals. The goal of NEIWPCC’s UST webinars is to improve UST program performance, educate UST inspectors on policy and UST systems and equipment, and ultimately prevent UST releases to the environment.

Upcoming Webinars

There are no upcoming webinars at this time.


Past Webinars

UST webinars and videos hosted by NEIWPCC.

Date UST Webinar Title Speaker(s) Keywords
2022-Oct Emergency Power Generator (EPG) UST Systems: One of The Last Frontiers Jonathan McRae, NDEP-BCA
Tim Smith, U.S. EPA
Gregory Young, VMI Manufacturing, LLC
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, EPGs, generators, emergency generators, diesel generator
2022-Oct Underground Storage Tank (UST) Removal Time Ryan Haerer, U.S. EPA OUST
Brad Hoffman, Tanknology
Michael Hollis, NJ DEP
Matt Jones, NH DES
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, UST closure, UST Removal, tank pull
2021-Nov UST Systems at Marinas Tim Smith – U.S. EPA
J. David Stone – Tennessee DEC
Steve Latimer – Wilson/Rogers & Associates
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, marina USTs, boats
2021-Dec Emergency Power Generator UST Systems, Part 2 Tim Smith – U.S. EPA
John Cignatta – Datanet Engineering, Inc.
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, EPGs, generators, emergency generators, diesel generator
2021-Dec UST Overfill Prevention Russ Brauksieck – U.S. EPA
Spruce Wheelock – retired, formerly with New Hampshire DES
David McKamie – DATZ UST Management, LLC
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, spill prevention, release prevention, overfill prevention
2020-Sept Collaborating Across Regulatory Programs to Achieve Shared Goals Kris Shiffer, PA DEP
Suzanne Connelly, NH DES
Meredith Love, SC DHEC
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, collaboration
2020-Jul Emergency Power Generator UST Systems Carolyn Hoskinson, EPA OUST
Tim Smith, US EPA
Seth Hendrix, MO DEQ
John V. Cignatta, PhD, Datanet Engineering, Inc.
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, EPGs, generators, emergency generators, diesel generator
2020-Dec NLPA/KWA Standard 823 – Preventative Maintenance, Repair and In-situ Construction of Petroleum Sumps Russ Brauksieck, U.S. EPA
Tony Rieck, T.R. Consulting, Inc.
Ed Kubinsky, Crompco, LLC
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, ust maintenance
2020-Apr Spill Bucket/Containment Sump Testing and Repair Webinar Russ Brauksieck, EPA
Ed Kubinsky, Crompco
Tony Rieck, TR Consulting, Inc.
Roland Riegel, Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, scbs, spill bucket, sump testing, sump repair, release prevention
2019-Jul Financial Responsibility Eileen Butler, DE DNREC
David Gilden, DE DNREC
Melissa Wright, MD Dept of Environment and Oil Control Program
Kelly Adams. GA EPD, UST Program
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, UST insurance, financial responsibility
2019-Aug Cathodic Protection Steve Pollock, Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Assn
Kevin Henderson, Kevin Henderson Consulting
Rick Rogers, UST Corrosion Mgmt, Inc.
Alicia Meadows, VA DEQ
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, cathodic protection, corrosion protection
2019-Aug Automatic Tank Gauges Marcel Moreau, Marcel Moreau Associates
Ben Thomas, UST Training
Jon Kelly, Canary Compliance
Justin Whitfield, Canary Compliance
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, ATG, tank gauge
2019-Aug Emerging Fuels Ryan Haerer, EPA
Doug Hansen, UT DEQ
Ted Unkles, VT DEC
Chris Marks, Ph.D., AZ DEQ-UST Program
Tara Rosie, AZ DEQ-UST Program
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, ethanol, biofuels, release detection, emerging fuels
2018-Sep NTC18 – Incentivizing UST Compliance Mahesh Albuquerque, Colorado OPS
Russ Olsen, Washington PLIA
Sharon Morgan, Kansas DHE
John Menatti, Utah DEQ
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, UST compliance, UST inspections
2018-Sep NTC18 – How in the Hazmat do I Inspect and Test these Sumps? Mahesh Albuquerque, Colorado OPS
Robert May, Synergy Environmental Inc.
Tony Raia, US EPA OUST
Kevin Henderson, Kevin Henderson Consulting
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, sumps, UST sump integrity
2018-Sep NTC18 – Low Level Sump Testing John Olko, NJ DEP
Paul Reber, Icon Containment Solutions
Bruce Garrett, Dependable Petroleum Service
Tony Raia, US EPA OUST
Don Taylor, TN DEC
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, UST sumps, sump testing, hydrostatic testing
2017-Nov UST System Manifolds John Olko, NJ DEP
Mike Frank, MD Dept of the Environment
Greg Young, Vaporless Manufacturing, Inc.
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, manifolded UST, UST systems
2017-May UST Overfill Prevention Ted Unkles, VT DEC
Spruce Wheelock, NH DES
Nicole Keppy, Franklin Fueling Systems
Chuck Liebal, OPW Retail Fueling
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, spill prevention, release prevention, overfill prevention
2017-Mar PEI RP1200: Concerns with UST Sump Testing Ed Kubinsky, Crompco
Loren Swalhein, Franklin Fueling Systems
Natalie Creed, ID DEQ
Heather Peters, MO DNR
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, UST testing, sump testing, hydrostatic testing, UST compliance
2017-Jul UST System Repairs Zach Hope, CO Div of Oil & Public Safety
Greg Barnes, Diversified Products Manufacturing, Inc.
Paul Reber, Icon Containment Solutions, LLC
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, UST repairs, UST repipe,
2016-Jun Walkthrough Inspections Tim Smith, EPA OUST
Spruce Wheelock, NH DES
John Olko, NJ DEP
Ed Kubinsky, CrompCo
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, compliance inspections
2014-Nov Integrity Testing Methods Kevin Henerson, Kevin Henderson Consulting, LLC UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, UST testing, integrity testing, testing methods
2013-Mar Release Detection Challenges Posed by Biofuels Michael Pomes, EPA Region 7
Kevin Henerson, Kevin Henderson Consulting, LLC
Curt Johnson, AL DEM & NWGLDE Chair
Anne Marie Gregg, Battelle Memorial Institute
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, ethanol, biofuels, release detection
2013-Jun Corrosion Challenges Posed by Biofuels  Michael Pomes, EPA Region 7
Steve Pollock, VA DEQ
Jeffrey Sowards, National Institute of Standards & Technology
Prentiss Searles, American Petroleum Institute
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, ethanol, biofuels, corrosion
2013 What Do We Have Here? UST Closure NEIWPCC UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, UST closure, UST Removal, tank pull
2012-Jul Automatic Tank Gauges Richard Bradley, CQE Systems, Inc.
John Kneece, Underground Storage Training & Consulting, LLC
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, ATG, tank gauge
2011-Nov High-Throughput Facilities  Mike Martin, MO DNR
Bill Jones, Warren Rodgers Associates
Greg Bareta, WI DSPS
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations
2010-Sept Tank and Line Tightness Testing Michael Pomes, KS DHE
Steve Purpora, Purpora Engineering
Kevin Keegan, Tanknology
David Rabb, Leak Detection Technologies
Mike Juranty, NHDES
UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, UST testing, tightness testing, tank testing
1988 Tank Closure Without Tears – An Inspectors Safety Guide NEIWPCC UST, underground storage tanks, inspection, inspectors, release, gas stations, UST removal, tank removalm tank pull


Class A and B UST Operator Exams

EPA developed class A and class B UST operator exams to primarily help UST system owners and operators in Indian country meet the 2015 federal UST regulation requirement that designated operators demonstrate knowledge. Designated operators are required to verify compliance with the requirement to pass an exam. On behalf of EPA, NEIWPCC is making these exams easily accessible and at no cost to all designated operators. To learn more about these exams, please visit the EPA’s website.


Additional Resources

EPA Underground Storage Tank (UST) Inspector Training

Free 2 module training with a final exam that introduces participants to the UST program and explains the basics of UST inspections.


ASTSWMO Webinars

The Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO) offers free UST and LUST webinar training opportunities.


Steel Tank Institute Training

The steel tank institute offers in person training opportunities as well as on-demand and webinar trainings on UST-related topics


Petroleum Equipment Institute Webinars

The Petroleum Equipment Institute offers webinars on UST-related topics in both English and Spanish


Publications

Protecting the Drinking Water You Provide – A Guide for Owners and Operators of Gas Stations
Do you have a drinking water well at your gas station or know someone who does? This 10-page booklet was created to educate individuals who have an onsite drinking water well as one of their responsibilities in meeting drinking water regulations. The booklet provides an overview of responsibilities and can be distributed electronically or through printed copies.


Health, Environmental, and Economic Impacts of Adding Ethanol to Gasoline in the Northeast States
In May 2000, the New England Governors’ Conference Committee on the Environment asked NEIWPCC and the Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM) to assess the potential public health, environmental, regulatory and economic impacts of adding ethanol, instead of MtBE, to gasoline in the Northeast. This NEIWPCC and NESCAUM collaborative effort resulted in a three-volume multimedia assessment of increased ethanol use in our region. This paper highlights key findings of the NEIWPCC and NESCAUM analyses and provides research and policy recommendations for consideration by the Northeast states. The report was published in July 2001.


Tank Closure Without Tears

This video was produced in 1988 and Underground Storage Tank (UST) and safety regulations have been updated since that time. This video outlines causes of fires and explosions, while offering guidance in preparing a safe workplace, purging tanks, testing with oxygen and explosion meters, tank cleaning, transportation, and disposal.

 

EPA's Class A and B UST Operator Exams and Revised Online UST Inspector Training

EPA developed class A and class B UST operator exams to primarily help UST system owners and operators in Indian country meet the 2015 federal UST regulation requirement that designated operators demonstrate knowledge.  October 13, 2018 is the deadline for designated operators to verify compliance with the requirement to pass an exam. Access the exam here.

EPA made their revised online UST inspector training available in December of 2017. It now includes requirements and information from the 2015 federal UST regulation. This replaces EPA’s previous inspector training, known as the UST-LUST Virtual Classroom. Visit EPA’s online UST inspector training.