UST Rule Deadline Fast Approaching: How To Prepare For Tougher EPA Compliance Requirements
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In October 2015, the EPA finalized regulations for underground storage tanks. The new regulations make significant changes to the existing UST regulations including but not limited to training operators, installing secondary containment, and ensuring the proper operation and maintenance of the tank system.
States that do not have state program approval (SPA) from the EPA, U.S. territories, and Indian land, must follow the existing federal regulations that are currently in effect. However, the remaining 38 states that do have SPA must undergo regulatory rulemaking to meet the federal minimum requirements for USTs by October 13, 2018.
The flurry of rule making required to get up to par with federal minimums may seem overwhelming and confusing for many UST owners and operators, especially with tank systems in multiple states.
Even while October 2018 may seem distant, it is critical for UST owners and operators to be aware of the regulatory changes that lie ahead and how the new regulations will impact their facility’s operations.
Join us for an informative webinar lead by a seasoned UST industry expert who will discuss the importance of the new tank regulations, how states are coming into compliance, as well as how these regulations will impact your facility’s operations.
- What EPA updated and revised rules mean for your operations
- How the UST regulations can differ from state to state and what that means for your tanks
- Common problems and mistakes operators can avoid making when complying with the new regulations
- Tips for preparing for the upcoming October 13th deadline
About Your Presenter:
Ben Thomas brings to the petroleum industry over 28 years of experience, networking and ideas to help owners and inspectors solve complex technical problems in the management of underground storage tank systems. Mr. Thomas’ experience goes back to 1986, when he supervised UST removals in Vermont. Between 1989 and 1995, he oversaw cleanup of leaking UST sites in northern Alaska. From 1995 to 2002, he ran Alaska’s UST leak prevention program. Mr. Thomas gained national attention for his innovative work in web page development, outreach material, financial responsibility compliance, and most notably the Alaska third party inspection program. Since leaving Alaska in 2002, his principal focus has been education, training, and outreach to the nation’s UST owners, operators, inspectors and technicians.
Mr. Thomas led the nation’s first state-approved Class A/B operator class in Oregon in 2003 and has been training nonstop ever since. From Guam to Puerto Rico and many points in between, he continues to look for new ways to make his UST classes interesting, relevant and sometimes fun. Currently Ben manages USTtraining.com, an online training school for Class A, B and C operators. Between his live, webinar and online classes, he’s trained more UST operators than any one person in the US. Ben also offered free information to UST operators and inspectors with his popular Tank Savvy Minute video series on YouTube. Mr. Thomas’ motto is that he’s helping protect the nation’s drinking water supplies one tank at a time.
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UST, Underground Storage Tanks, EPA, SPA, State Program Approval, Ben Thomas, UST training, UST October 2018, environmental compliance
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