The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) acknowledges that travel plans may be altered due to the precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). In the event a trainee or Operator is hesitant about traveling to an Operator Training venue or the classroom training event is canceled, the trainee or Operator may request an extension of the Class A/B Operator Training for up to 6 months past their initial due date, certificate expiration date, or re-training date. An Operator Training Request for Extension Form must be completed, signed and submitted to KDHE for review and approval prior to the trainee’s or Operator’s required certification due date or expiration date. Click the link for more information.
On Nov. 15, 2017, TCEQ commissioners approved publication of the proposed rules for petroleum storage tanks.
The proposed rulemaking amends Title 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 334. This required rulemaking will incorporate necessary changes to 30 TAC Chapter 334 in accordance with the EPA’s 2015 revisions to the federal underground storage tank (UST) regulations in Title 40 Code of Federal Regulations Part 280.
The rule revisions include:
Periodic operation and maintenance requirements for UST systems to conduct walkthrough inspections and test UST system components,
New requirements to annually test specific release-detection equipment,
Changes to comply with existing EPA release-detection requirements to monitor at least every 30 days (instead of every 35 days), and
Minor rule revisions relating to the fee on delivery of petroleum products to reflect changes that were statutorily implemented in the Texas Water Code in 2015.
The public comment period will be Dec. 1, 2017 through Jan. 9, 2018. Comments may be submitted electronically beginning Dec. 1, 2017.
A formal public rule hearing is also scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Jan. 9, 2018, at the TCEQ’s Central Office located at 12100 Park 35 Circle, Austin, TX 78753, in Building E, Conference Room 201S.
Visit the TCEQ website for more information about the proposed rule. If you have questions about the proposed rule, contact Andy Tait at email@example.com.
After training Designated UST Operators (also known as DOs or DUSTOs) for over 9 years in a classroom setting, TAIT is now finished in the process of converting our classroom course to an online, self-paced course. This course is now available on our website. http://tait.ustcourse.com/store
This new online course is available 24/7, and will be self-paced, meaning a student’s work is saved, and they can pick up where they finished. If a student does not pass the first time, that student can take the course again with no additional cost. If a student fails a second time, TAIT will provide a full refund as long as that student completes the course a second time. TAIT has 40 years of UST training experience, so any student will be in good hands
Please visit http://tait.ustcourse.com/store for more information on this new course, as well as the other UST Operator Training Courses TAIT offers. You can take the course HERE.
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Missouri’s new UST operator training rule requires that persons with responsibility for the proper operation of USTs and for responding to emergencies and leaks be properly trained by July 1, 2016. When you want to learn about requirements for USTs in Missouri, you’re going to want to read the
Rules of Department of Natural Resources
Division 26—Petroleum and Hazardous Substance Storage Tanks
Effective January 19, 2016, EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks will be located in the Ronald Reagan Building, which is part of the Federal Triangle Complex in Washington, D.C.
EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) has moved from its Arlington, Virginia location to the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The new address: Office of Underground Storage Tanks, US EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Mail Code 5401R, Washington, D.C. 20460. The email addresses of the OUST staff and UST website www.epa.gov/ust, remain the same. You can access OUST employee’s phone numbers through the headquarters contact section on the OUST website http://www.epa.gov/ust/underground-storage-tank-ust-contacts .