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TCEQ Proposed Petroleum Storage Tank Rules



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 atait@tait.com.

Updated Illinois AB UST Operator Course – Shortened Exam

You requested we delivered! The Illinois AB UST operator course exam questions have been cut in half! Same great training, fewer questions, and a new look and feel! For simple and automatic enrollment visit tait.ustcourse.com. For quick purchase, click on the button below to get started on your training today!


New 2-hour TFFA Texas AB UST Course

The TFFA Texas course has been remodeled! Shortest TCEQ approved Texas course offered for AB Operator training! Eye appealing, direct, and easy to follow information. Click on the button below OR visit texas.ustcourse.com to get started!

San Antonio Classroom TX A/B UST Operator Upcoming Classes

Training Class and Refresher Course in San Antonio

We just added another classroom session of the Texas A/B UST Operator training course in San Antonio.

The TX A/B UST Operator Certifications that were due August 8, 2012 are going to be expiring soon! Do you or the company you work for have underground storage tanks? If you have USTs in Texas, you need to be certified. Come take our course and finish in one day, or take your time and do it online. If you were certified by the deadline three years ago, it’s time for a refresher! TAIT is holding classes around the state and we just added another one in San Antonio. The AB Operator San Antonio classroom sessions are

Water in sump of UST
Classes are currently being scheduled and filled here. Call Melanie Nelson at 214-531-9377 to schedule a private classroom training session in Texas or find out when the next one is in your area. Click here to register for one of the existing courses.

This classroom course goes through 8 sections, and has multiple breaks allowing the student time to refresh between sessions. The course utilizes visual aids and audio commentary to facilitate the efficient and comprehensive learning of the subject matter required to meet the TCEQ regulations for an UST Class A or B Operator. The training and certification course has been approved by the TCEQ for becoming certified as a Class A and Class B UST Operator.


Texas Classroom Courses for the A/B UST Operator Certification

Are you an underground storage tank operator in Texas? If so, you need to be certified. If you were certified by the deadline three years ago, it’s time for a refresher! TAIT is holding classes locally at our Dallas office, and around the state so reach out and find out when the next class is that is most convenient for you.

Classes are currently being scheduled and filled here. Call Melanie Nelson at 214-531-9377 to schedule a private classroom training session in Texas or find out when the next one is in your area. Click here to register for an existing course.

Quick View of classes ( Click here to register and see most updated list)

  • June 17, 2015 – Abilene – Full – completed
  • June 24th – Dallas – completed
  • July 8th – San Antonio – seats available
  • July 9th – San Antonio – seats available
  • July 21st – San Antonio – seats available

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UST Training course for AB Operators in Texas

UST Operator Training in Texas, TCEQ Notifications Mailed Statewide


The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required AB UST Operator Training be completed by August 8, 2012. TAIT traveled across the state holding training courses, and still offers courses online or in the classroom for groups of 20+. The TCEQ has recently begun to send letters to over 10,000 UST facility owners regarding their compliance with the UST Operator Training requirements. They track compliance with the training requirement through the Self-Certification process – requiring owners to list the names and training certificate number or a copy of the certificate be included with the annual filing.

We are well versed in the Texas UST regulations, and regulations for other states across the country. More than a training company, we are a licensed UST installer/remover in Texas, and across the US – when there is a difficult fueling scenario or compliance issues, TAIT is the go-to company. TAIT makes it easy to meet the training requirement:

Click here to register online http://pstinstruction.com/collections/all/products/bulk-discounted-ust-operator-online-training

Call us to register via phone: 972-680-5120 

Here is a screenshot of the ordering system. When ordering multiple training courses, TAIT offers a discount. Ask us how we can coordinate your training program today!

UST Training course for AB Operators in Texas

EPA has requested the TCEQ verify the compliance rate since the TCEQ could only provide information that about half of the UST owners had proven compliance with the training requirement.

The TFFA, our training partner along with 360 training, prepared Regulatory Alert #546  so TFFA members could forward the information and the Regulatory Alert to their customers that own and operate underground storage tanks. It is likely the TCEQ will soon target enforcement against those facility owners who fail to respond to the agency’s letter.

334.603(b) – states 72 hours:Owners and operators of underground storage tank facilities (except unmanned facilities) must maintain required training certification documentation as described in §334.603(b) of this title (relating to Acceptable Operator Training and Certification Processes) on-site and must provide it upon request to a Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) or TCEQ-authorized investigator. Documentation may be maintained electronically off-site if that facility has the capability of producing a clear printed copy which can be provided to a TCEQ or TCEQ-authorized investigator within 72 hours of the time of the investigation. Owners and operators of unmanned facilities must provide documentation as requested by a TCEQ investigator or TCEQ-authorized investigator.

Adoption of the Texas UST Operator Training

TCEQ Approved UST AB Operator Training Course