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Tanks Compliance Manager™

Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank (UST/AST) Training

Our 2-Day UST/AST training course is valuable for those responsible for purchasing, installing, or managing underground and aboveground storage tanks.

Gain A Solid Understanding of Storage Tank Management Requirements.

Storage of chemicals, wastes, flammable and combustible liquids, and other materials in tanks is subject to detailed and stringent requirements. Changing regulations and the overlapping requirements of various agencies, regulatory programs, and industry standards further complicate compliance management.

This unique course is designed for those responsible for purchasing, installing, or managing underground and aboveground storage tanks, including tanks used for vehicle fueling, heating oil, emergency generators, chemical storage, and other uses. Environmental professionals, fuel managers, consultants, engineers, and others completing this course consistently recognize the value of this focused training.

The Tanks Compliance Manager course is presented by instructors with many years of firsthand experience with the realities of storage tank installation and compliance management. The course covers recent and upcoming changes to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Subpart I, underground storage tank regulations (40 CFR 280); spill prevention control and countermeasures (SPCC) tank requirements (40 CFR 112); effects of the 2005 Energy Bill, enforcement policy changes, and other developments. Course handout materials form a useful desk book for later reference.

What’s covered in the course?

You will gain a solid understanding of storage tank management requirements that can be immediately applied to storage tanks at any facility or installation.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Aboveground tank requirements and industry standards
  • Underground storage tank regulations and industry standards
  • Typical installations
  • SPCC tank requirements
  • Monitoring and leak detection
  • Inventory reconciliation
  • Inspection and maintenance
  • Closure and investigation
  • Special considerations for hazardous substances and wastes

Course Agendas are subject to change

Day One: 8:15 AM – 4:15 PM

  • Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulations – 40 CFR Part 280
  • Proposed Changes to 40 CFR 280 – How will this impact tank owners?
  • Components of UST Systems
  • UST System Release Release Detection
  • UST System Corrosion Protection
  • UST System Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
  • UST System Temporary & Permanent Closure

Day Two: 8:15 AM – 3:00 PM

  • Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Regulatory Framework
  • AST Emergency Venting & Overfill Protection
  • AST Standards & Industry Codes
  • 40 CFR 112 – Oil Pollution Prevention (SPCC Rule)
  • Example SPCC Plan for a Tier 1 Facility

Kevin Henderson is a Professional Geologist and an expert in tank construction, leak detection, corrosion prevention, monitoring, and compliance management. He retired from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality after 25 years of service. Kevin has given numerous presentations and published several papers on various UST issues during his career. He is a member of several Underwriters Laboratories (UL) standards technical panels and the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) Recommended Practices Committees. Kevin has a B.S. in Geology and a M.S. in Geological Engineering.