NEW TRAINING! New York UST Class A/B Preparatory Program

This thorough 9 module UST Class A/B training curriculum has recently been added to our catalog to help educate and prepare for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Operator Exam.

The 2005 Energy Policy Act requires that all UST operators receive mandatory training regarding the operation and maintenance of UST systems.

The EPA designated three separate UST operator classes, Class A, B, and C. Each class requires training specific to the tasks they conduct. Class A operators must have the knowledge to make informed decisions when it comes to UST compliance. They also make sure their employees are fulfilling requirements regarding operation, maintenance, and recordkeeping for their UST system. Class B operators are responsible for implementing the day-to-day aspects of operating, maintaining, and recordkeeping for the UST system.

With this training program, you will learn state rules and regulations as well as class-specific operator responsibilities and training requirements in the following areas:

Module 1: UST Operator Training Requirements

Module 2: Underground Storage Tanks

Module 3: Spill and Overfill Prevention

Module 4: Release Detection

Module 5: Corrosion Control

Module 6: UST Financial Requirements

Module 7: Temporary and Permanent Tank Closure

Module 8: Emergency Response

Module 9: Recordkeeping and Reporting

Visit our New York UST Class A/B Preparatory Program page for more course details. And shop our other UST training courses now.

Reciprocity: New York DEC also accepts (by reciprocity) the following state operator training programs for Class A/B certification: Maryland, Washington

*This training is intended as a preparatory course and does not provide certification upon completion. A person can get certification if they complete the New York DEC Operator Exam:

OSHA Cites South Jersey Company for Continued Workplace Violations

OSHA cites company for workplace violations proposing a $199,996 fine for noncompliance. The U.S Department of Labor cites a South Jersey Fencing Manufacturer for continued violations, including safety, cleanliness, and lack of adequate training on hazardous chemicals.

“Jan. 9, 2018

PENNSAUKEN, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Aruvil International Inc. for multiple safety violations at its Pennsauken facility. The chain-link fencing manufacturer faces $199,996 in proposed penalties.

Agency inspectors identified violations, including inadequate lighting; lack of machine guards; failing to keep the workroom clean and dry; failing to inspect and ensure proper use of fall protection; and failing to provide effective training on hazardous chemicals in a June 2017 inspection. A prior investigation in August 2015 found similar violations.

“Aruvil International has failed to correct similar violations cited two years ago,” said OSHA Marlton Area Office Director Paula Dixon-Roderick. “To protect its workers, the employer should abate these repeatedly identified hazards.”  

The company has 15 business days from receipt of its citations and penalties to comply, request an informal conference with OSHA’s area director, or contest the findings before the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit”

Don’t let lack of training be the cause of any workplace violations. Citations like these can be dangerous and the fines can be hefty. Make sure you stay up-to-date on all training requirements and inspection preparations.

Envicomply offers courses in Safety and Occupational Health, HAZCOM, and Environmental Compliance just to name a few. Learn about federal laws, applicable rules and regulations, how to maintain compliance on the job, and what to expect in a workplace inspection.

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Deadline for New UST Regulations

October 2018 marks the deadline to be in compliance with the 2015 underground storage tank (UST) regulation and the 2015 state program approval regulation. As part of the EPA’s 2015 revision, minimum training requirements for designated Class A, B, & C operators were established. “Operators must be trained by October 13, 2018. After this date, new Class A and Class B operators must be trained within 30 days of assuming duties.” Envicomply offers state-specific UST Class A/B Certification Programs that can help fulfill your training requirements and keep you in compliance. You can view the EPA’s complete list of minimum training requirements here.

For your reference, here are the 10/13/2018 compliance and operator deadlines:

UST requirements and deadlines

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UST requirements and deadlines

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In July 15, 2015, “EPA published the 2015 underground storage tank regulation and the 2015 state program approval regulation. The revisions strengthen the 1988 federal underground storage tank (UST) regulations by increasing emphasis on properly operating and maintaining UST equipment. The revisions will help prevent and detect UST releases, which are a leading source of groundwater contamination. The revisions will also help ensure all USTs in the United States, including those in Indian country, meet the same minimum standards.” Click for more information on this ruling and implementation timeframes.

UST Class A/B Certification Training is currently available for the states of Washington and Maryland. Successfully completing this training will award a certificate granting UST Class A/B certification.

Washington UST Class A/B Certification Program

Maryland UST Class A/B Certification Program

Visit our Group Discounts Page to ensure everyone in your company maintains compliance and check out our shop to view all available training now.

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EPA awards $2.1 million to California wetlands programs

“U.S. EPA awards $2.1 million to protect, restore California wetlands and streams.” Healthy wetlands and streams are important to all communities. And education is key to help to protect them. Envicomply offers a Wetlands Awareness training course covering a wetlands overview, federal laws, permits, inspection tips, and guidelines for protecting wetlands while working. Stay in compliance with envicomply. Check out all of our available environmental and safety training now.

Click to view full EPA news release.

Dangerous Air Emissions & Air Quality. Stay Safe with Envicomply.

January is National Radon Action Month. Staying educated on this radioactive gas and other dangerous air emissions is critical to keep you and those around you safe. Did you know envicomply offers awareness training in Air Quality, Asbestos, Noise, Odor, Light, & Dust Control, plus much more? Visit our shop now at now to view our wide selection of environmental and safety training.

You can also check out EPA’s resource link for more information on Radon Action Month

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EPA Cites Oil Company for Spill Prevention and Control Violations

EPA cites Longview, WA, Oil company for spill prevention and control violations. The settlement agreement includes both fines and installation of an upgraded spill detection system.

“(Seattle) February 2, 2017 – EPA has settled with Wilson Oil Inc., (doing business as Wilcox & Flegel Oil Co.) for alleged Clean Water Act spill prevention violations at its Longview Terminal facility in Longview, Washington.

EPA determined after a 2015 inspection that the company had failed to implement an adequate Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Plan and lacked adequate secondary containment for large oil storage tanks in one of the Terminal’s tank farms. Since the inspection, the company constructed new secondary containment for that tank farm and upgraded their SPCC plan.

As part of the settlement, the Company will pay a $44,069 civil penalty and will implement a Supplemental Environmental Project worth approximately $125,000.”

Don’t wait for a violation to take action. Get the training you need now to maintain compliance and keep yourself, your company and the environment safe.

Enviro offers both Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) training, as well as training in Environmental Laws and Liability, which includes the Clean Water Act and Pollution Prevention Act.

Check out all of our available environmental and safety training courses for Contractors here:

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2017 Training Catalog is Out!

Have you checked out our new modules yet? Our 2017 training catalog is now available!

Here, you can view our extensive list of existing courses, as well as our new ones like:

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles in the United States
  • Heavy Metal Awareness Training – NAS Whidbey Island
  • Introduction to Amphibians and Reptiles
  • Introduction to Drinking Water Systems:  In-depth 6 part training
  • PPV Environmental Training Series:  16 Modules
  • Sustainable Procurement Program (SPP) Awareness

Click here to view the course catalog.

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