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PASSing Notes

August 2013
Update on Launch of PASS Tools
Our inspection and compliance software, PASS Tools, is moving closer to a release date.  PASS’ Field Services Coordinator, John Wright, has been field-testing PASS Tools and giving us feedback so we can work out any glitches.  

August 8, 2013
August 8, 2013 marks one year since the federal operator training regulations went into effect.  We want to hear about your experiences using PASS to train your UST operators.  You can share them with us by e-mailing contact@passtesting.com.  
 
This one-year anniversary also means that many of you will need retraining.  Do you know your state’s UST operator retraining requirements?  If not, click on your state on our State Availability Map to learn more.
 
New Trainings Offered
PASS now offers the following UST operator trainings:
  • Arizona:  PASS’ A/B course meets the criteria set forth in Arizona’s Training Guidance for Operators of Underground Storage Tanks.
  • Massachusetts:  Our Class C course is available.
  • Missouri:  Missouri draft UST regulations allow A/B and C training which is acceptable in adjacent states to be used in Missouri.  PASS offers our approved Illinois A/B and C courses for use in Missouri.
  • North Carolina:  Our A/B course may be taken in place of Tank School.
  • Oklahoma:  Our Class C course is available.
  • South Carolina:  PASS’ A/B course is approved and available.
Several trainings are currently under state review, and should be available soon.  Check our State Availability Map for the latest information.

IPMA-IACS Summer Golf Outing and Clay Shoot
PASS’ Raymond Rees, David King, and John Wright participated in the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association-Illinois Association of Convenience Stores (IPMA-IACS) Summer Golf Outing and Clay Shoot on Wednesday, July 17, 2013.  The event was held at the University of Illinois Golf Course in Savoy, Illinois.  It was a hot day (93º at least) but our guys had a lot of fun.  Here’s a picture of the PASS team with IPMA Executive Vice President Bill Fleischli, Sr.

(Left to Right) David King, John Wright, Bill Fleischli, Sr., Raymond Rees, Shad O’Dell


EPA’s Proposed UST Regulations Revisions
We’ve heard about the EPA’s proposed revisions to its UST regulations (40 CFR 280), but it’s difficult to keep all of that information straight.  Robert Renkes, Executive Vice President of the Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI), has a helpful article in the First Quarter 2012 issue of PEI Journal, which you can read here.  In the article, Renkes details the history of UST regulations in the United States from 1984 to the present.  He also explains the proposed new/updated requirements, their potential benefits, and possible challenges companies may face in implementing them.

2013 Sunshine Food & Fuel Expo
PASS attended the 2013 Sunshine Food & Fuel Expo.  Thanks to Adam Lauth and Marathon for having us as a preferred vendor at their booth.  We enjoyed our productive conversations with the Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association, the Asian American Store Owners Association, JMP Solutions, and McKinney Petroleum Equipment.  We look forward to next year's show.



24th National Tanks Conference & Expo
The 24th National Tanks Conference & Expo will be held September 16-18 in Denver, Colorado.  The Tanks Conference gathers federal, state, and tribal UST program administrators and petroleum industry professionals for three days of educational sessions, conversation, and networking.  Stop by the PASS booth (#118) – we look forward to seeing you!

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