Management of Underground Storage Tanks
This online engineering PDH course presents the 2015 EPA regulations that owners/operators of sites with underground storage tank (USTs) must use to detect and prevent releases.
As of 2015, the U.S. EPA regulates over one-half million (USTs) that contain petroleum or hazardous substances. EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks was formed in response to the discovery in the early 1980s that thousands of USTs had leaked and contaminated groundwater supplies in the United States. While the number of annual releases since that time has gone down significantly, releases of petroleum from USTs into the environment are still a significant concern today.
Underground storage tanks form a crucial part of the country’s fueling infrastructure. It is important for USTs to be constructed, maintained, and operated in a manner such that petroleum and other regulated substances are stored safely. EPA developed the UST regulation to help owners and operators meet those goals.
This 3 PDH online course is applicable to facility owners/operators, engineers, managers, and construction personnel involved with the planning, design, construction and maintenance of USTs.
This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Understanding the reporting requirements after releases occur
- Learning about the requirements for preventing spill and overfill
- Understanding the corrosion protection requirements
- Learning how to conduct walkthrough inspections
- Familiarizing with the operator training requirements
- Learning about repairing UST systems
- Understanding the financial responsibility requirements
- Knowing the requirements for closing USTs and recordkeeping
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of twenty (20) questions to earn 3 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this EPA publication.
Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.