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Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank Management - New Orleans, LA

It's time to learn the NEW 2015 Revised Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulations which are now enforceable! This class will review and cover the new 2015 UST regulations recently strengthened bt the U.S. EPA. to improve prevention and detection of leaks. The revisions strengthen the 1988 federal underground storage tank (UST) regulations by increasing emphasis on properly operating and maintaining UST equipment.

Nashville, TN


Course Overview:

Come on out to the French Quarter for the UST & AST Management Workshop! This is a focused training workshop for personnel responsible for managing underground and aboveground storage tanks in various applications including compliance, planning and permitting, vehicle fueling, heating oil, emergency generators and varied industrial applications, both petroleum and chemical. This UST/AST Workshop covers the full range of storage tank management topics from beginner to advanced.

From day 1 we will take you through an in-depth look at the federal requirements for underground and aboveground storage tanks and some specific state laws and regulations as well. You will receive a complete review of all existing regulations, as well as an analysis of the current changes in effect as a result of the Energy Bill 2005.  See firsthand how these existing and future rules can impact your facilities.

We will then give you a detailed breakdown of how to comply with these regulations, section-by-section, in each area of compliance and management.

Course Topics:


•  UST Regulations - Take a look at the New July 15, 2015 Federal Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulations.


•  The Federal Energy Bill 2005 - What Does It Mean to Tank Owners and Operators in Light of the New Federal Regulations?.

•  Typical Installations -Ttake a look at how it is supposed be done; typical underground and aboveground designs, applications, and “off-the-shelf ideas”.

•   Monitoring and Leak Detection - The key to leak prevention and detection;  how can you know that you have a problem before it shuts you down, or worse causes contamination

•   Inventory Reconciliation - Techniques that will help you develop the right program for your storage tanks

•   Closure and Investigation - Easy to follow steps in the tank closure process; ways to set the standard before you start and what to do when there has been a release, the first steps in a controlled investigation.

•   Inspection and Maintenance - The key to proper operations is inspection and maintenance; see the techniques to be used; take a look at some alternative checklists that can be used and see the ones that the regulators and certifying inspectors use.

•   SPCC Planning - One of the most regulated and enforced areas of compliance today; see what the regulations are and how to apply them to your operations.

•   Special Considerations for Hazardous Substances and Wastes - Not everyone has them, but those that do, wish they knew how to make sure that they don’t leak; see what the regulations are and how to comply with them.

•   Used Oil Management - Everyone has used oil, whether it be considered a hazardous waste or a petroleum product depends on how you manage it.  See how the federal regulations have made it easier to store and manage your used oil.

•   Operator Training - See what is required under the new Energy Bill Requirements.

Who Should Attend:

•   Tank Owners and Operators
•   Engineers
•   Facility Managers
•   Environmental and Safety Managers and Directors
•   Environmental, Safety and EH&S Personnel
•   Environmental Specialists
•   Environmental Attorneys
•   Environmental Project and Program Managers
•   Corporate Attorneys, Management and Executive Staff
•   Anyone responsible for maintaining USTs and ASTs at their facility

Approved Continuing Education:

•   State Bar of Louisiana - MCLE
•   State Bar of Texas - MCL
•   The Institute of Hazardous Materials Managers (IHMM)
American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)
National Environmental Safety and Health Training Association (NESHTA)
Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
And many more...

UST and AST Management Workshop Agenda:


Day One – Underground Storage Tanks

9:00 am: The New July 15, 2015 Federal Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulations

10:30 am: Break

10:45 am: The New July 15, 2015 Federal Underground Storage Tank (UST) Regulations (Continued)

11:45 am: The Federal Energy Bill 2005: What Does It Mean to Tank Owners and Operators in Light of the New Federal Regulations?

12:15 pm: Lunch Break

1:30 pm: Typical Underground Storage Tank (UST) Installations

2:45 pm: UST Monitoring and Leak Detection

3:30 pm: Break

3:45 pm: UST Tank Inventory Reconciliation Techniques

4:15 pm: Inspection and Maintenance Options for USTs

5:00 pm: Day 1 Adjourn


Day Two: Aboveground Storage Tanks
8:30 am: Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Laws and Regulations – The Basics

9:45 am: Break

10:00 am: The History and Overview of the new SPCC Regulations - 40 CFR 112

11:45 am: Lunch Break

1:00 pm: Typical Aboveground Storage Tanks – Design and Installation

2:15 pm: Break

2:30 pm: Inspection, Testing and Maintenance Options for ASTs

4:00 pm: Day 2 Adjourn


Day Three: Underground and Aboveground Storage Tanks

8:30 am: UST/AST Closure and Preliminary Investigation

9:45 am: Break

10:00 am: Used Oil Regulations - 40 CFR 279

10:30 am: Special Considerations for Hazardous Substances and Wastes – 40 CFR 264, et al

11:00 am: UST Options and SPCC/AST Options - Overview

Noon: Class complete; certificates issued.


What People are Saying:


"The props by David were great. This was a great class."

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"Very good course. I will recommend to my co-workers."

"Both instructors did a great job!"

"A lot of information and very useful!"

"Overall a great class. I learned some things I did not know about USTs and ASTs."

"Thank you!!!"

“Outstanding presentations and materials. The course instructors were extremely knowledgeable.

“This was an excellent course and EPA Alliance did and great job.”


"This was a gerat class. The air section and environmental law section was not very applicable but found it very intertesting and i'm glad i have that inforamtion in my head now. The instructors were wonderful and very engaging."


New Orleans, Louisiana


November 29-December 1, 2017 (2.5 Days)

Training Venue:

Hilton Garden Inn French Quarter/CBD
821 Gravier Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Phone: (504) 324-6000
Hotel Website: Click Here


About the Hotel/Venue:


World-famous attractions are at your fingertips at this Hilton Garden Inn. Located in the heart of the Central Business District and steps from the French Quarter, this hotel offers contemporary conveniences in the heart of the Big Easy with no need for a car. Famous restaurants, bars, shopping, museums and nightlife are a step away.

Training Cost:

$845/2+persons - Group Discount
$845/Person - Government Discount. Call (713) 703-7016 to receive Government discount.

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Joyce A. Rizzo, President, JD2 Environmental, Inc. ad David Piercy, VP, JD2 Environmental, Inc.
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Event Host:

Jeremy P. Kelley, Director, EPA Alliance Training Group


Hotel Room Block Information:

EPA Alliance has booked a limited group of rooms at a discounted price for our students. First come first serve basis.
Reservation Number: 1-877-STAY-HGI
Room Block Code: EPA17

Reservation Link: Click Here
Nightly Rate: $149/night + Tax
Hotel Cut-Off Date: November 6, 2017
Question regarding our room block, contact EPA Alliance at (713) 703-7016.

Travel & Hotel Information:

Recommended Airport: Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport
Shuttle: Airport Shuttle is available to hotels in CBD/French Quarter for $20/One Way or $38/Round Trip.
Taxi: $33 for 1 Person one way.
Hotel Parking:$28/Daily-Nightly.
Hotel Ammenities: Complimentary in-room WiFi and walking distance to French Quarter.


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Contact Us:

Phone: 1 (713) 703-7016
Email: training@epaalliance.com

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