If You Work on USTs, You Need This Course!
Whether you are becoming certified for the first time or just need to recertify, you will get the regulatory information you need to stay current with New Jersey's UST requirements and help your clients or employer avoid potential penalty liability.
Please Note: The NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) regulates Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) and requires the professionals who work on them to be trained, certified/recertified every three (3) years. When a person has notified the NJDEP of a discharge from a regulated UST on or after November 4, 2009, that person must retain a LSRP. LSRPs may work on unregulated heating oil USTs (remediation), but LSRPs are not required to be hired to remediate discharges from unregulated heating oil USTs. Certified Subsurface Evaluators may still be retained to remediate discharges from unregulated heating oil USTs without the supervision of a LSRP. The person responsible for conducting the remediation of a discharge from an unregulated heating oil UST must make sure that the Certified Subsurface Evaluator hired is employed by a firm that is also certified in the category of UST subsurface evaluation pursuant to the UST rules at N.J.A.C. 7:14B-16. The certifications for all other categories of UST services (i.e., installation, closure, tank testing, and corrosion protection) still require the refresher course.
Who Should Attend?
Anyone working on USTs needs a good understanding of the applicable regulations and guidance, especially tank owners, consultants, engineers, contractors, health officers, geologists, soil scientists and attorneys. If you are renewing your certification, you must take a NJDEP-certified course within one year prior to renewal. Professional engineers and plumbing contractors, exempt from the certification examination, must attend the course within one year of certification.
Michael Cowan, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Jenna DiNuzzo, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Chris Dwyer, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Edward Hogan, Esq., Norris McLaughlin
Michael Hollis, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Kelly A. Giblin, Railpros
Kenneth Siet, TRC Environmental Corporation
In addition to 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, the underground storage tanks course is approved for the following credits:
ATTENTION HEALTH OFFICERS AND REGISTERED ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SPECIALISTS: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). Participants who complete this education program will be awarded 6.5 NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).
NJ Licensed Water & Wastewater Operators (ALL Licenses): 6 TCHs (Approval # 01-040601-30)
NJ Certified Public Works Managers: 2 Technical; 2 Government
NJ Continuing Legal Education: Pending
NJ Professional Engineers: 6.5 Continuing Professional Competency Credits
NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): 6.5 Regulatory CECs
This course is eligible toward PDHs for Pennsylvania Professional Geologists.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: UST course materials will now be distributed electronically!
Rutgers OCPE is proud to be making changes to positively impact the environment while also delivering on continued customer requests.
From now on, all UST course materials will be handed out electronically on flash drives or via a download link, rather than provided in binders.
You are welcome to bring a computer or tablet on which to view the presentation PDFs, or simply come prepared with a pen and notebook and review the materials after class, as needed.
We thank you for making this transition along with us. Any feedback or constructive criticism is always welcome.
We strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.
Rutgers Eco Complex
1200 Florence-Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505
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Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.