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Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks

Course Code: EW0201CD20

Approved for NJ LSRP CEC's - 6.5 Regulatory

Underground Storage Tank Regulations

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Date & Time

May 7, 2020
8:30am - 4:30pm (Check-in time: 8:00am)

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Important Notice About UST Training from Rutgers

We offer two different underground storage tank classes. Please ensure that you are registering for the correct course!

This class, Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks, is a recertification class meant to be taken once every three years to maintain existing UST licenses (installation, closure, testing, cathodic protection).

We also offer UST Training for Class A&B Operators, which is only for those owners/operators of regulated tanks who need to be certified as an A/B operator for the first time. Visit the UST Training for Class A&B Operators page if you need to register for that class instead.

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

Michael Hollis, NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)
Kelly A. Giblin, Railpros
Kenneth Siet, TRC Environmental Corporation

Choose Your Format for Course Materials: Flash Drive or Binder

Rutgers OCPE is proud to be making changes to positively impact the environment while also delivering on continued customer requests. You can now choose to receive your UST course materials electronically via flash drive OR printed in a binder. When you register for the class, please make sure to indicate your preference. If no choice is made, a flash drive will be provided.

If you choose a flash drive, you are welcome to bring a computer or tablet to class on which to view the presentation PDFs. We thank you for making this transition along with us and welcome your feedback.

Click here to view the Agenda.

Continuing Education Credits

The May 7, 2020 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

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 (CPWM): 2 Technical; 2 Government

NJ Continuing Legal Education: 6.0 CLEs

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.

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Cancellation Fee



*Please make sure to select Flash Drive or Printed Materials when you register!

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


Continental breakfast and deli buffet lunch will be provided to you at no additional cost.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Cook Student Center, Multi-Purpose Room ABC
59 Biel Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map


  • All visitors must register their vehicles online with the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services. A link will be provided in your course registration confirmation email. Be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
  • All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
  • Citations/fines will be issued for failure to comply with these policies.

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.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Regulatory Training in Underground Storage Tanks" or Course Code EW0201) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Pamela Springard-Mayer, 848-932-7463
Administrative Assistant: Jackie Findra, 848-932-7180

Attention U.S. Veterans

This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Course Agenda
8:30 a.m.

Kenneth Siet, TRC Environmental Corporation

  • Course Outline
  • Overview of New Jersey UST Program (Regulated & Unregulated USTs)
  • Overview of New Jersey UST Certification Program
  • The Role of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP)
9:15 a.m.

NJ UST Program Laws, Regulations & Business Prospective
Edward Hogan, Esq., Norris McLaughlin

  • Introduction to the Statutory and Regulatory Framework
  • USTs – Important Definitions
  • Site Remediation Reform Act and the LSRP
  • Permits
  • New Developments
  • Compliance with Other Laws
  • Business Risk Management
10:10 a.m.

Regulated UST Installation, Operation & Release Detection

  • Registration Requirements
  • Performance Standards for UST Installations
  • Operating Requirements
  • Repairs
  • Release Response Plan
  • Record Keeping
  • Fill Port Markings
  • Release Detection Requirements
11:10 a.m. NJ Uniform Construction Code Requirements for UST Work
Kelly A. Giblin, Railpros
11:30 a.m. Enforcement
Michael Hollis – NJDEP
12:15 p.m. LUNCH
1:00 p.m.

Unregulated Heating Oil Tank Program
Regulated UST Release Reporting, Investigation & Remediation

Chris Dwyer, NJDEP

  • Key Concepts – Suspected Releases and Confirmed Discharges
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Remediation Requirements
2:00 p.m.

Closure of USTs
Kenneth Siet, TRC Environmental Corporation

  • Technical Requirements for Site Remediation
  • UST Closure Requirements
  • The Role of the LSRP in Closure of Regulated USTs
2:30 p.m. BREAK
2:45 p.m.

Overview of Remediation of Releases from USTs
Kenneth Siet, TRC Environmental Corporation

  • LSRP Requirements
  • Technical Requirements for Site Remediation
  • New Jersey Cleanup Standards
3:30 p.m.

UST Certification and Exam Requirements
Kenneth Siet, TRC Environmental Corporation

4:00 p.m. ADJOURN