More than 150 complete UST training

19 July 2012

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) has completed the first Underground Storage Tank (UST) training. More than 150 students attended the class and received the mandatory certification to work with USTs. The training included information about preventing spills of hazardous substances and how to respond to UST-related situations.

“This training is very important for anyone involved in the oversight, operation and maintenance of USTs. Their work supports key businesses and facilities like gas stations that are especially vital for our island community,” said Guam EPA Administrator Eric M. Palacios. “The knowledge and skills gained in the training help protect the health and safety of every resident and visitor. The number of participants and diversity of the three classes shows businesses and government agencies recognize the importance of this training.”

The training was organized by Michael O’Mallan, Don Quinata and Vince Pereira of Guam EPA’s Hazardous Waste Management Program. The classes were conducted by Ben Thomas of UST Training.

There are a total of 133 UST facilities in Guam.

For more information about USTs or the Hazardous Waste Program contact Tammy Jo Anderson Taft at 475-1646, email TammyJoAnderson.Taft@epa.guam.gov or visit epa.guam.gov.