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Tribal Underground Storage Tank “Boot Camp”

April 25 - April 27

The Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals is very pleased to announce a special training for tribal professionals working on Underground Storage Tank (UST) issues. This training is being conducted by staff from the Oneida Nation, as well as other entities, and will take place April 25-27, 2017 at the Pala Band of Mission Indian’s facilities in California.


Appropriate, effective responses to releases from underground storage tank (UST) systems are essential to protect valuable natural resources of a Tribal Nation. This course will provide an overview of federal regulatory requirements for operating and maintaining a UST system, leak detection methodologies, reporting requirements, selecting contractors and implementing appropriate response actions. A field exercise will be used to demonstrate the functional components of a UST system, various release scenarios and identifying appropriate release responses. Special attention will be given to the development of conceptual site models and other Tribal environmental program involvement. The capstone of the Training will be a group exercise to help participants identify resources within their organization.


This course will be limited to twenty participants. We will be reviewing all applications as we receive them, and select the successful applicants. Those individuals selected to attend the course will have their lodging expenses covered by ITEP and will have their per diem reimbursed after the course. All participants are responsible for their own travel expenses. (A limited number of travel expense scholarships will be available – see the following application for more details.)
If you are interested in applying for this course please submit the following application to ITEP via email or fax. The application phase is a competitive process, so the more information you provide on the following application the better your chances of being accepted.
If you are interested in applying for this course please submit the following application to ITEP via email or fax.
Course Subject Material

  • UST Federal Regulatory Structure, History and Influences
  • Facility Requirements and Task System Overview
  • Equipment and Fuel Compatibility
  • Release Detection Technology and System Maintenance
  • Site Visit to a Tribal Facility
  • Elements of Release Response and Selecting an Environmental Contractor
  • Environmental Assessment Technologies
  • Paying for Appropriate Cleanups
  • Small Group Activities and Discussion


Todd Barnell, Program Manager

phone:             928-523-3840                                      fax:                  928-523-1266

email:               Todd.Barnell@nau.edu                      Website:          www.nau.edu/itep


April 25
April 27