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Activated Sludge Process Control, Part 2 (Calculations and Troubleshooting) - July 15 - 16, 2014


The DEQ, Operator Training Program will be conducting an Activated Sludge Process Control Part 2 workshop on July 15 - 16, 2014 (8:30am - 4:30pm) at the DEQ Piedmont Regional Office located in Glenn Allen, VA.

This two day workshop will focus on basic and advanced process control strategies, process control calculations, data interpretation and process troubleshooting.

The program's hands on activities will include:

Analysis of operational data
Performing process control calculations
Using the data to adjust operating levels
Troubleshooting performance problems

Managers, operators and operator trainees of activated sludge treatment systems will find this program very helpful.

The workshop has been approved by the State Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals for 2.0 training credits.

Up to 14 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Contact Hours will also be given for completion of the workshop.

Cost of the workshop is $150 payable by check or money order. To register, download and complete the registration form at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WastewaterAssistanceTraining/WastewaterTreatment.aspx

For additional program information contact:

Jason Spicer: 804-698-4143
jason.spicer@deq.virginia.gov

Wayne Staples: 804-698-4109
wayne.staples@deq.virginia.gov

Space is limited, so send your registrations in as soon as possible

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: July 01, 2014 at 4:19 pm

DEQ, Water Permit Reporting Workshops March 27, 2014 Harrionsburg, VA


The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Operator Training Program will be presenting "Water Permit Reporting Workshops" at the DEQ Valley Regional Office (Harrisonburg) on Thursday March 27, 2014 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

The program includes the following two workshops:

VPDES Permit Reporting(8:30 am - noon)
Nutrient General Permit Reporting(1:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

The afternoon session will also include a discussion and demonstration on DEQ's e-DMR program.

Both workshops have been approved by the Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals for the following training credits (TC) and can be used for experience substituiton as permitted by the Board.

VPDES Permit: 0.35 TC
Nutrient General Permit: 0.30 TC

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Contact Hours will also be given for completion of the workshop(s)as follows:

Nutrient General Permit: 3.0 CPE's
VPDES Permit: 4.5 CPE's

Registrations are accepted on a "first come, first serve" basis.

Program Costs:

$37.50 each workshop(payable by check or money order)

To register, download and complete the registration form at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WastewaterAssistanceTraining/WastewaterTreatment.aspx and mail to the Office of Finance address listed on the form.

For additional program information, please contact:

Jason Spicer phone:804-698-4143
email: jason.spicer@deq.virginia.gov, or

Wayne Staples phone:804-698-4106
email: wayne.staples@deq.virginia.gov

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: February 25, 2014 at 2:47 pm

DEQ, Water Permit Reporting Workshops March 18, 2014 Glenn Allen, VA


The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Operator Training Program will be presenting "Water Permit Reporting Workshops" at the DEQ Piedmont Regional Office (Glen Allen)on Tuesday March 8, 2014 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

The program includes the following two workshops:

VPDES Permit Reporting(8:30 am - noon)
Nutrient General Permit Reporting(1:00 pm - 5:30 pm)

The afternoon session will also include a discussion and demonstration on DEQ's e-DMR program.

Both workshops have been approved by the Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals for the following training credits (TC) and can be used for experience substituiton as permitted by the Board.

VPDES Permit: 0.35 TC
Nutrient General Permit: 0.30 TC

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Contact Hours will also be given for completion of the workshop(s)as follows:

Nutrient General Permit: 3.0 CPE's
VPDES Permit: 4.5 CPE's

Registrations are accepted on a "first come, first serve" basis.

Program Costs:

$37.50 each workshop(payable by check or money order)

To register, download and complete the registration form at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WastewaterAssistanceTraining/WastewaterTreatment.aspx and mail to the Office of Finance address listed on the form.

For additional program information, please contact:

Jason Spicer phone:804-698-4143
email: jason.spicer@deq.virginia.gov, or

Wayne Staples phone:804-698-4106
email: wayne.staples@deq.virginia.gov

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: February 25, 2014 at 2:45 pm

ASPC, Part 3 Microscopic Examination Middle River WWTP Verona, VA March 25 - 26, 2014


The DEQ, Operator Training Program will be conducting an Activated Sludge Process Control Part 3 (Microscopic Examination) workshop at the Middle River WWTP on March 25 - 26, 2014 in Verona, VA.

The two (2) day workshop provides the knowledge and skills required to evaluate and control the operation of an activated sludge treatment plant using microscopic examination. The program will focus on the basic and more advanced microscope techniques, including observation of protozoa and filament identification.

The program's hands on activities will include identifying microscope components, setting up and using the microscope, examining wet mount slides, biological staining procedures and troubleshooting process performance using activated sludge microrganisms identification.

Managers, operators and operator trainees of activated sludge treatment systems will find this program very helpful.

The workshop has been approved by the State Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals for 1.4 training credits.

Up to 14 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Contact Hours will also be given for completion of the workshop.

Cost of the workshop is $150 payable by check or money order. To register, download and complete the registration form at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WastewaterAssistanceTraining/WastewaterTreatment.aspx

For additional program information contact:

Jason Spicer: 804-698-4143
jason.spicer@deq.virginia.gov

Wayne Staples: 804-698-4109
wayne.staples@deq.virginia.gov

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: February 25, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Wastewater Math Workshop Alexandria, VA March 25 - 26, 2014


The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)Operator training program will be presenting the "Wastwater Math for Operators" workshop at the Alexandria Renew Enterprises, Inc on March 25 -26, 2014 in Alexandria, VA from 8:30am - 4:30pm.

The workshop provides hands on instruction in performing wastewater treatment related calculations. The program will review basic math concepts including area and volume, decimals and percents, calculating averages and completing necessary conversions.

The program will also cover more complex calculations used for process control such as, velocity and flow, process loading and performance, sludge pumping and chemical addition.

The course includes “real world” examples to assist the participant in understanding the formulas necessary to perform the calculations.

If you are experiencing difficulty in performing many of the wastewater calculations required or would like a review, this program will be extremely beneficial.

2.0 training credits for substitution of operator experience, where applicable, will be awarded for sucessful completion.

Up to 14.0 contact hours for continuing professional education (CPE) requirements will be awarded for attendence.

Registrations are accepted on a "first come, first serve" basis.

The cost of registration is $150 payable by check or money order.

To register, download and complete the registration form at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WastewaterAssistanceTraining/WastewaterTreatment.aspx and mail to address listed on the form.

For additional information contact:

Jason Spicer(804-698-4143)
jason.spicer@deq.virginia.gov

Wayne Staples: 804-698-4109
wayne.staples@deq.virginia.gov

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: February 25, 2014 at 2:33 pm