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Additional Info for Wastewater Math Class - Glenn Allen (8/26 - 27, 2014)


REGISTRATION CLOSES THIS FRIDAY AT NOON!

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)Operator training program will be presenting the "Wastewater Math for Operators" workshop at the DEQ Piedmont Regional Office in Glenn Allen, 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.

For registration and payment options go to: https://covkc.virginia.gov/deq/external/Kview/CustomCodeBehind/Customization/Login/COV_Login.aspx

For additional program information or questions on how to register please contact:

Sujata Poudel: 804-698-4139
sujata.poudel@deq.virginia.gov

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

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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: August 20, 2014 at 11:54 am

Wastewater Math - Glen Allen, VA (August 26 - 27, 2014)

REGISTRATION CLOSES THIS FRIDAY AT NOON!

The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)Operator training program will be presenting the "Wastwater Math for Operators" workshop at the DEQ Piedmont Regional Office in Glenn Allen, 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.

For registration and payment options go to: https://covkc.virginia.gov/deq/external/Kview/CustomCodeBehind/Customization/Login/COV_Login.aspx

For additional program information or questions on how to register please contact:

Sujat Poudel: 804-698-4139
sujata.poudel@deq.virginia.gov

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

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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: August 20, 2014 at 11:05 am

Small Plant Testing - Abingdon, Va (August 26 - 27, 2014)

REGISTRATION CLOSES THIS FRIDAY AT NOON!

The DEQ, Operator Training Program will be conducting a Wastewater Small Plant Testing workshop on August 26 - 27, 2014 (8:30am - 4:30 pm) at the Wolf Creek Water Reclamation Faciltiy in Abingdon, VA.

This two day workshop will focus on topics of specific interest to small (<40,000 gpd) treatment facility owners and operators.

Hands on activities will focus on requirements and procedures for on-site effluent testing and will include: (a) performing the dissolved oxygen (D.O.) test using a D.O. meter; (b) performing the total residual chlorine using a direct readout DPD colorimetric procedure; (c) performing the pH test using a pH meter and electrode(s).

The program will also include discussions of determining composite sample volumes, sample collection and preservation methods, recordkeeping, quality assurance/quality control requirements, completion of the discharge monitoring report, selection of a contract laboratory, and sources of assistance.

Managers, operators and operator trainees of small 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 1.0 training credit.

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

The workshop registration fee is $150 per person paid by check or money order.

For registration and payment options go to: https://covkc.virginia.gov/deq/external/Kview/CustomCodeBehind/Customization/Login/COV_Login.aspx

For additional program information or questions on how to register please contact:

Sujat Poudel: 804-698-4139
sujata.poudel@deq.virginia.gov

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

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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: August 20, 2014 at 11:02 am

DEQ, Wastewater Operator Training Program Summer/Fall 2014 Schedule (Online Registration Process )


FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION:

Dear Colleagues,

The DEQ, Wastewater Operator Training and Assistance program proudly announces a new and improved method of registration and payment options for attending our highly popular training events and workshops across the commonwealth known as the DEQ Knowledge Center (DEQ-KC).

Effective July 30, 2014 the Summer/Fall 2014 workshops are now available for registration on the DEQ-KC. No paper registrations will be accepted anymore and all registrations and payments will be processed through the DEQ-KC.

To become eligible to attend upcoming workshops all participants must first register for an online ID at the DEQ-KC. Detailed instructions on how to register are included at the DEQ-KC log in page located at the following webpage link: https://covkc.virginia.gov/deq/external

You can also download a copy of our current training schedule at the operator training website:
http://www.deq.virginia.gov/programs/water/wastewaterassistancetraining/wastewatertreatment.aspx

If there are any questions regarding the current schedule and/or the DEQ-KC registration process please contact the operator training program staff:

Sujata Poudel: 804-698-4139
sujata.poudel@deq.virginia.gov

Jason Spicer:804-698-0236
jason.spicer@deq.virginia.gov

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

Thank you for your continued support of wastewater operator training in Virginia.

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: July 30, 2014 at 11:19 am

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