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DEQ Operator Training Math Workshop Roanoke, VA March 6 - 7, 2012


The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)Operator training program will be presenting the "Wastwater Math for Operators" workshop at the DEQ Blue Ridge Regional Office in Roanoke, VA on March 27 - 28, 2012 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 $100 payable by check or money order.

To register, download and complete the registration form at www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp 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: March 19, 2012 at 4:40 pm

DEQ Operator Training Program - Small Plant Testing, Glen Allen 3/21 - 3/22/12


The DEQ, Operator Training Program will be conducting a Wastewater Small Plant Testing workshop on March 21 - 22, 2012 at the DEQ Piedmont Regional Office in Glen Allen, 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 $100 per person paid by check or money order.

To register, download and complete the registration form at www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp and mail to address listed on form. Registrations are accepted on a "first come, first serve" basis.

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: March 13, 2012 at 8:53 am

DEQ, Activated Sludge Process Control Part 1 Workshop (Fredericksburg)


The DEQ, Operator Training Program, will be conducting an Activated Sludge Process Control Part 1 workshop on March 6 - 7, 2012 at the Spotsylvania County, Massaponnax Wastewater Treatment Facility located in Fredericksburg, VA.

The program will focus on basic concepts of the activated sludge process including common observations, basic process control testing, (e.g., Dissolved oxygen, solids, pH),data interpretation and recordkeeping.

The program's hands on activities will include observation of an activated sludge treatment system and collection and analysis of process control samples.

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.

To register, download and complete the registration form at www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp

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 14, 2012 at 2:43 pm

DEQ, Activated Sludge Process Control Part II Workshop (Glen Allen)


The DEQ, Operator Training Program will be conducting an Activated Sludge Process Control Part II workshop on February 21 - 22, 2012 at the DEQ Piedmont Regional Office in Glen 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.

To register, download and complete the registration form at www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp

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: January 30, 2012 at 7:26 am

DEQ, Operator Training Winter/Spring Workshop Schedules Available


The DEQ, Operator Training Program Winter/Spring 2012 workshop schedules are now available at www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp

Upcoming workshops include:

Licensure Review
DMR Reporting
Activated Sludge Process Control
Biological Nutrient Removal
Wastewater Math
Small Plant Sampling & Testing

Continuing professional education (CPE) contact hours will be given for all programs.

For additional information contact:

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

Wayne Staples
dwstaples@deq.virginia.gov
804-698-4106

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: January 20, 2012 at 12:47 pm