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DEQ, Basic Lab Skills Workshop, Virginia Beach


The DEQ, Operator Training Program will be presenting a "Basic Lab Skills for Wastewater Operators" workshop at the DEQ, Tidewater Regional office on September 15 - 16, 2009 in Virginia Beach, VA.

This two day workshop is designed to provide hands on instruction in the basic skills required to accurately perform wastewater related sampling and testing.

The program covers:

Lab water sources
Equipment selection, use, cleaning and storage
Sample collection and preservation
Quality assurance(QA)considerations

The program will provide hands-on experience in using glassware and lab instruments.

The program is recognized by the State Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and On-Site Sewage System Professionals for 1.0 training credit.

The cost of the workshop is $100 payable in advance by check or money order to the Department of Environmental Quality.

A program announcement and registration form can be found @ www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp

For additional information call:
Wayne Staples (804-698-4106) or
Jason Spicer (804-698-4143)

Space is limited, so get your registrations in as soon as possible.

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: July 31, 2009 at 11:13 am

DEQ, License Review Program Schedule 2009 (Change)

There has been a change to the DEQ, License Review Training Program schedule (Summer/Fall 2009).

The Basic Licensure Review program originally scheduled for July 13-16, 2009 has been rescheduled.

There will be a combined (Basic and Advanced) licensure review program scheduled for October 27-30, 2009 at John Tyler Community College.

Any persons that would like to attend the program, MUST register with the college prior to the start of class.

For additional information, contact:

Joanne Wallin: 804-706-5169

Wayne Staples: 804-698-4106

A program brochure can be downloaded at www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: July 15, 2009 at 9:06 am

DEQ, License Review Program Schedule (Change)


There has been a change to the DEQ, License Review Training Program schedule (Summer/Fall 2009).

The Basic Licensure Review program orignally scheduled for J

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: July 15, 2009 at 8:58 am

DEQ, Activated Sludge Process Control Part II Workshop Opequon WRF


The DEQ, Operator Training Program will be conducting an Activated Sludge Process Control Part II workshop on July 28-30, 2009 at the Opequon Water Reclamation Facility in Winchester, VA.

This three day workshop will focus on basic and advanced process control strategies, process control calculations, data interpertation 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.

A registration form can be downloaded at www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp

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: July 02, 2009 at 12:31 pm

DEQ, "Intro to BNR" Operator Training Class, Nansemond WWTP


There is a 2-day "Introduction to Biological Nutrient Removal" workshop scheduled for June 3 - 4, 2009 at the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Nansemond WWTP.

The program will provide an introduction to the basic concepts associated with biological nutrient removal (nitrification, denitrification and biological phosphorus removal).

If you operate or manage a treatment system which includes biological nutrient removal or will be required to implement biological nutrient removal, this program will be helpful.

The cost of the workshop is $100 payable in advance by check or money order to the Department of Environmental Quality.

The program is recognized by the State Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and On-Site Sewage System Professionals for 1.2 training credits.

A program announcement and registration form can be found on the DEQ Operator Training website (www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp/homepage)under the "whats new" section.

For additional information contact:

Jason Spicer (804-698-4143)or

Wayne Staples(804-698-4106).

Space is limited, so get your registrations in as soon as possible.

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: May 06, 2009 at 3:05 pm