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DEQ, Operator Training Summer 2009 Schedule Available


The DEQ, Operator Training Program Summer 2009 workshop schedule is now available at the following web address: www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp

Upcoming workshops include:

Biological Nutrient Removal
Activated Sludge Process Control
Basic Lab Skills

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: April 29, 2009 at 3:16 pm

Summer/Fall 2009 License Review Class Schedule Available


Log on to www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp to download the Summer/Fall 2009 license review class schedule, now available under the "whats new" section.

For additional information, contact the host instituition or:

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

Jason Spicer
804-698-4143
jtspicer@deq.virginia.gov

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: April 29, 2009 at 3:12 pm

DEQ, Basic Lab Skills Workshop, Abington


The DEQ, Operator Training Program will be presenting a "Basic Lab Skills for Wastewater Operators" workshop at the Wolf Creek Water Reclamation Facility on May 12 - 13, 2009 in Abingdon, 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: April 28, 2009 at 6:38 pm

DCLS web page for the Environmental Laboratory Certification Program


Copy and Paste the following link in your interent browser to view the DCLS web page for the Environmental Laboratory Certification Program.

http://www.dgs.state.va.us/DivisionofConsolidatedLaboratoryServices/Services/EnvironmentalLaboratoryCertification/tabid/1059/Default.aspx

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: March 31, 2009 at 9:53 am

DEQ, Permit Reporting Workshop


The DEQ, Operator Training Program has scheduled a "Permit Reporting Workshop" at the Northern Virginia Regional Office (Woodbridge)on April 16, 2009.

Description: The program includes the following two workshops:

VPDES Permit: (8:30AM 12:00PM)

This program is designed to review recordkeeping and reporting requirements associated with the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) permit. The program will include discussions of recordkeeping requirements and the various reporting requirements established in the VPDES permit.

The program will also include hands on exercises in performing required calculations and completing the VPDES monthly discharge monitoring report (DMR).

Nutrient General Permit: (1:00PM 4:30PM)

This program is designed to identify reporting requirements associated with the General Permit for Total Nitrogen and Total Phosphorus Discharges in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. The program will review what reports must be submitted to comply with permit requirements and will focus on the methods and procedures required for completion of the Nutrient General Permit monthly discharge monitoring report (DMR) and Annual Report Form.

The program will also include hands on exercises in performing required calculations and completing the DMR and Annual Report Form.

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

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

For additional information, contact:

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

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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: March 30, 2009 at 9:34 am