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List administrator(s): Jennifer Underwood, Jason Spicer, Wayne Staples

DEQ, Operator Training Program Workshop Schedule (Winter/Spring 2009) Now Available


The DEQ, Operator Training Program workshop schedule (winter/spring 2009) is now available for download at www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp

For additional information, contact:

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

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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: December 17, 2008 at 4:02 pm

DEQ, Operator Training Solids Testing Workshops November 2008


The DEQ, Operator Training Program has scheduled "Solids Testing Workshops" at the following locations:

Piedmont Region (Glen Allen office)
Thursday, November 13 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Blue Ridge Region (Roanoke office)
Wednesday, November 19 (8:30am - 4:30 pm)

Description: This workshop provides the knowledge and skills required to perform total suspended solids sampling and testing and includes hands on training. It will also include a discussion of sampling and testing procedures for other solids analyses such as volatile solids, settleable solids, and, as time permits, determination of % solids and % volatile matter.

If you perform or supervise the performance of wastewater solids testing you will find this program beneficial.

The Virginia Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals has approved this workshop for 0.5 training credits.

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

For additional information, contact:
Wayne Staples phone:804-698-4106
email: dwstaples@deq.virginia.gov, or

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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: October 27, 2008 at 2:32 pm

Upcoming Nutrient General Permit Reporting Workshops, November 2008


The DEQ, Operator Training program has scheduled "Nutrient General Permit Reporting" workshops at the following locations:

DEQ, Valley Region (Harrisonburg office)
Tuesday, November 18 (9am - 12:30 pm)

DEQ Blue Ridge Region (Roanoke office)
Thursday, November 20 (9 am - 12:30 pm)

The program will include discussions of general recordkeeping requirements and the various reporting requirements established in the Nutrient General Permit.

The program will also include hands on exercises in performing required calculations and completing the Nutrient General Permit monthly discharge monitoring report (DMR) and Annual Report Form.

Managers and responsible charge operators with responsibility for complying with the requirements of the treatment system's Nutrient General Permit will find this program helpful.

There is no registration fee for this special workshop; However, persons wishing to attend are asked to register to ensure sufficient materials and space are available.

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: October 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm

DEQ, Activated Sludge Process Control Part I Workshop


The DEQ Operator Training Program will be conducting an Activated Sludge Process Control Part I workshop at the following locations:

Hanover County Totopotomoy WWTP
October 14 - 16, 2008

DEQ, West Central Regional Office
October 21 - 23, 2008

This workshop provides the knowledge and skills required to monitor and adjust the operation of an activated sludge treatment plant.

The program will focus on the basic concepts, process observations, basic process control testing, recordkeeping and data interpertation.

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

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

Wayne Staples: 804-698-4109

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: September 11, 2008 at 5:22 pm

DEQ Operator Training Fall/Winter 2008 Schedule Available


The DEQ Operator Training Program Fall/Winter 2008 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
Wastewater Solids Testing
Ammonia/TKN Testing

For additional information contact:

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

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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: September 03, 2008 at 8:52 am