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Changes to Exam Application Process for Waterworksand Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals

Effective January 2, 2014 the exam application procedures for the Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals will change. Instead of sending your exam application and fee to the Board's vendor (PSI) directly, applicants will send their applications to the Board for initial review. A complete explanation of the new procedure can be found on the Board's website listed below.

http://www.dpor.virginia.gov/Boards/WWWOOSSP/NewExamApp/

From: Wayne Staples

Sent: December 17, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Activated Sludge Process Control, Part 2 (Calculations and Troubleshooting) - November 6 & 7, 2013

The DEQ, Operator Training Program will be conducting an Activated Sludge Process Control Part 2 workshop on November 6 & 7, 2013 (8:30am - 4:30pm) at the Middle River WWTP in Verona, 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:

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

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

From: Wayne Staples

Sent: September 27, 2013 at 10:44 am

DEQ, Activated Sludge Process Control Part 3 (Microscopic Examination) Workshop, September 24-25, 2013


The DEQ, Operator Training Program will be conducting an Activated Sludge Process Control Part 3 (Microscopic Examination) workshop at the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Atlantic WWTP on September 24-25, 2013 in Virginia Beach, VA.

The two (2) day workshop provides the knowledge and skills required to evaluate and control the operation of an activated sludge treatment plant using microscopic examination. The program will focus on the basic and more advanced microscope techniques, including observation of protozoa and filament identification.

The program's hands on activities will include identifying microscope components, setting up and using the microscope, examining wet mount slides, biological staining procedures and troubleshooting process performance using activated sludge microrganisms identification.

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 1.4 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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: September 16, 2013 at 9:41 am

DEQ, Summer/Fall 2013 Wastewater Licensure Review Class Schedule Available


The DEQ, Basic and Advanced Wastewater Licensure Review Summer/Fall 2013 Program brochure is now available at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WastewaterAssistanceTraining/WastewaterTreatment.aspx.

For registration information, contact the host instituition.

For program information, contact:

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

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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: July 22, 2013 at 8:24 am

DEQ, Operator Training Summer/Fall 2013 Workshop Schedules Available


The DEQ, Operator Training Program Summer/Fall 2013 workshop schedules are now available at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WastewaterAssistanceTraining/WastewaterTreatment.aspx

Upcoming workshops include:

Wastewater Math, Introduction to BNR &
Activated Sludge Process Control Parts 1 (Observations and Testing), 2 (Calculations and control)and 3 (Microscopic Examination)

Continuing professional education (CPE) contact hours and Training Credits (TC's) will be given for completion of all programs.

For additional information please contact:

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

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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: July 22, 2013 at 8:23 am