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2013 Virginia Tech Annual Operators Short School Open Registration


Registration for the 2013 Virginia Tech Annual Short Schools for Water, Wastewater and Onsite Sewage Systems is now open.

For additional information and to register online or download a registration form, please visit http://www.cpe.vt.edu/wwplant/

To avoid additional registration fees and to ensure a room at the conference center, register by July 2, 2013.

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: June 24, 2013 at 12:34 pm

VWEA Operators Short School 2013 Grant Application


The Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA) has announced a scholarship for 3 paid enrollments to the Virginia Tech Operators Short School co-sponsered by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). Additional information and the application can be found at the following weblink http://www.vwea.org/storage/documents/Scholarships/VWEA_Operators_2013_scholarship_application.pdf

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: June 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm

DEQ, Activated Sludge Process Control Part 2 Workshops (May 2013)


The DEQ, Operator Training Program will be conducting an Activated Sludge Process Control Part 2 workshop at the following dates, times and locations

May 14 & 15, 2013 (8:30am - 4:30pm)at the Massaponnax WWTP in Fredericksburg, VA

May 21 & 22, 2013 (8:330 am - 4:30pm) at the HRSD Offices in Virginia Beach, VA

These two day workshops 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:

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

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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: April 29, 2013 at 11:39 am

DEQ, Water Permit Reporting Workshops May 23, 2013 Virginia Beach, VA


The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Operator Training Program will be presenting "Water Permit Reporting Workshops" at the DEQ Tidewater Regional Office (VA Beach)on Thursday May 23, 2013 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm.

The program includes the following two workshops:

Nutrient General Permit Reporting(8:30 am - 11 am)
VPDES Permit Reporting(11 am - 5:30 pm)

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.

Nutrient General Permit: 0.30 TC
VPDES Permit: 0.35 TC

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Contact Hours will also be given for completion of the workshop(s)as follows:

Nutrient General Permit: 3.0 CPE's
VPDES Permit: 4.5 CPE's

Registrations are accepted on a "first come, first serve" basis.

Program Costs:

$37.50 each workshop(payable by check or money order)

After May 14, 2013: $50.00 each workshop

To register, download and complete the registration form at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WastewaterAssistanceTraining/WastewaterTreatment.aspx and mail to the Office of Finance address listed on the form.

For additional program information, please contact:

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

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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: April 29, 2013 at 11:34 am

DEQ, VPDES Permit Reporting Workshop April 11, 2013 Abingdon, VA


The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Operator Training Program will be presenting a "VPDES Permit Reporting" Workshop at the DEQ Southwest Regional Office in Abingdon, VA on Thursday April 11, 2013 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.

The workshop has been approved by the Board for Waterworks and Wastewater Works Operators and Onsite Sewage System Professionals for 0.35 training credits (TC) and can be used for experience substituiton as permitted by the Board.

3.5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Contact Hours will also be given for completion of the workshop.

Program Costs: $37.50 if received before 4/2/13, $50.00 if received after 4/2/13(payable by check or money order)

Registrations are accepted on a "first come, first serve" basis.

To register, download and complete the registration form at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WastewaterAssistanceTraining/WastewaterTreatment.aspx and mail to the Office of Finance address listed on the form.

For additional program information, please contact:

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

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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: March 12, 2013 at 9:40 am