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DEQ, Activated Sludge Process Control Part 1 Workshop (Verona)


The DEQ, Operator Training Program, will be conducting an Activated Sludge Process Control Part 1 workshop on March 26 - 27, 2013 at the Middle River WWTP, located in Verona, VA.

The program will focus on basic concepts of the activated sludge process including common observations, basic process control testing, (e.g., Dissolved oxygen, solids, pH),data interpretation and recordkeeping.

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

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.

To register, download and complete the registration form at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WastewaterAssistanceTraining/WastewaterTreatment.aspx

Cost of the workshop is $150.00 and is payable by check or money order.

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: March 12, 2013 at 9:28 am

DEQ, Winter/Spring 2013 Licensure Review Class Schedule Available


The DEQ, Basic and Advanced Wastewater Licensure Review Winter/Spring 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: January 08, 2013 at 1:26 pm

DEQ, Operator Training Math Workshop Chesterfield, VA January 15 - 16, 2013


The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)Operator training program will be presenting the "Wastwater Math for Operators" workshop at the Chesterfield County, Proctors Creek WWTP on January 15 - 16, 2013 from 8:30am - 4:30pm.

The workshop provides hands on instruction in performing wastewater treatment related calculations. The program will review basic math concepts including area and volume, decimals and percents, calculating averages and completing necessary conversions.

The program will also cover more complex calculations used for process control such as, velocity and flow, process loading and performance, sludge pumping and chemical addition.

The course includes “real world” examples to assist the participant in understanding the formulas necessary to perform the calculations.

If you are experiencing difficulty in performing many of the wastewater calculations required or would like a review, this program will be extremely beneficial.

2.0 training credits for substitution of operator experience, where applicable, will be awarded for sucessful completion.

Up to 14.0 contact hours for continuing professional education (CPE) requirements will be awarded for attendence.

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

The cost of registration 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 and mail to address listed on the form.

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: January 02, 2013 at 2:44 pm

DEQ, Operator Training Winter/Spring 2013 Workshop Schedules Available


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

Upcoming workshops include:

Wastewater Math &
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: January 02, 2013 at 2:38 pm

DEQ Operator Training Program - Small Plant Testing, Roanoke 11/27-11/28/12

The DEQ, Operator Training Program will be conducting a Wastewater Small Plant Testing workshop on November 27-28, 2012 (8:30am - 4:30 pm) at the DEQ Blue Ridge Regional Office in Roanoke, VA.

This two day workshop will focus on topics of specific interest to small (<40,000 gpd) treatment facility owners and operators.

Hands on activities will focus on requirements and procedures for on-site effluent testing and will include: (a) performing the dissolved oxygen (D.O.) test using a D.O. meter; (b) performing the total residual chlorine using a direct readout DPD colorimetric procedure; (c) performing the pH test using a pH meter and electrode(s).

The program will also include discussions of determining composite sample volumes, sample collection and preservation methods, recordkeeping, quality assurance/quality control requirements, completion of the discharge monitoring report, selection of a contract laboratory, and sources of assistance.

Managers, operators and operator trainees of small 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 1.0 training credit.

Up to 14 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Contact Hours will also be given for completion of the workshop.

The workshop registration fee is $100 per person paid by check or money order.

To register, download and complete the registration form at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WastewaterAssistanceTraining/WastewaterTreatment.aspx and mail to address listed on form. Registrations are accepted on a "first come, first serve" basis.

For additional program information contact:

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

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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: November 06, 2012 at 7:52 am