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DEQ, Operator Training Fall/Winter 2012 Workshop Schedules Available


The DEQ, Operator Training Program Fall/Winter 2012 workshop schedules are now available at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WastewaterAssistanceTraining/WastewaterTreatment.aspx

Upcoming workshops include:

Licensure Review
Activated Sludge Process Control
Microscopic Examination (New!!)
Biological Nutrient Removal
Wastewater Math
Small Plant Sampling & Testing

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: August 08, 2012 at 7:10 am

Wastewater Operator Licensure Review Workshop at NOVA June 25 -29, 2012


Workshop Announcement:

The DEQ, Basic and Advanced Wastewater Licensure Review Workshop is scheduled for June 25 - 29, 2012 at the Northern Virginia Community College located in Manassas, VA.

For further information and to register please contact:

Pam Kraemer (703) 257-6563

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: May 30, 2012 at 9:04 am

DEQ, Water Permit Reporting Workshops June 5, 2012 Onancock, VA


The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Operator Training Program will be presenting "Water Permit Reporting Workshops" at the Town of Onancock Town Hall (Eastern Shore)on Tuesday June 5, 2012 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The program includes the following two workshops:

VPDES Permit Reporting (8:30 am - noon)
Nutrient General Permit Reporting (1 pm - 4:30)

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

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

VPDES Permit: 3.5 CPE's
Nutrient General Permit: 3.0 CPE's

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

Program Costs: $25 each workshop(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 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 30, 2012 at 8:09 am

DEQ, Water Permit Reporting Workshops May 24, 2012 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 24, 2012 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

The program includes the following two workshops:

Nutrient General Permit Reporting(8:30 am - noon)
VPDES Permit Reporting(1 pm - 4:30)

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: 3.5 CPE's

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

Program Costs: $25 each workshop(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 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 30, 2012 at 8:04 am

Virginia Tech Annual Operators Short 2012 Open Registration


The Virginia Tech Annual Water, Wastewater and Onsite Sewage Systems 2012 short schools are now open for registration.

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

To avoid additional fees and to ensure a room at the conference center, please register by July 2, 2012.

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: April 11, 2012 at 8:45 am