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Virginia Water Environment Association 1st Annual Wastewater Operations Conference


The Virginia Water Environment Association (VWEA) is sponsoring the 1st annual wastewater operations education seminar and operations challenge competition on June 13 and 14, 2012 at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Roanoke, Virginia.

For additional information and to register please visit http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/?eventid=1083850

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: April 06, 2012 at 11:24 am

DEQ, Operator Training Website Link (CHANGE)


Please Note:

The Department of Environmental Quality has recently redesigned its website to make it easier to use and better assist in finding information more quickly.

As a part of these changes, The DEQ Wastewater Operator Training and Assistance program website page link has been changed to http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/WastewaterAssistanceTraining.aspx . Please bookmark this website link as the previous link is no longer accessible. Thank you.

For additional program information please contact:

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

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

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: March 29, 2012 at 7:51 pm

DEQ Operator Training Program - Small Plant Testing, Woodbridge 4/24 - 4/25/12


The DEQ, Operator Training Program will be conducting a Wastewater Small Plant Testing workshop on April 24 - 25, 2012 (8:30am - 4:30 pm) at the DEQ Northern Regional Office in Woodbridge, 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 www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp 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: March 28, 2012 at 9:52 am

DEQ, Water Permit Reporting Workshops April 17, 2012 Glenn Allen, VA


The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Operator Training Program will be presenting "Water Permit Reporting Workshops" at the DEQ Piedmont Regional Office (Glen Allen)on Tuesday April 17, 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 www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp and mail to 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 21, 2012 at 9:53 am

(Corrected Date) DEQ Operator Training Math Workshop Roanoke, VA March 27 - 28, 2012

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: March 19, 2012 at 4:45 pm