Upcoming Webinar - Water and Emergency Management Agency Coordination
Please join the WaterISAC and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 3:00 PM Eastern Time for a webcast to learn how a water utility can connect and coordinate with its local emergency management agency (EMA).
The webcast will highlight how water utilities and EMAs can work together, outline why this coordination is mutually beneficial, and provide examples of successful collaboration in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
U.S. EPA's John Whitler will describe a new publication on utility and EMA coordination and provide background information on the utility and EMA relationship. Next, Sandy Smith, from Gwinnet County EMA, will describe how Gwinnet County Department of Water Resources and the Georgia Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network took steps to integrate their response operations with local and state emergency response agencies. Then, John Matz, from Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, will describe the importance of water-emergency management connection, what his county is doing to promote this relationship, and the lessons they have learned from their experience.
Remember, better preparedness and coordination between a utility and its emergency management agency leads to a better response.
Attendance is free and open to anyone in the water sector and emergency response communities. Register today - go to www.WaterISAC.org/signup
The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Operator Training Program will be conducting "Water Permit Reporting Workshops" this Fall as follows:
November 15, 2011: Tidewater Regional Office (VA Beach)
November 30, 2011: Northern Virginia Regional Office (Woodbridge)
December 8, 2011: Valley Regional Office (Harrisonburg)
The program includes the following two workshops:
VPDES Permit Reporting
Nutrient General Permit Reporting
Program Costs: $25 each workshop(payable by check or money order)
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
For additional information and to register download and complete the registration form at www.deq.virginia.gov/tptp
For additional information, please contact:
Jason Spicer phone:804-698-4143
email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Wayne Staples phone:804-698-4106