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Wastewater treatment plant operator training opportunities and operations information.

List administrator(s): Anissa Rafeh, Jason Spicer, Wayne Staples, Jennifer Underwood, Ann Regn, Irina Calos

FAQ's to 40 CFR part 136 changes (update)

Answers to frequently asked questions during the training on changes to 40 CFR Part 136 has been updated.

Revision 2 (07/18/08) is availabe on the DEQ website @ under the "what's new" section.

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: August 21, 2008 at 1:33 pm

Upcoming DEQ, Operator Training Workshops

There is a 2-day "Introduction to Biological Nutrient Removal" workshop scheduled for September 16 - 17, 2008 at the City of Lynchburg wastewater treatment facility in Lynchburg, Virginia.

The cost of the workshop is $100 payable in advance by check or money order to the Department of Environmental Quality.

A program announcement and registration form can be found @ under the "whats new" section (Summer 2008 workshop schedule).

Also, there are upcoming "Nutrient General Permit Reporting" workshops scheduled at various DEQ Regional offices as follows:

Northern Virginia(Woodbridge): August 28, 2008
South Central(Lynchburg): September 18, 2008
Tidewater(VA Beach): October 9, 2008
Valley(Harrisonburg): November 17, 2008
West Central(Roanoke): November 19, 2008

There is no registration fee for these half day workshops; However, persons wishing to attend are asked to register to ensure sufficient materials and space are available.

A registration form can be found @ under the "whats new" section (other regional offices)

Space is limited so send your registration forms in as soon as possible.

For additional information contact Jason Spicer (804-698-4143) or Wayne Staples (804-698-4106

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: August 04, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Training Announcement, Wastewater Pump Maintenance

There will be 3 one day sessions on wastewater pump maintenance sponsered by the Town of Christiansburg, the Gorman Rupp Co., and TENCARVA Machinery Co.

Information is as follows:

Dates: August 26, 27, 28, 2008

Location: Christiansburg Rescue Squad
190 Depot Street
Christiansburg, VA 24073

Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm (lunch included)

Material covered:
Basic Hydraulics
Pump troubleshooting
Glass faced pump demonstrations
Pump teardown and re-assembly

For more information or and/or to register contact:
Vickie Oliver
Phone: 1-800-849-5764

Class size is limited to 20-25/day.

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: July 31, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Fall 2008 License Review Class Schedule Available

Log on to to download upcoming license review class schedule, now available under the "whats new" section.


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Jason Spicer

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: July 29, 2008 at 4:18 pm

Training Announcement: Emerging Pollutants of Concern

The Shenandoah Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant Network will be conducting a workshop on Emerging Pollutants of Concern:

Date: September 18, 2008
Location: Augusta County Government Center
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Subject: Do You Know What's Really In Your Wastewater?

Topics: EDC's (Endocrine Disrupting Compounds),PPCP's (Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products)and Microconstituents.

For additional information or to register, contact:
Jean Andrews
Phone: 540-245-5677

From: Jason Spicer

Sent: July 28, 2008 at 3:37 pm