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Web-Based Visible Emissions Observer Training

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EASTERN TECHNICAL ASSOCIATES' WEB-BASED VISIBLE EMISSIONS TRAINING AGENDA

Utilizing the most up-to-date materials, an interactive training session will be presented to novice attendees as well as those seeking to update their knowledge of visible emissions. An agenda of the course topics covered and the approximate start and end times are indicated below.

• Welcome! (Start 9:00 a.m.)

• U.S. EPA Method 9 Introduction

• Historical Developments and Early Monitoring

• The Clean Air Act, Regulation, and Permitting

Particulate Matter and its Health Effects

• Break

• Method 9 Scientific Principles

• Method 9 Procedures

• Proper Documentation

  • Equipment Demonstration 
  • VEO Form Explained
  • Data Reduction

• Lunch

• Documentation Continued

• Alternate Methods 

  • EPA Alternate 082
  • Method 22
  • Methods, 203 A, B, & C
  • Title 40 CFR Subparts OOO and XXXXXX 

• Break

• Field Training

  • Certification of Qualified Observers
  • Proper Testing Techniques
  • Training Techniques
  • Introduction to Test Form
  • Tips on Reading and Certification

• Quiz Review

• End of Classroom Session (Approximately 3:00 p.m.)

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