Smoke School

VISIBLE EMISSIONS EVALUATION TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION (SMOKE SCHOOL), FALL 2021, JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will provide Visible Emissions Evaluation training and certification in EPA Test Method 9 (Smoke School) for both first-time participants and those seeking recertification.  The training and certification will be held on September 27, 2021 and October 12-13, 2021, respectively.  There is no fee for participating in Smoke School if you are a Mississippi resident, the employee of a Mississippi company, or directly responsible for evaluating compliance with visible emissions requirements for a Mississippi company.  While space is limited, anyone interested in attending that does not qualify for free participation may contact MDEQ for information concerning cost and availability.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS!

All participants are required to register online with Compliance Assurance Associates, Inc. (CAA), our current Smoke School provider.  It is strongly recommended that registration be completed by Monday, September 13, 2021.

Companies that do not have an account with CAA are required to register only at https://compliance-assurance.com/fast/ using a primary smoke school contact and selecting “10/12 – 10/13/2021 [2 days]: Jackson, MS (Field with optional online-lect)” from the “Smoke School Class” drop down menu.  For each participant being registered, an individual email address should be provided and the appropriate box selected indicating whether the field certification, lecture, or both will be attended.  After registration, all participants will be sent an email with login information for use in future Smoke School enrollment.

Companies with an existing account with CAA are required to login online at https://compliance-assurance.com/login.php and navigate to the “Enroll” link.  For each participant being registered, select “10/12/2021 – Jackson MS” from the “Smoke School Session” drop down menu, then choose the appropriate box indicating whether the field certification, lecture, or both will be attended.  If participating in the lecture, ensure the September 27, 2021, online lecture is selected, as this is currently the only free lecture available to Mississippi participants.  To add employees to your enrollment list, navigate to the “Manage Employees” link.

ONLINE LECTURE FOR FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANTS: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2021

First-time participants or persons holding no recent certification must attend an online training session beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m., Monday, September 27, 2021.  (Login should begin no later than 8:30 a.m.)  Participants will be sent an email invitation to the session with instructions on participation from compliance-assurance.com.

OUTDOOR FIELD CERTIFICATION: TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12-13, 2021

All persons desiring to certify or recertify must attend the outdoor field certification session, which will begins at 8:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 12, 2021, and continue through Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at a location to be determined in Jackson, Mississippi.  Persons certified at the previous school are only required to attend the outdoor session.  In order to aid in social distancing, each participant will be sent an email with their individually scheduled time to begin the session from compliance-assurance.com.  Although the current COVID emergency declaration by the governor of the State of Mississippi does not impose restrictions during outdoor activities, MDEQ asks participants to take proper precautions due to the anticipated high number of attendees.

Contactless, digital field certification will be available to complete ALL field certification activities for participants with a smart device.  More information about digital field certification can be found at https://compliance-assurance.com/digital-student.php.

QUESTIONS?

Please call Bryan Williams at 601-961-5799 if you have any questions or need further information.