Smoke School

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

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will provide Visible Emissions Evaluation training and certification (Smoke School) in EPA Test Method 9 on March 26, 2021 and April 14-15, 2021, respectively.  First-time training and certification, as well as recertification, will be available.  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.  Due to the COVID-19 guidance and restrictions currently in place by the State of Mississippi, MDEQ is asking that participation in Smoke School be limited to those who are essential for compliance with visible emissions requirements in order to afford all Mississippi companies access to trained individuals.

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 March 12, 2021.

Companies that do not have an account with CAA are required to register online at https://compliance-assurance.com/fast/ using a primary smoke school contact and selecting “04/14 – 04/15/2021 [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 “04/14/2021 – 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 March 26, 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:  FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021

First-time participants or persons holding no recent certification must attend an online training session beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m., Friday, March 26, 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:  WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, APRIL 14-15, 2021

All persons desiring to certify or recertify must attend the outdoor field certification session, which will begin at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 14, 2021, and continue Thursday, April 15, 2021, at the Jackson Youth baseball fields parking area located at the corner of Lakeland Drive and Lakeland Terrace (approximately 1399 Lakeland Drive) Jackson, Mississippi.  Persons certified at the previous school are required only to attend the outdoor session.  In order to adhere to proper social distancing guidelines, each participant will be sent an email with their individually scheduled time to begin the session from compliance-assurance.com.

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 Ann Parrish at 601-961-5055 if you have any questions or need further information.