Smoke School

VISIBLE EMISSIONS EVALUATION TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION (SMOKE SCHOOL), October 1, 14, and 15, 2020, 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 October 1, 2020 and October 14-15, 2020, respectively.  First-time training and certification, as well as recertification, will be available.  There is no fee for participating in the smoke school if you are a Mississippi resident, the employee of a Mississippi company, or are 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 put in place by the State of Mississippi, MDEQ is asking that participation in the 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 for the smoke school either online at https://compliance-assurance.com/fast/ or by completing the registration form located at https://compliance-assurance.com/public/pdf_files/genericform.pdf and submitting according to the instructions on the form.  If registering online, select “10/14 – 10/15/2020 [2 days]: Jackson, MS (Field with optional online-lect)” from the “Smoke School Class” drop down menu.  For each participant, indicate whether the field certification, lecture, or both will be attended.  It is strongly recommended that each participant register with an individual email address and that registration be completed by September 17, 2020.

ONLINE LECTURE FOR FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANTS: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2020

First-time participants or persons holding no recent certification must attend an online training session beginning promptly at 8:00 a.m., Thursday, October 1, 2020.  (Login should begin no later than 7:30 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, OCTOBER 14-15, 2020

All persons desiring to certify or recertify must attend the outdoor field certification session, which will begin at 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 14, 2020, and continue Thursday, October 15, 2020, 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.

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/quick/.

QUESTIONS?

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