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Webinar | Operator Certification: NPDES Permit Regulations and Discharge Limitations

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Date and Time: 3-8-2023 @ 12:00 PM (EDT) to 3-8-2023 @ 01:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Online Event

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Join EFCN for this webinar series designed to help small wastewater system operators pass their certification exams. The series starts with a 1-hour overview of study tips and test preparation techniques. Each subsequent 1-hour webinar will focus on a single topic typically found in Level 1 and Level 2 exams including, but not limited to: Collection Systems, Treatment Overviews, Disinfection and Solids Handling Basics, NPDES Regulations, Wastewater Math, Safety, Sampling and Reporting and other general wastewater topics. Each session will include sample questions and a short Q and A period.

While this series is primarily focused on helping new operators achieve their Level 1 and 2 certifications, currently certified operators looking to pass higher level tests can also benefit from attendance as higher-level certification tests are cumulative and typically cover basic as well as advanced treatment topics.

Session 5: Established in 1972 by the Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program regulates the discharge of pollutants from point sources into “water(s) of the United States.” Many municipal wastewater treatment facilities operate under NPDES permits, and a general understanding of the NPDES permit system is required knowledge for wastewater operator certification examinations. This session will provide a general overview of NPDES as it applies to municipal wastewater treatment operations. We will cover regulatory definitions, permitting basics, monitoring and testing requirements, and enforcement. We will also touch on state-level discharge regulations that may govern your system’s operations and may appear on your certification exam.

Presenter: James Markham, Research Engineer, Southwest Environmental Finance Center

Certificate: This webinar has NOT been submitted for approval of continuing education credit. We can provide a certificate of attendance to eligible attendees, but cannot guarantee it will meet your PDH or CEU requirements.



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