EPA Method 9 Opacity Certification Program in Austin, TX

Lecture Information

  • Tuesday, August 18, 2020
  • 8:30 a.m. Start
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites Round Rock-Austin North
    301 West Louis Henna
    Boulevard   Austin, TX  78728
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Field Information

  • Wednesday & Thursday, August 19 & 20, 2020
  • 8:00 a.m. Registration & 8:30 a.m. Start
  • Walnut Creek Park  
    12138 North Lamar Boulevard
    Austin, TX  78752
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Austin Smoke School Registration Deadline and Fees

Please note that the prices listed below are only valid for online pre-registrations received before midnight of the Thursday prior to the program. There will be a $25.00 on-site fee added for registrations received after this date.

On-Site Registrations are always accepted, but note there will be a $25.00 administration fee added to the total cost per person. Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes early to complete on-site registration paperwork.

Cancellation/Transfer Fees: ETA will charge an administrative fee of $50.00 per person for cancellations and a $25.00 per person fee for transfers made AFTER the pre-registration deadline (midnight of the Thursday prior to the program). Cancellations and transfers made BEFORE the registration deadline will not be charged this fee.

Method 9 Field Certification Only – $250

Method 9 Lecture and Field Certification – $350

Method 9 Lecture Registration Only – $250


Austin Smoke School Agenda

Times are approximate.

Tuesday

  • 8:00 a.m.: Registration 
  • 8:30 a.m.: Welcome and Method 9 Introduction
  • 8:45 a.m.: Particulate Pollution, Health Effects, and Regulation
  • 9:30 a.m.: Method 9 Scientific Principles
  • 10:00 a.m.: Break
  • 10:05 a.m.: Method 9 Procedures
  • 11:30 a.m.: Practical Exercise and Documentation           
  • Noon: Lunch          
  • 1:00 p.m.: Practical Exercise Continued
  • 1:30 p.m.: Method 9 Subparts (000, XXXXXX)
  • 2:00 p.m.: Additional Methods (22; 203a, b, and c; ALT 082)
  • 2:15 p.m.: Field Certification Preparation 
  • 3:00 p.m.: Quiz and Critique

Wednesday

  • 8:00 a.m.: Registration
  • 8:30 a.m.: Announcements, Standards and Practice
  • 9:00 a.m. – Noon: Visible Emissions Testing (Approximately 1-3 tests)
  • Noon – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch (time varies)
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Visible Emissions Testing (Up to 5 tests per day)

Thursday

  • 8:00 a.m.: Registration
  • 8:30 a.m.: Announcements, Standards and Practice
  • 9:00 a.m. – Noon: Visible Emissions Testing (Approximately 1-5 tests)

Up to 10 certification tests will be given at all ETA smoke school programs.

Once a participant passes they are a certified observer and do not need to take another test unless they would like to practice.

Contact Us Today to Learn More About Method 9 Certification in Austin

Call Eastern Technical Associates today at (919) 878-3188 to speak with one of our opacity experts about visible emissions training in Austin, TX.