EPA Method 9 Opacity Certification Program in Roanoke, VA


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Lecture Information

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020
  • 9:00 a.m. Start
  • Virginia DEQ Office
      901 Russell Drive
      Salem, VA 24153

Field Information

  • Wednesday & Thursday, September 2 & 3, 2020
  • 8:00 a.m. Registration & 8:30 a.m. Start
  • Green Hill Park
    2500 Green Hill Park Rd
    Salem, VA 24153

Roanoke 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 – $265

Method 9 Lecture and Field Certification – $415

Method 9 Lecture Registration Only – $250


Roanoke 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 Roanoke

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