Now enrolling: CAPACCIO Wastewater Treatment Operator TCH Courses Reply

CAPACCIO’s next round of wastewater treatment operator TCH classes are being offered Friday, December 5 and 12, 2014. We will be offering four MassDEP approved courses, each worth 2.5 TCHs. Don’t wait until 2015 to get your credits for license renewal. Enroll now! http://www.capaccio.com/Training/wwt_publictch.htm.

CAPACCIO is a leader in industrial wastewater treatment design. Our trainers are experts in the design, operation, and maintenance of industrial wastewater treatment systems. For over a decade, we have prepared candidates for the Wastewater Treatment Operator Exam in Massachusetts and have offered a wide variety of Training Contact Hour (TCH) courses for licensed operators. Our courses are open to public enrollment and can be customized to meet industry or company specific needs. Let us help you prepare for the next exam or keep up with your current license requirements!

For more information, please contact Nancy Robbins at 508.970.0033 ext. 132 or nrobbins@capaccio.com.

Take CAPACCIO’s Industrial Wastewater Survey Reply

How Does Your Wastewater Treatment (WWT) System Stack Up Against Your Peers?

Would a new system or upgrade help reduce your company’s energy costs?

CAPACCIO invites you to take part in our Industrial Wastewater Survey. This survey is being launched to assess the current state of industrial pretreatment systems. By taking this survey, you will receive a complete report on the survey data which could help you to understand how your system compares to others in your industry and what implications there may be for older systems.

As a thank you for completing this short survey, which should take less than 10 minutes to complete, we will email you the complete survey results for free (survey results will be anonymous). In addition, one lucky participant, chosen at random, will be eligible to win a $50 Visa gift card. Feel free to forward this study if there is a colleague who may want to answer this survey. They will receive the survey results and also be entered into the drawing as well.

Take Survey

The deadline for participation is September 28, 2012. Don’t miss this opportunity! Thank you for your time.

If you have any questions on the survey, please call Bill Potochniak at 508-970-0033 ext. 134, or email him at wpotochniak@capaccio.com.

 

MassDEP Sewer Connection Permit Renewals Reply

The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) promulgated new sewer system extension and connection regulations (314 CMR 7.00) in 2007.  These regulations required industrial facilities with wastewater discharges above certain thresholds to apply for a permit, submit a self-certification, or be considered “Permit by Rule” which does not require a submittal. The following thresholds determine what actions must be taken:

  • You discharge to an EPA approved industrial pretreatment program (IPP) and your combined discharge (industrial and sanitary) is greater than 50,000 gallons per day (gpd) – Apply for Permit
  • You discharge to an EPA approved IPP and your combined discharge (industrial and sanitary) is less than 50,000 gpd – Permit by Rule
  • You discharge to a non approved IPP and your combined discharge (industrial and sanitary) is greater than 25,000 gpd – Apply for Permit
  • You discharge to a non approved IPP and your combined discharge (industrial and sanitary) is less than 25,000 gpd – Submit a Compliance Certification

Both the permit and the self-certification are valid for 5 years.  With the majority of the final permits and certifications being issued and approved in early 2008 many industries will be required to renew their permits or certifications towards the end of this year.

The permit renewal process is the same as the process completed to obtain the original permit. Permit renewal applications (BWP IW 38 or 39) must be submitted 90 days prior to the expiration of the existing permit and companies will again be required to complete the public notification process. Self-certifications must be submitted before the existing certification expires and do not require any public notification.

If you have any questions about the MassDEP Sewer Connection regulations or the renewal process contact Bill Potochniak at wpotochniak@capaccio.com or 508.970.0033 ext. 134.

First Aid and CPR WWT Operator TCH Credits Reply

CAPACCIO has had a few inquiries from our clients asking if First Aid Classes and CPR classes can be used toward the 20 Training Contact Hours (TCH’s) that WWT operators are required to obtain in order to maintain their licenses.  We spoke with the MassDEP who confirmed that they are approved. When operators submit their license renewal forms, they are to include a copy of the card (both sides) issued to them upon completion. First Aid Courses (regardless of actual length in hours) are approved for 3 TCH’s, similarly, CPR courses are also worth 3 TCH’s.  Some companies are now offering combined classes where First Aid and CPR are covered in the same course and the participants are issued one certification card for both.  If the class is combined the operators can only obtain 3 TCH’s and not 6 as they would if they were to take the classes separately. If you have any questions, contact Josh Fawson at 508-970-0033 ext. 120 or jfawson@capaccio.com.