Georgia's Visible Emissions Certification Program
"Smoke School"

 

FORMS

EPA Visible Emissions Field Manual

 

Method 9 Form

 

Travel Information

Atlanta Information
Hotels
Transportation
 
Savannah Information
Hotels
Transportation
 

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The Georgia Visible Emissions Certification Training Program consists of six annual “smoke schools” - three in the spring and three in the fall. Each season, schools are conducted in Savannah, Atlanta & Tifton. This training is open to regulatory personnel, consultants, industrial and other members of the regulated community. The purpose of the program is to certify a participant's ability to meet federal requirements for visually determining the opacity of plumes from stationary point sources. In addition, this program provides training for the determination of the frequency of fugitive emissions from stationary sources, located indoors or outdoors, (including flares) using Method 22. Each "school" consists of classroom lectures and orientation followed by field training, testing and certification. Participants can maintain continuous certification by successfully completing the field training every six months (as specified in federal reference Method-9 of the Code of Federal Regulations). The classroom portion, however, must be attended at least every three years.

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Where & When? More Information

Cartersville
Tellus Science Museum
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April 1 , 2014


Crawfordville
A. H. Stephens Historic Park
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April 3, 2014


Perry
Go Fish Education Center

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April 10, 2014


Adel

Reed Bingham State Park
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April 8-9, 2014

Atlanta
Classroom - Tradeport
Field Training - Panola Moutain State Park
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April 15-17, 2014

Savannah
Skidaway Island State Park
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April 22-24, 2014

For additional information, call the Georgia EPD Air Protection Branch at
404-363-7000

Registration

Click here to login and register for Smoke School. After logging in, select Smoke School from the Training menu. If you do not have a GECO account, please click here to create a GECO account.

Registration Tutorial

No registration fee is required.
Please register at least a week
before the class begins.

Smoke School Reminders


Inclement Weather Policy

We attempt to conduct certification test runs when weather permits. The number of test runs performed and the start times will vary with the ambient conditions. For up-to-date information concerning delays or cancellations, please call the Georgia EPD Air Protection Branch at 404-363-7000 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.