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Course #12551 - Alternative On-Site Wastewater Systems

Course Expiration: June 13, 2019
Course Type: Contractor
Core Credit Hours: 3.0
Professional Credit Hours: 3.0
Course Type: Plumber
Core Credit Hours: 8.0
Professional Credit Hours: 4.0
Course Name:Alternative On-Site Wastewater Systems
Course Outline & Objectives:Objective: The objective of this three-day workshop is to provide training in the design, inspection, and maintenance of alternative on-site wastewater treatment systems (referred to as Level 3 certification) in support of the Utah Division of Water Quality mandatory certification program for on-site wastewater system professionals (R317-11: Certification to Design, Inspect, and Maintain Underground Wastewater Disposal Systems, or Conduct Percolation and Soil Tests for Underground Wastewater Disposal Systems. The workshop includes classroom lectures and problem solving sessions and a field trip to the Huntsman On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Demonstration Site on the campus of Utah State University in Logan. At the end of the workshop, the examination for Level 3 certification is given. This examination covers Utah regulatory requirements for design, inspection and maintenance of alternative on-site systems as well as the design of pressurized distribution systems.  The topics covered in the class include:  Overview of Utah Alternative Systems Program; Gray Water Program; At-Grade Systems; Sand Lined Trench Systems; Mound Systems; Notes from the Field; Packed Bed Systems (textile filters, peat filters, intermittent sand filters, recirculating sand filters, recirculating gravel filters); Hydraulics and Design of Pressurized Systems; Disposal of Treated Wastewater from Packed Bed Systems; Management, Monitoring, Inspection, and Maintenance of Alternative Systems; Resources: Onsite Wastewater Systems Rule, R317-4, Utah Administrative Code; Graywater Systems Rule, R317-401, Utah Administrative Code; Wisconsin Mound Soil Absorption System: Siting, Design, and Construction Manual, #15.24, January 2000; Utah Pressure Design Manual, Utah On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Program, Utah State University, October 2013  
Course Schedule June 6 - 9, 2017 Bear River Environmental Health Building 85 East 1800 North Logan, UT 84341 October 3 - 6, 2017 Bear River Environmental Health Building 85 East 1800 North Logan, UT 84341
Calendar Events
Date: 06/09/2017 Location: Cache
Date: 10/03/2017 Location: Cache
Keywords: septic systems, septic system design, septic system operation and maintenance, on-site wastewater treatment, alternative on-site wastewater treatment systems, septic system inspection, on-site certification
Location(s): Cache
Teaching Method: Live
Company Name: Utah State University
Phone: (435) 797-3693
Address: Utah Water Research Laboratory, 8200 Old Main Hill
City: Logan
State: UT
Postal Code: 84322-8200
Email Address: judith.sims@usu.edu
The Course Provider is: a recognized accredited college or university
Signup Link: http://uwrl.usu.edu/partnerships/training/
Instructor First Name: Judith
Instructor Last Name: Sims
Instructor License #:
Instructor Resume: JUDITH LARABEE SIMS  Research Associate Professor and Utah On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Program Coordinator Utah Water Research Laboratory and Department of Biological Engineering Utah State University Logan, Utah 84322?8200 Education:             B.S.            Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1971             M.S.            Environmental Biology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1973             M.S.            Soil Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, 1981 Relevant Professional Experience: 2002 ?present        Research Associate Professor, Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, Utah            1994?2002            Research Assistant Professor, Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 1982-1994            Lecturer and Senior Research Soil Scientist/Biologist, Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan, Utah 1979-1981            Senior Environmental Scientist, L.W. Little Associates, Environmental Consultants, Raleigh, North Carolina 1977-1979            Graduate Research Assistant, North Carolina State University, Department of Soil Science, Raleigh, North Carolina 1975-1977            Research Technician, Department of Agronomy and Soils, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington Relevant Major Projects: 1977-1979            Evaluation of Fill Materials for Use in the Mound System of On-Site Waste Disposal (University of North Carolina (UNC) Sea Grant Program) 1977-1979            Effects of Use of Alternative On-Site Waste Disposal Systems on Water Quality in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina (UNC Sea Grant Program) 1980-1981            Effects of Failure of Conventional On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems on Water Quality of Adjacent Streams and Lakes: Rolling Springs Subdivision, Spring Lake, NC (Private Client) 1982-1989            Evaluation of Feasibility of Use of Alternative Systems of On-Site Wastewater Disposal in Utah (Principal Investigator, Utah Water Research Laboratory Mineral Lease Funds) 1983-1986            Waste/Soil Treatability Studies for Four Complex Industrial Wastes (U.S. EPA) 1985-1988            Fate of Toxic Organic Chemicals in Septic Tank/Soil Absorption Systems (Principal Investigator -Utah Water Research Laboratory Mineral Lease Funds) 1986-1988            Land Treatability of Hazardous Waste Constituents in Land Treatment Systems (U.S. EPA) 1986-1991            Development of Soil Transport and Fate Data Base (U.S. EPA and Dynamac Corporation) 1992                     Bioengineering for Water Cleanup: State?of?the?Art Assessment (Principal Investigator - National Geographic Society) 1995?1999            Preparation of Guidance Manual for Revegetation of Exploration and Production Sites (Principal Investigator - Exxon Production Research Corporation) 1998-2013            Utah On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Center (Principal Investigator - Utah Department of Environmental Quality) 1999-present            Establishment of Huntsman On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training and Demonstration Site (Principal Investigator. Huntsman Environmental Research Center) 2000-2003          Statewide Non-Point Source Pollution Education Related to On-Site Wastewater Treatment (U.S. EPA and Utah Department of Environmental Quality) 2000-2002            Installation of Training Modules at the Huntsman On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training and Demonstration Center (Principal Investigator, Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation) 2001-2003            On-Site Wastewater Treatment Field Training Enhancement: Sand Filter Demonstration Model Construction and Related Training Aids (Principal Investigator - U.S. EPA and Utah Department of Environmental Quality) 2001-2003            Partnership Performance Equipment Grant for the Huntsman On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training and Demonstration Center (Principal Investigator, Utah Department of Environmental Quality) 2002-2004            Development of a Guide and Videotape on On-Site Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Systems for Use by Local Boards of Health (Principal Investigator, National Association of Local Boards of Health) 2004-2006          Alternative Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems for Utah Conditions (Principal Investigator ? U.S. Geological Survey) 2005-2008            On-Site Wastewater Treatment Field Training Enhancement: Installation of Gray Water, Drip Irrigation, and Fixed Film Demonstration Systems (Principal Investigator - U.S. EPA and Utah Department of Environmental Quality) 2005 ? 2008          Septic Systems in Castle Valley: Potential Impacts upon Ground Water and Possible Management and Mitigation Strategies (Principal Investigator - U.S. EPA, Utah Department of Environmental Quality and Utah Water Research Laboratory) 2005                     Training in On-Site Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals (Principal Investigator - Region 8, U.S.EPA) 2005 - 2006          Management and Regulation of Onsite Wastewater Systems in Blaine County, Idaho (Subcontractor, Region 10, U.S. EPA Water Quality Cooperative Agreement) 2006 ? 2010          Implementation of On-Site Wastewater Management Programs: Development of Educational and Outreach Tools for Community Decision-Makers and Public Officials (Principal Investigator, U.S. EPA Water Quality Cooperative Agreement) 2007 ? 2010           Septage Treatment, Handling, and Disposal in Utah (Principal Investigator, U.S. EPA and Utah Department of Environmental Quality) 2008 ? 2011           Evaluation of Deep Installations of Septic System Drain Fields in Utah: Performance and Treatment Effectiveness (Principal Investigator, Utah Water Research Laboratory) 2010                     On-Site Wastewater Educational Programs for Montana and Colorado On-Site Wastewater Systems Professionals (Principal Investigator, Region 8 -U.S. EPA Region 8) 2010 ? 2012            Enhancement of Septic System Educational Programs in Utah (Principal Investigator, U.S. EPA and Utah Department of Environmental Quality) 2010 ? 2015            Design, Assessment, and Management of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change (Agricultural Experiment Station Multi-State Hatch Project, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA) 2011 ? 2013            Educational Program for Homeowners and Other Users of Septic Systems in Utah (Principal Investigator, U.S. EPA and Utah Department of Environmental Quality) Accomplishments and Honors: Phi Kappa Phi (Academic Honorary) - 1979 Gamma Sigma Delta (Agriculture Honorary) - 1979 Co-Recipient, Karen Morehouse Best Paper Award, Great Plains/Rocky Mountain Hazardous Substance Research Center, U.S. EPA, Manhattan, KS ? 1996 Non-Point Source (NPS) Water Quality Award, NPS Water Quality Task Force, Utah Department of Environmental Quality ? 2003 Lynn Thatcher Award for Significant Contributions to the Field of Environmental Health, Utah Environmental Health Association ? 2004  Scientific and Professional Societies/Professional Activities:  Soil Science Society of America - 1977 - Present Chairman, (1983-86), Member (1986-88), On-Site Wastewater Disposal Technical Review Committee (Advisory Committee to Bureau of Drinking Water/Sanitation, State of Utah Department of Health) Workshop Instructor, Utah On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Center, Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University (1998 - Present) Training Center Coordinator, Utah On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Center, Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University (2000 - Present) USU Delegate, Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment (CIDWT) (2000 - Present) Elected representative, CIDWT Practitioner Training/Training Center Committee (2000-2002) Elected representative, CIDWT Legislative and Policy Committee (2001 ? 2005) National On-Site Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) ? (1999 ? Present) Elected Member, NOWRA Board of Directors? 2007-2010 Chairman, NOWRA Technical Program, Installer?s Academy, Las Vegas, NV (2008) Chairman, NOWRA Web-Based Resource Library Task Force (2009 - Present) Utah On-Site Wastewater Association (UOWA) (2000 ? Present) UOWA Chairman-elect (2002-2003) UOWA Chairman (2003-2004) Chairman, UOWA Conference Planning Committee (2000 ? Present) Work Group Member, NE 1045 Agricultural Experiment Station AES Multi-State Hatch Project, Design, Assessment, and Management of Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems: Addressing the Challenges of Climate Change (2010 ? 2015)
Instructor First Name: Richard
Instructor Last Name: Jex
Instructor License #:
Instructor Resume: Richard F. Jex, PE, LEHS 77 West 3650 South Nibley City, UT  84321 (435) 753-2051 rjex@scgenterprises.com Licenses: Professional Engineer (PE), Utah.   Licensed Environmental Health Scientist (LEHS), Utah  Awards: Reed Roberts Award  (2003) ? Utah Environmental Health Association  Education: B.S. Environmental Engineering Utah State University, Logan, UT June 1997 Emphasized Areas of Study:  Natural systems engineering.  Water treatment.  Wastewater treatment.  Water pollution.  Watershed and source water protection.  Delineation of watersheds and aquifers.  River and reservoir management.  Stream Ecology.  Limnology.  G.P.S. data collection.  Data analysis.  Computer modeling.  Environmental regulations.  Risk Assessment.  Pre-Engineering Salt Lake Community College, Salt Lake City, UT March 1991 - May 1994  Experience:  SCG Enterprises, Logan, UT May 2011 to Present Western Region Manager ? Responsible for sales in Utah, Southwest WY, Northwest CO  ? Support the development, design, permitting, installation, and maintenance of wastewater handling equipment ? Provide technical training for local and/or regional groups, including the design of  wastewater treatment plants and pressurized collection systems ? Perform system ?start-ups? O&M training and troubleshooting  Utah On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Program, Logan, UT July 2000 to Present ? Designed and coordinated the installation of the Huntsman On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training and Demonstration Site ? Taught wastewater certification design classes ? Teach at semi-annual class on pressurized distribution design for Level 3 Certification per R317-11.  Orenco Systems, Inc., Sutherlin, OR October 2004 to May 2011 Engineered Systems/Western US Region Team Leader ? Responsible for Western US region sales ? Supported the development, design, permitting, installation, and maintenance of Orenco Systems wastewater handling equipment ? Provided technical training for local and/or regional groups, including the design of  wastewater treatment plants and pressurized collection systems ? Performed system ?start-ups? and troubleshooting  Wasatch City/County Health Department, Heber City, UT March 1999 to September 2004 Environmental Health Scientist, L.E.H.S. ? Designed, reviewed and inspected individual on-site wastewater disposal systems ? Performed sanitary surveys on public drinking water systems ? Inspected food establishments and instructed food handlers class ? Responded to public health issues and complaints  DEQ,  Division of Water Quality, Salt Lake City, UT October 1997 to February 1999 Environmental Engineer 1 ? Worked on review and interpretation and revision of the individual wastewater disposal rule UAC R317-501 through R317-513 ? Performed technology and literature review for possible rule changes ? Served on the Wastewater Disposal Technical Review Committee ? Served on the Advisory Committee to the USU Onsite Wastewater Training Center
Instructor Resume: RFJ Resume2011.pdf
Instructor First Name: Brian
Instructor Last Name: Cowan
Instructor License #: 271453-2001
Instructor Resume: Brian Cowan 2522 N. 2275 W. Clinton, Utah 84015 (801) 985-3728  EXPERIENCE:  Nov 2002 ?            Program Manager, Wastewater and Air Quality Section, Weber- Present            Morgan Health Department, Ogden, Utah, Manage the Department?s Wastewater and Air Quality Programs. Supervise property evaluations, system design, and permitting for Conventional and Alternative Onsite Wastewater Systems. Oversee Operation and Maintenance Program for Alternative Onsite Systems. Participate on State and Local Onsite Wastewater Rulemaking Committees. Draft and submit regulation changes for adoption. Developed new and enhanced wastewater and I/M programs. Manage Department?s Automotive Emissions Testing Program ensuring compliance with appropriate air quality requirements. Supervised Department?s Solid and Hazardous Waste Programs. Directed Environmental Health Section?s Emergency Response Program and response efforts. August 2003 -            Instructor, Utah On-Site Wastewater Treatment Training Center, Present            Utah Water Research Laboratory, Utah State University, Logan Utah                         Instruct Utah State Certification Courses covering Onsite Wastewater System Design. Areas covered include soil classification and percolation testing, site evaluations, and design development for conventional and alternative systems. Assist in development and maintenance of the Center?s Onsite Demonstration Site. August 2002 -            Licensed Environmental Health Scientist, Davis County Health Nov. 2002            Department, Farmington, Utah. Conducted compliance inspections in food service, day cares, swimming pools, schools, water systems and institutions. Collected water samples. Participated in after hours emergency response program. Dec.2001-            Air Pollution Control Inspector, Salt Lake Valley Health Department, Nov. 2002            Salt Lake City, Utah. Conduct audits and onsite inspections of vehicle I/M testing stations. Coordinate corrective actions and negotiate compliance with Environmental Health Laws. Consult public and I/M station operators and technicians on air quality issues. Investigate, and act as consultant in resolving job related complaints. Prepare activity reports, maintain files and track I/M station compliance records. June 1999-            General Manager, World Host Bryce Valley Inn/Hungry Coyote January 2002            Restaurant, Tropic, Utah. Manage operations of a 65-room motel and full service restaurant. Prepare and manage an annual budget of 1 million dollars. Direct staff of 30+ employees and coordinate operations between departments. Coordinate reservations, group sales and marketing efforts. Prepare, manage and monitor company marketing and sales plans. Monitor staff performance and conduct personnel programs. Represent organization at tourism trade functions. Facilitate customer relations programs and maintain client relations. Prepare brochures, advertising and target specific marketing materials. Maintain and monitor internet pages and advertising. President of the Bryce Valley Business Association. August 1993-             Licensed Environmental Health Scientist III, Weber-Morgan District March 2000             Health Department, Ogden, Utah. Managed the department?s Solid, Hazardous and Medical Waste Programs, and Emergency Response Program. Conducted compliance inspections for Hazardous Waste Storage Facilities, Sanitary Landfills, Waste Haulers, Used Oil Collection Facilities, Waste Tire Recyclers, Food Service Establishments, Schools, Swimming Pools, Daycares, Underground Storage Tanks and Private Wastewater Systems. Acted as department liaison for several Utah State Agencies. Represented the department on Local Emergency Planning Committees, Regional HazMat Task Force, Hill Air Force Base and Defense Depot Ogden Restoration Advisory Boards and Weber County Riverkeeper Board. Organized Household Hazardous Waste collection events. Acted as a consultant for proper Hazardous Materials disposal. Responded to and acted as department liaison for Hazardous Material and other department related emergencies. Oversaw Hazardous Material Remediation projects. Supervised private remediation companies. Drafted department Waste Tire Recycling Rules. Developed educational brochures and pamphlets. Prepared and distributed public information materials. Prepared press releases and worked closely with news media agencies to disseminate educational information. Consulted public on Environmental Health Issues. June 1991-            Biologist Aide, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Ogden, Utah August 1993            Held various temporary and volunteer positions in the Northern Region Office, Hardware Ranch and Ogden Bay. Gathered and evaluated biological data related to big game, waterfowl, upland game, aquatic and non-game species. Coordinated efforts with property owners regarding depredation problems. Worked on habitat improvement projects. Conducted maintenance on State properties and facilities. Operated heavy equipment, farm machinery, boats and ATVs. Consulted general public on wildlife issues and regulations. Assisted Conservation Officers with Law Enforcement Assignments. Education:            Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah ? Masters of Public Health, April 2011 Weber State University, Ogden, Utah - B.S. Zoology, June 1993                         Ricks College, Rexburg, Idaho - Sept. 1986- May 1988 Training:            Great Basin Public Health Leadership Institute, Graduate 2009 License:            Environmental Health Scientist, Utah                         Utah Firefighter II, Certification:            Utah Onsite Wastewater System Designer, Level 3                          OSHA Hazwoper and Hazardous Materials Technician                         National Environmental Health Association ? Onsite Wastewater System Installer                         Consortium of Institutes for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment ? Certified instructor for Operation and Maintenance, High Strength Wastewater, and Installation   Awards:            Weber State University, Zoology Department Service Award                         Weber County, Utah, Seal of Service Award                         Hill Air Force Base, Certificate of Appreciation Service:            Utah Environmental Health Association ? President and past board member                         Utah Onsite Wastewater Association ? President (2 terms) and board member                         Bryce Valley Business Owners Association ? President and board member            
Instructor Resume: Brian Cowan Resume.doc

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