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2018 PA DEP Operator Certification Exams
01/01/18 - 12/31/18

The Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA) is offering PA DEP Operator Certification Exams on different dates and locations in 2018.  You may register for more than one exam date, but you should allow at least 30 days between exam dates so DEP has time to grade exams and send pass/fail notifications.

Register for your exam(s) through PWEA's online registration system.  Payment is required by credit card for online registrations. 


NOTE: Registration is a two-part process.  You must first complete the online registration pages and pay the registration fee; and then follow up by completing and returning the DEP form in order to select the exams you wish to take.  

Exam Dates and Locations:
April 17, 2018 - NE DEP Regional Office in Wilkes-Barre
June 6, 2018 - Hershey Lodge in Hershey
June 21, 2018 - NC DEP Regional Office in Williamsport
August 7, 2018 - SW DEP Regional Office in Pittsburgh
August 30, 2018 - NE DEP Regional Office in Wilkes-Barre
September 20, 2018 - Holiday Inn in Wilkes-Barre
November 15, 2018 - NC DEP Regional Office in Williamsport


Exam registration fees are:  $45 for PWEA Members or $95 for Non-Members. 

Before registering, please download and review the Important Information for Operators Taking 2018 Certification Exams PDF.

In addition to registering online, you MUST also complete and submit the PA DEP Certification Exam Registration Form,
on which you will indicate your requested Class as well as specific Water or Wastewater tests you wish to takeCompleted DEP Registration Forms should be returned by email to pwea@pwea.org OR faxed to 717-303-5219.  Your registration confirmation email will contain links to download the DEP Registration form.

You will receive a system-generated confirmation which reserves your seat at the exam, after completing the registration fee payment.  A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed to the email address you’ve provided, which will include the exam date, location and tests you selected on the PA DEP Registration Form.   Please ensure you mark pwea@pwea.org as a safe sender in your address book to prevent the confirmation letter from going to the Spam or Junk folder.  

Cancellation Policy: There will be no refunds after the detailed confirmation letter has been processed and emailed to you.  


 
Location: Various dates and locations






2018 PWEA Reception Sponsorship Opportunities
09/30/18

PWEA Announces the 15th Annual Reception at WEFTEC
 
The PWEA’s 15th annual reception will be held on Sunday, September 30, 2018, beginning at 8:00pm, at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans, during WEFTEC.18 in New Orleans.  The reception will be held in a hospitality suite with a balcony overlooking Bourbon Street.  This will be a joint reception with the Chesapeake Water Environment Association.  CWEA members will be invited to attend the reception, along with PWEA members.
 
Your company’s support of PWEA and this networking event would be greatly appreciated.  The meet-and-greet dessert and cocktails reception will provide you with an opportunity to network with current or potential clients from  Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.  Four PWEA sponsorship levels are available to choose from:
 
            Platinum Level @ $750    |    Gold Level @ $650    |    Silver Level @ $550    |    Bronze Level @ $450
 
Dual Sponsorship Discount – because this is a joint reception, PWEA and CWEA are both looking for sponsors.  If your company wishes to sponsor both PWEA and CWEA, we will discount the total for both sponsorships. Your organization will receive a rebate check from each association after the sponsorships are received.  If your company elects to sponsor at the Platinum Level, your organization will receive a $200 rebate ($100 from each association); Gold Level sponsors will receive a $150 rebate ($75 from each association); Silver Level sponsors will receive a rebate of $100 ($50 from each association); and Bronze Level sponsors will receive a $50 rebate ($25 from each association).  Separate sponsor signs will be displayed by each association, giving your company twice the exposure.  (Participation in CWEA’s annual sponsorship program does not count toward dual sponsorship for this reception.)
 
Company names for all PWEA sponsorships received by August 24th will be included on the reception invitation sent to PWEA members.  All PWEA sponsors will be acknowledged in PWEA’s Keystone Water Quality Manager magazine.  In addition, all Reception sponsors will be acknowledged in PWEA’s monthly eNewsletter:  Platinum Level for six months; Gold Level for three months; Silver Level for two months; and Bronze Level for one month.  The eNewsletter Sponsorship form must be submitted in order to take advantage of this special offer. Company logos will be printed on signs displayed at the reception.  Company contact person will be asked to provide a color company logo by August 24th.. Original vector files (.EPS or .AI) are preferred. 
 
In order to have your company name published on our promotions, sign up by no later than Wednesday, August 24th.  (Additional sponsorships will be accepted after that date however, inclusion on promotions will be subject to printing deadlines.) 


You can register online at www.pwea.org, or you can print the Sponsorship Form and return it:

By mail to:       PWEA                                   
                        PO Box 61
                        Blossburg  PA  16912                        
By fax to:         570-549-2221
By email to:     cindyrock@pwea.org
 
If you have any questions, please contact PWEA’s Conference Manager, Cindy Rock, at the email address above or at 570-549-2204.  Thank you so much for your consideration!


Click the link below to download the sponsorship invitation with all associated forms:
PWEA Sponsorship Forms for Reception at WEFTEC
 
Location: Royal Sonesta New Orleans
300 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70130


Sign up by August 24th to be included on the member invitation!






PWEA Stormwater Conference
10/11/18

“Designing, Building, and Maintaining Pollutant Reduction Facilities: 
Guide Your PRP to
Save Green”
A One-Day Stormwater Conference

This conference is presented by the PWEA Stormwater Committee.  PA DEP contact hours are not available. A total of 5.5 Professional Development Hours may be earned by attendees.

Conference Overview

What are the next steps to implement your Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Pollutant Reduction Plan (PRP)? Join our experts to explore the financial and ecological commitments you made when you submitted your NPDES MS4 permit application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP).

 

Designers and regulators will discuss how to design pollutant reduction facilities (Green Stormwater Infrastructure, stream restoration) with an eye on controlling installation and maintenance cost.

 

Contractors who have built pollutant reduction facilities in Pennsylvania, including stream restoration projects, will discuss how to complete a project and what your long-term financial and maintenance commitments might be.

 

Whether it is Green Stormwater Infrastructure, structural stormwater BMPs, or stream restoration, designing and building pollutant reduction facilities to minimize long-term operation and maintenance costs is vital. Let us help you Guide Your PRP to Stretch Your Municipal Dollars and Save Green! 

 
Target Audience
Municipal managers, public works staff, environmental non-profits, and contractors and municipal staff that design, build, and maintain green stormwater infrastructure and stream restoration projects
 
Presenters
Nathan Walker, Wood; PWEA Stormwater
Committee Chair
Lee Murphy, PA DEP Bureau of Clean Water
Dan Zimmerman, Warwick Township Manager
Jim Blanch, Whitpain Township Engineer
Kate Austin, City of Lancaster Green Infrastructure Asset Technician
Toby Kessler, Gilmore & Associates, Inc.
Chris Bergerson, Philadelphia Water Department
Robert Kalbach, Utility Services Group, Inc.

Mike Lasala, LandStudies
Tim Schueler, Hazen and Sawyer
Dale Bentz, RiverLogic
Tom Schueler, Chesapeake Stormwater Network
Bill Gralski, Hampden Township Stormwater Manager
Ruth Hocker, City of Lancaster Stormwater Manager
Beth Dutton, 3 Rivers Wet Weather; PWEA Stormwater Committee Vice-Chair
 
AGENDA 
  8:00am       Registration – Coffee & Pastries with Vendors
  8:30am       Welcome & Introduction – N. Walker
                     Pollution Reduction Plans (PRPs) in Review – L. Murphy
                     Water Quality Projects that Delivered – D. Zimmerman
                     Playing the Long Game towards Water Quality J. Blanch
10:00am       Break & Networking with Vendors
                     Designing GSI with Maintenance in Mind – K. Austin
                     GSI Monitoring in an Urban Environment – T. Kessler & C. Bergerson
                     Stormwater PMP Maintenance – R. Kalbach
12:00pm       Lunch & Networking with Vendors
                     Expert Panel Standards – M. Lasala
                     Stream Restoration Design, Permitting and Construction – Tim Schueler
  2:00pm       Break & Networking with Vendors
  2:15 pm      Stream Restoration Projects – Perspectives from a Backhoe – D. Bentz
                     Cleaner Streams for Pennsylvania – 2023 and Beyond – Tom Schueler
                     Q&A with Expert Panel – B. Gralski (moderator)
                     Closing Remarks – R. Hocker
  4:00pm       Adjournment 
B. Dutton
  
The concepts, ideas, procedures, and opinions offered at PWEA educational opportunities are those expressed by the various presenters. The PWEA assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the presentations.
 
Conference Fees
PWEA Member* - $70 (includes lunch)
Non-Member - $120 (includes lunch)
*To qualify for the Member Rate, you must be a PWEA member or a WEF member with PWEA selected as your State Association. 
Register online by clicking the link below.  Or download the PWEA Stormwater Conference Registration Flyer to register by mail, fax or email. The registration deadline is September 28th.

Cancellation & Substitution Policy
Cancellations received in writing 4 weeks prior to the date of the conference will receive a full refund less a $30 administrative fee.  No refunds will be made after that date.  Substitutions may be made until the registration deadline and must be made in writing, accompanied by a registration form for the substitute.
 
Location
Lancaster Farm and Home Center
1383 Arcadia Rd
Lancaster, PA  17601

Overnight Accommodations
Overnight accommodations are the responsibility of each individual.  PWEA does not have room blocks in any area hotels.  

Directions to the Conference Location
The location can be found by entering the street address in your GPS device, or by going to an online mapping website.

Vendor Displays
Vendors will be available to discuss their equipment and services.  If your company would like to exhibit, contact Cindy Rock at cindyrock@pwea.org or at 570-549-2204.

 

Location: Lancaster Farm and Home Center
1383 Arcadia Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601






Tabletop Displays at PWEA Stormwater Conference
10/11/18

The Pennsylvania Water Environment Association (PWEA) will hold a one-day Stormwater Conference titled “Designing, Building, and Maintaining Pollutant Reduction Facilities: Guide Your PRP to Save Green”, on October 11, 2018, in Lancaster, PA.  

We are pleased to offer tabletop exhibit space to provide vendors the opportunity to promote their Stormwater-related products, equipment and services! Seating will be available for 90+ attendees.  Vendor tables will be set up along the perimeter of the room.  
 
Exhibits
A limited number of TABLETOP spaces are available on a first-come basis.  The fee for tabletop space is $200, which includes one draped table and one chair.  Electric is not included.  If you need electric service, contact Cindy Rock at cindyrock@pwea.org. 
 
Exhibits will be in the same room as the classroom sessions and meals.  Following are the times when class will not be in session.  These are the times when the attendees can visit the displays and talk with you about your services.
 
8:00am            Registration - Coffee & Pastries with Vendors
8:30am            Conference Begins
10:00am          Break & Networking with Vendors
12:00pm          Lunch & Networking with Vendors
2:00pm            Break & Networking with Vendors
4:00pm            Conference Conclusion
 
Displays should be set up by 7:45am on the day of the conference.  Displays should be dismantled immediately following the conclusion of the conference. 
 
Conference Registration
One complimentary registration is included with the exhibit fee.  A second vendor representative may register at a discounted fee of $50.  Any additional representatives must register as regular attendees.  For more information about the conference, go to www.pwea.org

Register online by clicking the link below. Or download the PWEA Stormwater Conference Tabletop Registration Flyer to register by mail, fax or email. The registration deadline is September 28th. 
 
Location
Lancaster Farm and Home Center
1383 Arcadia Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601

Overnight Accommodations
Any overnight accommodations will be on your own.  PWEA does not have a room block at any area hotels.

Directions to the Conference Location
The location can be found by entering the street address in your GPS device, or by going to an online mapping website.


 
Location: Lancaster Farm and Home Center
1383 Arcadia Rd
Lancaster, PA 17601







Assistance...

Questions? Contact Cindy Rock, PWEA Conference Manager, at cindyrock@pwea.org or at 570-549-2204.