Visible Emissions Observation School (Smoke School)

EPA Method 9 Field Training:  mobile area

One-Day Opacity Training:    9/21/2022   Session ID:5319

NOTE: Public school dates are subject to change. If a school date changes, you will be notified via email IF YOU HAVE ENROLLED IN THE CLASS.


You must be a CAA client to enroll for a smoke school.


Field Certification:

        Wed Sep 21 2022 at 8:00 am (CST)  to  12:00 pm (CST)
       Details available upon registration

Be Prepared for Class

  • Field runs start at the time stated above. Please arrive a few minutes early to complete sign-in procedures.
  • CAA smoke schools are digital - bring a fully-charged smart phone or tablet. Extra devices will be available for use if you do not have a mobile device.
  • If you aren't familiar with digital certification, visit our digital introduction page.

Smoke School Duration

  • One-Day Smoke Schools: Field certification ends when attendees who arrived at the start time are certified, or no longer wish to attempt to become certified.
  • Two-Day and Three-Day Smoke Schools: Field certification runs until the stated end time; students still requiring certification will come back for the subsequent day(s) of class. The final day of smoke school ends when attendees who arrived at the start time are certified, or no longer wish to attempt to become certified.


SELF-PACED LECTURE (default format)

CAA's self-paced lecture fulfills EPA Method 9 requirements and is approved by TCEQ for Texas students.

Organizations who would prefer an in-person or livestream lecture, call the registrar at 901-381-9960.

 PRICING  Registrations received within less than 7 days from the start of class will be assessed a $25 late fee.

Field Certification Smoke School: $275
Self-Paced Lecture Course: $50

 SESSION NOTES  *****************READ ALL NOTES**********************

Greg would like a phone call one week out from school to finalize who will be conducting the training and to initiate any and all needed paperwork.

Burt, Terri ‎‎; 251-675-2072

Onsite contact is Greg Singleton
(C) 251-331-2921 (W)251-679-3410
Terri Burt

ERM contact Chris Carrington ERM is a third party in which Chevron has a contract with (We bill them)

SCHOOL NOTES:GPS Coordinates N 30.94682 W 088.16748
Additional field runs after lecture if necessary
ARRIVE 6:30 AM FOR 8AM SMOKE SCHOOL NOTES:Additional field runs after lecture if necessary. Requirements: No pocket knives, no beards, (H2S in plant) smoking only in designated areas. MUST have safety glasses, flame retardant clothing, steel toe shoes, hard hat. Must complete 20 minute video and JSA before beginning work. All paperwork (permit to work, hot work permit for non-welding activity, JSA, etc.) and smoke equipment setup need to be completed early --- prior to class start time; she sent paperwork. We are set to start class at 8 AM, and since many are on days off and will be paid overtime, let's ensure that we are ready to start class/activity on time promptly at 8 AM. Please note that permits must be signed by plant lead operator, field coordinator, and operations supervisor.