PASEO is a DEP-approved training sponsor  (ID # 87).  Periodically throughout the year, we offer SEO training courses to both members and non-members. Space is limited at all training course to the first 40 registrants. (Current COVID-19 indoor gathering size restrictions limit course sizes to 25 registrants.)

** See important note about COVID-19 Safety & PASEO’s training offerings at the bottom of this page. **


During PASEO’s Western Conference at the Doubletree in Monroeville, PA on March 16, 2020 RESCHEDULED August 17, 2020, we will be offering a variety of training courses.  Registration is for the full day — pick your desired courses and earn up to 6 SEO credits.

WESTERN CONFERNCE ATTENDEES – please note that due to COVID-19 safety restrictions in place at the host hotel, we will only be able to offer training in full-day “track” options versus al a carte course options.  There won’t be an option to switch classrooms at lunchtime.  That is to say, you will  need to choose which full-day track you desire to attend and take the morning & afternoon training courses offered in that classroom.  Track Choice #1 includes the Pressure Distribution course in the morning and the Micromound course in the afternoon; Track Choice #2 includes the Sewage Management Basics course in the morning and the O&M courses in the afternoon. You will see the two choices when registering online.  See below for course descriptions.


WESTERN CONF TRACK OPTION #1-
PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION – UNDERSTANDING DEMAND DOSING, TIME DOSING, AND FLOW EQUALIZATION
Monday, August 17, 2020; 8:30am-12:00pm
DEP Training Course #1001HYDR-0087CLRM, 3 SEO CEUs
Doubletree Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
Hotel phone: (412) 373-7300;  Hotel website
Member: $135 / Non-Member $230 (western conference – must register for full day)
REGISTER HERE

This course will educate Sewage Enforcement Officers with the overall concept of dosing pressure distribution systems and how dosing can promote long term functioning of the absorption areas. The course describes differences with demand dosing, time dosing, and flow equalization, and presents the advantages and disadvantages of each. The course will review the overall dosing requirements for Chapter 73 pressure dosed systems and the alternate system listing for the use of flow equalization in PA. Typical design scenarios will be reviewed for demand and time dosing as well as for flow equalization situations, so that the SEO can acquire experience in reviewing and determining compliance with PA standards. Attendees will learn how various control panels are designed to facilitate dosing schemes and also to provide useful information for ongoing system operations. The use of standard spreadsheets will also be introduced to help facilitate SEO design reviews.

PERCRITE MICROMOUND: DESIGN REVIEW & INSTALLATION INSPECTION
Monday, August 17, 2020; 1:00pm-4:30pm
DEP Training Course #1004TECH-0087CLRM, 3 SEO CEUs
Doubletree Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
Hotel phone: (412) 373-7300;  Hotel website
Member: $135 / Non-Member $230 (western conference – must register for full day)
REGISTER HERE

This course will review the alternate system listing for the American PercRite micromound system and educate SEOs about the design review and installation inspections for this technology. Part 1 of the course will review the basic siting and design requirements and the details of sand and drip tubing placement. Operational design calculations will also be demonstrated. Part 2 of the course defines manufacturer and SEO responsibilities and then focusses on critical elements of the SEO inspection of a micromound installation. Satisfactory completion of this course will allow SEOs to independently issue permits for this technology.


WESTERN CONF TRACK OPTION #2-
SEWAGE MANAGEMENT BASICS

Monday, August 17, 2020; 8:30am-12:00pm
DEP Training Course #215-0087, 3 SEO CEUs
Doubletree Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
Hotel phone: (412) 373-7300;  Hotel website
Member: $135 / Non-Member $230 (western conference – must register for full day)
REGISTER HERE

Course objectives include: to introduce SEOs to sewage management and the importance of keeping onlot sewage systems healthy; to provide some steps for creating a sewage management program (SMP); and, to give options for implementing, administering, and enforcing a SMP.

ADVANTEX TREATMENT SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE, & MAINTAINING A RESIDENTIAL JET BAT MEDIA PLANT
Monday, August 17, 2020; 1:00pm-4:30pm
DEP Training Courses #1010TECH-0005CLRM
& #1012TECH-0005CLRM, 3 SEO CEUs COMBINED
Doubletree Hotel, 101 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146
Hotel phone: (412) 373-7300;  Hotel website
Member: $135 / Non-Member $230 (western conference – must register for full day)
REGISTER HERE

Advantex® Treatment Systems in PA- Maintenance Provisions for the SEO (#1010TECH-0087CLRM) – The importance of system maintenance cannot be overstated and is the key to long term system functioning. Acknowledging the fact that all systems and all system components require maintenance, this short course on operation and maintenance will focus on the Orenco Advantex Treatment System. The course will briefly summarize the Adantex treatment system, how it works, and the current maintenance measures required in PA by the system’s alternate listing. The course will then focus on more detailed maintenance activities that are specific to the Advantex system. (1.5 SEO CEUs)

Maintaining a Residential Jet BAT Media Plant (#1012TECH-0087CLRM) – The importance of maintaining all components of an onlot sewage disposal system cannot be overemphasized. This short course will focus on system operation and maintenance for a residential Jet BAT Media plant. The course will briefly summarize the basic components and operation of the media plant and will then focus on detailed maintenance activities that are specific to the Jet BAT media plant. (1.5 SEO CEUs)


ECOFLO IN PA – COCO BIOFILTER
Wednesday, August 19, 2020; 8:00am-11:30am
DEP Training Course #1008TECH-0087CLRM, 3 SEO CEUs
Holiday Inn Lansdale-Hatfield, 1750 Sumneytown Pike, Kulpsville, PA 19443
Hotel phone: (215) 368-3800; Hotel website
Member: $90 / Non-Member: $115
REGISTER HERE

Ecoflo Biofilters are advanced treatment systems that have been approved for use in PA as alternate systems.      The focus of this course will be the new EC7 Coco filter models.  The course will provide a technical overview of the coco filter system and its performance in reducing BOD5 and TSS.    General system design standards for both plastic and concrete tanks will be presented along with absorption area sizing criteria.    Construction and installation techniques will be reviewed along with SEO permitting guidance, as well as system operation and maintenance requirements.


SOIL MORPHOLOGIAL INVESTIGATIONS – A GUIDE FOR SEOs
Wednesday, August 19, 2020; 12:30pm-4:00pm
DEP Training Course #1001SOIL-0087CLRM, 3 SEO CEUs
Holiday Inn Lansdale-Hatfield, 1750 Sumneytown Pike, Kulpsville, PA 19443
Hotel phone: (215) 368-3800; Hotel website
Member: $90 / Non-Member: $115
REGISTER HERE

Many of the alternative system technologies require a morphological soil investigation conducted by an approved soil scientist prior to system permitting by the SEO.   This course will educate SEOs about the various technical components that a soil scientist undertakes as part of a morphological soil evaluation.  The course will better equip SEOs with further knowledge of soils to assist in their review and permitting of various onlot sewage disposal systems, both conventional and alternate technologies.


PERCRITE® DRIP MICROMOUNDS – DESIGN REVIEW & INSTALLATION INSPECTION 
Thursday, August 20, 2020; 8:00am-11:30am
DEP Training Course #1004TECH-0087CLRM, 3 SEO CEUs
Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey, 604 Station Road, Grantville, PA 17028
Hotel phone: (717) 469-0661; Hotel website
Member: $90 / Non-Member: $115
REGISTER HERE

It is essential that SEOs have working knowledge of the approved alternate systems used in PA.   This course will review the alternate system listing for this technology and educate SEOs about the design and installation of the American PercRite micromound system.   Part 1 of the course will review the basic siting and design requirements and the details of sand and drip tubing placement.   Operational design calculations will also be demonstrated.   Part 2 of the course defines manufacturer and SEO responsibilities and then focusses on critical elements of the SEO inspection of a micromound installation.


DOSING- IT’S A MATTER OF TIME
Thursday, August 20, 2020; 12:30pm-4:00pm
DEP Training Course #1005HYDR-0087CLRM, 3 SEO CEUs
Holiday Inn Harrisburg-Hershey, 604 Station Road, Grantville, PA 17028
Hotel phone: (717) 469-0661; Hotel website
Member: $90 / Non-Member: $115
REGISTER HERE

The distribution of effluent throughout onsite systems does impact the long-term performance of the drainfield.   This course will summarize how effluent is really distributed in gravity and pressure dosed systems with emphasis on the biomat development and long- term soil acceptance. Various concepts of dosing will be discussed focusing on time dosing and how it promotes system performance.    Attendees will learn simplistic ways to incorporate time-dosing into any onlot system design and will see how time-dosing can be a good insurance policy for homeowners for system maintenance and troubleshooting.


SERIES OF OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE TRAINING COURSES (full day)
Wednesday, September 2, 2020; 8:30am-4:30pm
See below for description of training courses included.
Holiday Inn Wilkes Barre – East Mountain; 600 Wildflower Drive; Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702
Hotel phone: (570) 822-1011; Hotel website
Member: $180 / Non-Member: $230 (full day option only – lunch on your own)
REGISTER HERE

This full-day series of O&M courses consists of four separate 1.5 hour training courses:

System Operation and Maintenance- It’s More Than Just Tank Pumping  (#1003SMGT-0087CLRM) – Providing proper and routine maintenance for all types of onlot sewage disposal systems is the key to long term system functioning.   This short course on routine system operation and maintenance will focus on standard septic tank systems for single family residential use.    The course will discuss why maintenance is important and will review the key elements of sound operation and maintenance such as inspection of all system components, tank pumping, efficient water use, proper waste disposal, and protection of the absorption area.  Homeowner education will be emphasized including topics such as use of garbage disposals, tank additives, water softeners, and more. (1.5 SEO CEUs)

Maintaining a Residential Jet BAT Media Plant (#1012TECH-0087CLRM) – The importance of maintaining all components of an onlot sewage disposal system cannot be overemphasized. This short course will focus on system operation and maintenance for a residential Jet BAT Media plant. The course will briefly summarize the basic components and operation of the media plant and will then focus on detailed maintenance activities that are specific to the Jet BAT media plant. (1.5 SEO CEUs)

Advantex® Treatment Systems in PA- Maintenance Provisions for the SEO (#1010TECH-0087CLRM) – The importance of system maintenance cannot be overstated and is the key to long term system functioning. Acknowledging the fact that all systems and all system components require maintenance, this short course on operation and maintenance will focus on the Orenco Advantex Treatment System. The course will briefly summarize the Adantex treatment system, how it works, and the current maintenance measures required in PA by the system’s alternate listing. The course will then focus on more detailed maintenance activities that are specific to the Advantex system. (1.5 SEO CEUs)

PercRIte® Drip Dispersal- Operation and Maintenance (#1011TECH-0087CLRM) – The importance of system maintenance cannot be overstated and is the key to long term system functioning.   The need for system maintenance, meaning maintenance beyond pumping, is not unique to alternate systems but should be performed on all types of onlot sewage treatment and dispersal systems.  This short course on system operation and maintenance will focus on the PercRite drip systems, both the drip systems and the Micromound systems.  We will first briefly summarize these two (2) systems describing their basic components and how/when they are used in PA.   We will discuss what is currently required in PA by the respective system’s alternate listing.    And then we will go on to discuss the detailed maintenance activities that are specific to the PercRite drip systems. (1.5 SEO CEUs)


IMPORTANT NOTE:   All training classrooms will be set up with social distancing in mind.  Our aim is to have no more than two people per 8-foot table with each table spaced 6-feet away from any other table.  We will be observing whatever COVID-19 related policies and/or health orders are in place by the hosting hotel as well as the local government jurisdiction at the time of training.  At a minimum, you should expect to be properly masked while in the hotel.   When registering for any training course, you will be required to agree to a COVID-19 liability waiver.

If you experience any symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath, fever, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste/smell, or any other symptom normally associated with COVID-19; have been exposed to someone with a suspected/confirmed case of COVID-19; been diagnosed with COVID-19 and not yet been cleared by local health professionals as non-contagious; and/or have traveled within 14 days prior to the training event to a area highly impacted by the COVID-19 virus, PASEO asks you to not attend the training event.  We will refund your registration fee in total up to and including the day of training.


*** All information, exact timing, and prices are tentative and subject to change. ***