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Evaluation of Visible Emissions Course

February 2024

Dear Smoke Reader:

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will offer a course in the Evaluation of Visible Emissions during the week of April 15, 2024. The class will run from Wednesday, April 17 through Thursday, April 18, 2024. Class begins at 9:00 AM each morning with registration beginning at approximately 8:00 AM; everyone must sign in one time only.

All newcomers attending for initial certification (not recertification) are expected to be present for a lecture session at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, April 16th; individuals who are recertifying are welcome to attend the lecture as well. The lecture will include discussion of visible emissions and the finer points of reading opacity. The lecture will be held at the Ramada Limited Motel, 3281 Northfield Drive, Springfield, Illinois.

The class will be held at the Ramada Limited Motel, 3281 Northfield Drive, Springfield, Illinois. The telephone number is (217) 523-4000. A block of rooms has been set aside for the session, so please mention you are attending "Smoke School" when making your reservations. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency does not charge a fee for this instruction. All participants must arrange for their own meals and lodging; however, all materials necessary for the course will be supplied with the exception of writing tools and a clipboard. Please be reminded this class is held outside, so dress appropriately and bring your own lawn chair.

Please fill out the online registration form prior to April 12, 2024. If you do not have access to the Internet please contact Kim Kras at (217) 524-0546 to receive a registration form by mail. Remember to check the designated box for either certifying the first time or recertifying.

If you have any questions, I can be reached by e-mail or by phone (847) 294-4019. I look forward to seeing all of you soon at Smoke School.