Rutgers University Air Pollution Training Program

Notices

Visible Emissions and Odor Enforcement Courses

COURSE STATUS UPDATED ON: April 16, 2014
The Visible Emissions course re-scheduled for Thursday, April 17, is being postponed due to a forecast for high winds. I will be out of town beginning on Friday, April 18 and will be returning on April 28. Since we already have a regularly scheduled VE course for Tuesday, April 29, the course originally scheduled for April 16 is being postponed until Thursday, May 1. Please plan on attending one of these courses.

Please call Ron Lauck at 848-932-5788 is you have any questions or concerns.

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Please check this site after 3:00 pm on the day prior to the course for the latest status information or call (848) 932-9810.  Class starts at 9:00 a.m. in the field adjacent to the intersection of Route 1 South and College Farm Road, near the newly erected gatehouse entrance.   You may bring along pens, a clipboard, rubber bands, folding chair, and the beverage and/or snack of your choice to any field class.

Please note that effective July 11, 2012, the contact phone numbers at Rutgers have changed as follows:

Stephen Szulecki, Director, Rutgers Air Pollution Training Programs         - (848) 932-5784
Paul Sauers, Program Assistant (contact to register or schedule payment) - (848) 932-5788
Status - (848) 932-9810
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Instructions for those Attending VE Courses:

Visible Emissions Evaluation Recertification Field Courses start at 9:00 a.m. in the field adjacent to the intersection of Route 1 South and College Farm Road, near the newly erected gatehouse entrance.   You may bring along pens, a clipboard, rubber bands, folding chair, and the beverage and/or snack of your choice to any field class.  You may park at the Agricultural Extension Conference Center building (beige building across from the Operator Training Center) in the areas designated as SPECIAL PERMIT ONLY (both sides) or at the Agricultural Museum parking area adjacent to the field. No parking permit is needed in these areas.  Please avoid parking near the roadway across from the field where the field testing is held, as violators may be ticketed.  Please be sure to check this website or call (848) 932-9810 (this is a new number as of July 1, 2012) the night before any field class is scheduled to get the latest information regarding course status.  For further information please contact Stephen Szulecki, Director, Rutgers Air Pollution Training Programs at (848) 932-5784 (this is also a new number as of July 1, 2012).

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EPA Based Air Pollution Training Courses

Please refer to the course listing and "How to Register" sections of EPA Based Air Pollution Training Courses (click on the link above).  Please send in your registration as early as possible.  

CEU credits for these courses have been approved - details are listed on the NJLMN network web site listings for each of these. 

In addition to the aforementioned course, RAPTP has offered other air pollution training courses in the past – details of these are also listed (click on the link above).  Should your organization have an interest in any of these courses, please contact us.  For more information contact Stephen Szulecki, Director, RAPTP (contact info provided below) or to register or make payment for a course please contact Paul Sauers at (848) 932-5788 (see "How to Register" section for more options).  

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General Program Information

Rutgers University Air Pollution Training Program (RAPTP) has been providing air pollution training to federal, state and local air pollution agency and private sector personnel since the 1950's. The RAPTP is housed and operated in the Department of Environmental Sciences of Rutgers University, an academic department. The program maintains a state-of-art training facility that includes two classrooms and a well equipped laboratory with source and ambient monitoring and sampling instrumentation.  The Program is funded primarily through federal and state grants to provide continuing professional education to individuals from state and local air pollution agencies. Approximately forty days of training are offered on an annual basis. Training courses are conducted at the university and by request at other locations.

The course instructors are drawn from the Department of Environmental Sciences' faculty as well as from highly qualified individuals from both the public and private sectors. The RAPTP offers EPA designated courses such as APTI 450-Source Sampling, APTI 435-Atmospheric Sampling, APTI 464-Analytical Methods for Air Quality Standards, APTI 413-Control of Particulate Emissions, APTI 415-Control of Gaseous Emissions, APTI 452-Principles and Practices of Air Pollution Control, and others. We also offer visible emissions evaluation certification and recertification training and jurisdiction-specific courses in odor enforcement.  

The Director of the RAPTP is: 

Stephen Szulecki, M.S.
Rutgers University
Department of Environmental Sciences
14 College Farm Road
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-8551
848-932-5784
szulecki@envsci.rutgers.edu

The RAPTP operates within the Rutgers Air and Noise Training Programs which are under the direction of:

Dr. Barbara J. Turpin
Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences
Air Quality Specialist, Rutgers Cooperative Extension