Air Emissions Regulation Classes for Business and Industry Offered at Lompoc Valley Center

The classes are taught by the Air Resources Board.

JULY 23, 2013 -- Allan Hancock College and the Central California Environmental Training Center, in collaboration with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), invite representatives of local businesses, industry, governmental agencies and the general public to attend two free courses at the college’s Lompoc Valley Center in August.

The center is located at One Hancock Drive.

Fundamentals of Enforcement (CARB Course #100), often referred as “Smoke School,” is a three-day course that provides a basic overview of air pollution.  Participants will be trained to perform EPA Method 9 for reading visible emissions and have the opportunity to obtain Visible Emissions Evaluation (VEE) certification.

Lecture and discussion will begin 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, in room 2-101 and continue the following morning, August 14, from 8 to 11:30 a.m.  Later, from 1 to
4 p.m., the class moves to Parking Lot G for the field (VEE certification) portion of the course which will continue August 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  No parking permit will be required since Hancock’s fall semester classes will not have begun.

How to Comply with CARB Diesel Regulations (Course #520) will be held on Tuesday, August 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in room 1-202/203.  Truck owners and operators, brokers, dispatchers, and fleet managers are especially encouraged to attend.  The course reviews the inspection process, discusses the consequences of non-compliance, and explains how to comply with CARB’s regulations affecting most diesel vehicles and equipment operating in the State.  A one-day parking permit will be required.

To register for either or both of these free CARB courses, visit or call (916) 323-1168 for assistance.  The classes are taught by the Air Resources Board, not Hancock, and do not generate college credit.

The Central California Environmental Training Center (ETC), hosted at Allan Hancock College, helps small- to medium-sized businesses address, manage, and comply with federal, state, and local regulations concerning the environment, worker health and safety, and emergency response. The ETC coordinates and offers low-cost or free technical assistance and affordable training options, including customized, on-site instruction.

For more information about the CARB classes or the Central California ETC, contact Margaret Lau, director, at 805-735-3366 ext. 5276 or

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