SOUTH DAKOTA Department of
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Fall Smoke School 


The South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources will offer a classroom session and visible emission evaluation certification (smoke school) September 26 & 27, 2017, in Pierre, SD. The classroom session is not required, but is recommended for those who have not previously attended.  Topics covered in the classroom session will include: the history behind visible emissions evaluation (VEE), the primary components of the smoke generator, what goes on during field certification, and how to adequately document your VEE.  

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In an effort to even out the crowd, the morning certification run will only be for those attending the classroom session. Smoke school certification must be repeated every 6 months. The classroom session will be held in the Matthews’ Training Center, on the main floor of the Joe Foss Building, 523 E. Capitol, Pierre, SD.  The field certification will be held at the National Guard Armory located at 3400 E. Highway 34, Pierre, SD.  The National Guard is reminding everyone to park in designated parking spots only, with overflow parking available at the Hughes County Sheriff’s office lot to the west of the armory and that smoking is not allowed.  Each registrant need only pass a single run to become certified. The training will be offered free of charge.

Click here to view the agenda and registration form.



Barb Regynski (email, Environmental Scientist III, (605) 773-3151.