Equilibrium Environmental Inc.
Subsoil Salinity Tool (SST) Version 3.0
The Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) Subsoil Salinity Tool (SST) Version 3.0 is a software tool used to generate Tier 2A and 2B Subsoil Remediation Guidelines (SRGs) for chloride, SAR and sodium. Details of SST training courses are shown below, both for a full 3.5-day certification course (for not-yet-certified practitioners) and for a 1.5-day update course (for previously certified practitioners). It is not mandatory for practitioners who are already certified in a previous version of the tool to retake the full certification course / exam, though it is highly recommended to take at least a 1.5-day update course (or audit the full course as a refresher but with no exam).
Full 3.5 day certification course
This 3.5 day course includes three days of instruction on theory, software tool operation, and case studies, with the exam on the morning of the fourth day morning (four-hour comprehensive exam). Students achieving a passing mark (80%) will obtain AEP certification and a certificate number registered at AEP for submitting SST derived SRGs. The course will include instruction on the newest Version 3.0 including the subsoil SAR/sodium module, along with some comparisons to Version 2.5.3 to provide context for the numerous updates/upgrades in Version 3.0. Successful completion of the course including passing the exam will result in an SST certificate applicable to Version 3.0 as well as Version 2.5.3.
Dates: Tue Jan 26 – Friday Jan 29 -or-
Tue April 13 – Friday April 16
Cost: $1100 + GST (full course including certification exam)
$700 + GST (previously-certified practitioners wishing to retake the full course as a refresher (no exam since already certified)
1.5 day update course
This 1.5 day update course provides a description of changes to chloride guideline calculations from the previous version (v2.5.3), and also describes the SAR and sodium guideline calculations introduced into Version 3.0. The course will include a combination of theory, software tool operation, and case studies. This course does not include an exam and will not provide SST certification. This course is for previously certified SST practitioners only.
Dates: Thur Jan 21 – Friday Jan 22 -or-
Thur April 8 – Friday April 9
Cost: $550 + GST (first time taking a Version 3.0 update course)
$325 + GST (practitioners who have already taken a Version 3.0 update course)
Tier 2 Petroleum Hydrocarbon Tier 2 Guideline Calculator
Cost: $750 + GST (2 day course)
Basic Toxicology for Environmental Scientists
Cost: $787.50 + GST (2 day course)
For further information, please email SSTInfo@eqm.ca or contact Equilibrium Environmental at 403-286-9374. Also please contact us for information about government rates or courses for individual organizations.