Air Compliance Auditing for Industrial Facilities

This 1-day course is for industrial corporate and facility environmental personnel responsible for air permitting and compliance audits. The course covers general auditing concepts and practices, a brief overview of air regulations and permitting requirements, how to prepare and complete an air compliance audit, and documenting and handling audit findings. The course includes a review of example audit work documents, dissection of an air permit for auditing purposes, and group exercises.

CEUs:
0.8


Course topics
  • Auditing Concepts and Practices
    • Environmental auditing objectives
    • Types of environmental audits
    • EPA’s Auditing Policy
    • EH&S auditing organizations
    • Unique challenges to air compliance auditing
  • Air Regulations and Permitting Review
    • New Source Performance Standards
    • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
    • State Implementation Plan Rules
    • NSR/PSD Permitting
    • Title V/Air Operating Permit Programs
  • Dissection and Categorization of Air Permits for Auditing Purposes
    • Assimilating and understanding compliance obligations of an air permit
    • Qualifying permit conditions based on implicit and inferred compliance status
    • Subdividing between general, facility, and unitspecific requirements
    • Categorization of air permit derived tasks
    • Exercises in reviewing air permits for auditing purposes
  • Preparing for an Air Audit
    • Choosing the depth and scope of the air audit
    • Defining a plant’s air regulatory profile
    • Importance of air permitting history
    • Facility information to gather and review
    • Developing an audit plan and auditing protocol
    • Developing audit question checklists
  • Conducting Air Audits
    • Proper organization and work flow during audit
    • Interviewing personnel and reviewing data
    • Assessing completion status of action tasks
    • Assessing emissions and monitoring data
    • Common air compliance issues
    • Handling historical air permitting liabilities
  • Documenting and Handling Audit Findings
    • Preparation of the audit report
    • Presentation and ranking of audit findings
    • Confidentiality and attorney-client privilege
    • Disclosure of audit findings- EPA/state policies
    • Corrective action plans and closing audits
  • Air Compliance and Auditing Tools
    • Management of change program
    • Task delineation tools and calendars
    • Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS)
    • Audit preparation and execution aides
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$599

Jul 27, 2017 -- Minneapolis, MN
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Oct 12, 2017 -- San Diego, CA
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Feb 06, 2018 -- Denver, CO
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What others are saying about this course
  • Instructor was highly knowledgeable and conveyed the information in an easy to follow way.
  • Excellent course materials
  • Great coverage of topics, and the practice exercises were extremely helpful

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