Clean Air Act Workshop for Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturing Industry (SOCMI) Facilities

This 1-day workshop for environmental personnel at SOCMI facilities navigates the complex web of applicability, compliance, and control requirements under the SOCMI NSPS, Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP (BWON), and Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON). Utilizing key applicability concepts, regulatory background, real world examples, and open discussion, attendees will maximize their understanding of this challenging material. Course completion enables attendees to:

  • Identify subject emission and compliance requirements
  • Evaluate process changes and potential applicability triggers
  • Comply with applicable requirements and develop deviation and compliance reports


Course topics
  • SOCMI Process and Emissions
    • Overview of emission quantification methods
    • Impacts of process modifications to emissions
  • Specific Air Quality Regulations
    • An overview of the Clean Air Act
    • NSPS
    • Subparts III, NNN, RRR, VV/VVa,
    • Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP (BWON)
    • Hazardous Organic NESHAP (HON) as well as other applicable MACTs
    • Applicability
    • Process Vent
    • Storage Vessels
    • Transfer Operations
    • Wastewater
    • Equipment Leaks
    • Monitoring
    • Recordkeeping
    • Reporting
    • Startup, Shutdown, and Malfunction (SSM) Plans
  • Managing Title V Operating Permits
    • Managing Title V permit requirements
    • Compliance certification considerations
  • Emerging and Enforcement Issues
    • Uniform Standards
    • New 1-hour NO2 and SO2 standards
    • Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Mandatory Reporting Rule and Tailoring Rule
    • Recent enforcement issues (Flaring, PSD, NSPS, NESHAP)/ul>
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May 11, 2017 -- Atlanta, GA
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
What others are saying about this course
  • The course gave me a great roadmap for working through and understanding these intertwined regulations.
  • The instructors were very knowledgeable.
  • Instructor expertise and ability to answer questions was top notch.
  • Very applicable to my job as an EHS professional.

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