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Air Quality Permitting in California - South Coast

This intensive 1-day course is intended for environmental professionals responsible for air quality permitting and compliance management for their facilities. Each course is focused on state and/or district requirements for the location of the course. A brief overview of federal requirements and detailed information on state/local regulations provide the information needed to prepare or manage the air permit application process for new or modified sources. Common reporting and compliance management tasks are reviewed, and recent and ongoing regulatory developments are discussed. Topics include:

  • Key Clean Air Act and state/district regulatory requirements
  • Air permitting concepts and processes for construction and operating permits
  • Streamlining compliance management tasks


Course topics
  • South Coast AQMD Permitting
    • Overview of AQMD Air Quality Regulations and Rules
    • Permit Process
    • Construction and Operating Permits (Regulation II)
    • Title V Operating Permits (Regulation XXX)
    • Written Permit Exemptions (Regulation II)
    • BACT Review
    • Toxics (Regulation XIV)
    • Risk Assessment Procedures for Rules 1401 and 212 (Regulation XIV & II)
    • RECLAIM (Regulation XX)
    • New Adoptions and Recent Amendments
  • CARB Programs and Regulations
    • California Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS)
    • Airborne Toxic Control Measures (ATCMs)
    • Diesel Fuel Regulations
    • Portable Equipment Registration Program (PERP)
  • Complying with Regulations
    • Emissions Calculations Techniques
    • Compliance Management Tools/ Environmental Information Systems
    • Resources on the Internet
  • PSD/NNSR Permits
    • Netting
    • Dispersion Modeling
    • Regulation XVII/XIII
  • Clean Air Act Requirements
    • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
    • National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs) (Regulation X)
    • Federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) (Regulation IX)
  • 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments
    • Title III – Hazardous Air Pollutants/MACT
    • Title V – Operating Permits
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May 20, 2020 -- Irvine, CA
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Oct 21, 2020 -- Irvine, CA
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What others are saying about this course
  • Exercise of determining whether we needed a permit and how to go through each step of the process was helpful.

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Introduction to Environmental Reporting in California

This 1-day course is designed for professionals responsible for California environmental reporting who would benefit from learning California specific environmental media and associated regulatory requirements. The course covers major air quality, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and storm water programs. If applicable, the course will cover local agency specific program. The course will utilize various case studies, group exercises, and will discuss industry-specific issues. Course completion will enable attendees to:

  • Be familiar with multimedia environmental reporting requirements in California
  • Know the differences in federal and California reporting requirements
  • Be knowledgeable of agencies and governing authorities for different reporting requirements
  • Acquire sufficient knowledge to implement an effective recordkeeping and reporting program
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