Introduction to Air Quality Regulations

This 2-day course is for industry and environmental professionals seeking a broad exposure to current U.S. air quality regulations. The course looks at current U.S. regulations, and covers such essential topics as ambient air quality standards, attainment status, construction and operating permits, and various regulatory programs such as NSPS, NESHAPs, NSR and Title V.  Course completion enables attendees to:

  • Determine the applicability of final regulations, and ways to avoid becoming subject to new regulations
  • Identify common compliance pitfalls, and ways to reduce your facility’s air regulatory risks
  • Understand how various federal regulatory programs fit together and the distinguishing characteristics of these programs


Course topics
  • Overview of the Regulatory Process
    • 1970 Clean Air Act Requirements
    • NAAQS
    • Attainment/nonattainment areas
    • SIPs
    • NSPS
    • NESHAP (Part 61)
  • 1977 Clean Air Act Requirements
    • PSD Applicability
    • Components of a PSD Permit
    • Addressing PSD Class I Areas
    • Nonattainment Areas - NNSR
  • Common Elements of State Programs
    • State Air Permitting Requirements
    • State Emission Standards
    • Permit Exemptions
    • Permitting Strategies and Pitfalls
  • 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments
    • HAPs and Title III Applicability
    • MACT Requirements (Part 63)
  • Title V
    • Applicability and affected sources
    • Compliance certification
    • Permit Modifications and Renewals
    • Compliance Assurance Monitoring
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    Mar 19 - 20, 2020 -- Houston, TX
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    May 21 - 22, 2020 -- Philadelphia, PA
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Aug 06 - 07, 2020 -- Salt Lake City, UT
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Oct 29 - 30, 2020 -- Atlanta, GA
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    What others are saying about this course
    • The instructor was very engaged and knowledgeable on the topic. Great instructor.
    • I thought the course instruction was very good and seemed to give me a good basis to understand the Air Quality Program.
    • The instructor did a great job! He presented the information in such a way that it was easy to understand and he applied it to the various industries represented in the class.
    • Good overall review of major source requirements
    • The instructor was very knowledgeable. Additionally, the course content was well organized and there were multiple checks (e.g., quizzes, clickers, etc.) to ensure participants understood content.

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    Clean Water Act Permitting and Compliance

    This 1-day course is designed for persons who need to understand the basics of water programs authorized by the Clean Water Act (CWA). The course covers such essential topics as water permitting and compliance; storm water permitting and compliance; spill prevention, control and countermeasures planning and compliance; wetlands permitting; and other CWA programs. The course format includes practical exercises and an open group discussion sessions intended to maximize understanding of the material. Course completion will enable attendees to:

    • Determine wastewater and storm water permitting
    • Understand spill prevention, control and countermeasure planning requirements
    • Develop practical compliance strategies

    Mar 18, 2020 -- Houston, TX
    May 20, 2020 -- Philadelphia, PA
    Aug 05, 2020 -- Salt Lake City, UT

    Introduction to Waste Management/RCRA

    This 1-day course is designed for managers and others who need to understand the nuts and bolts of RCRA waste management. The course covers such essential topics as waste identification and classification, generator status determination and generator requirements, hazardous waste, universal waste, used oil, underground storage tanks, and how state waste regulations differ from federal regulations. The course format includes practical exercises and interactive discussions intended to maximize understanding of this challenging material.

    Mar 17, 2020 -- Houston, TX
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    Aug 04, 2020 -- Salt Lake City, UT
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