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Air Quality Permitting in Illinois

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
  • CEUs:

    Course topics
    • Overview of the Regulatory Process
      • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
      • Federal Performance and Operating Standards
        • New Source Performance Standard (NSPS)
        • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs)
      • Federal New Source Review Permitting (PSD & Nonattainment NSR)
      • 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments
    • Clean Air Act Primer
    • Illinois Air Permitting Requirements
      • New Construction and Source Modification Permitting
      • Operating Permits
        • Title V Operating Permits
        • Federally Enforceable State Operating Permits (FESOPS)
        • Lifetime Operating Permits
      • Exemptions from Permitting
      • Illinois SIP Requirements
      • HAP Permitting Thresholds
      • Timing of Permit Issuance
      • Permit Application Forms and Attachments
      • Permit Renewals
    • Demonstrating Compliance with Regulatory Requirements
      • Annual CAAP Compliance Certifications
      • Semi-Annual Monitoring Reports
      • Operation and Maintenance Plans (including Start-up, Shutdown and Malfunction)
      • Periodic Monitoring and CAM
      • Emissions Reporting
      • Typical Permit Conditions
      • Noncompliance/Violation Notices
    • Other Topics & Initiatives
      • EPA’s Proposed rulemaking Initiatives
      • Chicago ERMS Program Overview
      • 8-hr ozone nonattainment requirements
      • Fine Particulate (PM2.5) rulemaking
      • Compliance and Enforcement Trends
    • Case Studies and Examples
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    Jan 14, 2021 -- Collinsville, IL
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    What others are saying about this course
    • IEPA's permitting process was well explained.
    • I loved how they took the time to work with me even though I am very new to Air Quality Permitting, in some cases trying to use examples in my field to help get the point across.
    • The instructors did a good job of gearing it towards each student's situation.
    • Excellent handout materials. Knowledgeable instructor with practical case experience and examples that were very applicable.
    • Good overview of regulations in a short time.