Air Quality Permitting in Iowa

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
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    Course topics

    Clean Air Act

    • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
    • Federal Performance and Operating Standards
      • New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
      • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs)
    • Federal Permitting
      • New Source Review (PSD)
      • Operating Permits
    • Iowa State Implementation Plan (SIP)

    Iowa Air Permitting Requirements

    • Agencies
    • Key Definitions and Regulations
    • Construction Permits
      • Exemptions from Permitting
      • Preparing the Application (Forms, Attachments, SPARS)
      • Timing of Permit Issuance and Construction
      • Understanding the Issued Permit
    • Permitting Examples

    PSD Permitting in Iowa

    • Applicability Review Process
      • Defining Project Increases
      • Exemptions
      • Netting
    • Elements of a PSD Application
      • Control Technology Analysis
      • Dispersion Modeling
      • Additional Impacts Analysis
    • Timing of Permit Issuance and Construction

    Operating Permits

    • Types of Operating Permits and Applicability
    • Insignificant Activities
    • Title V Permit Conditions
    • Modifying an Operating Permit
    • Compliance Monitoring and CAM
    • Title V Annual Compliance Certifications\
    • Permitting Examples

    Dispersion Modeling in Iowa

    • Modeling Triggers
    • NAAQS Challenges
    • Procedures and Policies
    • Background Levels
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    Jan 21, 2020 -- Cedar Rapids, IA
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    What others are saying about this course
    • I liked being able to apply the material immediately in the examples. It helped to cement the concepts.
    • I like having all the materials in the take home binder. Very well put together.
    • The instructor did a good job incorporating Iowa-specific considerations even when discussing federal rules.
    • The instructor did a very nice job keeping the material interesting and moving along.

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    Environmental Reporting Requirements in Iowa

    This 2-day course provides an overview of the environmental reporting fundamentals and requirements during a typical calendar year for the state in which the course is being presented. The course addresses major environmental reports required during a calendar year through the implementation of practical work exercises that cover program applicability through completion of required forms. A discussion of best practices, or compliance techniques, is also provided. Attendees learn to:

  • Prepare standard federal/state reports including Tier II, Toxic Release Inventory (TRI), annual air emissions inventory, Title V Annual Compliance Certification and Semiannual Monitoring Reports
  • Prepare incident and other site-specific reports including spill or release reports, excess air emissions, deviation, and SSM reports, ERMS & NOX budget reports, and more
  • Apply best practice compliance techniques to reporting tasks
  • Jan 22 - 23, 2020 -- Cedar Rapids, IA