Air Quality Permitting in Kentucky

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 Clean Air Laws and Regulations

    • Clean Air Act and Kentucky Statutes for Air
    • Code of Federal Regulations- Air Programs

    Air Regulatory Agencies

    • Kentucky Division for Air Quality
    • Detailed Organizational Charts
    • U.S. EPA Region 4

    Air Pollutants and Air Quality Standards

    • Classifications of Regulated Air Pollutants
    • National Ambient Air Quality Standards

    Kentucky’s Air Regulations

    • Organizational Overview
    • Commonly Applicable Rules
    • Regulation of Air Toxics in Kentucky

    Major Federal Air Programs

    • New Source Performance Standards
    • Overview and Key Definitions
    • Applicability - Modifications/Reconstruction
    • National Emission Standards for HAPs
    • Source Categories and Promulgation Schedules
    • General Requirements and Applicability

    Kentucky Air Permitting Applicability

    • Understanding Source Classification
    • “Potential to Emit”
    • Definition of Major and Minor Source
    • Who Needs an Air Permit? When?
    • Applicability Criteria
    • Air Permit Applicability Decision Tree

    Kentucky Air Permitting Procedures

    • Determining the Type of Permit Action Required
    • Off-Permit and 502b10 Changes
    • Minor Revisions
    • Significant Revisions
    • Kentucky Air Permit Application Forms
    • Air Permitting Process and Timelines
    • Public Notice and Comment

    Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and New Source Review (NSR)

    • Program Goals
    • Basic Applicability Concepts

    Air Operating Permits in Kentucky

    • Revising and Renewing Kentucky Air Permits
    • Tips on Reviewing a Draft Kentucky Air Permit
    • Assessing the Appropriateness of Testing, Monitoring, and Reporting Requirements
    • Best Practices for Negotiating Permit Changes
    • Preparing CAM Plans for Title V Renewals

    Managing Compliance with Kentucky Permits

    • Deviation and Semiannual Reporting Obligations
    • Procedures for Annual Certifications in Kentucky
    • KyEIS and Emission Fees

    Recent Kentucky Regulatory Developments

    • Implications of New NAAQS
    • GHG Regulatory Developments
    • Boiler MACT Updates
    • Revisions to NSPS and MACT for Engines
    • Updates on recent KDAQ changes
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    May 13, 2020 -- Lexington, KY
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM