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Clean Air Act Workshop for the Petroleum Refining Industry

This 2-day course for petroleum refining environmental, engineering staff, and management addresses federal Clean Air Act requirements typically applicable to petroleum refining. The course covers emissions quantification for common refinery sources, federal PSD permitting applicability and requirements for capital projects, and an overview of applicability and requirements under the various NESHAP, MACT, and NSPS regulations for the petroleum refining industry. Case studies (including agency applicability interpretations and enforcement cases) are used to maximize understanding. Learn to:

  • Evaluate the impact on emissions from various types of projects
  • Determine MACT and NSPS requirements applicable to specific equipment
  • Consider permitting concerns triggered by capital projects
  • Understand ongoing EPA enforcement efforts and prepare for upcoming rulemaking efforts


Course topics

Specific Air Quality Regulations

  • An overview of Clean Air Act
  • NSR (focus on PSD applicability)
  • NSPS (40 CFR 60 - Subpart J, QQQ, etc.)
  • Benzene NESHAP
  • Refinery MACTs I & II as well as other applicable MACTs

Refinery Process and Emissions

  • Overview of emission quantification methods
  • Impacts of process modifications to emissions

Managing Title V Operating Permit

  • Managing Title Permit Requirements
  • Compliance Certification

Emerging and Enforcement Issues

  • New/Emerging issues such as new source review reform, Residual Risk, implementation of 8-hour O3 and PM2.5 standards, greenhouse gas, etc.
  • Recent enforcement issues on PSD, NSPS, NESHAP/MACT
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May 19 - 20, 2021 -- New Orleans, LA
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What others are saying about this course
  • I liked the broad range of material covered.
  • Superb instruction; instructor did a great job fostering engagement and keeping the material relevant to refineries.
  • It tied a lot of things together for me. It also will help me know where to look for details when I have future questions.
  • The wealth of knowledge provided by Trinity was great. The binder is full of helpful information and the instructor provided more background to add.

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Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP

This 1-day course is designed for petroleum refining, chemical plant, and TSDF environmental staff and management who need an understanding of the Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP (BWON). The course covers such essential topics as rule applicability, point of generation (POG) determination, total annual benzene (TAB) calculations, 2 Mg and 6 Mg compliance options, and control requirements under the rule. The course format includes lectures and case studies (including agency applicability interpretations and enforcement cases) to maximize understanding of this challenging material. Course completion enables attendees to: 

  • Understand what waste streams to include in a facility’s TAB
  • Determine applicable control requirements for various waste management units
  • Understand BWON compliance options and “benzene quantity” (BQ) calculations
  • Apply industry best practices for a BWON compliance program