Compliance Management for Fugitive Emissions and LDAR Programs

This 1-day course benefits corporate and facility environmental personnel responsible for ensuring compliance with applicable air quality regulations with respect to fugitive emissions and leak detection and repair (LDAR). The course includes a review of fugitive emissions sources and emissions quantification methods. It includes a discussion of various regulations requiring control of fugitive emissions and focuses on managing an LDAR program to comply with the regulatory requirements. It also includes important tips for managing LDAR contractors.


Course topics
    Overview of Fugitive Emission Sources
    • Types of fugitive emission sources
    • What is an LDAR Program?
    • Method 21 monitoring
    • Open-ended valves/lines
    Emission Quantification
    • Why quantify emission from LDAR components?
    • How to quantify fugitive emissions
    • Types of specific services for LDAR equipment
    • Emission factors
    • Example calculations
    Regulations Requiring LDAR Programs
    • Overview of NSPS, NESHAP, and MACT standards requiring LDAR programs
    • Comparison of two major LDAR regulations (NSPS VV and HON)
    • Review of NSPS VVa and NSPS GGGa
    Developing and Implementing an LDAR Program
    • Typical LDAR implementation process
    • Basic LDAR database framework
    • Source inventory basics
    • Areas for potential program improvements
    • Title V compliance management
    • Auditing/evaluating LDAR programs
    Managing LDAR Contractor
    • Reasonable expectations
    • Methods on follow-up with LDAR contractors
    Recent Developments
    • Recent enforcement issues
    • Smart LDAR
    • Challenges to new LDAR provisions
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Feb 27, 2020 -- New Orleans, LA
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Jul 28, 2020 -- Pittsburgh, PA
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What others are saying about this course
  • The instructor has a in depth knowledge about LDAR programs and it helped out a lot with technical questions.
  • The instructor was good about making the course applicable to each person there.
  • She has such a strong working knowledge of these regulations that she is able to simplify them to terms that anyone can understand. She encourages questions and readily answers them.
  • I liked that I could ask about my specific issues and time was taken to address them.
  • I love the binders! They're very useful for note taking and easy to reference back.
  • Course instruction was fantastic.

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