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Air Quality Permitting in California - Bay Area

Learn about the latest issues as well as strategies for achieving compliance with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) New Source Review (NSR) and Title V programs in this one-day course. Operations and environmental personnel responsible for obtaining permits and maintaining air quality compliance will receive training on United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), California Air Resource Board (CARB), and BAAQMD air permitting requirements with updates on recent regulatory developments. The course will emphasize requirements of the BAAQMD.

Course topics
  • Legislative Basis and Air Quality Introduction
    • Regulated pollutants and sources
    • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
    • Nonattainment areas and permitting impacts
    • State Implementation Plan and Control requirements
    • National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs)
    • Federal New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
    • Title III – Hazardous Air Pollutants/MACT
    • Title V – Operating Permits
  • Major NSR (PSD/NNSR Permits)
    • Emissions calculations and netting Dispersion Modeling
    • Best Available Control Technology and Lowest Achievable Emission Rate requirements/process
  • CARB Regulations and Programs
    • Overview of EPA Region 9, CARB and Local Agency Jurisdictions
    • California Ambient Air Quality Standards (CAAQS)
    • Air Borne Toxic Control Measures (ATCMs)
    • Diesel Fuel Regulations
  • BAAQMD Regulations and Minor Source Permitting
    • The Permitting Process - Construction and Operating Permits
    • General and Prohibitory Rules
    • Minor NSR, Performance Standards and BACT
    • Toxics and Risk Assessment
    • Source-Specific Requirements
    • Limits On Organic and Inorganic Gaseous Pollutant Emissions
    • Title V Operating Permits
    • Miscellaneous Topics
  • Regulatory Updates and Complying With Regulations
    • Proposed and recent NSR updates
    • Developing permitting strategies
    • Emission Calculation Techniques
    • Compliance Management Tools/ Environmental Information Systems
    • Internet Resources and tips
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Nov 04, 2020 -- Oakland, CA
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What others are saying about this course
  • Starting from no knowledge on the subject, I learned a lot, and appreciate the willingness of the instructors to ensure everyone comprehended.
  • Extremely knowledgeable instructors and enthusiastic delivery of the material.

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Introduction to Environmental Reporting in California

This 1.5-day course is designed for professionals responsible for California environmental reporting who would benefit from learning California specific environmental media and associated regulatory requirements. The course covers major air quality, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, and storm water programs. If applicable, the course will cover local agency specific program. The course will utilize various case studies, group exercises, and will discuss industry-specific issues. Course completion will enable attendees to:

  • Be familiar with multimedia environmental reporting requirements in California
  • Know the differences in federal and California reporting requirements
  • Be knowledgeable of agencies and governing authorities for different reporting requirements
  • Acquire sufficient knowledge to implement an effective recordkeeping and reporting program
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