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Clean Air Act Workshop for the Mining Industry

This 1-day course provides an overview of air quality permitting, compliance strategies, and recent regulatory changes affecting the mining industry. This course is designed for personnel responsible for air quality compliance who need a refresher or update on the latest regulatory requirements. The course covers such essential topics as mining emission sources and calculations, control technology requirements, and introduction to air dispersion modeling. The course format includes lectures and case studies to maximize understanding of this challenging material. Attendees learn to:

  • Evaluate the impact on emissions from various types of projects
  • Consider permitting concerns triggered by capital projects
  • Streamline compliance with air quality requirements
  • Prepare for upcoming rulemaking efforts


Course topics

Some of the topics that will be addressed include:

  • Overview of air quality permitting programs (e.g., introduction to the NAAQS, New Source Review, Title V, source classification, etc.)
  • Introduction to air quality regulatory programs (e.g., NSPS, NESHAP for Source Categories, etc.)
  • Mining emission sources, pollutants, and calculations (e.g., emissions, pollutants, and calculations for drilling, blasting, drop points, wind erosion, haul trucks, dust collectors, etc.)
  • Introduction to control technology requirements for mining operations
  • Introduction to air dispersion modeling for mining operations
  • Anatomy of an air quality permit (e.g., standards, monitoring, testing, recordkeeping, and reporting)
  • Streamlining compliance with air quality permit requirements
  • Recent and emerging regulatory issues affecting air quality for the mining industry
  • Examples and illustrations based on case specific questions presented by the attendees
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Mar 09, 2021 -- Reno, NV
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jun 10, 2021 -- Phoenix, AZ
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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