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Understanding Engines: Their Emissions and Your Compliance Requirements

This course is designed for environmental personnel responsible for air regulatory compliance for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE). The course covers engine differentiations, air emission calculations, common air pollution controls, applicability and compliance requirements of the three main federal engine regulations (NSPS IIII, NSPS JJJJ, and NESHAP ZZZZ, a.k.a., the RICE MACT), and what to do if you’re just now finding out about your engines’ applicability. Group discussion and exercises help clarify this challenging material. Course topics include:

  • Engine design and air pollution control device feasibility
  • Why engine types are regulated differently
  • Rules of thumb for quickly assessing requirements for engines
  • Tools to understand regulatory requirements and anticipate compliance requirements


Course topics
  • Engines 101
  • Air Emissions
  • Air Pollution Controls
  • NSPS IIII for Compression Ignition Engines
  • NSPS JJJJ for Spark Ignition Engines
  • Air Permitting Requirements
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Sep 15 - 17, 2020 -- Online
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM CST/CDT



Apr 08, 2021 -- Albuquerque, NM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Jun 24, 2021 -- Dulles, VA
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What others are saying about this course
  • This was a great course. I appreciate the handout material very much and will use it regularly. The level of detail was excellent and knowledge of instructors apparent. Thank you!!!
  • The course far exceeded my expectations; no improvements needed
  • Getting the advanced training on this subject was really good.
  • I think the instructor was extremely well versed in engines and had a lot of knowledge about the requirements. He was fun to listen to and made the class very interesting and easy to pay attention.
  • Instructor was personable, knowledgeable, and was genuinely interested in making sure participants learned the material. He took the time during a break to go through some basics with two of us who had less knowledge of the subject.
  • It provided not only the "essential" information needed by someone new to the field, but provided enough for someone that is far more experienced to take something away from the course.

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