Air Quality Permitting and Reporting in Massachusetts

This intensive 1-day course is designed for operations andenvironmental personnel responsible for obtaining air quality permits andmaintaining environmental compliance at their facility, as well as managers whoneed a general understanding of these issues. During this course, attendeeswill be given a brief overview of federal requirements and detailed informationon Massachusetts specific regulations needed to prepare or manage the airpermit application process for new or modified sources. This course alsoprovides an overview of reporting fundamentals and requirements for a typicalcalendar year as it addresses major air quality reports required for EPA and Massachusettsusing a virtual walkthrough of state’s reporting portal and review of reportingforms. The course format includes hands-on exercises and discussions to reviewkey concepts throughout the day.

Course topics
  • Clean Air Act Requirements

    • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
    • Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) and Non-attainment New Source Review (NNSR)
    • New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
    • National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP/MACT)
    • State Implementation Plan (SIP)
  • Massachusetts Construction Permitting
    • Overview of the MassDEP
    • Applicability
    • Plan Approval Applications - Limited Plan Approval, Non-Major Comprehensive Plan Approval, and Major Comprehensive Plan Approval
    • Overview of ePLACE Online Filing Portal
    • Massachusetts Air Quality Regulations
  • Massachusetts Title V Operating Permits
    • Applicability
    • MassDEP Operating Permit Program
    • Non-attainment New Source Review Permitting
    • MassDEP’s Operating Permit Reporting Kit
  • Recent and Upcoming Regulatory Developments
  • Source Registration (Emissions Inventory)
    • Applicability
    • eDEP – Massachusetts’s Web-based Emissions Submission Portal
  • Semi-Annual Monitoring (Title V)
    • Contents & Deadlines
    • Strategies
  • Annual Compliance Certification (Title V)
    • Contents & Deadlines
  • GHG Reporting
    • Applicability & Compliance
    • e-GGRT
    • MassDEP’s GHG Reporting Requirements
  • Miscellaneous Reports - Overview and Applicability
    • Toxic Release Inventory(TRI)
    • Tier II Reports
    • Hazardous Waste Reports
    • Accidental Release Reporting
    • Water Reports
    • NSPS and MACT/NESHAP Reports

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Sep 15, 2020 -- Worcester, MA
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM