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Air Quality Permitting in Virginia

This intensive 1-day course is intended for environmental professionals responsible for air quality permitting and compliance management for their facilities. Each course is focused on state and/or district requirements for the location of the course. A brief overview of federal requirements and detailed information on state/local regulations provide the information needed to prepare or manage the air permit application process for new or modified sources. Common reporting and compliance management tasks are reviewed, and recent and ongoing regulatory developments are discussed. Topics include:

  • Key Clean Air Act and state/district regulatory requirements
  • Air permitting concepts and processes for construction and operating permits
  • Streamlining compliance management tasks
  • CEUs:

    Course topics
    • Federal Air Quality Regulations
      • Overview of the Regulatory Process
      • 1970 Clean Air Act Amendments
        • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
        • National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs
        • New Source Performance Standards (NSPS)
      • 1977 Clean Air Act Amendments
      • Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD)
        • Major Source/Major Modification concepts
        • Emissions netting and PSD applicability
      • BACT control technology analyses
      • Air Quality Analyses
        • Dispersion modeling concepts and requirements
        • PSD Increments
        • Class I Areas
      • Nonattainment New Source Review (NA NSR)
    • 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments
      • Title I - Nonattainment
      • Title III - Hazardous Air Pollutants/MACT
      • 112(r) - Accidental release prevention program
      • Title V - Operating Permits
    • Virginia Air Quality Regulations
      • Virginia’s Air Quality Programs
        • Overview of Virginia’s Air Division
        • Structure of Virginia’s air regulations
        • Important regulatory definitions
      • Virginia Construction Permits
        • Basic permit application format
        • Permit application preparation
        • Permit applicability concepts
        • Permit exemptions/general permits
        • Permit review and approval process – Recent Changes
      • Synthetic Minor/Title V Operating Permits
        • Negotiating and reviewing Title V permits
        • Permit renewals and revisions
        • Periodic Monitoring and Compliance Assurance Monitoring guidance
    • Updates on Current Regulatory Issues
      • New Source Review (NSR) Reform Status and Update
      • MACT Update (including the Miscellaneous Organic NESHAP [MON] Rule)
      • MACT Hammer/112(j) Requirements and Triggers
      • Regional Transport of Ozone and Virginia’s ozone nonattainment status
      • Air Quality Standard Revisions (PM2.5/Ozone)
      • Regional Haze Rule and Clean Air Act Reauthorization
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    Oct 08, 2020 -- Virginia Beach, VA
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    What others are saying about this course
    • Learned a lot, not only general overview which was very useful, but also in depth enough to be practical.
    • Class interaction was very helpful and the material was well arranged.
    • The knowledge of the instructors was superb.
    • Good discussion to clarify topics in detail, when needed.
    • Good examples to follow and compare.