Air Quality Permitting in Tennessee

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.


Course topics
  • Overview of Clean Air Laws and Regulations <.li>
    • Clean Air Act and Tennessee Air Quality Act
    • Code of Federal Regulations
  • Ambient Air Quality Standards
    • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
    • Permitting Implications of New 8-hour Ozone NAAQS
    • Tennessee Nonattainment Areas
      • Implementation Plan Updates
  • Air Permitting and Regulatory Concepts
    • State Implementations Plans (SIPs)
    • Definition of Major and Minor Source
    • Potential to Emit
    • Types of Air Permitting Processes
    • New Source Review Reform Update
  • Tennessee and Federal Air Regulatory Agencies
    • Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
    • Nashville/Davidson County - Division of Pollution Control
    • Knoxville/Knox County – Department of Air Quality Management
    • Chattanooga/Hamilton County – Air Pollution Control Bureau
    • Memphis/Shelby County – Air Pollution Control Program
    • U.S. EPA Region IV
  • Tennessee's Air Regulations - Organization
    • Organizational Overview
    • Commonly Applicable Rules
  • Air Permits for Construction
    • Who Needs an Air Permit? When?
    • Major Source/Minor Source Concepts
    • Tennessee Air Permit Process
    • Air Permit Application Format
    • Special Requirements for Tennessee Air Permits
  • New Source Performance Standards
    • Overview and Key Definitions
    • Applicability- Modifications/Reconstruction
  • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants
    • Pollutant-based “Part 61” NESHAPs
    • Title III of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments
    • MACT Standards
      • Applicability
      • General Requirements
  • Operating Permits in Tennessee
    • Living with Title V Permits
    • How to Modify an Existing Title V Permit
    • Compliance Management Strategies
  • Hot Topics Overview
    • SO2 Data Requirements Rule
    • Greenhouse Gas Permitting
    • Changes to Startup/Shutdown/Malfunction (SSM) Requirements
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Mar 12, 2020 -- Nashville, TN
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Apr 28, 2020 -- Chattanooga, TN
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sep 10, 2020 -- Morristown, TN
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What others are saying about this course
  • The instructor did a great job with the course. He is very confident and knowledgeable of the subject matter. He presents in a way that is easy to understand.
  • Course materials were well done.