Title V Air Permitting (2 Hours)
(CAA 102)

This course is designed to introduce students to the terms
and concepts associated with Title V requirements of the Clean Air Act
Amendment of 1990.

We will be taking a comprehensive look at the following:

  • the
    Clean Air Act (including Title V permits)
  • State
    Implementation Plans (SIP’s),
  • National
    Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS),
  • Pre-construction
    permits,
  • New
    Source Review,
  • Risk
    management planning,
  • Requirements
    of Maximum Available Control Technology (MACT),
  • Best
    Available Control Technology (BACT),
  • Reasonable
    Available Control Technology (RACT),
  • Lowest
    Achievable Emission Rate (LAER) and other topics.

The level of information is such that the course will
provide an overview for technical, non-technical, management and other
personnel needing to understand the fundamentals of the Title V permit process.

The Course covers:

  • Identifying
    the purpose and requirements of Operating Permits as defined in Title V.
  • Definition
    and key terms associated with Title V compliance requirements including
    Potential To Emit, Actual Emissions, and Allowable Emissions.
  • Identifying
    the process for determining air-permitting compliance.
  • Identifying
    the types of air permits from degree of least stringency to highest,
    including permit exemption, construction permits, minor source permits,
    synthetic minor permit, and major source permit.
  • Operating
    permit process steps, terms and concepts.
  • Determining
    whether an operating permit is required
  • Preparation
    and submission of the permit application
  • Finalizing
    and issuing a permit
  • Receiving
    and logging applications
  • Application
    review
  • Understanding
    MACT. BACT, RACT and LAER.

Learning Objectives

This course provides an overview of the methods and
procedures used to prepare air quality permits. It also provided hands on
knowledge to the personnel of State and Local permitting agencies who are
relatively new to permit programs. The course should prove useful for permit
writers and for inspectors who must read and interpret permit conditions and
perform inspections of permitted sources. This course is taught at an
introductory level. After completion, students and professionals will be able
to:

  • Identify
    purposes and goals of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990.
  • Define
    attainment and non-attainment areas as described by the Clean Air Act.
  • Define
    key terms associated with Title I compliance requirements, including
    National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), degrees of non-attainment
    , major source, Criteria Air Pollutants, and New Source Performance
    Standards (NSPS).
  • Identify
    requirements for attainment and maintenance of National Ambient Air
    Quality Standards as defined in Title I.
  • Identify
    requirements for limiting Hazardous Air Pollutants as defined in Title
    III.
  • Define
    key terms associated with Title III compliance requirements, including
    Hazardous Air Pollutants, Maximum Air Control Technology, and Risk
    Management Planning, and NESHAPS.
  • Identify
    purpose and requirements of Operating Permits as defined in Title V.
  • Define
    key terms associated with Title V compliance requirements; include
    Potential To Emit, Actual Emissions, and Allowable Emissions.
  • Identify
    the process for determining air-permitting compliance.
  • Identify
    the types of air permits from degree of least stringency to highest,
    including permit exemption, construction permits, minor source permits,
    synthetic minor permit and major source permit.

Cost: US$ 79.99