Air Emission Control Technologies (4 Hours)
(CAA 103)

Environmental management in the United States, and in many
other nations, is actively moving toward strategies of reduction and prevention
of pollution. This movement represents a major shift in policy from a
regulation/control model to a technical assistance and education model.
Managers, both in the government and in the private sector, need to develop new
skills which will allow them to: identify opportunities for pollution
prevention, develop strategies for effecting change in businesses, and linking those
strategies to available technologies. Planning for pollution prevention is
recognized as a vital component of this process.

 

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the
environmental, technical and legal aspects of pollution prevention.

This course offers a comprehensive look at 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, and other topics.

The level of information provides an overview for technical,
non-technical, management, and other personnel needing to understand the
fundamentals of the Title V permit process.

This course covers:

  • Preparation
    and submission of the permit application.
  • Identifying
    the purpose and requirements of Operating and Construction 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 to highest stringency. This
    includes permit exemption, construction permits, minor source permits,
    synthetic minor permits, and major source permits.
  • Maximum
    available control technology standards and compliance for pollution
    prevention.
  • Best
    available control technology standards and compliance for pollution
    prevention.
  • Overview
    of “Lowest available control technology” and “reasonable available control
    technology.”

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will:

  1.  Be
    familiar with the national and state legislative mandates and their
    requirements for pollution prevention.
  2.  Be
    exposed to the dimension of multi-media pollution prevention assessment and
    analysis.
  3.  Understand
    procedures and requirements for pollution prevention planning in Washington
    State.
  4.  Get
    an overview of the methods and procedures which are used to prepare air quality
    permits.
  5.  The
    course will provide practical knowledge to the personnel of State and Local
    permitting agencies who are relatively new to permit programs.
  6.  Learn
    about the Pollution Control Technologies.
  7.  Learn
    about the requirement of MACT, BACT, RACT and LAER
  8.  Get
    a detailed overview of the rules and regulations regarding MACT and BACT.

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 to
advanced level. After completion of this course, students and professionals
will be able to:

  • Identify
    the purpose 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 NESHAP’S.
  • Identify
    purpose and requirements of Operating Permits as defined in Title V.
  • Define
    key terms associated with Title V compliance requirements; including
    Potential to Emit, Actual Emissions, and Allowable Emissions.
  • Identify
    processes for determining air-permitting compliance.
  • Identify
    types of air permits from degree of least stringency to highest, including
    permit exemption, construction permits, minor source permits, synthetic
    minor permits, and major source permits.
  • Identify
    and select appropriate control technology for existing and/or new
    facility.

Cost: US$ 99.99