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NACT 334 – Permitting Practices and principles

Dates: September 29 – October 1, 2015

Maryland Department of the Environment has scheduled the NACT 334 Permitting Practices and Principles course and there may be a few additional seats available for staff members from other MARAMA member agencies.  If you have anyone interested in attending, who lives outside of 50 miles from the course location, MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax (for the nights of September 28th, 29th, and 30th ) for 1 staff member per MARAMA member agency.  Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel.  Please note that any staff member, who MARAMA supports for this meeting, must stay at a hotel which offers the government per diem rate or lower, not to exceed $150.00 plus tax, in order for MARAMA to provide reimbursement.  If additional or alternative support is needed, pre-approval is necessary and a request must come from your agency’s Air Director (or their designee) and emailed to MARAMA’s Executive Director, Susan Wierman, as well as MARAMA’s Training Coordinators, Sue Dilli and Jackie Burkhardt, prior to the event.  A list of what type of support is needed, an estimate of additional costs and the reason for the support is essential to include.


Maryland Department of Environmental Quality
Montgomery Park (MP)
1800 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore MD 21230
Training Room: Aeris & Aqua Rooms (1004 & 1005)

NOTE: Students will need to bring an engineering calculator to the course.

Class Length: 3-day lecture course

For more information, contact Sue Dilli or Jackie Burkhardt at 443-322-0316.

INSTRUCTORS:  Robert Coleman, Dr. Ted Guth, Lance Erickson

Course Description

This course is designed for semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in government. This course provides hands-on training in the methods and procedures used to review permit applications and to prepare air quality permits.  This course is designed for personnel of State and local agencies that have some experience in permit programs. The course is designed primarily for permit writers, but inspectors who must read and interpret permit conditions and make site inspections will benefit as well.

Course material will address state and local permits, as well as Title V federal operating permits.  Other topics covered will include Compliance Assurance Monitoring; Monitoring, Reporting, and Record-keeping requirements; and toxic air contaminant issues associated with permitting. 

Prerequisites:  Successful completion of any fundamental air pollution permitting course such as NACT 333 – Effective Permit Writing I, and 12 months of air pollution experience in a state or local air pollution permitting program, or equivalent courses/work experience.



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Registration Deadline:  September 15, 2015

Should you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to let us know.

CNG incentive programs are showing up in our region as another strategy to reduce emissions and clean up the air.  The MDC webinar on January 28 from 10:00 to 11:30 will feature 3 experts discussing CNG vehicles, equipment and grant programs.

Learn about a recent CNG incentive grant program initiated by Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that is reducing emissions by replacing heavy duty diesel trucks and equipment with CNG engines.  Perry Babb of Fleet Energy America, a company that installs CNG retrofits and repowers, will discuss the emission reduction effects of switching to CNG. Fuel safety for engines and fueling stations will also be covered.  Stephe Yborra of NGV America, will discuss fueling stations around the region and provide a glimpse of market growth and trends for CNG in the Mid-Atlantic region.

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Webinar:  Prediction Air and Health Impacts on Construction

Date:  October 30, 2014

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date publication topic1 topic2
03/01/2010Improving Estimates of Air Pollutant Emissions in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States: A Workshop Report and SummaryEmissionsMultiple Pollutants
02/01/2010Experience in Reducing Diesel Emissions from Waste Haulers, Fire Engines, & Cranes: Report on the 2007–2010, Mid-Atlantic Diesel Collaborative Demonstration Grant - (PDF Format) Control TechnologyDiesel
1/29/2009Emissions Factors for Condensable Particulate Matter Emissions From Electric Generating UnitsEmissionsEGU
10/31/2011MARAMA 2007/2017/2020 Modeling Emissions Inventory Version 2 Preliminary Trends AnalysisEmissions Multiple Pollutants
8/16/2009Documentation of 2018 Emissions from Electric Generating Units in the Eastern United States for MANE-VU's Regional Haze ModelingEmissionsEGU
6/1/2008Report on the Mid-Atlantic Truck Engine Idle Reduction Technology Demonstration Program Webpage Control TechnologyDiesel
7/9/2007Assessment of Reasonable Progress for Regional Haze in MANE-VU Class I Areas Final Report-Control TechnologyRegional Haze
5/30/2007Comparison of CAIR and CAIR Plus Proposal Using the Integrated Planning Model (IPM®) Emissions EGU
2/19/2007Assessment of Control Technology Options for Petroleum Refineries in the Mid-Atlantic Region Control Technology Refinery
2/1/2007Development of Emissions Projections for 2009, 2012, and 2018 for NonEGU Point, Area, and Nonroad Sources in the MANE-VU Region Emissions Multiple Pollutants
12/19/2006The Control Analysis and Documentation for Residential Wood Combustion in the MANE-VU Region Emissions Residential Wood
10/1/2006MANE-VU Construction Management Technical Support Document Planning Regional Haze
9/1/2006MANE-VU Smoke Management Technical Support Document Planning Regional Haze
6/1/2006An Analysis of Speciated PM2.5 Data in the MARAMA Region (12MB) Data Analysis PM2.5
10/1/2005A Guide to Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Quality Data Analysis Conceptual Model
7/1/2005Correlating Federal Reference Method and Continuous PM2.5 Monitors in the MARAMA Region Data Analysis PM2.5
03/01/2005Source Apportionment Analysis of Air Quality Monitoring Data - Phase II (Report web page) Data Analysis Source Apportionment
11/10/2004The Development of PM2.5 Forecasting Tools for Selected Cities in the MARAMA Region Data Analysis Forecasting
11/10/2004PM2.5 Forecasting Project Final Report: Appendix A Data Analysis Forecasting
7/1/2004MANE-VU Residential Wood Combustion Survey, and Emissions Inventory Development Report Emissions Residential Wood
1/1/2004MANE-VU Open Burning in Residential Areas, Emissions Inventory Development Report Emissions Open Burning
10/13/2003Residential Wood Combustion Coordination Project Report Emissions Residential Wood
10/1/2003Evaluating Petroleum Industry VOC Emissions in Delaware, New Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania Emissions Refinery
5/1/2002Source Apportionment Analysis of IMPROVE and Castnet Data--Phase 1 Report (Link to report website) Data Analysis Source Apportionment
12/1/2001CMU Ammonia Emissions Inventory Project (Link to project website)Emissions Ammonia
8/1/2001Preliminary Work Plan for Emissions Inventory Improvement for Regional Haze Planning Emissions Regional Haze
7/1/2001Work Plan for a Survey to Determine Residential Wood Combustion Activity and Open Burning ActivityEmissionsResidential Wood
3/1/2001Assessment of Emissions Inventory Needs for Regional Haze PlansEmissionsRegional Haze
06/01/2000MARAMA PM2.5 Data Management ToolData AnalysisPM2.5
5/1/2000Reconciliation of an Emissions Inventory with PAMS Ambient Monitoring Data in the Mid-Atlantic RegionData AnalysisOzone Precursors
3/1/2000A Review of Mobile Source Emission Inventories in the Mid-Atlantic Region by PECHAN-Avanti GroupEmissionsMobile Sources
11/1/1999Characteristics of Volatile Organic Compounds in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Landscape Figures
Portrait Figures
Data AnalysisOzone Precursors
10/1/1999Summary of Mid-Atlantic 8-Hour Ozone Data, 1986-1997 Data AnalysisOzone
7/1/1999Comparison of 8-Hr and 1-Hr Ozone Exceedances in the Mid-Atlantic Region Data AnalysisOzone
2/1/1999Validation of PAMS VOC Data in the Mid-Atlantic RegionData AnalysisOzone Precursors
6/1/19971995 Ozone AtlasData Analysis Conceptual Model
5/1/2010Report on the MANE-VU 2009 Science Meeting - Total Reactive Nitrogen: Regional Haze Impacts & Mitigation Options (PDF Format)Planning Regional Haze
03/01/2011Analysis of 2007 Emissions from Power Plants and Other Large Combustion Sources in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United StatesEmissionsEGU
09/01/2011Mid-Atlantic/Northeast Visibility Union Second Interim ReportPlanningRegional Haze
03-30-2012National Air Quality Training Project: Catalog of CoursesTraining
09/01/2011National Air Quality Training Project: Technical Needs Training SummariesTrainingAll
03/30/2012National Air Quality Training Project: Professional Development Training GuideTrainingAll
02/14/2012National Air Quality Training Project: Gap Analysis Concerning Professional Competencies ReportTrainingAll