NACT 222 – Principles of Ambient Air Monitoring
Date: March 17, 2015
Class Length: 1 - day lecture course
Nact 299 – Theory and Application of Common Air pollution control devices
Dates: March 18 - 19, 2015
Class Length: 2 - day lecture course
Maryland Department of the Environment
Montgomery Park Auditorium
1800 Washington Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21230
INSTRUCTORS: Bob Warland and Joe Paisie
NACT 222 - This course is specifically designed for regulatory personnel who operate and oversee ambient air monitoring data. This course covers the basic design and theory of ambient air monitoring, quality assurance and control methods as they relate to monitoring instruments, site development criteria and data processing. This course will address PM2.5 and other particulate methods, ozone, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, sulfur dioxide, meteorology systems, data recording systems, gas calibration systems, and zero air systems.
12003 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville, MD
NACT 299 - This course will provide a detailed introduction to air pollution control equipment and methods used to control particulate and gaseous air emissions. It is intended for new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in business and government. The course will cover theory, operation, applications, design considerations, inspection strategies, compliance assurance monitoring and regulations for cyclones, baghouses, wet and dry scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators, carbon beds, bio filters, condensers, flares, thermal and catalytic oxidizers. NOx controls like selective catalytic reduction (SCR), selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR), flue gas recirculation (FGR), and ultra low-NOx burners will also be discussed. This course includes a field trip to a local facility to observe controls in-person, and affords an opportunity for students to interact with facility operators. Personal Protective Equipment including hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, and closed toed shoes (preferably safety toed) will be required.
NACT 299 - Site Visit - Brandon Shores Power Plant - Raven Power, Fleet Environmental Unit, 1005 Brandon Shores Road, Curtis Bay, MD 21226
NOTE: We have to give everyone's name and affiliations for preapproval to access the plant Everyone should bring a photo ID to the site visit and wear sturdy shoes (no open toes) and outdoor, weather-appropriate clothing.
Please register on line at www.APTI-learn.net
Registration Deadline: March 6, 2015
NOTE: There is NO registration fee for state and local employees attending this meeting. A nominal fee will be charged for Federal employees.
Staybridge Suites Baltimore BWI Airport
1301 Winterson Road
Linthicum, MD 21090
Everyone is responsible for making their own hotel reservations by calling Staybridge Suites reservations at 410-850-5666. Sleeping rooms have been reserved under MARAMA room block. The room block includes the nights of March 16th, 17th, and 18th 2015. Room reservations may be cancelled up until 24 hours before 5:00 PM of the day of arrival without penalty. Everyone will need to show valid government photo ID for the $100.00 government per diem rate.
Rate includes free hot breakfast, WIFI, and parking. Staybridge Suites also has a free shuttle from the airport and train station and the shuttle will take you anywhere within a 3 mile radius of the hotel.
Room Rate: $100.00 plus tax
Hotel Registration Deadline: March 6, 2015
NOTE: Transportation from Staybridge Suites Hotel to Montgomery Park at MDE – Attendees staying at the hotel will need to either carpool to the training course with other attendees or take a taxi. Montgomery Park is about 9 miles from the hotel.