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Join Us: ALL4’s PSD and Non-Attainment NSR Training (AQ201)

Posted: March 22nd, 2013

Author: All4 Staff 

All4 Inc.’s (ALL4’s) RegTech Operations Group conducts various technical and regulatory training programs over the course of each year to make sure that ALL4 staff members are up to date on the various regulatory and permitting requirements that our clients are faced with.  Our Air Quality 101 training (AQ101) is a 12-month program that meets once per month and covers all the basic aspects of the Clean Air Act and air quality permitting.  The purpose of AQ101 is to help new hires, including recent graduates, and other new staff who are not familiar with the origins, structure, and content of air quality regulations, get up to speed as quickly as possible by providing a rigid program that requires them to study the full range of issues associated with air quality regulations and air permitting. 

Once an ALL4 staff member has completed AQ101, we require that they attend an advanced AQ201 program that delves into further detail on some of the more complex air quality rules and permitting requirements.  One of our important AQ201 training classes focuses specifically on the major New Source Review (NSR) air permitting regulations and the applicability requirements for these rules.  The major NSR rules include the Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) regulations that apply to major sources and major modifications in areas that are attaining the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), and the Non-attainment New Source Review (NNSR) regulations that apply in areas designated as not attaining the NAAQS.

The major NSR regulations are considered by many environmental professionals to be the most complex rules facing the regulated community.  Having the ability to determine when projects trigger major NSR, to assess the rule requirements, to develop permit strategy options, and to conduct the various aspects of the major NSR permitting processes are core skills for air quality professionals.  Our AQ201 – Major NSR training course is a 1-day program that focusses on the PSD and NNSR rules and the rule applicability determination process.  AQ201 is an intense and interactive program that includes working through real-world examples of complicated facility changes that are designed to bring out the subtle and often complicated issues that typically arise when clients are planning new projects and assessing major NSR applicability.

Clients often ask us if ALL4 can provide training related to air permitting.  As we planned our internal 2013 technical staff training, we decided to open up some of our training to our clients to give them the opportunity to participate and experience the same level of training we provide to our staff.  The first such offering is this year’s AQ201 – Major NSR training.  Join us Monday, April 15th in Exton, PA, near ALL4’s corporate headquarters in the Philadelphia suburbs.  As a thank you to our clients, any current clients* can have up to three (3) representatives attend the training free of charge.  Additional attendees, including individuals that are not current clients, can also attend the training for a fee of $1,000.  Details for the training session including the syllabus can be found here.  Space is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis: Register Today! If you would like additional information please e-mail me at jegan@all4inc.com, or call me directly at 610-933-5246, x14 (Please note that starting March 25, 2013, John’s extension will change to 114). 

*Current clients are those who are currently working with ALL4 and/or subscribe to EnviroReview or those that worked with us in 2012.      

Please note that AQ201 is not an introductory air quality training course.  Should you be interested in an Intro to Air Quality training, please reach out to us and we’ll be glad to share information about our other training courses and options.


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