Air Quality 101 (AQ101) Training provides a comprehensive and foundational knowledge of the Clean Air Act (CAA) and its various regulatory programs. The program covers the history of the CAA, National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), and an overview of regulatory programs that impact industrial operations (e.g., New Source Performance Standards, Prevention of Significant Deterioration, air quality modeling, etc.). The program also covers more focused topics that are encountered day to day by facility environmental personnel such as the basics of emissions testing and continuous emissions monitoring.
AQ101 is ALL4’s training for employees with no or limited experience in the field of air quality. It may also be helpful for professionals with experience in a specific sub-discipline of air quality who are looking to expand their knowledge.
AQ101 is training for those seeking to establish and further their understanding of air quality obligations that impact regulated facilities on a day to day basis. The topics covered by AQ101 will be encountered by environmental personnel in their real world projects. Unlike other air quality training programs, AQ101 is delivered via twelve 1-hour webinar sessions, so no out of facility time is required for AQ101 participation.
Numerous professional designations require continuing education/professional development. Upon request, ALL4 will present a certificate identifying ALL4’s Air Quality 101 as 12 hours of continuing education/professional development. Many states and professional organizations accept continuing education hours/professional development hours for license/certification renewal purposes. To ensure acceptability in each personal situation, please check with the requirements of your State Board/Professional Organization.
Lindsey Kroos, Technical Manager
Lindsey believes that having more than a cursory understanding of the history and intent of air quality regulations enhances how facilities incorporate those regulations into their daily business routines. Being smart about regulations that direct how to permit, demonstrate compliance, monitor, and track air emissions provides a competitive advantage to the air quality professional and, at the very least, puts him/her on equal footing when interacting with regulators. During AQ101, Lindsey engages in dialogue with other ALL4 experts on foundational air quality topics, and incorporates examples, survey and poll questions, and other interactive methods that quickly fill up each hour session.
Phone: 610.933.5246 x122 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring 2021 Syllabus
All sessions are at 12:00pm-1:00pm ET*
Session 1 – Clean Air Act and Air Quality History (04.27.21)
CAA History: court decisions, Federal Register, pollutants regulated, NAAQS, HAPs, GHG
Session 2 – Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources (05.11.21)
Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources: modification, reconstruction, emission guidelines
Session 3 – National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (05.25.21)
National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Part 61 and Part 63, RMP, residual risk
Session 4 – Emissions Inventories (06.08.21)
Emission Inventories: air quality modeling inventories, NSR inventories, HAP inventories, NSPS inventories
Session 5 – Major Source Thresholds and State Implementation Plans (06.22.21)
State Implementation Plans: major source descriptions, state regulations, local air regulations
Session 6 – Title V Permits (07.06.21)
Operating Permits: state and federal level, semi-annual compliance, compliance assurance monitoring renewals, how to modify one
Session 7 – Continuous Monitoring Systems (07.20.21)
Continuous Emission Monitors (CEM) and Stack Testing: basics of stack testing and CEM programs, why, when, how
Session 8 – New Source Review (08.03.21)
New Source Review: overview and basic definitions
Session 9 – PSD and Non-attainment NSR Applicability (08.17.21)
Prevention of Significant Deterioration and Non-attainment NSR: applicability test, regulated NSR pollutants
Session 10 – The Other NSR Components (08.31.21)
Other Components to NSR: Best Available Control Technology (BACT), offsets, precursor pollutants, Lowest Achievable Emission Rate (LAER)
Session 11 – Air Quality Modeling Basics (09.14.21)
Air Quality Modeling Basics: various components to air quality modeling
Session 12 – PSD Air Quality Modeling (09.28.21)
PSD Air Quality Modeling: NAAQS and PSD increment compliance, air quality related values (AQRVs), Class I impacts
*The order of the sessions is subject to change. The recordings are available shortly after each session and can be viewed for the duration of the course and for two months after the last session concludes.