Texas Air Quality Training (AQ201)
Texas AQ201 2021
About Texas AQ201
Texas Air Quality 201 (AQ201) Training provides a comprehensive and foundational background of the history of Texas air regulations and its various regulatory programs. The program covers many of the 30 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) air chapters including visible emissions, particulate matter, sulfur compounds, volatile organic compounds, and nitrogen compounds. Texas emissions inventory requirements are discussed as well as the Texas State Implementation Plan (SIP). We dive into construction (PBR, Standard Permits, NSR – case-by-case) and operating permit (Title V) requirements. Other components of permitting are also covered ranging from monitoring to BACT and LAER. Modeling requirements in Texas (NAAQS, state property line, and MERA) are also detailed over two sessions. The program addresses topics that are encountered day to day by facility environmental personnel.
Texas AQ201 can be taken alone or with AQ101. AQ101 is suggested as a prerequisite or to accompany AQ201, however those with a working knowledge of the air quality field may not need to take AQ101 prior to AQ201.
Texas AQ201 is training for those seeking to establish and further their understanding of air quality obligations in Texas that impact regulated facilities on a day to day basis. The topics covered by AQ201 will be encountered by environmental personnel in their real world projects. Unlike other air quality training programs, AQ201 is delivered via twelve 30-minute webinar sessions, so no out of facility time is required for participation.
Numerous professional designations require continuing education/professional development. Upon request, ALL4 will present a certificate identifying ALL4’s Texas Air Quality 201 as 6 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.
Kristin Gordon, Houston Office Director
Wei Liu, Houston Project Manager
Spring 2021 Syllabus
All sessions are at 12:30pm-1:00pm CT (1:30pm-2:00pm ET)
Session 1 – History of Texas Air Regulation (04.27.21)
Texas Clean Air Act, Texas Health and Safety Code, Title 30 of Texas Administrative Code (TAC)
Session 2 – TAC Rules for Permitting (05.11.21)
Visible emissions and particulate matter; sulfur compounds
Session 3 – TAC Rules for Permitting 2 (05.25.21)
Volatile organic compounds, Nitrogen compounds
Session 4 – Emissions Inventory in Texas (06.08.21)
Point Source Emission Inventory in Texas, reporting requirement, electronic reporting
Session 5 – Texas SIP (06.22.21)
Texas SIP, SIP revisions
Session 6 – Operating Permits (Title V) and Construction Permits in Texas (07.06.21)
Operating permits (Title V) and brief introduction of construction permits (PBR, standard permit, NSR case-by-case)
Session 7 – Monitoring Requirements in Texas (07.20.21)
CEM, compliance assurance monitoring (CAM), periodic monitoring (PM)
Session 8 – Details of Construction Permits (08.03.21)
Detailed discussion of PBR, standard permit, minor source NSR case-by-case permits
Session 9 – Details of Construction Permits 2 (08.17.21)
Detailed discussion of major source NSR case-by-case permits including PSD and NNSR
Session 10 – Other Components in a Permitting Process (08.31.21)
Tiered BACT in Texas, precursor pollutants, offset for nonattainment, LAER for NNSR
Session 11 – Modeling for NAAQS And State Property Lines in Texas (09.14.21)
NAAQS and state property line modeling in Texas including PSD and AQRV
Session 12 – MERA Analysis in Texas (09.28.21)
Modeling and Effects Review Applicability (MERA) modeling in Texas, including effects screening levels (ESL) and TAMIS database
*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.