NACT 200 Series - New Castle, DE

April 24-25, 2019 - 
NACT 299 Air Pollution Control Devices 

April 26, 2019 - NACT 224 Observing Source Tests

Workshop Location

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC)
391 Lukens Drive Facility
New Castle, DE 19720


Note: Please bring a scientific calculator with you to class.

The NACT 200 Series training courses (outlined below) are intended for new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists.


NACT 299 Theory & Application of Air Pollution Control Devices (April 24-25, 2019)

Instructors:  Larry Sitzman and Steve Frey

NACT 299 Draft Agenda 

This two-day course is aimed at the new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source inspectors, permit engineers, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists. This course will provide a detailed introduction to air pollution control equipment and methods used to control particulate and gaseous air emissions. 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). 

SITE VISIT INFORMATION (Further details to follow)

Renewable Energy Biosolids Facility (REBF)
Wilmington, DE

APRIL 25, 2019 – 1 PM

Safety Equipment Requirements: Students must bring applicable safety equipment such as hard hats, safety glasses, and safety shoes to participate in the site visit.

The following type of control devices are in operation at this facility:

  1. Selected Catalytic Reduction
  2. Carbon monoxide Catalyst
  3. Biofilter
  4. Condenser
  5. Baghouse


NACT 224 Observing Source Tests (April 26, 2019)

Instructor: Larry Sitzman

NACT 224 Draft Agenda 

Observations of compliance performance emission tests are an important part of any air pollution enforcement program.  Data obtained during these tests are used to determine compliance with regulatory standards or to determine baseline operating conditions for a source.  During this one-day course, we present the basic principles of source test observation (STO) and the fundamentals of source testing methods, including Method 5, sampling train and procedures.  We also discuss sample recovery observations, procedural inspections, calculations, report writing and QA techniques.  Students will participate in a Method 5 sampling train "mock inspection" and receive hands-on training.



Registration will be handled through APTI-Learn at  Please remember to register for each NACT course individually. 

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 5, 2019

NOTE: There is NO registration fee for state and local employees attending this meeting. A nominal fee will be charged for Federal employees.



Hilton Wilmington/Christiana
100 Continental Drive
Newark, DE 19713-4301

Note: All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card. You are responsible for making your own hotel reservations.

Room Rate: $128.00 plus tax

On-line Reservations: CLICK HERE

Phone Reservations: Please call 1-877-833-0746 and mention group name: Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: April 7, 2019

Complimentary breakfast for overnight guests from 6:30 AM – 10 AM! Free parking for overnight guests! Free WiFi in guest rooms!

NOTE: Cancellation without penalty up to 48 hours prior to your arrival. MARAMA will not be responsible for any cancellation charges.



MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for the night prior to each course (April 23rd and 24th for NACT 299 and April 25th for the NACT 224 course) for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency.  Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel.  Overnight support is not available to those who live within 50 miles of the course location.

Alternative support requests: Please let us know if you will be requesting additional support (other than that being offered by MARAMA above), and we will email a travel support request form to your state air director to complete and submit for approval consideration.

NOTE: Approximately two weeks PRIOR to the training course, we will email a lodging support form link to MARAMA Training Committee members so they may request/confirm lodging support for up to 2 agency staff members.