NACT 200 Series

June 18, 2019 - NACT 272 Stationary Gas Turbines

June 19, 2019 – NACT 285 Landfill Gas Control Facilities

June 20, 2019 – NACT 284 Volatile Organic Compound Control Devices



Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ)
1111 E. Main St
Richmond, VA 23219
Room 1435 ABC

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

Site Visits: Students must bring applicable safety equipment such as hard hats, safety glasses, ear protection, and safety shoes to participate in the field visits.

These courses, as described below, are intended for new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists.


NACT 272 Stationary Gas Turbines – Site Visit (Location TBD)

June 18, 2019


SITE VISIT - 2:00 pm at Doswell Limited Partnership, Ashland, Va

Instructor: Dr. Ted Guth

With an increase in demand of the electric utility industry, stationary gas turbines have become more popular in recent years as combined-cycles, peaking power plants and cogeneration facilities. The course discusses uses of gas turbines, fundamentals of operation of modern turbines with emphasis on state-of-the-art controls to achieve some of the lowest emission concentrations for this source category. The course also discusses combined cycles with HRSG units, steam turbines and power generation. This is followed by a detailed discussion on emissions and control techniques such as Dry Low-NOx  combustors with staged combustion, water or steam injection followed by SCR and CO catalysts. Applicable federal and local BACT regulations, permitting requirements, and agency inspection procedures and safety concerns are thoroughly discussed.


NACT 285 Landfill Gas Control Facilities

June 19, 2019


SITE VISIT -  2:00 pm Shoosmith Sanitary Landfill, Chester, VA

Instructor: Larry Sitzman

This course provides an introduction to the operation of landfill gas collection, controls and gas-to-energy systems. Special emphasis is placed on inspection techniques. A landfill tour is provided to an active landfill site. Students will be able to discuss and observe landfill operations/activities and landfill gas extraction control components. Depending on the venue, this can be a flare for VOC/methane control, or internal combustion engines/turbines for VOC/methane control and energy generation.


NACT 284 Volatile Organic Compound Control Devices - Site Visit (Location TBD)

June 20, 2019


SITE VISIT - 1:30 pm Dominion Packaging, Sandston, VA

Instructor: Larry Sitzman

This course provides an overview of equipment used to control the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Specifically: absorbers, adsorbers, condensers and oxidizers will each be covered. Classroom discussion will focus on process descriptions, rule discussion and inspection procedures for the VOC control equipment. The afternoon field visit will allow students to see and inspect one of the control options covered in class.



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

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 24, 2019

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



Homewood Suites by Hilton Richmond
700 East Main Street Suite B
Richmond, VA 23219

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

Room Rate: $147.00 plus taxes

Reservations by Phone: 804-709-0932 (Please reference NACT 200 Series room block)

Online Reservations: MARAMA NACT 200 Series Reservation Link

Hotel Reservation Deadline: May 24, 2019

Free parking, breakfast, and shuttle within 3 mile radius. 


MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for the night prior to each course (June 17th for NACT 272, June 18th for NACT 285, June 19th for NACT 284) 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.