May 7-9, 2019


Workshop Location

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
South Central Regional Office
909 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-8200

INSTRUCTORS: Ken Gigliello and Lisa Brown

Course Description

The Advanced Inspector Training Course focuses on issues and techniques for the more senior inspector to help enhance and improve their inspection techniques and results. This course does not focus on any specific media but covers subjects applicable to inspections in all media.  It is intended to provide additional tools to obtain information before, during, and after an inspection. The course will present “best practices” for conducting inspections and give the students an opportunity to discuss how these “best practices” apply or not to their own inspections.  Each class will have the opportunity to discuss and evaluate specific issues or areas of interest to them.


Those completing this course will have a thorough understanding of the compliance assessment practices that are employed for evaluating air emission sources. After completion of this class, the individual should be able to independently complete the following inspector tasks

       --   Permit condition compliance documentation and evidence gathering
       --   Complete site inspections with appropriate documentation
       --   Complaints handling and other inspection investigations
       --   Inspection of air pollution sources

Target Audience

This course focuses on issues and techniques for the more senior inspector to help enhance and improve their inspection techniques and results.  No pre-requisites are required. 

Draft AGENDA            


Please register on line at

Registration Deadline: April 19, 2019 

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


Staybridge Suites Harrisburg/Hershey
920 Wildwood Park Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110                                          

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

Room Rate: $116.00 plus tax

Reservations: Please call 800-238-8000 or 717-233-3304 (and press zero), mention the " MARAMA-NACT 355" room block. 

ON-LINE RESERVATIONS:  MARAMA-NACT 355 Training (Group Code will display as APT)

Hotel Reservation Deadline: April 15, 2019

Complimentary breakfast and parking for overnight guests! Free WiFi in guest rooms!

NOTE: Cancellation without penalty up to 24 hours prior to your arrival.  Please note that MARAMA will not be responsible for paying a penalty should any “supported” attendee cancel  after 4 pm the day prior to their scheduled arrival.


MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 3 nights (May 6th, 7th, and 8th) for 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 send your state air director a travel support request on-line form to complete for approval consideration.

NOTE: Approximately two weeks PRIOR to the training course, we will email MARAMA’s Training Committee with a link to request lodging support for up to 2 agency staff members.