Section 1: HISTORY OF AIR POLLUTION CONTROL

This section provides a brief, entertaining, historical tour of air pollution from social, political, cultural, and technological perspectives. The key events covered are historical incidents that brought attention to air pollution as a significant health and welfare problem.

Section 2: METEOROLOGY AND CLIMATOLOGY

Meteorology and Climatology examines the atmospheric factors that influence the accumulation and dispersion of air pollution both globally and locally. Atmospheric thermodynamics, topography, and air flow are discussed as they apply to the formation and transportation of air pollutants.

Section 3: CLASSIFICATION OF AIR POLLUTANTS

The major classes of air contaminants are discussed in this section. The concept of criteria and non-criteria pollutants is introduced followed by a discussion of ambient air quality standards. Emissions inventories and reduction strategies are also covered.

Section 4: INSPECTOR SAFETY

Inspector Safety outlines some of the potential hazards encountered during common source inspections. This section includes discussions on the selection and use of safety equipment and its application to various workplace environments. Walking, climbing, burn, electrical, and explosion dangers are addressed as they apply to source inspections. 

Section 5: CONCEPTS OF REGULATORY DEVELOPMENT

This section presents the principles, rules and guidelines that govern the process of regulatory development. Details of the process at the federal, state, and local levels of government are explored, with emphasis on those that affect district rulemaking. Programs and terminology such as AQMPs, SIP, CTGs, RACT, BACT, NSPS, NSR and NESHAPS will be explained.

Section 6: INVESTIGATIVE AND REPORT WRITING TECHNIQUES

This section will give an overview of the physical and administrative techniques to effectively inspect various sources that fall under the jurisdiction of air pollution agencies. This is presented in two phases: the first discusses general procedures for conducting effective source inspections; the second deals with formatting and writing clear, concise, and complete inspection reports.

Section 7: BASIC AIR POLLUTION CONTROL EQUIPMENT

Some common methods for controlling particulate and gaseous air emissions are covered in this section. An overview of the operating principles of typical emission control devices are discussed, including key inspection considerations. 

Section 8: INTRODUCTION TO VISIBLE EMISSIONS

This section introduces the principles of visible emissions.

Section 9: COMPLAINT RESPONSE PROCEDURES

This section introduces the principles of processing air pollution nuisance complaints with special emphasis on the field investigation process. Legal aspects of public nuisance laws associated with air pollution, causes of complaints, complaint investigation, and resolution of complaints are some of the subjects discussed.

Section 10: EVIDENCE GATHERING AND INTEGRITY

This section presents an overview of the methods used to ensure sample integrity with special emphasis on the chain of custody procedure. Specifically, the topics covered will include standard sample gathering procedures, protocols for specific samples, and general safety concerns.

Section 11: BASIC CHEMISTRY OF AIR POLLUTION

This introductory section discusses the basic concepts of air pollution chemistry, including simple chemical reactions and the nomenclature for important hydrocarbon compounds. Discussions will also include ozone formation in the atmosphere, air toxics, acid deposition, and indoor air pollution.

Section 12: EVOLUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

This section gives a brief overview of how air pollution laws, rules, and regulations are developed. The section will cover basic legal principles, courtroom proceedings and tactics, as well as significant cases that have led to modern-day air pollution laws.

Section 13: INSPECTOR CONDUCT AND LIABILITY

Inspector Conduct and Liability is designed to familiarize field inspectors with commonly accepted practices and procedures regarding their professional conduct. This section addresses legal entry, right to inspect, confidential material, and the potential consequences and legal ramifications of illegal conduct or tactics.

Section 14: CONTINUOUS, AMBIENT, AND REFERENCE MONITORING

This section covers the basic concepts involved in ambient and source monitoring. Reasons for monitoring, monitoring instruments and their use, and the acquisition and use of air quality data are discussed. .

Section 15: INTERFACING WITH RELATED AGENCIES

This section is discusses the question of how the host state or local agency relates with other departments within the agency and with other agencies outside of the agency.

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