2016 NACT 200 Series:

May 24, 2016 – NACT 290 MACT General Background Information

May 25, 2016 – NACT 271 Stationary Reciprocating Engines

May 26, 2016 – NACT 273 Industrial Boilers

May 27, 2016 – NACT 272 Stationary Gas Turbines


Workshop Location

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


The 200 Series courses (below) are intended for new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists. Classes generally start at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m.

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.


NACT 290 (Tuesday, May 24, 2016)MACT General Background Information – No Site Visit

Instructor:  Larry Sitzman

This one day course is designed to provide general background information on (1) various ARB and EPA toxic regulations/programs: MACTs and ATCMs, ARB Hot Spots vs EPA Significant Risk Programs, EPA and California Accidental Release Prevention Programs; (2) listing of toxic air contaminants and hazardous air pollutants, and of EPA’s toxic source categories; (3) pathways for ARB and EPA enforcement; and (4) lowering a source’s potential to emit (for MACT sources).



NACT 271 (Wednesday, May 25, 2016)Stationary Reciprocating Engines– Includes Site Visit (Location TBD)

Instructor: Larry Sitzman

Stationary reciprocating engines are used widely for power generation, gas compression, and many other purposes. They are also a significant source of air contaminants and as such are the focus of increased regulation. This course covers reciprocating engine operating theory, both standard and “cutting-edge” emission control technologies, regulations, permit conditions, and inspection procedures.



NACT 273 (Thursday, May 26, 2016)Industrial Boilers– Includes Site Visit (Location TBD)

Instructor: Joe Yager

Boilers are one of the most common emission sources and range in use from small fire tube boilers to large utility boilers associated with power plant facilities. The course discusses uses of boilers, heat transfer methods and fundamentals of operation of modern industrial and utility boilers including those fired by natural gas, biomass, municipal waste and coal (circulating fluidized bed units). The course also discusses steam turbines and power generation. This is followed by a detailed discussion on emissions and control techniques such as Low-NOxburners, FGR, staged combustion, SCR and SNCR. New technologies such as Ultra Low-NOx9 ppm burners, applicable federal and local BACT regulations, permitting requirements and agency inspection procedures and safety concerns are thoroughly discussed.



NACT 272 (Friday, May 27, 2016)Stationary Gas Turbines – Includes Site Visit (Location TBD)

Instructor: Joe Yager

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.




Registration will be handled through APTI-Learn, the new Learning Management System (LMS) which can be found at #.  Please remember to register for each NACT course individually

There are no registration fees for state or local air quality agency employees for this workshop.

Registration Deadline:

All registrations are due by May 6, 2016.



Clarion Hotel – The Belle

1612 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720

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

Room Rate: $109.00 plus taxes

Reservations by Phone: 302-428-1000(Please reference MARAMA’s room block)

Hotel Reservation Deadline: May 9, 2016

Free parking, breakfast, and shuttle within 5 mile radius.  15% discount for dinner at hotel restaurant.



MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for the night prior to each course (May 23rd for NACT 290, May 24th for NACT 271, May 25th for NACT 273, and May 26th for NACT 272) 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.

If your agency would like to request alternative support or additional overnight support OTHER than the support listed above, pre-approval is necessary and a request must come from your agency’s Air Director (or their designee) and emailed to MARAMA’s Executive Director, Susan Wierman, as well as MARAMA’s Training Coordinators, Jackie Burkhardt or Sue Dilli, prior to the event.  A list of what type of support is needed, an estimate of additional costs and the reason for the support is essential to include.

If you have questions, please contact Jackie Burkhardt or Sue Dilli at training@marama.org or 443-322-0316.