NACT 200 Series:

July 18-19, 2017 – NACT 299 Theory & Application of Air Pollution Control Devices

July 20, 2017 – NACT 273 Industrial Boilers

July 21, 2017 – NACT 224 Observing Source Tests


Workshop Location

PA Department of Environmental Protection/Air Quality Southeast Regional Office
2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401-4915
Phone: (484) 250-5900


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 AM and conclude at 5:00 PM.

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 273 (Thursday, July 20, 2017)Industrial Boilers – Includes Site Visit (Location TBD)

Instructor: Steve Frey

NACT 273 Draft Agenda 

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-NOx burners, FGR, staged combustion, SCR and SNCR. New technologies such as Ultra Low-NOx 9 ppm burners, 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 at #.  Please remember to register for each NACT course individually. 

Registration Deadline: June 30, 2017


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



Name/address of hotel: 

Hyatt House Plymouth Meeting

501 E. Germantown Pike

East Norriton, PA 19401

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

Room Rate: $126.00 plus tax

Reservations by Phone: 1-866 974 9288 (Please reference MARAMA’s room block)

Hotel Reservation Deadline: June 23, 2017


MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for the night prior to each course (July 17th and 18th for NACT 299, July 19th for NACT 273, July 20th for NACT 224) 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 what is 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.