NACT 334 Permitting Practices and Principles

September 11-13, 2017


Workshop Location

PA Department of Environmental Protection/Air Quality
Southeast Regional Office
2 East Main Street
Norristown, PA 19401-4915

Phone: (484) 250-5900

Delaware and Schuylkill Rooms

INSTRUCTORS: Ted Guth and Lance Erikson

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



This course provides hands-on training in the methods and procedures used to review permit applications and to prepare air quality permits.  This course is designed for personnel of State and local agencies that have some experience in permit programs and is designed primarily for permit writers, but inspectors who must read and interpret permit conditions and make site inspections will benefit as well.

Course material will address state and local permits, as well as Title V federal operating permits.  Other topics covered will include Compliance Assurance Monitoring; Monitoring, Reporting, and Record-keeping requirements; and toxic air contaminant issues associated with permitting.  Class Length:  3 – day lecture course beginning at 8 am, September 11 and concluding at 5 pm, September 13.

Prerequisites:  Successful completion of any fundamental air pollution permitting course such as NACT 333 (Effective Permit Writing I) and 12 months experience in a state or local air pollution permitting program, or equivalent courses/work experience.

Target Audience

This course is designed for semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in government.


Registration will be handled through APTI-Learn at #.  

Registration Deadline: August 25, 2017

NOTE: There is NO registration fee for state and local employees attending this meeting. A $38.00 registration fee will be charged for Federal employees.


Crowne Plaza Valley Forge
260 Mall Blvd
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Room Rate: $126.00 plus tax

On-line Reservation Link: click here

Reservations by Phone: 610-265-7500 (Please reference MARAMA’s room block)

Hotel Reservation Deadline: August 11, 2017

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


MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for 3 nights (September 10th, 11th, and 12th) 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.  A 4th night is available if necessary due to extended travel time on the way home.  If needed, a request for approval of a 4th night should be submitted to when registering for the course.

If other additional support is needed, 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, Sue Dilli and Jackie Burkhardt (, 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.