Using and Understanding Boiler (5D) and RICE (4Z) Rules

DATES: June 20-21, 2017


Workshop Location

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (click on link for parking and directions)
629 East Main Street
Richmond, VA  23219
Room: B/C – 2nd Floor


Joe Foutz (NC DEQ)

Mr. Foutz has been with the NC Division of Air Quality – Mooresville Regional Office for 14 years.  While in the regional office, he has prepared air permits for non-Title V facilities and conducted compliance inspections for Title V and non-Title V facilities.   He serves as a member of the NC Division of Air Quality’s MACT Taskforce and as the lead for the NESHAP Subpart 4Z regulation.  Mr. Foutz currently serves as the Compliance Supervisor for the Mooresville Regional Office.  He has a BS in Civil Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in NC.

Gary Saunders (NC DEQ)

Mr. Saunders has 41 years of environmental experience in permitting and compliance with respect to air related issues and the Clean Air Act.  He has been with the NC Division of Air Quality for 19 years and is currently the Special Projects Engineer for the Stationary Source Compliance Branch in Raleigh.  He is the current chair of DAQ’s Compliance Workgroup and been involved in the implementation, permitting, and compliance with the MACT and GACT rules under DAQ delegation from EPA.  Prior to employment with the NC DAQ he worked for various consulting firms in stack testing, permitting, compliance investigations and training for the US EPA, DoD, DoE, and commercial/industrial clients.  He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from NCSU.





This two-day course for state and local agency personnel will cover two of the 40 CFR 63 rules.  This course will cover the regulations as well as permitting and compliance issues associated with implementing and enforcing the regulations.  Approximately 1.5 days are associated with the Boiler MACT rules (40 CFR 63, Subpart 5D) and the remaining time is associated with the reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE) rules (40 CFR 63, Subpart 4Z).  We will also discuss, where appropriate, the similarities and differences of the Boiler GACT rules (40 CFR 63, Subpart 6J) to the Boiler MACT (5D) rules.

Target Audience

This course is specifically geared for engineers/inspectors with some field and/or permitting experience.

PREREQUISITES:  Engineering/scientific degree or equivalent work experience as well as basic knowledge of overarching regulations from Clean Air Act statutory authority.



Those completing this course will gain a basic understanding of the following information as it relates to the MACT Rules (5D and 4Z):

  • Purpose and Basis
  • Applicability
  • Emissions Standards
  • Effective Dates
  • Compliance Demonstration
  • Monitoring, Record Keeping & Reporting
  • Control Options/Compliance Strategies
  • Case Studies



Registration will be handled through APTI-Learn at #.  

Registration Deadline: NOW CLOSED

NOTE:  There is NO registration fee for state and local employees attending this training.  Federal employees will be admitted on a space-available basis, if preregistered, and will be charged a fee of $38.00.


Hampton Inn
700 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA  23219

Make your Reservations:Please call 1.804.643.5400 OR use on-line reservations link: CLICK HERE

Reference: MARAMA room block when making your reservation.

Room Rate:  $132.00 plus tax

Breakfast: Complimentary for overnight hotel guests

Parking: $7.00 self-park

Hotel Reservation Deadline Date: June 2, 2017

NOTE:  All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card.  Everyone will need to show a valid government photo ID at time of check-in to receive the Federal government per diem rate of $132.00 (plus tax).


MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 nights (June 19th and 20th) 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.  If additional or alternative 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, Jackie Burkhardt and 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.