MARAMA Air Permits Training Workshop

February 20-22, 2018


Delta Hotel (by Marriott)

245 Shawan Road

Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031


TRAINING WORKSHOP description and Objectives

Please register now and encourage new permitting staff, who would benefit from this opportunity, to register as well! Our goal is to have both experienced and new permitting staff from all MARAMA agencies attend and learn from each other as well as from knowledgeable presenters.



Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Training Workshop

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Training Workshop (includes a working lunch)

Thursday, February 22, 2018 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM Training Workshop


There will also be a MARAMA Board Meeting (working lunch), which will be held on Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM for Board Members or their designee only.


Air Permits Workshop – Summary


Day One: February 20, 2018


Presentation TitleSpeaker

Presentation File

Statement of Basis: EPA Overview of Purpose and What Should be in the Statement of Basis Apple Chapman, OECA



Day Two: February 21, 2018


Presentation TitleSpeaker

Presentation File

Fumigation Case HistoryQuddus Qayyum, NJ DEP
DE Overview of SSM Permitting Approach and ImplicationsRavi Rangan, DNREC
Startup Shutdown & Malfunction – Engineering AnalysisStanley Flaggert, VA DEQ
Regional Air Quality OverviewJoel Dreessen, MDE
Allegheny County’s Environmental Justice IndexJayme Graham, ACHD
MD’s Experience with Environmental JusticeAngelo Bianca, MDE
Permitting Alternative Energy Case HistoryBill Paul, MDE
Opportunities to Incorporate Energy Efficiency in PermittingNancy Seidman, RAP
Energy Efficiency as a Permitting & Regulatory Tool for Reducing Air Contaminant EmissionsBill O’Sullivan, NJ DEP


Day Three: February 22, 2018


Presentation TitleSpeaker

Presentation File

Background on Oil & Gas SystemsCharles Boritz, PA DEP

A Decade of Changes in Nitrogen Oxides over Regions of Oil and Natural Gas Activities in the United StatesBryan Duncan, NASA
Debra Kollonige, NASA & UMD
Permitting Compressor Station Case HistoryYogesh Doshi, NJ DEP
NG Combined Cycle Case HistoryDavid Owen, NJ DEP
Use of General Permits to Handle Smaller SourcesSean Wenrich, PA DEP
Oil & Gas Processing Plant PermittingCharles Boritz, PA DEP





Registration Deadline: February 1, 2018

Please note that MARAMA utilizes the RegOnLine system. You will need to login and create a password. If attending future events, you will be able to use the same login and password without having to fill in your contact information again. If you have already registered for a previous course, please use the login and password you have created to register for this course.

There is NO registration fee for this meeting for state and local employees and invited non-Federal speakers. There is a registration fee for Federal Employees (including Federal employee speakers); please see fees and payment instructions when you register. Attendance is limited to MARAMA members, EPA, and invited experts.

NOTE: There will be a separate registration process to confirm attendance at MARAMA’s Board of Directors Meeting, but Directors are welcome and encouraged to register for this workshop via the links included in this message.


Delta Hotel (by Marriott)

245 Shawan Road

Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031


Phone Reservations: Please call 410.785.7000 to make your reservation and reference MAR to receive the group rate.
On-line Reservations: Book your group rate for MARAMA

Room Rate: $103.00 (plus tax)

Hotel Reservation Deadline: February 1, 2018

Complimentary Parking and a Continental Breakfast included (overnight guests only)!


MARAMA will offer support for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 nights, if needed (February 20th and 21st). Supported attendees are responsible for all incidentals and travel. If you would like to request an additional room night due to travel distance 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, Julie McDill, as well as MARAMA’s Training Coordinators, Jackie Burkhardt and Sue Dilli (training at, 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. Any attendee who lives within 50 miles of the course location who believes overnight support is necessary must request specific approval and provide justification.

Additional support is available upon request for scheduled speakers and for Air Directors wishing to attend the workshop.