APTI 452: principLES and practices of air pollution
March 20-22, 2018


training 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 River Conference Rooms

Class Length:  3 – day lecture course

INSTRUCTORS:  Mary Boyer and Joe Paisie

AGENDA (click here)

Course Description

This entry-level course presents a broad overview of the major aspects of air pollution control. The lessons include information about pollutants, pollutant sources, effects of pollution, dispersion of pollutants, measurement and control of emissions, laws and regulations pertaining to air pollution control, and other related topics.



This training course is recommended as a background course for all areas of study in the APTI curriculum.


Target Audience

This course is designed for regulatory personnel who are new to the air quality regulatory field. This class is intended for engineers, scientists and technicians who are new personnel in regulatory agencies and will have responsibility for permit review and/or regulatory compliance.



Please register on-line at  by February 28, 2018

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



Hyatt House Plymouth Meeting
501 E. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA, 19401

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

Room Rate: $123.00 plus tax
Reservations:  Please call 1-866-974-9288 (Please reference MARAMA’s room block -Code: G-MAR8)
On-Line Reservations: Please click here
Hotel Reservation Deadline: March 2, 2018
Complimentary hot breakfast and free WiFi are included!

MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax (March 19th, 20th and 21st) for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency.  Supported attendees are responsible for al lincidentals 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, Julie McDill (, 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.