|APTI 454 Effective Permit Writing VIRTUAL Training|
|Course Length||Dates||Session Schedule|
|Course Length: 3-day||February 15, 16, 17, 2022||11 AM – 4 PM EST|
|Maximum Attendance: 50 Registered Students Per Course. There are 5 registration spots for each MARAMA agency.|
Waitlist: MARAMA will work with your state agency Training Coordinators to confirm and prioritize attendance as necessary. You will receive a confirmation notice from the LMS system, once you have been ENROLLED in this course.
Registration Deadline: February 7, 2022
Agenda: APTI 454 Agenda
LMS Links: LMS Registration | LMS Filer
Registration Questions: Sue Dilli and Jackie Burkhardt firstname.lastname@example.org
This 3-day training course focuses on the fundamental features of each of the key permit types required under the Clean Air Act, and how these permits fit into the overall Clean Air Act regulatory scheme. This training will begin each morning at 11 am and adjourn at 4 pm. The training will break around 12:30 each day for lunch.
Instructors: Matt Haber, Eastern Research Group | Steve Rapp, Eastern Research Group
Who should attend: This course is intended for new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in government. While there are no further prerequisites, it is helpful to have a basic knowledge of the Clean Air Act and fundamental concepts of air pollution control.
Course Description and Target Audience: This course provides foundational learning about air permits for staff at state, local, and tribal governments. Through lectures, large and small group exercises and individual homework, students will learn the fundamental features of each of the key permit types required under the Clean Air Act, and how these permits fit into the overall Clean Air Act regulatory scheme. Students will learn the key steps involved in reviewing permits, from determining completeness of applications, to drafting understandable, enforceable permits. Through hands on exercises using actual permit applications and permits, students will gain experience with reviewing the types of documents they are likely to see and learn to develop permits that will meet regulatory requirements, and will be transparent documents for enforcement staff, the public, and those charged with complying with the permit.
Learning Objectives: Those completing this course will gain a basic understanding of the information that is expected for a complete air quality permit application as well as basic approaches for developing an effective air permit for industry and the regulatory agency.
Attendees will be able to identify and explain the following critical features of establishing an effective permit:
- The components required in a complete permit application evaluation;
- The functions and purposes of each component of a complete permit application;
- Environmental Justice considerations;
- The characteristics of an effective permit;
- The process and approaches that can be used to assure an effective permit is produced.
Maximum Attendance and Waitlist Information: (50 students)
NOTE: This is an online training course. The maximum attendance for this course is 50 students in order to allow for instructors to fully engage students and manage Q&A sessions, ultimately making each course more interactive. MARAMA will work with your state agency Training Coordinators to confirm and prioritize attendance as necessary. You will receive a confirmation notice from the new LMS system if you are ENROLLED in the course.
Course Registration Deadline Date: February 7, 2021
This training series will be held via EPA’s new Learning Management System (LMS) and Zoom.
There is NO registration fee for state and local employees attending this training.
Students will need to do the following in order to REGISTER for the course in the LMS system:
- Create a PROFILE in the new LMS: If you have not already done so, please create an account in the new LMS here. Please reference the attached LMS Flier for instructions on how to set up your profile.
- REGISTRATION within the LMS: To do this, please follow these instructions:
- Log-in to your account and hover over the “My Training” tab on the home page.
- Select the third option under “My Training” entitled “Instructor Led Training Calendar.”
- Change the month to February of 2022, if it is not already and scroll down to the course date and click on the course title.
- Register for the course by clicking on the blue REQUEST button . If the course is full, you will be able to add yourself to the waitlist by clicking the blue button on the bottom right-hand corner which reads ADD TO WAITLIST. You should receive a confirmation message that you have been added to the waitlist. You will also receive an automated email once you have been confirmed and added to the roster.
- Once you have been enrolled in the course, please complete the PRE-TEST within the LMS. The deadline to take the pre-test will be Friday, February 11, 2021.
Hardware and Software Requirements: Students will need a computer with an internet connection, the ability to connect to Zoom using the application, and microphone and speakers (or headphones). A connected camera for use during interactive sessions is very helpful, but not required.
Other Requirements: Students should have their agency’s standard permit conditions for reference, and should have access to their agency’s regulations, either on paper or electronically.