NACT 200 Series:

June 12, 2018 – NACT 290 MACT General Background Information
June 13-14, 2018 – NACT 246 Aggregate, Asphalt, & Concrete Batching Operations


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 River Conference Rooms

INSTRUCTORSLarry Sitzman and Mohan Balagopalan



The 200 Series courses (below) are intended for new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists. Classes generally start at 8:30 AM and conclude at 5:00 PM.

Class Materials: Please bring a scientific calculator with you to class.

Site Visits: Students must bring applicable safety equipment such as hard hats, safety glasses, ear protection, and safety shoes to participate in the field visits.

(Further details to follow)

NACT 290 MACT General Background Information

June 12, 2018

This one day course is designed to provide general background information on (1) various ARB and EPA toxic regulations/programs: MACTs and ATCMs, ARB Hot Spots vs EPA Significant Risk Programs, EPA and California Accidental Release Prevention Programs; (2) listing of toxic air contaminants and hazardous air pollutants, and of EPA’s toxic source categories; (3) pathways for ARB and EPA enforcement; and (4) lowering a source’s potential to emit (for MACT sources).


NACT 246 Aggregate, Asphalt, & Concrete Batching Operations (Site Visit to Highway Materials – Plymouth Meeting Quarry)

June 13-14, 2018

This two-day course is aimed at new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in business and government. This course will provide an overview and discussion of the processes commonly seen at sand and gravel operations, concrete batching operations, and hot mix asphalt (HMA) operations. Processes such as quarrying, sizing of quarried material, sorting, stockpiling, and transfer of aggregate products will be discussed in the aggregate section of this class. Concrete batching issues such as dust abatement and the flow of aggregate and cement materials will also be discussed. Hot mix asphalt operations also have many similar processes, and we will discuss the similarities with aggregate and concrete batching operations, including aggregate handling, storage, transfer, processing, and more. Additionally, we will also explore some of the issues that are particular to HMA facilities such as “blue smoke” controls which can include baghouse filters and capture/incineration of blue smoke mist. Combustion controls such as low-NOx burners will also be discussed as they pertain to HMA and aggregate operations. This course includes a field trip to a local aggregate/concrete/HMA facility to observe the process in-person, and affords an opportunity for students to interact with facility operators.


Please register via APTI-Learn at #.  Please remember to register for each NACT course separately.
Registration Deadline: May 25, 2018
NOTE: There is NO registration fee for state and local employees attending this meeting. A nominal fee will be charged for Federal employees.



Hyatt House Plymouth Meeting
501 E. Germantown Pike
East Norriton, Pennsylvania, 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
Phone Reservations:  Please call 1-866-974-9288 (Please reference MARAMA’s room block Code: G-MARJ)
On-Line Reservations: Please click here
Hotel Reservation Deadline:  May 18, 2018
Complimentary hot breakfast and free WiFi are included!


MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for the night prior to each course (June 11th for NACT 290, June 12th & 13th for NACT 246) for up to 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 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.