November 1, 2016 – NACT 221: Continuous Emissions Monitoring

November 2, 2016 – NACT 285: Landfill Gas Control Facilities

November 3, 2016 – NACT 272: Stationary Gas Turbines & Power Plants

November 4, 2016 – NACT 284: Volatile Organic Compound Control Devices


Workshop Location

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

629 East Main Street
Richmond, VA  23219
Room: BC – 2nd Floor

 Joe Yager and Larry Sitzman


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 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m.

Note:  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.


NACT 221: Continuous Emissions Monitoring (Tuesday, November 1, 2016)


Includes Site Visit (Location TBD)

Instructor: Joe Yager

Continuous emission monitoring (CEM) involves determining compliance of stationary sources with their emission limitations on a continuous basis. CEM are also used for process control and to monitor the operations of the control equipment. In this course, we will review the purpose and applicability of CEM systems mandated by federal regulations such as 40 CFR Part 60 and Part 75. We will discuss several different types of commercially available extractive & in situ systems with emphasis on performance specifications, including installation, design, testing, & certification. We will also discuss data recording & reporting requirements, system calibration & quality assurance program including procedures for conducting performance audits (CGA, linearity & RATA).


NACT 285: Landfill Gas Control Facilities (Wednesday, November 2, 2016)


Includes Site Visit (Location TBD)

Instructor: Larry Sitzman

This course provides an introduction to the operation of landfill gas collection, controls and gas-to-energy systems. Special emphasis is placed on inspection techniques.  A landfill tour is provided to an active landfill site. Students will be able to discuss and observe landfill operations/activities and landfill gas extraction control components. Depending on the venue, this can be a flare for VOC/methane control, or internal combustion engines/turbines for VOC/methane control and energy generation.


NACT 272: Stationary Gas Turbines & Power Plants (Thursday, November 3, 2016)


Includes Site Visit (Location TBD)

Instructor: Joe Yager

With an increase in demand of the electric utility industry, stationary gas turbines have become more popular in recent years as combined-cycles, peaking power plants and cogeneration facilities. The course discusses uses of gas turbines, fundamentals of operation of modern turbines with emphasis on state-of-the-art controls to achieve some of the lowest emission concentrations for this source category. The course also discusses combined cycles with HRSG units, steam turbines and power generation. This is followed by a detailed discussion on emissions and control techniques such as Dry Low-NOx  combustors with staged combustion, water or steam injection followed by SCR and CO catalysts. Applicable federal and local BACT regulations, permitting requirements, and agency inspection procedures and safety concerns are thoroughly discussed.


NACT 284: Volatile Organic Compound Control Devices (Friday, November 4, 2016)


Includes Site Visit (Location TBD)

Instructor: Larry Sitzman

This course provides an overview of equipment used to control the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Specifically: absorbers, adsorbers, condensers and oxidizers will each be covered. Classroom discussion will focus on process descriptions, rule discussion and inspection procedures for the VOC control equipment. The afternoon field visit will allow students to see and inspect one of the control options covered in class.



Registration will be handled through APTI-Learn, the new Learning Management System (LMS) which can be found at #.  Please remember to register for each NACT course individually.  There are no registration fees for state or local air quality agency employees for this workshop.

Registration Deadline: October 17, 2016



Crowne Plaza Richmond Downtown
555 East Canal Street
Richmond, VA  23219

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

Room Rate:  $121.00 plus taxes

Reservations by Phone: 855-472-7802 (Please reference MARAMA’s room block)

On-line Reservations: MARAMA NACT 200 Series Training

Hotel Reservation Deadline: October 17, 2016

Discounted self-parking rate of $5.00 per night, complimentary breakfast, and shuttle within 5 mile radius. 



MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for the night prior to each course (October 31st for NACT 221, November 1st for NACT 285, November 2nd for NACT 272, and November 3rd for NACT 284) 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, Susan Wierman, 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.

Please visit for further information and to access the agendas for each course.  If you have questions, please contact Jackie Burkhardt or Sue Dilli at or 443-322-0316.