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NACT 200 Series – Virtual Training Courses
Module Date Daily Schedule
NACT 224 Observing Source Tests November 2, 2020 ➤ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (course presentation)
➤ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (lunch break)
➤ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (course presentation)
NACT 274 Biomass Boilers November 4, 2020 ➤ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (course presentation)
➤ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (lunch break)
➤ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (course presentation)
NACT 299 Theory and Application of Air Pollution Control Devices November 5-6, 2020 ➤ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (course presentation)
➤ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (lunch break)
➤ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (course presentation)
Note: There will be no training on November 3rd due to Election Day!
Maximum Attendance: In order to fully engage students, manage question and answer sessions, and make each course interactive, attendance has been set at a maximum of 45 students per course.
Daily Schedules: Subject to change.
Agenda: The agenda will be available October 15, 2020.

Instructors: Tom Marriott | Bob Waterfall | Mohsen Nazemi

Target Audience: The NACT 200 courses are intended for new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists. No site visits will be conducted, due to these courses being held online.

Course Completion Requirements: To receive a CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION and COMPLETION, each participant WILL BE EXPECTED to do the following:

  • Attend the entire online training course, in which you have registered, and actively participate by answering the POLL QUESTIONS administered each day. These questions are designed to track learning.
  • Complete pre and post-test/s associated with each course (scoring 70% or higher). NOTE: An email with instructions for completing the pre-test (via APTI-Learn) will be sent to students 1 week prior to class.
  • Complete a GoToWebinar brief survey for each training session in addition to a course evaluation on APTI Learn. Upon successful completion of these requirements, students will be able to print their Certificate of Participation from APTI Learn.

Registration Information: Registration is closed.

  • Everyone will be added to a waitlist initially on APTI Learn until all MARAMA member agency staff have had an opportunity to register.
  • NOTE: Once your enrollment has been confirmed, MARAMA will email you a link to REGISTER for the ONLINE TRAINING (via GoToWebinar).
  • There is no registration fee to attend this course.

  • NACT 224 Observing Source Tests – Monday, November 2, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

    Course Description: Observations of compliance performance emission tests are an important part of any air pollution enforcement program. Data obtained during these tests are used to determine compliance with regulatory standards or to determine baseline operating conditions for a source. We present the basic principles of source test observation (STO) and the fundamentals of source testing methods, including Method 5, sampling train and procedures. We also discuss sample recovery observations, procedural inspections, calculations, report writing and QA techniques. Students will participate in a Method 5 sampling train “mock inspection” and receive hands-on training.


    NACT 274 Biomass Fired Boilers – Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

    Course Description: This course discusses uses of boilers, heat transfer methods and the fundamentals of industrial & utility boiler operations focusing on biomass. Other topics include: steam turbines and power generation; emissions and control techniques (e.g., flue gas recirculation (FGR), staged combustion, selective catalytic reduction (SCR), selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) and regenerative selective catalytic reduction (RSCR)); applicable federal regulations; permitting requirements; BACT; inspection procedures; and safety concerns.


    NACT 299 Theory and Application of Air Pollution Control Devices – November 5-6, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM ET

    Course Description: This two day course is aimed at the new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source inspectors, permit engineers, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in business and government. This course will provide a detailed introduction to air pollution control equipment and methods used to control particulate and gaseous air emissions. The course will cover theory, operation, applications, design considerations, inspection strategies, compliance assurance monitoring and regulations for cyclones, baghouses, wet and dry scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators, carbon beds, bio filters, condensers, flares, thermal and catalytic oxidizers. NOx controls like selective catalytic reduction (SCR), selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR), flue gas recirculation (FGR), and ultra low-NOx burners will also be discussed.