NACT 334 – Permitting Practices and principles
Dates:  June 16-19, 2015


Workshop Location

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
DEQ Piedmont Regional Office
4949-A Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

NOTE: Students will need to bring an engineering calculator to the course.

Class Length:  4 – day lecture course

For more information contact Sue Dilli or Jackie Burkhardt at or 443-322-0316.

INSTRUCTORS:  Robert Coleman, Dr. Ted Guth, Lance Erickson

Course Description

This course is designed for semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in government. This course provides hands-on training in the methods and procedures used to review permit applications and to prepare air quality permits.  This course is designed for personnel of State and local agencies that have some experience in permit programs. The course is designed primarily for permit writers, but inspectors who must read and interpret permit conditions and make site inspections will benefit as well.

Course material will address state and local permits, as well as Title V federal operating permits.  Other topics covered will include Compliance Assurance Monitoring; Monitoring, Reporting, and Record-keeping requirements; and toxic air contaminant issues associated with permitting.

Prerequisites:  Successful completion of any fundamental air pollution permitting course such as NACT 333 – Effective Permit Writing I, and 12 months of air pollution experience in a state or local air pollution permitting program, or equivalent courses/work experience.





Please register on line at

Registration Deadline:  June 5, 2015

NOTE: There is NO registration fee for state and local employees attending this meeting. A nominal fee of $30 will be charged for Federal employees.


All attendees are responsible for booking their own reservations. There are several hotels nearby to choose from (see recommended hotels below). Please note that any staff member, who MARAMA supports for this meeting, must stay at a hotel which offers the government per diem rate, not to exceed $83.00 plus tax or better, in order for MARAMA to provide reimbursement.

Hilton Garden Inn
4050 Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA

Comfort Inn Suites
4051 Innslake Drive
Glen Allen, VA

Reminder: You will need to provide your government ID upon check in to receive the per diem rate.


MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax (June 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th) 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 additional or alternative support is needed, 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, Sue Dilli and Jackie Burkhardt (, 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.