Stack Testing Course
June 10-12, 2014


Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Valley Regional Office
4411 Early Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: 412-682-6200



MARAMA is offering training concerning stack testing intended for MARAMA member agencies staff that conduct or observe stack tests in order to quantify emissions and assess compliance with local, state, and federal requirements.  Agency permitting staff who attend the course will benefit from a richer understanding of the methods used to develop the emission limits that are incorporated into permits.

This course will present the basic principles of source test observation and the fundamentals of source testing methods, including Methods 1-5, 201, 201a and 202 sampling train and procedures.  Special emphasis will be placed on how to perform condensable PM sampling.  The status of recent final and proposed revisions to Parts 60, 61, and 63 will be reviewed.  Guideline and information documents will be identified and reviewed.  Information available via EPA’s Emissions Measurement Center website will be described.  The instructor will also discuss sample recovery observations, procedural inspections, calculations, report writing, and QA techniques.  Students will participate in a sampling train “mock inspection” and receive hands-on training.




Tuesday, June 10, 2014 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Thursday, June 12, 2014 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM



Direct link to registration:  REGISTER NOW

Registration Deadline: May 30, 2014

Please note that MARAMA utilizes the RegOnline system. You will need to login and create a password.  If attending future events, you will be able to use the same login and password without having to fill in your contact information again.  If you have already registered for a previous course, please use the login and password you have created to register for this course.  There is NO registration fee for attending this meeting.



Hampton Inn South
43 Covenant Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Phone: 540-437-0090
Room Rate: $83.00 (plus 11.8% tax)
Reference: MARAMA room block

Reservation Deadline: May 30, 2014


Sleeping rooms will be reserved under a room block.  Everyone will be responsible for making their own hotel reservations either on-line or through the hotel’s reservations number and reference that you are part of the MARAMA room block.  All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card.



MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 staff 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 Coordinator, 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.