NACT 222 – Principles of Ambient Air Monitoring
March 17, 2015

Class Length:  1 - day lecture course

Nact 299 – Theory and Application of Common Air pollution control devices
Dates:  March 18 - 19, 2015

Class Length:  2 - day lecture course

Workshops Location

Maryland Department of the Environment
Montgomery Park Auditorium
1800 Washington Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21230

Visitors to Montgomery Park need to be buzzed in at the main gate (RED parking lot).  From the main building entrance, the Montgomery Park Auditorium is located behind the food court.

For more information contact Sue Dilli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 443-322-0316.

INSTRUCTORS: Bob Warland and Joe Paisie

Course DescriptionS

NACT 222 - This course is specifically designed for regulatory personnel who operate and oversee ambient air monitoring data.  This course covers the basic design and theory of ambient air monitoring, quality assurance and control methods as they relate to monitoring instruments, site development criteria and data processing. This course will address PM2.5 and other particulate methods, ozone, oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, sulfur dioxide, meteorology systems, data recording systems, gas calibration systems, and zero air systems.

- Beltsville Center for Climate Systems Observation is a 
Joint venture between NASA and Howard University,

12003 Old Baltimore Pike, Beltsville, MD

NACT 222 Agenda

NACT 299 - This course will provide a detailed introduction to air pollution control equipment and methods used to control particulate and gaseous air emissions. It is intended for new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in business and government. 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. This course includes a field trip to a local facility to observe controls in-person, and affords an opportunity for students to interact with facility operators. Personal Protective Equipment including hard hat, safety glasses, hearing protection, and closed toed shoes (preferably safety toed) will be required.

NACT 299 Agenda


NACT 299 - Site Visit - Brandon Shores Power Plant - Raven Power, Fleet Environmental Unit, 1005 Brandon Shores Road, Curtis Bay, MD 21226

NOTE:  We have to give everyone's name and affiliations for preapproval to access the plant  Everyone should bring a photo ID to the site visit and wear sturdy shoes (no open toes) and outdoor, weather-appropriate clothing.



Please register on line at

Registration Deadline:  March 6, 2015

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



Staybridge Suites Baltimore BWI Airport
1301 Winterson Road
Linthicum, MD 21090

Everyone is responsible for making their own hotel reservations by calling Staybridge Suites reservations at 410-850-5666.  Sleeping rooms have been reserved under MARAMA room block. The room block includes the nights of March 16th, 17th, and 18th 2015.  Room reservations may be cancelled up until 24 hours before 5:00 PM of the day of arrival without penalty. Everyone will need to show valid government photo ID for the $100.00 government per diem rate.

Rate includes free hot breakfast, WIFI, and parking. Staybridge Suites also has a free shuttle from the airport and train station and the shuttle will take you anywhere within a 3 mile radius of the hotel.

Room Rate: $100.00 plus tax

Reference: MARAMA

Hotel Registration Deadline:  March 6, 2015


NOTE: Transportation from Staybridge Suites Hotel to Montgomery Park at MDE – Attendees staying at the hotel will need to either carpool to the training course with other attendees or take a taxi.  Montgomery Park is about 9 miles from the hotel.



MARAMA will offer lodging support to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 staff members per MARAMA member agency per course.  Support is offered for March 16th  for those attending NACT 222, and for March  17th and 18th for those attending NACT 299. 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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), as well as MARAMA’s Training Coordinator, Sue Dilli (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), 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.