Using and Understanding Boiler (5D) and RICE (4Z) Rules

DATES: June 20 - 21, 2017


Workshop Location

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
629 East Main Street
Richmond, VA  23219
Room: B/C – 2nd Floor



 Joe Foutz (NC DEQ)

Mr. Foutz has been with the NC Division of Air Quality - Mooresville Regional Office for 14 years.  While in the regional office, he has prepared air permits for non-Title V facilities and conducted compliance inspections for Title V and non-Title V facilities.   He serves as a member of the NC Division of Air Quality’s MACT Taskforce and as the lead for the NESHAP Subpart 4Z regulation.  Mr. Foutz currently serves as the Compliance Supervisor for the Mooresville Regional Office.  He has a BS in Civil Engineering and is a Registered Professional Engineer in NC.

Gary Saunders (NC DEQ)

Mr. Saunders has 41 years of environmental experience in permitting and compliance with respect to air related issues and the Clean Air Act.  He has been with the NC Division of Air Quality for 19 years and is currently the Special Projects Engineer for the Stationary Source Compliance Branch in Raleigh.  He is the current chair of DAQ’s Compliance Workgroup and been involved in the implementation, permitting, and compliance with the MACT and GACT rules under DAQ delegation from EPA.  Prior to employment with the NC DAQ he worked for various consulting firms in stack testing, permitting, compliance investigations and training for the US EPA, DoD, DoE, and commercial/industrial clients.  He has a BS in Chemical Engineering from NCSU. 


DRAFT AGENDA (click here – link will be added)



This two-day training course will provide a basic understanding of the purpose, basis, and applicability of MACT 5D and 4Z Rules.


Target Audience

This course is specifically geared for engineers/inspectors with some field and/or permitting experience.

PREREQUISITES:  Engineering/scientific degree or equivalent work experience as well as basic knowledge of overarching regulations from Clean Air Act statutory authority.



Those completing this course will gain a basic understanding of the following information as it relates to the MACT Rules (5D and 4Z):

     --   Purpose and Basis
     --   Applicability
     --   Emissions Standards 
     --   Effective Dates
     --   Compliance Demonstration  
     --   Monitoring, Record Keeping & Reporting
     --   Control Options/Compliance Strategies
     --   Case Studies



Registration will be handled through APTI-Learn at  

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2017

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



 Name/address of hotel

Room Rate:XX

Reservations by Phone: XX(Please reference MARAMA’s room block)

Hotel Reservation Deadline: May 31, 2017

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


MARAMA will offer support to cover the cost of room and tax for up to 2 nights(June 19th and 20th) for 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 (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.

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 443-322-0316.