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Air Emissions Management


What is air pollution? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), “Air pollution is the contamination of the indoor or outdoor environment by any chemical, physical or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere. Household combustion devices, motor vehicles, industrial facilities, and forest fires are common sources of air pollution. Pollutants of major public health concern include particulate matter, carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen dioxide, and sulfur dioxide. Outdoor and indoor air pollution cause respiratory and other diseases, which can be fatal.”

“Air pollution is a major environmental risk to health. By reducing air pollution levels, countries can reduce the burden of disease from stroke, heart disease, lung cancer, and both chronic and acute respiratory diseases, including asthma.”

In this course, you will learn to:
(1) Identify the purpose and goals of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990.
(2) Define attainment and nonattainment areas as described by the Clean Air Act.
(3) Define key terms associated with Title I compliance requirements, including National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), degrees of non-attainment, major source, Criteria Air Pollutants, and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS).
(4) Identify the requirements for attainment and maintenance of National Ambient Air Quality Standards as defined in Title I.
(5) Identify the requirements for limiting Hazardous Air Pollutants as defined in Title III.
(6) Define key terms associated with Title III compliance requirements, including Hazardous Air Pollutants, Maximum Air Control Technology, and Risk Management Planning, and NESHAPS.
(7) Identify the purpose and requirements of Operating Permits as defined in Title V.
(8) Define key terms associated with Title V compliance requirements, including Potential to Emit, Actual Emissions, and Allowable Emissions.
(9) Identify the process for determining air-permitting compliance.
(10) Identify the types of air permits from the degree of least stringency to highest, including permit exemption, construction permits, minor source permits, synthetic minor permits, and major source permits.

Course length: 35 Minutes