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Dispersion Modeling for Managers - Albany, NY


This 1-day course provides environmental managers, plant managers, and others with air quality responsibilities with a broad understanding of air dispersion modeling as a tool for compliance studies or permitting submittals. The course covers the fundamental modeling concepts as well as regulatory requirements for state and federal permitting. Screening and refined modeling tools are introduced. The courses combines short lecture and interactive classroom example problem sets for maximum comprehension.

Event Type:
Workshops/Training Courses
Oct. 19, 2017
Albany , NY , USA

Topics include:

  • Regulatory requirements for air dispersion modeling (NAAQS, PSD increments, significant air impacts, Class I analysis)
  • New short-term SO2 and NO2 NAAQS
  • PM2.5 issues and possible solutions
  • U.S. EPA’s ongoing efforts to update models
  • Modeling best practices and common pitfalls

Federal New Source Review (NSR) Permitting – Near Field Modeling

  • Significance Modeling
  • National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) modeling
  • Increment Modeling
  • Additional Impacts

Federal NSR Permitting – Class I Area Modeling

  • Class I Increment
  • Air Quality Related Values (AQRV)

State-only Modeling Requirements

  • Air Toxics
  • Minor source modeling

Special Modeling Concerns

  • PM2.5 Modeling
  • Recent Model Updates

Modeling Details Overview

  • Types of Models
  • Inputs to the Model
  • Model Outputs

Potential Project Roadblocks from Modeling

  • Completion Time
  • Class I Area Concerns
  • What to do if the Model “Fails”
  • Permit and Compliance Constraints based on Modeling

Key Items for Reviewing Modeling

  • Common Mistakes and How to Catch Them
  • Review and Interpretation of Results
  • What the Reviewing Agency Expects

Modeling Submittals and Agency Follow-Up

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