Air & Waste Management’s Workshop and Audio+Web Presentation Focus on the Latest Developments in New Source Review Compliance

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Industry Experts to Shed Light on Dynamic Issue

In an effort to provide insight into one of the most dynamic air quality issues of the day, the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will offer its acclaimed New Source Review (NSR) workshop Sept. 20-21 in Albuquerque, NM, with the most up-to-date information and straightforward, expert instruction available anywhere. Additionally, a two-hour Audio+Web presentation will be offered on Sept. 6.

“Although the U.S. Supreme Court weighed in on the NSR debate earlier this year, complying with this rule remains a complex and confusing responsibility for environmental professionals, particularly those serving the power generation and refining industries,” said Adrianne Carolla, executive director of A&WMA. “This workshop, taught by instructors whose knowledge and experience in NSR is unmatched, is the premiere resource for usable information on this topic.”

Although the NSR program, required under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1977, remained virtually the same for 25 years, proposed changes and clarifications to the rule, uneven enforcement and application across the country, and resulting court challenges and rulings have combined to make compliance with NSR a complicated responsibility for the regulated community. Additionally, this year’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Environmental Defense et al vs. Duke Energy Corp. has added additional information to consider.

Workshop and Audio+Web instructors include Gary D. McCutchen, Principal, RTP Environmental Assoc., Inc., who played a critical role in the formation of the original NSR rules, and Kenneth N. Weiss, Principal, ERM, who has provided consulting services related to NSR in numerous enforcement proceedings across the country involving both the refining and coal-fired power industries. Jay Hoffmann, President and COO, Trinity Consultants, will join McCutchen and Weiss for the Albuquerque workshop, and John Paul of the Regional Air Pollution Control Agency in Dayton, Ohio, will weigh in on behalf of the National Association of Clean Air Agencies during the Audio+Web.

The “Clearing the Air on NSR” workshop and Audio+Web will focus on recent and anticipated changes to the NSR program, how and when new requirements will apply throughout the United States, the fundamental, primarily unchanged, requirements of the NSR program, conflicting court opinions and their impact on operations and RMRR determinations, and the status of EPA’s NSR enforcement initiative. Instructors will also engage in a free form and lively question and answer panel.

To register for either event, or for more information, visit www.awma.org/events, or call 1-800-270-3444.

The Air & Waste Management Association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional organization that provides training, information, and networking opportunities to thousands of environmental professionals in 65 countries. For more information, visit www.awma.org.

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