EPA Alliance Training Group (Baxter Communications Group)

Title V Air Permitting



Course Overview: This two (2) hour course is designed to introduce students to the terms and concepts associated with Title V requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendment of 1990. It will provide you with an overview of the methods and procedures used to prepare air quality permits. It also provided hands on knowledge to the personnel of State and Local permitting agencies who are relatively new to permit programs. The course should prove useful for permit writers and for inspectors who must read and interpret permit conditions and perform inspections of permitted sources.

  • Clean Air Act (including Title V permits)
  • State Implementation Plans (SIP's)
  • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
  • Pre-construction permits
  • New Source Review
  • Risk management planning
  • Requirements of Maximum Available Control Technology (MACT)
  • Best Available Control Technology (BACT)
  • Reasonable Available Control Technology (RACT)
  • Lowest Achievable Emission Rate (LAER)

The information presented in this course will be beneficial for anyone required to comply with the requirements of Title V of the CAA, including technical, non-technical, management and other personnel needing to understand the fundamentals of the Title V permit process.

  • Identify the purpose and requirements of operating permits as defined in Title V.
  • Define key terms associated with Title V compliance requirements including Potential to Emit, Actual Emissions, and Allowable Emissions.
  • Identify the process for determining air-permitting compliance.
  • Identify the types of air permits from degree of least stringency to highest, including permit exemption, construction permits, minor source permits, synthetic minor permit, and major source permit.
  • Understand operating permit process steps, terms and concepts and whether an operating permit is required.
  • Preparing and submiting the permit application.
  • Understand the process for finalizing and issuing a permit, receiving and logging applications, and the process for application review.
  • Understanding the maximum achievable control technology (MACT), best available control technology (BACT), reasonably achievable control technology (RACT) and lowest achievable emission rate (LAER).

2 hours. Asynchronous WBT course, which means you can finish the course at your own pace. 2 months completion time. Extensions allowed.

Online Learning Format (Web-based).

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