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Air Permitting - Lesson 2 - Engineering in Permit Applications

Norman J. Friedman, M.S.

This six-hour online course discusses the types of engineering skills, duties, and responsibilities generally applied to the preparation of air permit applications. Filing air permit applications will be required for installing new facilities at new sites, installing new equipment or increasing production capacity at existing sites, and changing air pollutant emission discharges when modifying, reactivating, or relocating existing emission sources. State and federal regulatory agencies provide outlines, checklists, instructions, blank forms, environmental rules, and resource information to guide the permit writer. Permit applications are processed more efficiently when the technical information is based on sound engineering principles. The duties, tasks, and responsibilities of the engineer start with developing clear descriptions of the planned new or modified equipment, process changes, or air pollution control equipment based upon Information from qualified suppliers, from state and federal regulatory agency guidance documents, and from environmental rule requirements. After determining the specific reasons for the permit application, the engineer alone or as a part of a work team will collect data and details for the changes planned at the facility; calculate production capacities, emissions, and air pollution control equipment efficiencies; prepare site, process, and equipment drawings; compare the environmental plans with existing information available from many state agencies and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), complete the required permit application forms, and provide the assembly in the checklist order specified by the specific reviewing agency. This course will enable the student to learn the engineering tasks, duties, and responsibilities that apply to the preparation of air permit applications meeting the requirements of state and federal regulatory agencies.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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