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Course Title Instructors Day/Time   Level 
EMGM-225: Ethics in Engineering Hissan Anis, Bob Lambrechts, Justin Poplin Sunday, June 24
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
All levels
AIR-316: Inverse Modeling to Calculate Air Pollutant Emission Rates from Ground-Level Sources  Tim Minnich, Robert Scotto  Sunday, June 24
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 
Intermediate
AIR-299: AERMOD Air Dispersion Modeling  Jesse Thé, Cristiane Thé Sunday, June 24
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Beginner 
AIR-228: Introduction to Air Emissions at Landfills Stephen G. Zema, Lisa Damiano Monday, June 25
8:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Beginner/
Intermediate
 
EMGM 239: Corporate Sustainability Performance—Materiality and Metrics  Ram Ramanan Monday, June 25
1:00 - 5:00 pm 
All levels 
EMGM-174: Introduction to Intellectual Property Law for the Environmental Technology Professional Hissan Anis, Bob Lambrechts,
Justin Poplin
Monday, June 25
1:00 - 5:00 pm 
Beginner 
AIR-252:  Air Quality Permitting and Compliance Basics Ali Farnoud, Courtney Adcock Monday, June 25
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Beginner/
Intermediate 
AIR-315: Advanced Air Dispersion Modeling  Jesse Thé, Cristiane Thé, Michael Hammer  Monday, June 25
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Advanced 
EMGM-267: Air Pollution Law: Legal Fundamentals and Practical Guide to Legal Issues under the Clean Air Act  Clara Poffenberger, Sandra Franco Monday, June 25
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
All levels 

Course Descriptions

Sunday, June 24

 
EMGM-225: Ethics in Engineering
Sunday, June 24 • 8:00 am–12:00 pm
Instructors: Hissan Anis, Partner, Lathrop Gage LLP,  Bob Lambrechts, Partner, Lathrop Gage LLP and Justin Poplin, Partner, Lathrop Gage LLP
 
This course is designed to re-familiarize technical personnel to the concepts, theory and practice of professional ethics. It will allow attendees to explore the relationship between ethics and engineering and apply classical moral theory and decision making to engineering issues encountered in professional careers. Our society places a great deal of responsibility on its professionals and requires that they conduct themselves in a manner fitting to the place of prominence accorded to them by the community.
 
Attendees will work in groups to enhance learning on the following topics:
 
• Subjective analytical skills through investigation and evaluation of ethical problems in technical settings.
• An understanding of how societal morals vary with culture and how they influence ethical thought and action.
• Improved communications skills with regard to ethical and professional issues in engineering.
• Classic cases as well as contemporary issues in professional ethics.
• The duties and responsibilities of professionals through gaining knowledge of the philosophies of ethics, professional practice, and world culture.
• Basic knowledge to make informed ethical decisions when confronted with problems in the working environment.
• Improved awareness of potential ethical issues within a technical context.
 
AIR-316: Inverse Modeling to Calculate Air Pollutant Emission Rates from Ground-Level Sources
Sunday, June 24 • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Instructors: Tim Minnich,  Partner, Minnich and Scotto and Robert Scotto, Partner, Minnich and Scotto

 Inverse modeling refers to a group of methods for calculating an air pollutant emission rate from a measurement, or a series of measurements, taken downwind of a source.  This course focuses on the area-source technique as the preferred inverse-modeling approach for calculating such emission rates from ground-level sources. 
 
Inverse modeling, the measured downwind concentration serves as input to an air dispersion model which is configured to predict, or “back-calculate,” a source emission rate.  This is the inverse of how air dispersion models are generally employed: predicting a downwind concentration from a known source emission rate.  Although there are other inverse-modeling approaches for calculating a source emission rate, the area-source technique is the simplest and least expensive, and enjoys the significant advantage of lending itself to real-time application.
 
The area-source technique can be applied using most air dispersion models; however, this course considers only AERMOD, due to its demonstrated accuracy and its regulatory status as a U.S. EPA Guideline air dispersion model.
 
AIR-299:  AERMOD Air Dispersion Modeling
Sunday, June 4 • 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Instructors: Jesse Thé, Ph.D., P. Eng, President Lakes Environmental and Cristiane Thé, Lakes Environmental
 
The course provides attendees with a full understanding of the AERMOD modeling system by balancing theory with hands-on-real world case studies. At the end of this course, participants should be able to understand the basics of regulatory air dispersion modeling for permit applications and risk assessments.
No prerequisites are required. A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel™ would beneficial to the attendees.
 
At the end of the course the attendee will be able to understand the basics of regulatory air dispersion modeling for permit applications and risk assessments.
 
Monday, June 25

AIR-228: Introduction to Air Emissions at Landfills
Monday, June 25 • 8:00 am–12:00 pm
Instructors:  Lisa Damiano, P.E., Sanborn, Head & Associates and Stephen G. Zema, Ph.D., P.E., Sanborn, Head & Associates
 
This course will provide participants with a working knowledge of landfill basics, including how landfill gas in generated, collected, and the air emission sources that are common at landfill facilities (i.e., fugitive emissions, open/enclosed flares, landfill gas-to-energy engines).  The course will review federal regulations under the Clean Air Act and the associated permitting processes and compliance activities associated with typical landfill facilities.    Key air permitting and air dispersion modeling issues will be discussed along with emerging air quality concerns and treatment technologies for landfill sources. Participants will be introduced to the USEPA's Land GEM model and air dispersion modeling using AERMOD. 
 
EMGM-239: Corporate Sustainability Performance – Materiality and Metrics
Monday, June 25 • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Instructor: Ram Ramanan, PhD, PE, CEng, BCEE
 
This course will take the participant through sustainability, their significance and materiality, metrics and absolute or relative quantification, for use in real world decision making. This course will provide sustainability leaders and environmental professionals with insight into how to determine which sustainability metrics are material to them and relevant to their business.
 
This course will provide both corporate sustainability leaders, regulatory policy stewards, and budding environmental professionals with insight into how to determine which sustainability metrics are material to them and relevant to their business. Beginning with a comprehensive oversight of key sustainability drivers, measures and valuation, materials will also include in depth decision analyses to prioritize issues and initiatives and conversion into actionable projects.
  
EMGM-174: An Introduction to Intellectual Property Law for the Environmental Technology Professional
Monday, June 25 • 1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Instructors: Hissan Anis, Partner, Lathrop Gage LLP,  Bob Lambrechts, Partner, Lathrop Gage LLP and Justin Poplin, Partner, Lathrop Gage LLP
 
With the ever-changing technological landscape, patent law is a frequent news headline. Inventors and companies have to address numerous legal questions in this environment, including:
    - What does a patent protect?
    - When do you file a patent?
    - How much does a patent cost
?
Through a fundamental overview and interactive case study analyses, our intellectual property law experts will answer these questions while providing defined steps for obtaining patent protection.
 
AIR-252: Air Quality Permitting and Compliance Basics
Monday, June 25 • 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Instructors: Ali Farnoud, Ph.D., Ramboll and Courtney Adcock, P.E., Ramboll
 
The course will review the history of the federal regulations under the Clean Air Act, the main portions of an air quality construction/operating permit, and a general review of state permitting nuances.  The course is designed to provide an overview of permitting and compliance in the United States with respect to the Clean Air Act.
 
Participants will be able to gain a further understanding of what it takes to obtain an air quality permit for construction/modification at an industrial facility, and comply with a Title V air permit.
 
AIR-315: Advanced Air Dispersion Modeling
Monday, June 25 • 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Instructors: Jesse Thé, Ph.D., P. Eng, President Lakes Environmental, Cristiane Thé, Lakes Environmental and
Michael Hammer, CCM, Lakes Environmental

 This course provides attendees with a more detailed understanding of the AERMOD modeling system. A mixture of theory with hands-on case studies are used explore topics including:
 
• Planetary Boundary Layer Theory
• Turbulence
• Advanced Meteorological Data Processing
• Results Analysis

The course also introduces modelers to puff dispersion theory using the CALPUFF and SCICHEM models. Attendees must have a working knowledge of the AERMOD modeling system including AERMET. Attendees are required to bring a laptop to fully participate in hands-on case studies. At the end of the course the attendee will be able to understand more complex air dispersion modeling concepts and apply their knowledge in the interpretation of modeling results. 
 
EMGM-267: Air Pollution Law: Legal Fundamentals and Practical Guide to Legal Issues Under the Clean Air Act
Monday, June 25 • 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Instructors: Clara Poffenberger, Esq and Sandra Franco, Esq, Franco Environmental Law
 
This course provides the fundamentals of the U.S. legal system that is useful to understanding how environmental law is made and implemented in the U.S and the specifics of development and implementation of air law and regulations. The course will cover the legal aspects that govern the development of air regulations at the federal level and at the state level and discuss the role of courts in challenges to regulations. Discussion will include legal aspects related to air quality standards, new source performance standards, fuel standards and other federal standards that have been subject to federal court review.
 
The course will cover federalism and the role of states, courts and citizens and the connections to the U.S. legal system, the Clean Air Act, and the U.S. Constitution. As a refresher on environmental and administrative law, attorneys will learn the specific connections to air regulations, and hear about key court decisions and air legal determinations. Environmental professionals will learn how the legal system drives the rulemaking and administrative procedures. New and experienced environmental professionals as well as attorneys will gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of the law around air regulations.