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Course Fees:  $250 Member; $350 Nonmember.  Fees increase $100 after the Advance Registration Deadline of October 9.  Special Government Flat Rate for either course: $50.   Register for courses with the conference. 

Comprehensive Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems

Monday, November 6 • 8:30 am - 5:00 pm 

Ben Sehgal, Senior Engineer, Enforcement Division, California Air Resources Board

Course Description:  This course will incorporate the basic fundamentals of Continuous Emission Monitoring systems where the purpose and applicability of CEM systems mandated by federal regulations such as 40 CFR Part 60 & Part 75 will be reviewed. Several different types of commercially available extractive & in situ systems with emphasis on performance specifications, including installation, design, testing, & certification will be discussed.  

This course will incorporate monitoring & reporting requirements, missing data substitution, system calibration & quality assurance/quality control program including procedures for conducting performance audits like Cylinder Gas Audit (CGA), Linearity & Relative Accuracy Test Audit (RATA). Case studies on power plants failing Linearity & RATA will be discussed.  No prerequisite course for this class is required. No safety gear required.

Course Objectives:  
  • Participants will learn how to comprehend applicability of Federal CEM regulations mandated by 40 CFR Part 60 & Part 75.
  • Emphasis will be on performance specifications, including installation, design, testing, & certification, monitoring & reporting requirements, missing data substitution, system calibration & quality assurance/quality control program.
  • Participants will learn hands-on by reviewing and discussing CGA, Linearity & RATA test results.
Target Audience:  Ideal candidates for the course include environmental engineers, production and operations managers, I&E technicians and consultants for large stationary sources with Title V Federal Operating permits like petroleum refineries, power plants, cement & glass plants and other major sources. 

Course Content Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

Optimizing Quality Assurance for Ambient Air Monitoring Programs
Monday, November 6 • 8:30 am  - 5:00 pm 

Jason Low, Ph.D., QA Manager, South Coast Air Quality Management District
Eugenia McNaughton, Ph.D., QA Manager, USEPA Region 9

Mathew Plate, Environmental Scientist, USEPA Region 9
Course Description:  Broadly, the application of quality assurance principles and processes has three basic components. This training will start with USEPA and air monitoring agencies optimization strategies for systematic planning and quality control. How to use the data quality objectives process in the development of an ambient air monitoring program will be discussed in detail. Reviewing the data and the quality system is the last “leg of the stool” and must include a well-defined corrective action process. These concepts will be used to develop and optimize a hypothetical air monitoring program.

Course Objectives: 
  • Learn quality system concepts.
  • Become aware of quality assurance resources for ambient air.
  • Gain a working knowledge on the development of ambient air monitoring quality systems.
  • Develop an understanding of air monitoring system oversight, improvement, and corrective action.
Target Audience:  Individuals working for governmental agencies, industrial facilities, and consulting firms who are responsible for implementing ambient air monitoring programs.

Course Content Level:  Intermediate - Attendees should have a working knowledge of ambient air monitoring programs and/or methods.  Previous quality management training is desirable but not required.