Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP (BWON) Fundamentals Webinar Series

Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP (BWON) Fundamentals
Tuesday, October 13; Thursday, October 15; Tuesday, October 20; and Thursday, October 22, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Join us for a comprehensive, 4-part webinar series on 40 CFR Part 61, Subpart FF, known as Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP (BWON).  This webinar series is designed for individuals new to BWON compliance and for those in need of a compliance refresher.  Whether you oversee the BWON program at your facility or are responsible for in-field compliance, you are sure to gain a better understanding of BWON requirements and an appreciation for data management and compliant reporting.  With experienced presenters from Trihydro Corporation, this is a great series to help you prepare for the upcoming 2020 Total Annual Benzene (TAB) reporting season.
     $600 A&WMA Member; $725 Nonmember
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Part 1: This is Only the Beginning: A BWON Introduction
Tuesday, October 13, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

In Part 1 of this 4-part BWON Webinar Series, you will gain an introductory knowledge of the BWON rule history and overview of the rule.  Join us as we cover the various BWON compliance options, Method 25D Sampling, and examples of controlled and uncontrolled waste management units (WMUs).  Other topics you can expect in this two-hour webinar include how to determine the benzene concentration in waste streams and which points of waste generation count toward the Total Annual Benzene value.  For those facilities where it applies, we will also briefly discuss consent decrees and end-of-line sampling. 
     $169 A&WMA Member; $229 Nonmember

Part 2: It's Report Card Time: Creating and Maintaining a Compliant TAB Report
Thursday, October 15, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

In Part 2 of this 4-part BWON Webinar Series, you will learn how to create and maintain a compliant Total Annual Benzene (TAB) report.  We will briefly review the BWON compliance options from Part 1 and explain the difference between the TAB and the exempted quantity.  We will also examine the report-building process, from identifying process waste streams, performing onsite interviews, to determining the TAB. We'll share an example TAB report and discuss details like the calculations used in the TAB and TAB accounting exemptions.
     $169 A&WMA Member; $229 Nonmember

Part 3: Excellence Is In the Details: WMU Control Standards and the Importance of Recordkeeping
Thursday, October 20, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

In Part 3 of this 4-part BWON Webinar Series, we will take a deep dive into control standards for the various waste management units encountered in a BWON program. We will discuss individual drain systems, storage tanks, oil-water separators, containers, surface impoundments, treatment devices, closed-vent systems, and flare-gas recovery. The webinar will also cover other nuanced topics like delay-of-repair, sour-water exemptions, carbon canisters, control device recordkeeping and reporting requirements, requirements from consent decrees (quarterly reporting, end-of-line sampling), typical BWON enhancement provisions, leak detection and repair (LDAR) and BWON overlaps, and control requirements for Transportation and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs).
     $169 A&WMA Member; $229 Nonmember

Part 4:  From Knowing the Path to Walking the Path: BWON Program Auditing and Best Practices
Thursday, October 22, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

In Part 4 of this 4-part BWON Webinar Series, Trihydro will share lessons learned from various program audits we have performed over the years.  We'll share useful rules of thumb, common audit findings, commonly missed waste streams, how to address adjacent facilities in the BWON program, what to do with maintenance waste and spills, and the importance of annual review and management of change.  We will also review past Environmental Protection Agency enforcement actions and how current technology (e.g. Infrared cameras, fenceline monitoring) can play an important role in maintaining a compliant BWON program.
     $169 A&WMA Member; $229 Nonmember

Erin Novini, PE, Chemical Engineer, Trihydro Corporation 
Ms. Novini is a chemical engineer and project manager based in Long Beach, CA. Her experience includes environmental compliance management for large petroleum refineries in Southern California.  Erin is currently serving as Trihydro’s West Coast Facilitator for Refinery Sector Rule and Site Remediation MACT support, Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP and Consent Decree support, and Heat Exchange System compliance and reporting.  Erin also manages a wide range of air quality and environmental permitting projects under RCRA and Title V for petroleum refinery clients.

David Wolfe, Team Leader, Air and Process Services, Trihydro Corporation
Mr. Wolfe has worked in the environmental, health, and safety industry for over 20 years and specializes in Clean Air Act compliance. He has experience compiling waste stream inventories, producing Clean Air Act compliance programs, completing compliance audits, conducting training, and managing routine compliance programs for over 60 petroleum refineries and chemical manufacturing plants. His areas of expertise include refinery compliance with Benzene Waste Operations NESHAP, New Source Performance Standard Subpart QQQ, and wastewater management.


Jay Christopher, Senior Air Specialist – Air and Process Services, Trihydro Corporation
Mr. Christopher has over 40 years of industry environmental experience, with primary focus on air quality issues in the petroleum sector in both corporate headquarters and facility regulatory settings. His experience includes negotiating a federal/state Consent Decree affecting four refineries and overseeing implementation of two different Consent Decree programs. Mr. Christopher has managed environmental compliance programs at terminals, pipelines, and retail marketing facilities.