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Compliance Workshop Courses

The purpose of ARB's Compliance Training Program is to provide comprehensive education
about air pollution regulations and control methods designed to reduce air pollutant emissions
in California. Our state has seen rapid changes in technology, legislation, and industrial
processes over the last few years, requiring that our courses remain up to date, relevant, and
cost-effective. By partnering with air districts, the regulated community and environmental
professionals, we aim to achieve full regulatory compliance for a cleaner and more healthful
California. There are NO FEES for any ARB Compliance Training Courses.

ARB Compliance Training Courses Now Available at the MDAQMD:

*Course #197: Basics of New Source Review (NSR) and Title V Permitting

This course combines the previously taught courses #297 "New Source Review Permitting" and course #298 "Title V Permitting" into one all day class. It is aimed at new and entry-level air quality professionals, as well as semi experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in business and government. This course will provide an overview and discussion of the requirements of New Source Review (NSR) and Title V permitting programs.

Date: March 30, 2017
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Online Registration:

*Course #397: Advanced New Source Review & Title V 

This course is aimed at journey-level stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in business and government. This course will provide hands-on exercises aimed at the processes and considerations associated with NSR and Title V permit application submittal, review, and processing. Elements of NSR permit applications for new and existing equipment and processes will be addressed, including basic permit information, equipment types, engineering evaluations, and compliance plans. Elements of Title V permits to be covered will include: emission calculations, emission limits, addressing overlapping permit conditions, monitoring requirements, recordkeeping and reporting requirements, Certificates of Conformity, public participation for new, modified, and renewed permits. Students will review a Title V application for completeness and develop a mock Title V permit.

Prerequisites for the course are Course #102 and Course #197 

Date: March 31, 2017
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Online Registration:

*Course #100.1: Visible Emission Evaluation (VEE) Day Certification

This course provides the opportunity for VEE recertification in accordance with US EPA Method 9. VEE Certification is valid for six months.

Prerequisite: Prior completion of Fundamentals of Enforcement (FOE) Course #100A and #100B or Course #100 (no longer offered) is required for anyone who seeks VEE Certification from the California Air Resources Board.

Registration Information: On-site registration only. Bring your Student ID#, 2 blue/black ink pens, a clipboard, chair, water, and appropriate clothing.
*Prior to Attending Certification - Students please read the VEE Guidelines.

Date: April 20, 2017
Time: 8:00am - 3:30pm
More information:

**If you have any questions regarding registration or any other aspects of the Visible Emissions Program (FOE/VEE), please contact the FOE/VEE Registrar at (916) 322-3937 (option 2)

*Course #246: Aggregate, Asphalt, & Concrete Batching Operations

This two-day course is aimed at new, entry-level as well as semi-experienced stationary source permit engineers, inspectors, regulatory agency staff, and environmental specialists in business and government. This course will provide an overview and discussion of the processes commonly seen at sand and gravel operations, concrete batching operations, and hot mix asphalt (HMA) operations. Processes such as quarrying, sizing of quarried material, sorting, stockpiling, and transfer of aggregate products will be discussed in the aggregate section of this class. Concrete batching issues such as dust abatement and the flow of aggregate and cement materials will also be discussed. Hot mix asphalt operations also have many similar processes, and we will discuss the similarities with aggregate and concrete batching operations, including aggregate handling, storage, transfer, processing, and more. Additionally, we will also explore some of the issues that are particular to HMA facilities such as blue smoke controls which can include baghouse filters and capture/incineration of blue smoke mist. Combustion controls such as low-NOx burners will also be discussed as they pertain to HMA and aggregate operations. This course includes a field trip to a local aggregate/concrete/HMA facility to observe the process in-person, and affords an opportunity for students to interact with facility operators.

*Hard hat, safety shoes, hearing protection & safety glasses required for field trip visit. You are required to provide your own transportation for the field trip.

Date: April 25 - 27, 2017
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm each day
Online Registration: 

*Course #396: HARP2

The ARB's HARP2 program is now available and incorporates the calculation methodology presented in OEHHA's February 2015 Risk Assessment Guideline. This three-day class focuses on how to use HARP2 Air Dispersion Modeling and Risk Tool (ADMRT) and includes hands-on exercises as well as background information on air dispersion modeling using AERMOD and Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment's risk assessment guidelines. The recommended prerequisite for this class is Air Resources Board Class 296: Health Risk Assessments & Dispersion Modeling

Date: May 16-18, 2017
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Online Registration:

Future classes to be announced. If you are interested in other workshop topics and would the MDAQMD to host at our location, please contact Sarah Strout at or call   760-245-1661 ext. 1803

Last updated: 3/22/2017 12:08:05 PM