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This four-and a half-day course covers general information associated with source testing and source test methods. Development of specific observer checklists will be demonstrated during the presentation for each test methodology as part of the source test observation package. After completion of this course, learners will be able to explain the following:

• Procedures and checklists to use when observing and certifying compliance source test methods
• Stack test basics [Federal Reference Methods (FRM) 1,2,3 and 4], FRM 5 for particulate matter, FRMs 6,7, and 8 for sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and sulfuric acid
• Information and guidance associated with EPA stack test methodologies for characterizing Title III hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from industrial sources
• Standardized stack test methodology for sampling and analysis of HAPs as outlined in EPA's SW-846 Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste
• EPA's stack test monitoring programs associated with particulate matter (PM10) (FRM 201/201A)
• Condensible particulate matter (FRM 202) monitoring