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Permitting (PERM)

The Permitting curriculum is intended for learners who conduct permitting activities and who write, review, and enforce permits in compliance with the Clean Air Act. This curriculum covers New Source Review material, as well as Title V/Operating Permits topics.

In the left column, you will find entire e-learning courses. The right column provides the content of those same courses arranged by learning objective, for learners who would like to customize their learning plan or who are looking for more targeted training content. (It should be noted that training material is not yet available for all learning objectives.)
eLearning Courses

This course covers the fundamentals of the fundamentals of the Title V permit process.

After completion of this course, learners will be able to explain how to establish enforceable potential to emit (PTE) limits in New Source Review permits.

After completion of this course, learners will be able to explain the role, purpose and general use of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Pollution Control Cost Manual and prepare and review cost analyses under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Air Pollution Control Cost Manual for critical Clean Air Act regulatory programs.
eLearning Modules
(Listed by Learning Objective)

1. IDENTIFY THE ROLE OF THE NSR PERMITTING PROGRAM (FOUNDATIONAL)
Introduction to Permitting

New Source Review Program

Compliance and Enforcement

2. DESCRIBE THE MAJOR ASPECTS OF NSR PROGRAM HISTORY (FOUNDATIONAL)
Introduction to Permitting - Appendix A

3. OUTLINE THE TYPES OF NSR PERMITS AND BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH (FOUNDATIONAL)
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4. OUTLINE THE NSR PERMITTING PROCESSES (FOUNDATIONAL)
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5. DESCRIBE PROVISIONS GOVERNING ACTIONS OCCURRING AFTER NSR PERMIT ISSUANCE (FOUNDATIONAL)
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6. DESCRIBE REGULATORY AUTHORITIES FOR ISSUING PERMITS (FOUNDATIONAL)
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7. DESCRIBE AVAILABLE GUIDANCE, TOOLS AND RESOURCES RELATED TO NSR PERMITTING (FOUNDATIONAL)
Role, Purpose, and General Use of the EPA Air Pollution Control Cost Manual

8. OUTLINE THE TITLE V PERMITTING PROGRAM (FOUNDATIONAL)
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9. DESCRIBE CONDITIONS REQUIRING A SOURCE TO OBTAIN AN OPERATING PERMIT (FOUNDATIONAL)
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10. DESCRIBE REGULATORY AUTHORITIES FOR ISSUING PERMITS (FOUNDATIONAL)
Processing Permits

11. OUTLINE THE TITLE V PERMITTING PROCESSES (FOUNDATIONAL)
Permit Application Review

Comment Review and Finalization of a Permit

Receiving and Logging Title V Permit Applications

Permit Applications

Determining the Type of Permit Required

Developing a Draft Permit

12. DESCRIBE TYPES OF PERMIT ACTIONS (FOUNDATIONAL)
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13. PROVIDE EXAMPLES THAT HELP STUDENTS DISCERN WHAT TYPE OF TITLE V PERMIT ACTION IS REQUIRED (FOUNDATIONAL)
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14. NAVIGATE EPA WEBSITE TO BE ABLE TO EASILY ACCESS TITLE V WEBSITES, GUIDANCE DOCUMENTS, AND OTHER TOOLS (FOUNDATIONAL)
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15. DETERMINE WHAT TYPES OF SOURCES ARE SUBJECT TO FEDERAL NSR PERMITTING (INTERMEDIATE)
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16. IDENTIFY NSR POLLUTANTS AND CALCULATE EMISSIONS TO DETERMINE MAJOR OR MINOR NSR (INTERMEDIATE)
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17. DEFINE MAJOR NSR PERMIT APPLICABILITY REQUIREMENTS (INTERMEDIATE)
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18. DEFINE MAJOR NSR PERMIT REQUIREMENTS (INTERMEDIATE)
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19. DEFINE MINOR NSR PERMIT REQUIREMENTS (INTERMEDIATE)
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20. EVALUATE CONTROL MEASURES AND THEIR COST EFFECTIVENESS FOR NSR (INTERMEDIATE)
Analyses Under the EPA Control Cost Manual

21. DEFINE PROCEDURES AND BEST PRACTICES FOR PREPARING NSR PERMITS (INTERMEDIATE)
Setting Enforceable Potential to Emit Limits in New Source Review Permits

22. EVALUATE A SOURCE FOR MAJOR SOURCE APPLICABILITY (INTERMEDIATE)
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23. DETERMINE APPLICABLE REQUIREMENTS (INTERMEDIATE)
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24. IMPLEMENT THE OPERATING PERMIT ISSUANCE PROCESS (INTERMEDIATE)
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25. DETERMINE ACTUAL-TO-PROJECTED-ACTUAL (ATPA) VALUES FOR AN EXAMPLE SCENARIO (ADVANCED)
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26. DETERMINE BEST AVAILABLE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY (BACT) FOR AN EXAMPLE SCENARIO (ADVANCED)
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27. DETERMINE LOWEST ACHIEVABLE EMISSIONS RATE (LAER) FOR AN EXAMPLE SCENARIO (ADVANCED)
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28. PERFORM AIR QUALITY IMPACT ANALYSIS (ADVANCED)
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29. PERFORM CONTEMPORANEOUS NETTING ANALYSIS FOR AN EXAMPLE SCENARIO FOR BOTH PSD AND NNSR PERFORM INTER-POLLUTANT TRADING (IPT) SCENARIOS (ADVANCED)
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30. WRITE EFFECTIVE NSR PERMITS (ADVANCED)
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31. WRITE EFFECTIVE TITLE V PERMITS, PER EXAMPLE SCENARIOS (ADVANCED)
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32. APPLY ADVANCED PERMITTING CONCEPTS (ADVANCED)
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