Air Toxics Rule Development and Implementation (TOXC)

The Air Toxics Rule Development and Implementation curriculum is intended for learners who conduct air toxic risk assessments, communicate air toxics risks, and/or develop or implement rules in compliance with the Clean Air Act.

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

After completion of this course, learners will be able to explain key aspects of risk-based air toxics.

After completion of this course, learners will be able to define hazardous air pollutant (HAPs) and their effects on human health.

After completion of this course, learners will be able to explain the fundamental principles of the air toxics risk assessment process and the basic tools needed to perform these analyses.

This course is an introduction to the fundamental operating characteristics of particulate and gaseous pollutant emission control systems.

Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to describe the operations of boilers.

After completion of this course, learners will be able to describe the sources of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from process vessels and methods used to detect and control leaks.
eLearning Modules
(Listed by Learning Objective)

1. DESCRIBE HOW AND WHY AIR TOXICS ARE REGULATED BY THE EPA (FOUNDATIONAL)
What are Air Toxics

What Are the Sources of Air Toxics

Biological Effects of Air Toxics

Human Health and Environmental Effects of Air Pollution

Biological Effects of Air Pollution

History of Air Pollution

Problem Identification to Regulation

The Clean Air Act

History of Risk Assessment

2. SUMMARIZE HOW TOXICITY VALUES ARE SELECTED AND APPLIED FOR AIR TOXICS RISK ASSESSMENTS (FOUNDATIONAL)
General Principles of Risk Assessment

Hazard Identification

Dose-Response Assessment

Air Toxics Risk Assessment Process

Risk Assessment Planning and Scoping

Air Toxics Exposure Assessment Overview

3. DESCRIBE THE AIR TOXICS AMBIENT AIR MONITORING NETWORKS (FOUNDATIONAL)
The EPA's Ambient Air Toxics Monitoring Program

4. DESCRIBE AVAILABLE EMISSIONS DATA SOURCES (FOUNDATIONAL)
Planning for an Emissions Inventory

Emissions Inventory Reporting

Risk Assessment Tools

5. IDENTIFY POTENTIAL AIR TOXICS RISK IN AN AREA (INTERMEDIATE)
Risk Assessment Source Identification

Air Toxics Risk Characterization

6. LOCATE FACILITY-SPECIFIC DATA (INTERMEDIATE)
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7. REVIEW EPA?S PROCESS FOR ESTABLISHING MACT AND GACT STANDARDS (INTERMEDIATE)
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8. EXPLAIN RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS (INTERMEDIATE)
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9. EXPLAIN HOW REGULATED SOURCES DEMONSTRATE COMPLIANCE (INTERMEDIATE)
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10. EXPLAIN THE PROCESS FOR CONDUCTING RTRS (INTERMEDIATE)
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11. DEFINE THE KEY ELEMENTS OF PERFORMING A RISK ANALYSIS (INTERMEDIATE)
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12. DESCRIBE WAYS OF UTILIZING AVAILABLE AMBIENT DATA (INTERMEDIATE)
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13. IDENTIFY AIR TOXICS PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AUTHORITY (INTERMEDIATE)
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14. SUMMARIZE THE TECHNOLOGIES USED TO CONTROL AIR TOXICS (INTERMEDIATE)
Principles of Electrostatic Precipitators

Cyclones

Fabric Filters

Fabric Filtration

Wet Collectors

Adsorbers

Combustion Equipment

Principles of Condensation

15. IDENTIFY SOURCE-SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE CONSIDERATIONS RELATED TO CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES (INTERMEDIATE)
Fossil Fuel-Fired Steam Generators

Steel Mills

Petroleum Refineries

Portland Cement Plants

Acid Plants

Municipal Incinerators

Kraft Pulp Mills

Nonferrous Smelters

Asphalt Concrete Plants

Control of Fugitive VOC Leaks from Process Equipment

Potential Sources of Fugitive VOC Emissions

Portable VOC Detection

16. DESCRIBE HOW EMISSION FACTORS ARE DEVELOPED AND WHERE THEY CAN BE FOUND (INTERMEDIATE)
Emissions Inventory Development

17. ESTABLISH CASE-BY-CASE STANDARDS FOR SOURCES UNDER CAA SECTIONS 112(G) AND 112(J) (ADVANCED)
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18. DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN SETTING A NUMERIC EMISSIONS LIMIT OR SETTING A WORK PRACTICE (ADVANCED)
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19. DESIGN AND CONDUCT A RISK ASSESSMENT (ADVANCED)
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20. DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN ADVANCED METHODS FOR UTILIZING AMBIENT DATA TO DETERMINE SOURCES (ADVANCED)
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21. APPLY AMBIENT MONITORING METHODS ? OPERATIONAL AND QUALITY CONTROL FOCUS (ADVANCED)
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22. EXECUTE EFFECTIVE RISK COMMUNICATION (ADVANCED)
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