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.) For any stationary source control technology course materials, see the Permitting curriculum.
eLearning Courses

After completion of this course, learners will be able to explain key topics relating to air toxics.

This course provides an overview of the framework for human health air toxics risk assessments. After completion of this course, learners will be able to explain key concepts as well as the stages of the risk assessment process.

After completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe the operations of boilers.
eLearning Modules
(Listed by Learning Objective)

1. DEFINE AIR TOXICS (FOUNDATIONAL)
What are Air Toxics

What Are the Sources of Air Toxics

2. EXPLAIN HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ASSOCIATED WITH AIR TOXICS (FOUNDATIONAL) 
Health and Environmental Effects of Air Toxics

3. DESCRIBE HOW THE NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS (NESHAPS) ARE USED TO REGULATE SOURCES (FOUNDATIONAL) 
Regulatory Framework for Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPs) from Stationary Sources

4. EXPLAIN NON-NESHAP RULES FOR AIR TOXICS (FOUNDATIONAL)
Not Yet Available

5. EXPLAIN THE KEY ELEMENTS OF AIR TOXICS RISK ASSESSMENTS (FOUNDATIONAL)
Key Concepts for Air Toxics Risk Assessments

Air Toxics Risk Assessment Process

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

7. EXPLAIN EMISSIONS INVENTORIES AND RELATED DATA SOURCES (FOUNDATIONAL)
Purposes and Types of Emissions Inventories

The National Emissions Inventory

Developing Air Emissions Inventories

8. IDENTIFY POTENTIAL AIR TOXICS RISK IN AN AREA (INTERMEDIATE)
Risk Management

9. LOCATE FACILITY-SPECIFIC DATA (INTERMEDIATE)
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10. REVIEW EPA’S PROCESS FOR ESTABLISHING MACT AND GACT STANDARDS (INTERMEDIATE) 
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11. EXPLAIN RESIDUAL RISK STANDARDS (INTERMEDIATE) 
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12. EXPLAIN HOW REGULATED SOURCES DEMONSTRATE COMPLIANCE (INTERMEDIATE)
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13. EXPLAIN THE PROCESS FOR CONDUCTING RTRS (INTERMEDIATE)
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14. DEFINE THE KEY ELEMENTS OF PERFORMING A RISK ANALYSIS (INTERMEDIATE)
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15. DESCRIBE WAYS OF UTILIZING AVAILABLE AMBIENT DATA (INTERMEDIATE) 
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16. IDENTIFY AIR TOXICS PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION AUTHORITY (INTERMEDIATE)
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17. APPLY 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

Potential Sources of Fugitive VOC Emissions


18. EVALUATE PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR NEW OR EXISTING SOURCES (INTERMEDIATE)
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19. DESCRIBE HOW EMISSION FACTORS ARE DEVELOPED AND WHERE THEY CAN BE FOUND (INTERMEDIATE)
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20. ESTABLISH CASE-BY-CASE STANDARDS FOR SOURCES UNDER CAA SECTIONS 112(G) AND 112(J) (ADVANCED)
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21. DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN SETTING A NUMERIC EMISSIONS LIMIT OR SETTING A WORK PRACTICE (ADVANCED)
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22. DESIGN AND CONDUCT A RISK ASSESSMENT (ADVANCED)
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23. DIFFERENTIATE BETWEEN ADVANCED METHODS FOR UTILIZING AMBIENT DATA TO DETERMINE SOURCES (ADVANCED)
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24. APPLY AMBIENT MONITORING METHODS – OPERATIONAL AND QUALITY CONTROL FOCUS (ADVANCED)
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25. EXECUTE EFFECTIVE RISK COMMUNICATION (ADVANCED)
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