EBC Air Quality Seminar


Date: February 28, 2006


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

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EBC Air Quality Seminar

February 28, 2006 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm

The Clean Air Act and State Air Programs apply to many types of facilities both large and small. While there have been many recent, well-publicized air quality issues and seminars designed for the energy industry, there are actually many more smaller emission sources in New England that are also regulated. This seminar will focus on the less obvious air quality concerns of manufacturing, industrial and commercial facilities.

In this seminar, you will learn up-to-date information on which pollutants and activities are regulated, whether federal and state regulations apply to your facility, if you need to consider or install control technologies, whether you need a permit, how to comply with air permits and some basics on air dispersion modeling. The Ask the Experts Panel will provide the opportunity to ask specific questions that are of concern to you. Please join us for this informative and timely session.


7:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Air Quality Committee Chair: Michael Lannan, P.E., Vice President, Tech Environmental
8:30 a.m. Am I a Regulated Source?
Speakers: Sarah Simon, P.E., Project Manager, Shaw Environmental
Michael Lannan, P.E., Vice President, Tech EnvironmentalWhich Emissions are Regulated? Ms. Simon will discuss criteria and hazardous air pollutants, ambient air standards, and the sources of concern to regulators.

Do My Emissions Trigger Numerical or Nuisance Thresholds? Ms. Simon will discuss how to calculate potential and actual emissions to determine if various air programs apply. Mr. Lannan will discuss the differences between numerical and nuisance thresholds.

9:00 a.m. Which Regulations Apply to Me?
Speaker: Ruth Silman, Esq, Nixon Peabody LLPMs. Silman will provide an overview of federal, Massachusetts, and surrounding states’ air quality regulations and how they pertain to manufacturing, industrial and commercial facilities.
9:30 a.m. Do I Need to Install Control Technologies?
Speaker: Bruce Maisel, Manager, Air Measurements, ENSRThis section will provide a brief overview of air pollution control technologies for different types of pollutants.
9:45 a.m. Coffee Break
10:15 a.m. Do I Need an Air Permit?
Speaker: Dammon Frecker, Vice President, ESS Group, Inc.Mr. Frecker will provide an overview of state air permit triggers and exemptions for small to mid-size sources. (Large sources will be addressed in a future NSR seminar). He will also discuss important considerations such as permitting timelines, strategies to simplify permitting, and when a small project can become a big concern to regulators.
10:35 a.m. What in the World is Air Dispersion Modeling?
Speaker: Lynne Santos, President, Air Quality AssociatesMs. Santos will describe air dispersion modeling and why it is used for air permitting.
10:45 a.m. How Do I Comply with My Air Permit”
Speaker: Michael Lannan, P.E. Vice President, Tech EnvironmentalMr. Lannan will discuss monitoring, reporting, record-keeping requirements that can be part of an air permit, including source testing and stack testing.
11:00 a.m. Ask the Experts Q&A
Moderator: Dave Scarchilli, P.E. DEE, Vice President, OccuHealth, Inc.This panel of environmental engineers, scientists, and attorneys will be available to answer air quality permitting, regulatory, or control inquiries. In addition to presenters in this seminar, this panel will consist of commercial, manufacturing, or industrial compliance staff.
12:00 p.m. Adjourn

Air Quality Committee Chair
Michael T. Lannan, Associate
Tech Environmental, Inc.
1601 Trapelo Rd.
Waltham, MA 02154
781-890-2220 // mlannan(at)techenv(dot)com


Sarah Simon, Project Manager Shaw Environmental, Inc.
3 Riverside Drive
Andover, MA 01810-1141

Ruth H. Silman, Associate Nixon Peabody LLP
100 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
617-345-6062 // rsilman(at)nixonpeabody(d0t)com

Bruce Maisel, Manager, Air Measurements ENSR Corporation
2 Technology Park Drive
Westford, MA 01886-3140
978-589-3200 // bmaisel(at)ensr(dot)com

Dammon M. Frecker, Vice President ESS Group, Inc.
888 Worcester Street, Suite 240
Wellesley, MA 02482
781-431-0500 //  dfrecker(at)essgroup(dot)com

Lynne Santos, President Air Quality Associates
29 Seven Oaks Road
North Billerica, MA 01862
(978) 436-9994 // lsantos(at)airqualityassoc(dot)com

Michael T. Lannan, P.E., Vice President Tech Environmental
1601 Trapelo Rd., Suite 327
Waltham, MA 02451
781-890-2220 x115 //  mlannan(at)techenv(dot)com

A. David Scarchilli, P.E., DEE, Vice President
OccuHealth, Inc.
44 Wood Avenue
Mansfield, MA 02048-1255
508-339-9119 // d_scarchilli(at)occuhealth(dot)com


February 28, 2006
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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February 28, 2006
9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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