EPA is providing access on this website to some of the highest demand air pollution online courses. This content will be updated further during early 2021. The courses are read only, and you can freely navigate within each course. Progress within a course can be tracked through your web browser cookies.
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After completion of this course, learners will be able to explain the purpose of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) within the air quality management process. Note: It is recommended, but not required, that learners complete the module “What are Criteria Pollutants” before taking this course.
After completion of this course, learners will be able to explain key concepts associated with implementation of the NAAQS. Note: It is recommended, but not required, that learners complete the course “SI-BASC110 Introduction to the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)” before taking this course.
Module 1: What are Area Designations?
Module 2: What is a State or Tribal Implementation Plan? (SIP or TIP)
Module 3: Timeline and Roles for SIP/TIP Submittal and Review
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This online reference material, consisting of seven modules, contains self-study reading material and problems that review important fundamental engineering principles and concepts used in a number of Air Pollution Training Institute (APTI) courses on control technology, permit review, and compliance monitoring and inspection. Mastering this material will prepare you for understanding the more advanced technical information presented in APTI courses.
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This course is designed to present an introductory view of all major, practical aspects of air pollution control. The course will review the history behind air pollution control and legislative actions that have developed the air quality management program. The course will provide an overview of the effects of pollution on human health and the Clean Air Act. This course will also provide a review of indoor air quality, information on how meteorological and geographic factors affect pollution, and an overview of air quality monitoring methods and regulations, including methods for measuring ambient air emissions and stack emissions. The course will provide an overview of how to perform emissions inventories, and how to control particulate sources, gaseous sources and mobile sources. Finally, the course will review pollution prevention techniques, control regulations and compliance mechanisms, and enforcement systems.
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This Course covers the following learning objectives:
Describe the potential to emit (PTE) definition for NSR and key EPA policies related to calculating PTE
List methods for estimating emissions
List considerations for selecting an emission estimation method
List potential factors for when validation testing may be necessary
Describe what is meant by a “synthetic minor” source
Describe what is means for a limit to be “practically enforceable”
Describe three criteria often used to design enforceable PTE limits
Provide examples of how production and operational restrictions are used to establish synthetic minor limits
Describe how emission limits combined with emission factors and calculation methods can be used to establish synthetic minor limits
List considerations for creating effective and enforceable limits that involve pollution controls
List considerations for eliminating ambiguity in permits
Provide examples of effective permit conditions and identify potentially ineffective permit conditions
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This training consists of a collection of 10 modules describing the fundamental principles of the air toxics risk assessment process and the basic tools needed to perform these analyses.
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This course is designed to present an introductory view of all major, practical aspects of air pollution control. The course will review the history behind air pollution control and legislative actions that have developed the air quality management program. The course will provide an overview of the effects of pollution on human health and the Clean Air Act. This course will also provide a review of indoor air quality, information on how meteorological and geographic factors affect pollution, and an overview of air quality monitoring methods and regulations, including methods for measuring ambient air emissions and stack emissions. The course will provide an overview of how to perform emissions inventories, and how to control particulate sources, gaseous sources and mobile sources. Finally, the course will review pollution prevention techniques, control regulations and compliance mechanisms, and enforcement systems.
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This course is designed for technical people involved in monitoring industries for VOC emissions from leaking process equipment. The course reviews the sources of fugitive VOC emissions and the procedures and equipment used to detect leaks.
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This web-based training course has been designed to cover the impact that Air Toxins have on the body and also discuss how principles of Risk Management can be applied to help to reduce emissions. It is important to first understand how the body processes toxins and what type of harm they can inflict on the body. This then makes it possible to be able to measure the amount of risk that certain toxins present. It is then the combination of the science and the calculated risks that lead to policy. This course was developed especially for Federal, Tribal, State, and local air pollution agency personnel new to the air toxics program
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This course is an introduction to the fundamental operating characteristics of particulate and gaseous pollutant emission control systems. The course reviews physical, chemical, and engineering principles of control devices and the application of control systems to several types of industrial processes.
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The goal of this course is to familiarize you with general information about the reference methods and reference method principles for the criteria pollutants, continuous air quality monitors, air quality monitoring network design, and statistical techniques pertaining to ambient air monitoring. This course will also familiarize you with detailed information concerning basic gas properties, particulate matter sampling, manual sampling of ambient gaseous pollutants, and calibration of air quality monitors.
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This course is designed to introduce students to the terms and concepts associated with Title V requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The level of information is such that the course will provide an overview for technical, nontechnical, management, and other personnel needing to understand the fundamentals of the Title V permit process.
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This course covers the following learning objectives: Define quality assurance, quality control (QC), quality management, and the Ambient Air Monitoring Program Quality System. Describe concepts of uncertainty. Describe how uncertainty can affect decisions made with data. Describe the benefits of an adequate quality system.
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After completion of this module, learners will be able to identify each of the six criteria pollutants under the Clean Air Act. Module learning objectives include:
 Explain the term “criteria pollutants” under the Clean Air Act.
 Describe each of the six criteria pollutants.
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After completion of this module, learners will be able to define air toxics. Module learning objectives include:
 Explain the term “air toxics.”
 Explain the term “health risk” as it relates to air toxics.
 Explain listing of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) under the Clean Air Act.
 Identify examples of HAPs.
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After completion of this module, learners will be able to explain the key historic events that led to air pollution control legislation. Module learning objectives include:
 Describe key historic episodes that led to the passage of air pollution control legislation.
 Describe how environmental laws and regulations are created in the United States.
 Describe how air pollution control laws have changed over time.
 Describe, in general, why the EPA was initially established.
 Describe key components of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.