The 2018 4C Conference will offer training courses on a variety of health, safety, environmental, and compliance topics.

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New in 2018

A Roadmap to the Future of Air Quality Permitting

Instructor(s)

Robert Opiela - Co-Founder, NaviKnow Solutions

Course Description

In this 2-hour course, you will become aware of the resources and tools available online that can help you expedite the air quality permitting process, where you can go to access them, how to put them into action now, and what paradigm shifts are to come in the future for air quality permitting.

To determine if a project triggers federal or state permitting requirements or the current BACT for a facility, data is needed to answer these questions and many more. The permit application must contain justifications for all selections, claims, and decisions or the permitting review process gets bogged down. Learn what technologies are available today and which ones can be leveraged in the not too distant future that will accelerate the permit application preparation and review processes.

Topics Covered

  • Air Quality Permitting Process
  • Air Emissions Inventory Data
  • Ambient Air Monitoring Data
  • Air Quality Permitting Data

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Air Permitting Essentials

Instructor(s)

Johnny Vermillion - Air Permitting Expert, Spirit Environmental

Course Description

This 1 day introductory course is designed grow your knowledge of the fundamentals of air permitting from the basic structure of relevant air regulations to the types of air emission sources you need to know.

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BWON Fundamentals

Instructor(s)

Deever Bradley - Partner, Environmental Resource Management

Course Description

What can you learn about BWON in a day? You’ll be amazed when you’re learning from BWON experts. If you need to understand the fundamentals of the BWON rule and gain the knowledge to comply – BWON Essentials is for you. We coach you on the concepts, requirements, and elements of BWON compliance in a fun, interactive, focused environment. Give us a day, and we’ll give you the resources to manage your BWON program.

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New in 2018

CAD & Compliance Excellence

Instructor(s)

Environmental Intellect

Course Description

Coming soon.


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Continuous Emissions Monitoring Systems (CEMS) Essentials

Instructor(s)

Tim Kuiken - National Sales Manager, M&C TechGroup

Course Description

The training session will cover the fundamentals of continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) from the regulatory drivers requiring CEMS, to CEMS equipment, design, control, and reporting software. The class will discuss the various types of CEMS including fully extractive cold/dry, hot/wet, dilution extractive, and in-situ as well as hardware including probes, sample line, coolers, filters, analyzers, controllers, and data acquisition and handling systems (DAHS).
Topics Covered: CEMS, DAHS, probes, coolers, filters, analyzers, FTIR, TDL, opacity, mercury, particulate monitors

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Guideware Software Training

Instructor(s)

Greg Sherman - Project Manager, GuideWare Systems
Ben Hopkins - Lead Programmer, GuideWare Systems
Jeremy McLeod - Accounts Manager, GuideWare Systems

Course Description

Coming soon.


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New in 2018

HSE Leadership Excellence

Instructor(s)

Environmental Intellect

Course Description

Coming soon.


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New in 2018

In-Situ Remediation of Hydrocarbon and Saltwater Impacted Soils

Instructor(s)

Buddy Gaertner - President, Integro Solutions

Course Description

The workshop would provide an overview on delineation and remediation of both hydrocarbon and saltwater contaminated soils. It will cover the major mechanisms that contribute to environmental degradation of soils due to contamination by these two constituents. These include toxic substances, hydrophobicity of soil, osmotic imbalance by dissolved solids as well as sodicity of soil. Course will include approaches to delineation of spill with considerations for both economics and diligence. Finally, it will include remediation strategies with an emphasis on in-situ strategies.

Topics Covered

  • Soil Remediation
  • Accidental Releases
  • Spills
  • Hydrocarbon Contamination
  • Saltwater Contamination

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New in 2018

Intermediate Air Permitting

Instructor(s)

Spirit Environmental

Course Description

Coming soon.


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New in 2018

LDAR – Beyond Basics and Underneath the Rules

Instructor(s)

Brian Whitley - Vice President of Compliance, EMSI

Course Description

An in depth look at LDAR Basics from a fresh perspective.


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New in 2018

LDAR Excellence

Instructor(s)

Shane Kling - Founder + Chemical Engineer, Environmental Intellect

Course Description

An innovative approach to LDAR workshops and current LDAR training content, including:

1. Expert-Level Training by EPA Regulators, Industry Experts, and Consultants

2. Interactive Breakouts, including a CD Termination forum with terminated consenters

3. Live broadcasts/interviews with EPA/agency officials to discuss emerging compliance technologies and initiatives


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Oil & Gas Air Regulations – What You Need to Focus on Now

Instructor(s)

Jay Christopher - Senior Scientist, Trihydro
Calvin Niss - Senior Vice President, Trihydro
Jana White - PhD Ecologist, Trihydro

Course Description

The oil and gas sector has seen massive regulatory change since 2016, particularly with respect to air compliance requirements. Regulations have issued, withdrawn, and modified by multiple regulatory agencies. In addition, challenges to some of these regulations have been made in the courts. The end result is a confusing mix of regulations, policies and expectations.

This workshop will provide some clarity and direction about what the oil and gas sector should be doing now. While not providing formal legal guidance, the workshop will address the compliance challenges confronting upstream and midstream oil and gas companies in meeting EPA and BLM regulations, as well as some evolving issues at the State level. We will particularly focus on EPA’s New Source Performance Standard (NSPS) OOOOa requirements around the implementation of a volatile organic compound (VOC) and methane leak detection and repair (LDAR) monitoring and reporting program as well as associated with the final Bureau of Land Management (BLM) venting and flaring rule (e.g., Waste Prevention) requirements. We will also provide some insights and approaches to recordkeeping and reporting approaches under these programs.


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Optical Gas Imaging

Instructor(s)

Bill Schwann - Thermography Instructor, Level III Thermographer, Infrared Training Center

Course Description

Offered by FLIR Systems, this course covers the regulatory framework for optical gas imaging, the OGI certification process, how to use the IR camera to find leaks, how optical gas image is a combination of art, science, technique, and interpretive skills, and the basic safety practices for doing an OGI inspection.


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Refinery Sector Rules

Instructor(s)

Trihydro

Course Description

This workshop will provide attendees with an understanding of the regulatory requirements and compliance deadlines associated with MACT Subparts CC and UUU promulgated February 1, 2016, collectively known as the Refinery Sector Rule. Specific regulatory requirements for storage vessels, process vents, fenceline monitoring, flares, catalytic cracking units, and other refinery process units (e.g., sulfur recovery units, reformers, and cokers) will be highlighted. This workshop will address the compliance challenges facing refineries with regard to these regulatory changes by providing real world examples. Although some compliance deadlines have passed, we will present possible tasks and a roadmap to achieve future compliance.

Tentative Outline
Introduction/Overview (10 minutes)

MACT CC – Storage Tanks (30 minutes)

MACT CC – Process Vents – MPVs & PRDs (30 minutes)

MACT CC – Fenceline (20 minutes)

MACT CC – Flares (30 minutes)

Break/Questions (20 minutes)

MACT UUU – FCC (30 minutes)

MACT UUU – Other Process Units: SRU, Reformer, Coker (20 minutes)

General Reporting (30 minutes)

Questions (20 minutes)


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Stack Testing Essentials

Instructor(s)

Alliance Source Testing

Course Description

Coming soon.


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ToxChem Training

Instructor(s)

Malcolm Fabiyi - President, Hydromantis

Course Description

4C training partner Hydromantis will present this introductory course designed to grow your knowledge of the fundamentals of wastewater emissions.

From the basic structure of relevant air regulations, to the tools available to accurately estimate and model your wastewater emissions and help you reduce your emissions credits, TRI reductions, and much more! Learn the essentials and gain hands-on experience in this course designed to benefit compliance coordinators, compliance engineers, and new & existing Toxchem™ users.


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New in 2018

Wastewater Essentials for Refining and Petrochemical Facilities

Instructor(s)

Michael Foster - Owner and Principal Consultant, Environmental Business Specialists, LLC
Tim O'Connor - Environmental Specialist, Environmental Business Specialists, LLC

Course Description

This one-day course is intended to provide basic to intermediate level wastewater training to managers, engineers, and technical support personnel involved in the operation and/or oversight of industrial activated sludge systems, particularly in the petroleum refining and petrochemical industries. While the majority of the material will focus on understanding, monitoring, and optimizing biological treatment systems, the course will also cover the history and rationale of industrial wastewater treatment; pretreatment technologies; wastewater characterization; and treatability assessments.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction and Historical Perspective
  • Wastewater Constituents and Pretreatment Approaches
  • Wastewater Characterization and Treatability Studies
  • Biological Treatment and the Eight Growth Pressures
  • Basics of Activated Sludge Treatment
  • Wastewater Microbiology and Microscopic Examination
  • Nitrification and Denitrification

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