Training Opportunities Region 3 Air Directors Meeting May 29, 2014 Susan Wierman Executive Director, MARAMA
Use Many Learning Methods People prefer different learning styles Visual Auditory Kinesthetic According to an expert on adult learning… • We retain about 10% of what we see • About 30-40% of what we see and hear • About 90% of what we see, hear, and do.
Six Questions • What courses is MARAMA organizing for the coming year? • What webinars and other training videos can be expected from OAQPS and where can I find them on the internet? • How do I request MARAMA travel support? • Who is my agency’s representative on the MARAMA Training Committee? • What training resources are available for new employees? • How can I get MARAMA to offer courses that my employees should have?
Upcoming MARAMA Webinars • EPA’s tool for calculating emissions from oil & gas operations (June 5) • RICE Rule (June 18) • How to apply growth and control factors to emissions inventories using EMF/CoST (July 31) • Carbon Capture & Control (August 7)
In-Person Courses or Workshops • Stack Testing (June 10-12, Harrisonburg, VA) • Advanced Inspector Training (June 24-26, DC) • EPA Region 3 QA Training for Monitoring Staff (June 25-26, Philadelphia) • Petroleum Refining (Aug. 18-19, Norristown, PA) • Dispersion Modeling Applications (Aug. 26-7, Baltimore) • Principles & Practices of Air Pollution Control (Sept. 30-Oct 2, Woodbridge, VA) • Basic Inspector Training (October, Philadelphia)
Travel Support Opportunities • EPA’s Air Sensors 2014 (June 9-10, RTP, NC) • AWMA Annual Conference (June 24-27, Calif.) • EPA National Air Monitoring Conference (Aug. 11-15, Atlanta) • Support for regional representatives to Ntl. Monitoring Steering Committee, IMPROVE Steering Committee, NACAA Board Meetings
Recent EPA Webinars Available On Line • PM Advance Measures to Address Mobile Sources • AERMOD Modeling System Update • SO2 Nonattainment Area Guidance
How to find EPA webinars • Air Pollution Training Institute On Demand Video Training: www.epa.gov/eogapti1/boadcast.html#04
Finding APTI Self-Instructional Courses • Courses are on APTI-Learn Site • You must register and indicate in your profile which function you are interested in (e.g., permits, monitoring, etc.) • Then go to the My Training tab, and courses will be listed, both in-person and self-instructional • www.apti-learn.net
MARAMA Support for Courses • MARAMA typically offers to support hotel accommodations for up to 2 staff members per member agency • Announcements are sent from MARAMA’s Training Coordinator to the agency Training Coordinator and Air Director • Your training coordinator will identify who is to receive support from MARAMA • If additional travel support is needed, the Air Director must send a request to the MARAMA Executive Director
MARAMA Support for Travel • MARAMA typically offers to support travel costs up to some dollar amount for national EPA meetings or other specific events • Announcements are sent to the agency Training Coordinator and Air Director • Requests for support must come from your agency’s training coordinator to MARAMA’s training coordinator • If additional travel support is needed, the Air Director must send a request to the MARAMA Executive Director
Training for New Employees • Start with Self Instructional Material • Attend APTI 452 Principles and Practices • Set aside time for directed reading & OJT • Follow up with specific functional training
Self Instructional Training for Newbies • APTI SI 422 Air Pollution Control Orientation Course • APTI SI 105 Introduction to Air Pollution Control • APTI V 102 Clean Air Act Training Modules 1-11 • APTI SI 446 Air Pollution Source Inspection (Safety) • APTI SI 434 Introduction to Ambient Air Monitoring • APTI SI 419A Introduction to Emissions Inventories • APTI SI 409 Basic Air Pollution Meteorology • APTI SI 410 Intro to Dispersion Modeling • APTI V 107 Air Quality Planning for New Nonattainment Areas • APTI SI 460 Intro to Permitting • APTI SI 445 Intro to Baseline Source Inspection Techniques
Identifying Training Needs • Review the list of courses recommended for your functional area • Consider the priorities and new programs that will affect your unit or function • What training would help your unit fulfill its function? • Tell your training coordinator! • Tell MARAMA’s training coordinator (Sue Dilli) • Have your Air Director bring it up at a quarterly MARAMA meeting
Who is your training coordinator? • Allegheny County: Dean DeLuca, Jayme Graham • Delaware: Amy Mann, Tony Manson • DC: Olivia Achuko, Stephen Ours • MD: Laramie Daniel, Marcellina Gurley • PA: Susan Hoyle, Dean Van Orden • Philadelphia: Keith Lemchak, Ramesh Mahadevan • Virginia: Patti Higgins, Marilee Tretina, Kevin Vaughan • West Virginia: Rebecca Johnson • EPA Region 3: Kurt Elsner, Paul Wentworth • MARAMA: Sue Dilli
Key Points • Alert your staff to register for upcoming courses or webinars • Use EPA’s on-line resources for new and experienced staff • Know your training coordinator and let her/him know your needs for support and for future courses • Contact MARAMA: 443.901.1882 • Sue Dilli (firstname.lastname@example.org) • Susan Wierman (email@example.com)