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  1. Training Opportunities Region 3 Air Directors Meeting May 29, 2014 Susan Wierman Executive Director, MARAMA

  2. 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.

  3. 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?

  4. 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)

  5. 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)

  6. 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

  7. Recent EPA Webinars Available On Line • PM Advance Measures to Address Mobile Sources • AERMOD Modeling System Update • SO2 Nonattainment Area Guidance

  8. How to find EPA webinars • Air Pollution Training Institute On Demand Video Training: www.epa.gov/eogapti1/boadcast.html#04

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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 (sdilli@marama.org) • Susan Wierman (swierman@marama.org)