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  1. MARAMAMid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association Alice R. Lutrey Training Coordinator April 14, 2004

  2. Allegheny County Delaware District of Columbia Maryland New Jersey North Carolina Pennsylvania Philadelphia Virginia West Virginia Member Agencies

  3. MARAMA Training Staff • Alice Lutrey, Training Coordinator • alutrey@marama.org • Mia Lueth, Assistant Training Coordinator • mlueth@marama.org

  4. MARAMA Directors’ Value Training Very Highly • Directors’ Training Goal • Improve the technical knowledge and skills of the staff of Mid-Atlantic air pollution control agencies through workshops and support for training.

  5. MARAMA Enhances Training Grant Resources * Training/workshops where MARAMA supported either the training or attendees to the training.

  6. MARAMA is committed to providing high quality courses. • Course evaluations summarized for EPA and Directors for each meeting. • Handouts compiled for each meeting. • One course per year selected for development or improvement. • Quarterly reports to EPA and the MARAMA Directors.

  7. Base Grant Focus • One-time workshops • Coordination meetings • Support for attending national workshops and training courses • Representation on IMPROVE Steering Committee

  8. Training Grant Focus: • Presentation of established courses • Most for compliance & enforcement staff • One introductory series per year • Selection of advanced courses each year

  9. 2003 Course Development • 2002-2003 • Rutgers Surface Coating Sampling, Transport, and VOC Content Calculations • Completed July 2003 • Part of Rutgers Level 4 courses • During initial offering, held small meeting following the course to provide immediate feedback to the instructor

  10. 2004 Course Development • MACT Course: HON & Polymer Resin; and MON Overview • Brenda Shine, North State Engineering – Contractor • Includes an instructors manual, student manual and presentation • Pilot course scheduled for June 2004 • Course will be revised to reflect comments from pilot course

  11. 2004 Schedule (May-Sept) • MACT Training Course – HON, Polymer Resin & MON Overview • June 2004 • Richmond, VA • CARB 200 Series: Hot Mix Asphalt, Aggregate Plants, Concrete Batch, Cement Plants • June 21-24,2004 • Frederick, MD • CARB 325 - NSR/PSD • May 18-19, 2004 • Pikesville, MD (outside Baltimore City)

  12. 2004 Scheduled (May-Sept) • Rutgers Inspection of Gas Control Devices for Selected Industries • July 13-15, 2004 • Trenton, NJ • MARAMA Training Committee Meeting • June 8-9, 2004 • Research Triangle Park, NC • BACT Determination Course – July 20-22, 2004 • APTI 415: Control of Gaseous Emissions (tentative) - September

  13. Training Grant 2005 Plans – Established Courses • CARB 100 Series • One CARB 200 Series – to be determined • One CARB 325 or Permitting Course - TBD • Rutgers Air Compliance Center Courses (7 days): • To be identified at the June Training Committee Meeting

  14. Training Grant 2005Course Development • Investigate the possibilities of developing an on-line course. • Partnership with other organizations • Long-term goal • What’s needed

  15. What is on the Disk? • 2003 Training Resources • Developed June 2003 • Susan Stephenson, MARAMA • MARAMA Workshop and Meeting Manual • Revised January 2003 • Completed by Joy Motheral, Systani, Inc. • Living Document

  16. MARAMA Resource Disk • Provide a resource for the MARAMA Training Coordinators • Includes information from: • EPA Education and Outreach Group (EOG) • California Air Resources Board (CARB) • Rutgers Air Compliance Center (RACC) • National Enforcement Training Institute (NETI) • NESCAUM Clean Air Academy

  17. Disclaimer • PC compatible only, does not work on MAC. • Must be connected to the internet for many of the links to work. • Information is up to date as of May 31, 2003, all information should be verified with the corresponding organization.

  18. What’s Included • About MARAMA • Training Coordinators • MARAMA Workshop Manual • Training Providers • Course Lists

  19. Purpose of the Manual • Guide those who organize and conduct MARAMA events • Guide those who are involved in one aspect or more of a MARAMA event • Agenda development • Attendance at a MARAMA event • Ensure that MARAMA events provide high quality training

  20. Manual Examples • Chapter 1 Overview • Types of Events • Staff roles • Other organizations roles • Chapter 3 – Agenda Development • Meeting Framework (sample document) • Drafting the agenda

  21. Checklists • Available for all Levels – 1-4 and the Executive Board • Can be used independently of the manual • Programmed to give dates and identify staff role responsibility • Can be adjusted to fit each situation

  22. Checklist – Level 3

  23. Meeting Management Guidebook-Overview • General information on setting up and running an event • Descriptions and explanations of various event related terms • Rule of thumb advice regarding basic event practices

  24. Example Classroom (medium to large groups, all day) Classroom set-up accommodates medium- to large-sized groups and is the most often used style of meeting arrangement. It works well for all sizes of gathering, especially where group interaction and note taking will take place. Tables and chairs are set up so that the attendees all face the presenter. A herringbone set-up is a variation of the classroom set-up where the tables are set at an angle in relation to the front of the room, allowing for, in most instances, an unobstructed view of the presenter. The following points should be taken into consideration when planning for a classroom set-up: ·        Distance between the tables ·        Spacing between persons seated at the tables ·        Table width ·        Drapes and linens for tables ·        Aisle space between tables (usually running down the middle of the room) Podium 6’ 18” 4’ Tables 6’ or 8’ long; 18” or 24” or 30” wide. Allow 2’ to 3’ per person (or 2-3 people per 6’ table) for more comfort and longer sessions. (Armchairs may require more space). Distance from table front to next table is 4’ to 5’ for maximum comfort. Not drawn to scale

  25. Guidebook • Can be used separately or in conjunction with the manual. • Guidebook is referenced throughout the manual • Written by Joy Motheral for another government grant and modified to conform with MARAMA guidelines

  26. Training Providers • Regional Consortia • MARAMA • NESCAUM • CenSARA • WESTAR • Metro 4/SESARM • LADCO

  27. Training Providers (con’t.) • Training Providers • CARB • Rutgers Air Compliance Center • NESCAUM Clean Air Academy • Air Pollution Training Centers • Contractors

  28. Training Providers - APTC • Air Pollution Training Centers • University of Cincinnati • University of Texas Arlington • University of Illinois Chicago • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey • CalPoly • Contractors • Jerry Crowder • Leo Stander

  29. Training Providers • Each Air Pollution Training Center includes: • List of APTI courses they can teach • At the training centers • On the road • Contact information and web site links

  30. Course Listing • EPA EOG • APTI • Satellite • Virtual Classroom • Self Instructional • NETI • CARB • Rutgers • NESCAUM Clean Air Academy

  31. Links – Course Listing • Consolidated Calendar • On-line course descriptions • Organizational web sites

  32. Comments This is our first attempt, we welcome any comments and suggestions for future “Resource Disks” Please send your comments and suggestions to Alice Lutrey, MARAMA alutrey@marama.org

  33. Contact Us MARAMA schedules are updated at http://www.marama.org under the Calendar and on the Consolidated Calendar. MARAMA 711 W. 40th Street, Suite 312 Baltimore, MD 21211 410-467-0170 * 410-467-1737 Susan S. G. Wierman, Executive Director Serpil Kayin, Senior Environmental Scientist Bill Gillespie, Senior Environmental Scientist Megan Schuster, Air Quality Specialist Susan Stephenson, Air Quality Planner Alice R. Lutrey, Training Coordinator Mia Lueth, Assistant Training Coordinator TJ Davies, Executive Assistant