Past Webinars

Air Dispersion Modeling

This air quality webinar is designed for facilities that emit air pollutants and are affected by air quality regulations that may require air dispersion modeling. Currently, there are several air quality regulations that include air dispersion modeling requirements under certain conditions, including AB 2588 air toxics, local air district toxics programs, New Source Review and local air district air permitting programs, federal Prevention of Significant Deterioration, and air quality impact analysis for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) studies. This 45-minute webinar will include a review of the various types of air dispersion models, what they are generally used for, what site-specific information is required to run a model, what types of outputs air dispersion models generate, and what the outputs are typically used for.

If you have any questions please contact John Furlong (949) 248-8490 ex. 233 | JFurlong@YorkeEngr.com


Hazardous Waste Regulatory Changes: Federal Changes and Impacts on California

On November 28, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a rule that finalized a much-needed update to the hazardous waste generator regulations to make the rules easier to understand and provide greater flexibility in how hazardous waste is managed. For example, the new rule codifies the concept of “episodic” generation and allows a normally small quantity generator (SQG) to continually follow the less stringent SQG requirements, even when it periodically generates enough waste to qualify as a large quantity generator (LQG). States with authorized programs, including California, must eventually adopt all of the EPA’s more stringent requirements, but can choose whether or not to adopt the requirements that provide greater flexibility or are otherwise less stringent than the existing federal regulations. The webinar will describe the federal rule changes, discuss which must be and which may be adopted in California, and review the schedule and process for California’s corresponding rule changes.

If you have any questions, please contact Geoff Knight at (949) 248-8490 x239 | GKnight@YorkeEngr.com


AB 617 – New Statewide Requirements for Reporting and Reducing Air Pollutants

In July 2017, the Governor approved AB 617, which requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to adopt new requirements to analyze and reduce nonvehicular air pollution. This complimentary webinar will summarize and discuss the new California statewide requirements that may impact facilities, including:
▪ Statewide emissions reporting of greenhouse gases, criteria pollutants, and toxic air pollutants;
▪ New statewide Best Available Retrofit Control Technology (BARCT) requirements;
▪ New community monitoring, with a focus on high-priority areas;
▪ Fenceline monitoring for facilities required by local districts; and
▪ A statewide strategy to reduce emissions of toxic air contaminants and criteria air pollutants in affected communities.

Questions: Staci Hudson (949) 248-8490 | SHudson@YorkeEngr.com
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BAAQMD Air Toxics Reg 11-18

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) adopted a new toxics rule on November 15, 2017, implementing the new guidelines for the AB 2588 Air Toxics “Hot Spots” Program in the BAAQMD area. This rule is expected to impact a large number of facilities in the BAAQMD that emit toxics. The webinar will explain how the BAAQMD will update the toxics information at facilities through Rule 11-18. The webinar will also include the background of the AB 2588 toxics program and provide strategies to reduce the likelihood of public notice or risk reduction plans being required per Rule 11-18.

Questions: John Koehler (415) 897-6203 | JKoehler@YorkeEngr.com
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Air Quality CA Toxics Update

This complimentary webinar is designed for facilities that emit air toxics and, thus, are potentially affected by the California AB 2588 air toxics program. The toxics regulation program methodologies were revised in 2015 and have led to significant air toxics update requirements for many facilities in your local air district. This webinar will provide a summary of how the AB 2588 program works and how it is being revisited by the local air districts and will provide useful tips and strategies. Details will include the AB 2588 process steps used to calculate your toxics priority score and techniques for reducing your score and/or reducing the facility health risk impact.

Questions: John Furlong (949) 248-8490 | JFurlong@YorkeEngr.com
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Air Quality – Odor Quantification and Control

This complimentary webinar will address how air quality odors are handled from a regulatory standpoint, as well as odor quantification, odor monitoring systems, odor modeling, odor control systems, and generally how to address odor issues. There are numerous odors; however, as an example, hydrogen sulfide (H2S) is known to be a common odor-causing compound, and odor nuisance can be detected in some individuals as low as 0.5 parts per billion (ppb). Monitoring for H2S or for other odors presents unique challenges due to the intermittency of source strength, the limitations to the instrument detection levels, and operating data acquisition systems that manage instantaneous and short-term averaging periods, as well as threshold notifications. Each of the odor compounds will have unique control system requirements. This webinar will cover the common odor situations and practical steps that can be taken to address odor complaints.

Questions: Greg Wolffe (909) 861-2729 | GWolffe@YorkeEngr.com
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Level 2 Exceedance Response Actions – Addressing Numeric Action Level Exceedances Under the Industrial Storm Water Permit

This complimentary webinar is designed to provide information, tips, and strategy for dischargers who have exceeded one or more Numeric Action Levels (NALs) for the second year and, therefore, will be in Level 2 status for the 2016 – 2017 reporting year. Level 2 status requires the discharger to perform a series of Exceedance Response Actions (ERAs), starting with developing an Action Plan (due January 1, 2018) and culminating in a Level 2 ERA Technical Report. The webinar will go into detail for the Level 2 Action Plan and Technical Report requirements.

Questions: Geoff Knight (949) 248-8490 | GKnight@YorkeEngr.com
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Level 1 Exceedance Response Actions – Addressing Numeric Action Level Exceedances Under the Industrial Storm Water Permit

This complimentary webinar is designed to provide information, tips, and strategy for dischargers who have exceeded one or more Numeric Action Levels (NALs) and, therefore, will be in Level 1 status for the 2016 – 2017 reporting year. Level 1 status requires the discharger to perform a series of Exceedance Response Actions (ERA)s, including a Level 1 Evaluation due by October 1, 2017, and submitting a Level 1 Evaluation Report due by January 1, 2018. Level 1 ERAs must be performed under the oversight of a Qualified Industrial Storm Water Practitioner (QISP); the process for becoming a QISP will also be reviewed.

Questions: Geoff Knight (949) 248-8490 | GKnight@YorkeEngr.com
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Introduction to Environmental Reporting: Air, Water, and Waste

As we enter 2017, EHS mangers are preparing themselves for the array of environmental reports that will need to be completed for operations that occurred in 2016, including hazardous materials, hazardous waste, stormwater, industrial wastewater, and air quality reports. This 60-minute webinar will focus on the reporting requirements and give you an overview of common air, water, and waste reports, the thresholds that require these reports be completed, the systems used to report, clarification on what is included, and their submittal deadlines.

Cost is FREE and if you have any questions contact Geoff Knight (949) 248-8490 | GKnight@YorkeEngr.com
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CARB Large Spark-Ignition (LSI) /Forklift Engine Fleet Regulation

The CARB forklift regulation applies to facilities with forklifts and sweepers/scrubbers, industrial tow tractors, or airport ground support equipment that are propane/CNG/gasoline fueled or electric. In 2016, CARB passed new mandatory reporting and labeling requirements for fleets with 4 or more LSI forklifts that take effect in 2017. This 45-minute webinar will include requirements, practice tips, and a spreadsheet to help you calculate fleet averages to maintain compliance. Cost is FREE and if you have any questions contact Harmony Gates (909) 861-2729 | HGates@YorkeEngr.com
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CARB Off-Road Diesel Regulation

Initial reporting was back in 2009 for all fleet sizes, but did you know that annual reporting has started both large and medium-sized fleets? Starting January 1, 2017, medium-sized fleets need to be in compliance with the fleet averages and report prior to March 1, 2017 This 45-minute webinar will give you an overview of regulation, the annual reporting requirements, and describe what upgrade options you can consider to meet the annual performance standards.

Cost is FREE and if you have any questions contact Harmony Gates (909) 861-2729 | HGates@YorkeEngr.com
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