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PA DEP Air Quality Workshop

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Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel

215 Innovation Boulevard

State College, PA 16803

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PA DEP AIR QUALITY WORKSHOP
MAY 14, 2019

6 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS AVAILABLE

Air quality permitting and emission calculation requirements have undergone significant changes over the last year. In August 2018, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP) finalized a new Air Quality General Permit (GP-5A) for upstream natural gas production activities and revised the existing Air Quality General Permit (GP-5), required for midstream and pipeline activities, with a new electronic permitting process. Early in 2019, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) Emissions Inventory Guidelines Workgroup developed a standardized methodology for calculating emissions required to be reported annually to PA DEP.

Join oil and gas industry stakeholders to obtain a detailed overview of the MSC standardized emission methodology and participate in a discussion on how to properly report information required by PA DEP. Second, PA DEP officials will review general highlights of the new permits, common errors, and continued improvements to the electronic permitting system. Lastly, workshop presenters will engage in a panel to discuss challenges and lessons learned on industry permitting.

AGENDA

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 am – 10:25 am
Emission Calculation Methodology

Members of the MSC Emission Inventory Standardization Workgroup will detail all sections of the emission inventory guidelines developed to standardize the way our industry calculates and reports emissions to PA DEP. Presenters will review the emission inventory guidelines for each emission source and walk through emission calculations according to the guidelines using real-world examples. Finally, insight into how the guidelines can differ from preparing potential to emit calculations for a permit application will be discussed.

Completions, Drilling, Liquids Unloading and Other Small Combustion Sources
Leah E. Blinn, Principal, Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc.

Dehydrators and Compressors
Thomas Muscenti, Regional Manager, Trinity Consultants, Inc.

Fugitives and Pneumatics
Kristin Ryan, Manager, Environmental, Equitrans Midstream Corporation

10:25 am – 10:40 am
Break

10:40 am – 12:00 pm
Emission Calculation Methodology (continued)

Pigging and Blowdowns
Nathan Wheldon, Senior Manager – Air Programs, MarkWest Energy Partners L.P.

Tanks and Loading
Domenic A. Tedesco, Environmental Manager, Air Programs, PennEnergy Resources

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
GP-5A / GP-5 / Exemption 38 Highlights, Updates and Common Errors
Charles Boritz, Air Quality Engineering Specialist, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

2:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Break

2:15 pm – 3:30 pm
GP-5A / GP-5 Electronic Permitting Improvements
Edward F. Orris, P.E., New Source Review Section Chief, Air Quality Program, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest Regional Office

Sean Wenrich, Chief, New Source Review Section, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

HOUSING

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Penn Stater under the Marcellus Shale Coalition on a first-come, first-served basis. Please call 1-800-233-7505 and reference MSCT19B to make a reservation.

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