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New Essentials of PPC 1 - Introduction to Environmental Permitting - 3 June to 31 August 2024
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New Essentials of PPC 1 - Introduction to Environmental Permitting - 3 June to 31 August 2024

This is a pre-recorded webinar.  Estimated time to view this webinar is 5 hrs.  It is available from 3 June to 31 August 2024.
Fee = £295.00 plus VAT or 3 credits

This module covers the principles of environmental permitting and will explain how industrial activities are regulated under the UK’s Pollution Prevention and control framework. The role of PPC and the implementation of the provisions of PPC with other legislation and areas of work such as Statutory Nuisance will be examined.  Delegates will be introduced to the EU Industrial Emissions Directive, which instructs and supports LAPPC / LA-IPPC. Statutory guidance, including BAT is examined and the interface with development control is considered. The module is completed with a case study on a detailed permitting and planning investigation.

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New Essentials of PPC 2 - Permitting and Regulation - 3 June to 31 August 2024
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New Essentials of PPC 2 - Permitting and Regulation - 3 June to 31 August 2024

This is a pre-recorded webinar.  Estimated time to view this webinar is 5 hrs.  It is available from 3 June to 31 August 2024.
Fee = £295.00 plus VAT or 3 credits

The purpose of this module is to provide the framework for the review of permit applications, acceptance criteria and good permit construction.  This will include a detailed examination of the permit application and determination process. A detailed review of PG3/1(12) Process Guidance note and good practice in the construction of permit conditions. In addition, permit variations and transfers, Environment Management Systems, Incidents and accidents and the revocation and surrender of permits is reviewed. The module culminates in a practical exercise in the construction of a workable permit document.

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New Essentials of PPC 3 - Emissions and Controls - 3 June to 31 August 2024
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New Essentials of PPC 3 - Emissions and Controls - 3 June to 31 August 2024

This is a pre-recorded webinar.  Estimated time to view this webinar is 5 hrs.  It is available from 3 June to 31 August 2024.
Fee = £295.00 plus VAT or 3 credits

The purpose of this module is to introduce delegates to industrial process emissions, describe their nature and explain the various pollution control techniques that are available for the operator of a permitted activity to implement. Emissions to air, discharges to water and releases to land from permitted activities are all considered. The module aims to ensure that delegates can accurately identify the likely pollutants to be considered by conditions included in a Pollution Prevention and Control permit for those industrial processes falling under Local Authority control, including A(2) activities where the imposition of LA-IPPC is necessary. Noise and odour, energy efficiency, resource efficiency and waste minimisation are also all taken into account by this module.

The module culminates with noise assessments, chimney height calculations and dispersion modelling, water and waste audits, giving worked examples.

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New Essentials of PPC 4 - Monitoring and Compliance - 3 June to 31 August 2024
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New Essentials of PPC 4 - Monitoring and Compliance - 3 June to 31 August 2024

This is a pre-recorded webinar.  Estimated time to view this webinar is 5 hrs.  It is available from 3 June to 31 August 2024.
Fee = £295.00 plus VAT or 3 credits

This module will cover the monitoring and sampling issues to be taken into account for air, water and land. In addition, energy efficiency, resource efficiency and waste minimisation will be considered with respect to assessing and reducing usage and waste production by permitted activities. The monitoring techniques and compliance requirements for noise and odour are also considered. These measures are considered in the context of setting emissions control conditions in Pollution Prevention and Control permits, and for demonstrating compliance with them. The module culminates with a case study on demonstrating and checking compliance of emissions to air, including essential details of stack monitoring and reporting and a useful checklist for EP officers.

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New Essentials of PPC 5 - Management and Enforcement - 3 June to 31 August 2024
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New Essentials of PPC 5 - Management and Enforcement - 3 June to 31 August 2024

This is a pre-recorded webinar.  Estimated time to view this webinar is 5 hrs.  It is available from 3 June to 31 August 2024.
Fee = £295.00 plus VAT or 3 credits

The module will ensure that delegates understand how to effectively manage and discharge the duties required of them as authorised officers in respect of Local Authority Pollution Prevention and Control and LA-IPPC. Management issues such as performance management techniques, partnership working and the auditing and peer review of the Pollution Prevention and Control function are discussed as well as the practical issues of managing site inspections, inspection techniques, risk assessments and fees and charges. The legal duty for a Public Register is established as are consultation requirements for Local Authorities. Finally, enforcement of permitting requirements is addressed and advice on best practice enforcement provided and illustrated through an enforcement case study.

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Emissions Monitoring Advanced 1 - Solvent / Solvent Calculations - 2 September to 29 November 2024
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Emissions Monitoring Advanced 1 - Solvent / Solvent Calculations - 2 September to 29 November 2024

This is a pre-recorded webinar available from 2 September to 29 November 2024.

Fee = £295.00 plus VAT or 3 credits

This webinar is intended to provide delegates with confidence to understand the requirements and basic principles behind solvent management plans and annual solvent inventories – a key part of compliance for Part B, Solvent Emission Activities (SEA) and Part A2 solvent activities.  The webinar will include two case studies to illustrate what is required in a solvent management plan and how it is used to assess compliance.  The webinar is pre-recorded but delegates are encouraged to email queries on solvent activities to EMAQ.  Queries will be forwarded to trainers who will email replies.


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Emissions Monitoring Advanced 2 - Particles/Dust Monitoring - 6 January to 31 March 2025
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Emissions Monitoring Advanced 2 - Particles/Dust Monitoring - 6 January to 31 March 2025

This is a pre-recorded webinar available from 6 January to 31 March 2025.

Fee = £295.00 plus VAT or 3 credits

This webinar is intended to provide delegates with confidence to understand the requirements and basic principles behind particulate (dust) emission monitoring – a key part of compliance for many Part B activities and also applicable to Part A2 activities and Small Waste Incineration Plant.  The webinar will provide an introduction to stack emission monitoring to set out general principles of sampling.  We will describe and explain the differences between  periodic and continuous particulate emission monitoring.  The approach used for periodic compliance emission testing and the concept of isokinetic sampling will be described.  The key features of the main measurement Standards applied for particulate emission monitoring will be described and QA/QC requirements explained. Features and considerations for continuous emission monitoring systems (CEMS) will be described including calibration requirements and the need that this is undertaken using reference methods on process.  Resources for further guidance will be signposted. The webinar is pre-recorded but delegates are encouraged to email queries on emission monitoring to emaq.  Queries will be forwarded to trainers who will email replies.

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NEW Essentials of PPC Proficiency Test (FROM NOVEMBER 2023)
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NEW Essentials of PPC Proficiency Test (FROM NOVEMBER 2023)

Fee = £175.00 plus VAT or 3 credits

An EMAQ+ delegate who has attended all 5 EMAQ+ Essentials of PPC modules and taken and successfully passed the associated Online Knowledge checks, gaining all 5 credits, is eligible to sit a final 'Proficiency Test'.  The test is designed to test their co-ordinated knowledge of all the aspects of PPC covered by the whole programme.

You cannot self enrol yourself for this test.  You will be invited by the EMAQ+ Team to take this test when you are eligible.

Solvents/Solvent Calculations - from 3 May 2022
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Solvents/Solvent Calculations - from 3 May 2022

This is a pre-recorded webinar available from 3 May 2022 to 30 June 2024.

Fee = £99.00 plus VAT or 1 credit

This webinar is intended to provide delegates with confidence to understand the requirements and basic principles behind solvent management plans and annual solvent inventories – a key part of compliance for Part B, Solvent Emission Activities (SEA) and Part A2 solvent activities.

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Stack Heights - from 3 October 2022
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Stack Heights - from 3 October 2022

This is a pre-recorded mini-webinar. It is available from 3 October 2022 to 31 March 2025.

Fee = £65.00 plus VAT or 1 credit

The purpose of this webinar is to provide an understanding of short term local air quality impacts that may occur in the immediate vicinity of chimneys discharging pollutants mainly from combustion processes. The need to approve the size of the stack remains a legislative requirement under the Clean Air Act and,  is assessed in determining permits for Environmental Permitting Regulations activities regulated by Local Authorities. Such calculations are designed to protect local receptors from short term pollutant impacts and nuisance from odorous pollutant exposure.

The webinar uses worked examples to show the basis of the calculation and is designed to enable air quality and planning professionals to have confidence to be able review stack height calculations submitted as part of planning and permit applications.

The webinar presents data that demonstrate that a stack height determined using such calculation procedures (HMIP D1 or Chimney Height Memoranda methods) should ensure compliance with NAQS objectives.

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Dust - Assessment and Control - from 12 July 2022
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Dust - Assessment and Control - from 12 July 2022

This is a pre-recorded webinar available 12 July 2022 to 31 March 2025. Duration of the webinar is 5 hrs and 30 mins.

Fee = £99.00 + V.A.T. for non-members or 1 credit for members

The webinar will examine a range of dust related issues that Local Authorities may need to manage or regulate.  The webinar will focus on the regulation of planning and nuisance issues but be touch on other regulatory regimes such as environmental permitting legislation. The webinar will provide an introduction to dust, including a look at how the material properties, definitions and likely impacts of dust vary depending on the dust type and the activities with which it is associated. We will review of current legislation and guidance on dust nuisance and how it can be assessed. We intend to use a series of case studies to reinforce practical aspects of nuisance monitoring and assessment.

On completion of the webinar we expect delegates will have a better understanding of the use of monitoring and to understand factors which can influence a successful dust nuisance campaign.

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Domestic Solid Fuel Standards Regulations - availabie until 31 March 2025
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Domestic Solid Fuel Standards Regulations - availabie until 31 March 2025

This is a pre-recorded mini-webinar.  It is available until 31 March 2025.

Fee = £65.00 plus VAT or 1 credit

The Air Quality (Domestic Solid Fuels Standards) (England) Regulations 2020 have been made under the Environment Act 1995 and place controls on sale of solid fuels (mineral fuels and wood fuels) for domestic use in England. Local Authorities are responsible for enforcement of the regulations which came into effect in May 2021. The Regulations are additional to controls on smoke and nuisance available under Clean Air Act 1993 (CAA) and Environmental Protection Act 1990 but some requirements for mineral fuels align with requirements for Authorised fuels in CAA. The webinar has been prepared to inform Local Authorities of the requirements of the new Regulations and provide guidance on the context and implementation. This training is intended to introduce Local Authority officers to the controls and responsibilities of the Regulations so that they can provide advice, undertake potential investigation actions and, where required, undertake enforcement activities.

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Simplified Permitting Part 1 – Concrete Batching and Vehicler Refinishers - available until 31 March 2025
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Simplified Permitting Part 1 – Concrete Batching and Vehicler Refinishers - available until 31 March 2025

This is a pre-recorded mini-webinar. Duration of the webinar is 1 hr. It is available from 3 May 2022 to 31 March 2025.

Fee = £65.00 plus VAT or 1 credit

Simplified permitting webinar – this webinar will introduce officers to LA-PPC simplified permitting (or ‘reduced fee’ permitting) for low risk activities under the Environmental Permitting Regulations.  The webinar is intended for those who are new to permitting and will set out the basics of the simplified permitting regime. The webinar will provide officers with a basic introduction to understand the requirements of the simplified permitting process, obligations on operators, the role of the regulator and, the potential pitfalls.  The webinar will consider application of simplified permitting to concrete batching and vehicle refinishing activities.

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Simplified Permitting Part 2 – Petrol Filling Stations and Dry Cleaners - available until 31 March 2025
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Simplified Permitting Part 2 – Petrol Filling Stations and Dry Cleaners - available until 31 March 2025

This is a pre-recorded mini-webinar. Duration of the webinar is 1 hr 30 mins. It is available from 3 May 2022 to 31 March 2025.

Fee = £65.00 plus VAT or 1 credit

Simplified Permitting Part 2 webinar will introduce officers to LA-PPC simplified permitting (or ‘reduced fee’ permitting) for low risk activities under the Environmental Permitting (England & Wales) Regulations 2016.  The webinar is intended for those who are new to permitting and will set out the basics of the simplified permitting regime. The webinar will provide officers with a basic introduction to understand the requirements of the simplified permitting process, obligations on operators, the role of the regulator and, the potential pitfalls.  The webinar will consider application of simplified permitting to Dry Cleaners and Petrol Filling Stations (Petrol Vapour Recovery 'PVR' I & II) activities.

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BAT Conclusions Solvents - available until 31 March 2025
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BAT Conclusions Solvents - available until 31 March 2025

This is a pre-recorded mini-webinar.  It is available from 3 May 2022 to 31 March 2025.

Fee = £65.00 plus VAT or 1 credit

This webinar will discuss implications on EPR permits for new and existing Part A(2) installation following publication of the new (December 2020) BAT Conclusions on coatings and treatment with organic solvents.

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Introduction to SWIPs - available until 31 March 2025
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Introduction to SWIPs - available until 31 March 2025

This is a pre-recorded mini-webinar.  Duration of the webinar is 50 mins. It is available from 3 May 2022 to 31 March 2025.

Fee = £65.00 plus VAT or 1 credit

A webinar to introduce and distinguish the different types of Small Waste Incineration Plant (SWIP) regulated under EPR. These range from a small (<50kg/hr) waste treatment facility through a Part B SWIP activity, a medium combustion plant SWIP to an EPR Schedule 13 SWIP. SWIPs have different regulators and permitting requirements depending on the type of SWIP. The webinar will provide sources of guidance and some of the potential pitfalls in deciding the scope and determining a permit application.

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