Date: December 7, 2023

Times: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (CST)

Location: IL EPA Sangamo Room 1119N – 1021 North Grand Ave. East – Springfield, IL 62702

Instructor: Chloe Reese, Trinity Consultants

Course Registration Link – Register by December 1, 2023

Who Should Attend: This intermediate permit writing course is designed for personnel of state and local permitting agencies who are new to reviewing permit applications for facilities that are deemed to be major sources under the federal New Source Review programs and the Title V program. This class is intended for permit engineers and scientists who are responsible for permitting major source activities.

Course Description: This course will provide students with an intermediate-level knowledge of permitting so that they will be able to work in permit review or in the preparation of permit applications with some supervision for synthetic minor sources and major sources as defined in the federal New Source review Programs and the Title V program. Case studies will provide practical experience. Permitting requirements will be discussed in detail.

Learning Objectives: Those completing this course are to gain a basic understanding of the information associated with permitting emission sources under the federal major NSR programs and the Title V program. Permitting approaches to avoid applicability to these programs will also be addressed.

After completing this course participants will be able to apply the following topics in a major source permit review:

  • NSR (NNSR/PSD) requirements
  • Operating permit requirements
  • Permit drafting and analysis
  • Source monitoring
  • Compliance and enforcement
  • Alternative approaches
  • Recordkeeping and reporting

Course Delivery: This is an in-person classroom training.

How to Register: See the U.S. EPA LMS Frequently Asked Questions for how to create an account, register for a course, and other common functions.  


Section 1 – Air Quality Permitting in IL

A. Clean Air Act Primer

  • National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
  • Federal performance and operating standards
    • New Source Performance Standard (NSPS)
    • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPs)
  • Federal New Source Review permitting (PSD & Nonattainment NSR)
  • 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments

B. Illinois SIP requirements

C. Illinois air permitting requirements

  • Exemptions from permitting
  • Registration of Smaller Sources
  • New construction and source modification permitting
  • Operating permits
    • Title V operating permits
    • Federally Enforceable State Operating Permits (FESOPs)
    • Lifetime operating permits
  • Permit application forms and attachments
  • Timing of permit issuance
  • Permit renewals

D. Demonstrating compliance with regulatory requirements

  • Plans required by various regulations
  • Typical construction permit conditions – monitoring, testing, recordkeeping
  • Emissions reporting
  • Deviation reporting
  • Noncompliance/violation notices

Section 2 – Title V Permitting in IL

A. Structure and conditions of CAAPP permits

  • General and source-wide conditions
  • Unit-specific conditions
  • Title I requirements
  • Insignificant activities
  • Other requirements

B. Compliance demonstrations (with example permit conditions)

  • Testing and inspections
  • Periodic monitoring
  • Compliance recordkeeping

C. Routine and deviation reporting

  • Deviation reporting
  • Semi-annual monitoring report
  • Annual CAAPP compliance certification

D. Permit modifications

  • Administrative amendments
  • Minor permit modifications
  • Significant permit modifications

E. Permit renewals

  • Renewal application requirements
  • Compliance Assurance Monitoring (CAM)


LADCO Training Coordinator: Zac Adelman (

IL EPA Training Coordinator: Deirde McQuillen (

 Accessibility Statement

LADCO strives to host inclusive, accessible training events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully with the instructor and course content. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Zac Adelman ( | 847-720-7880).

About Author

Zac is LADCO's Executive Director. He's an environmental scientist with 20+ years experience in emissions and air quality modeling.