Date: February 26-29, 2024

Times: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Eastern)

Location: Virtual (Online)

Instructors: Ashraf Aly Hassan, PhD, PE

Course Registration Link – Register by February 19, 2024

Who Should Attend: This basic course is designed for individuals within a regulatory agency whose role is to evaluate volatile organic compound emission sources for permitting and to determine the ongoing compliance status of such emission sources. This class is intended for new permit and compliance engineers and scientists who are responsible for permitting and compliance activities.

Course Description: This course prepares the student to evaluate techniques typically used to control volatile organic emissions from certain industrial sources. Process descriptions, emission sources and characterizations, regulatory requirements, and emission controls are discussed, along with techniques for field evaluation. Industrial sources covered include surface coating, graphic arts, petroleum refining, petroleum product storage and distribution, liquid asphalt, degreasing and dry cleaning. Supporting topics include basic organic chemistry, photochemistry, VOC properties, source measurement, national emissions inventory, and the Federal approach to regulation of VOC sources.

Those completing this course will gain a basic understanding of the different types of volatile organic emission sources are present at industrial facilities and the types of control devices that are available for certain emission sources. Attendees will be able to perform regulatory reviews involving the following elements of gaseous emissions and control:

  • Basics of organic chemistry and photochemistry
  • VOC properties
  • National emissions and the regulatory approach
  • Source measurement of VOCs
  • Surface coating processes
  • Graphic arts processes
  • Petroleum refining and product storage and distribution
  • Liquid asphalt
  • Degreasing processes
  • Dry cleaning processes
  • VOC control methods

Course Delivery: This is a virtual, instructor-led 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.  


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LADCO Training Coordinator: Zac Adelman (

 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.