Air Quality Training

The United States has been blessed with many natural resources. These resources, such as our clean air and water, need our protection to prevent them from degradation. In Kansas, these natural resources are protected, in part, by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), whose mission statement is “To Protect and Improve the Health and Environment of All Kansans.”

Air operating permits, inspections and emission reporting are critical components of the Clean Air Act. If your facility has an air operating permit, it could be subject to inspections by federal and state employees, as well as reporting your annual air emissions. In the state of Kansas, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment Bureau of Air has regulatory authority over the air program, and inspections are conducted by either KDHE personnel or contractors.

The purpose of these training resources is to give you an introduction to the KDHE air permitting and compliance program, and help you understand what you can do to prepare for an inspection, how to use required reporting systems and maintain compliance.

State and Local Emission Inventory System (SLEIS) Webinar - Feb. 20, 2020

The purpose of this webinar is to assist new users of SLEIS. 

Air Permitting and Compliance Training - Feb. 16, 2017 - click the agenda topics to view the slides; videos for each section are also posted.

8:00 am


8:30 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks (click here for the video)

Nancy Larson, KSU SBEAP

Javier Ahumada, KDHE BOA

8:50 am

Introduction to Air Quality Regulations –Why are we here? (SBEAP) (click here for the video)

  • NSPS
  • Kansas Administrative Regulations

Panel Discussion w/ slides:

Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) & KDHE Bureau of Air (BOA)

9:30 am

So you want to build/expand your facility/process? (SBEAP) (video)

  • Potential to Emit (PTE) calculations

10:15 am


10:40 am

Construction Permitting (KDHE) (video)

  • Permits, approvals, responses…oh my!
  • Complete applications please
  • Parts of a construction document

11:45 am

Break for Lunch


1:15 pm

So you have a construction permit, now what? (video)

Panel Discussion w/ slides:


2:15 pm

Beyond the construction permit (KDHE) (video)

3:10 pm


3:30 pm

Enforcement (video)

4:00 pm

Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Nancy Larson, KSU SBEAP

Javier Ahumada, KDHE BOA


Kansas Air Quality Permits - 2015 videos and factsheets


Air Permit Overview

Air Permit KDHE Site Inspection

Air Permit Tips

Top Ten KDHE Air Permit Violations


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