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DEQ Online Learning Curriculum

e-learning logo for the DEQ The online learning sessions provided via this page were developed and produced by the Department of Environmental Quality, unless otherwise noted.  Click on the link shown to view any of the sessions.

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Michigan Dam Owners Workshop (recorded 4/28/09)

Introduction to Hazardous Waste Regulations Webinars 

Vapor Intrusive Sampling Training Video


Auto Body Shops (August 2010)
Auto body shops that spray apply coatings on motor vehicles are likely subject to the requirements found in the NESHAP for Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources (Rule). This tutorial provides and overview of this new regulation and includes discussion about who is subject, what the requirements are, and when you must comply. Contact information and resources are also provided. (17 min)

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Gasoline Dispensing Facilities (February 2012)
If your facility dispenses gasoline, then you will want to watch this 20 minute video that summarizes the new National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities.  It is a federal air rule that will be enforced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Michigan Air Emissions Reporting System (MAERS) (January 2010)
Facilities subject to MAERS can view these tutorials to learn more about how to register for MAERS and complete a MAERS report using the new web-based system.

Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations (October, 2009)
If your facility coats metal and/or plastic parts with hand held spray paint guns, then you will want to watch this 20 minute video that summarizes the new National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Painting Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations.  It is a federal air rule that will be enforced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Do I Need an Air Permit? 5 Part Series (December 2008)
These five sessions will take you through the basics of determining whether or not a Permit to Install is required for the processes at your facility.

1   Introduction to Michigan Air Permitting 
2   Do I Need an Air Permit when RELOCATING a source of emissions? 
3   Do I Need an Air Permit when RECONSTRUCTING a source of emissions? 
4   Do I Need an Air Permit when MODIFYING a source of emissions? 
5   Conducting a Permit Survey and Resources 

Renewable Operating Permit (ROP) Renewal Application Tutorial (May 2011)
This tutorial is designed to help you complete and submit an ROP renewal application using the Air Quality Division's NEW ROP Renewal Application. Step by step guidance on the renewal process is provided as well as an explanation of how to use the new ROP Renewal Application form. (30 min)


Introduction to the Industrial Storm Water Program (March 2009)
This session provides an overview of the DEQ's Storm Water Program including how you determine if your facility needs a storm water permit.(Approx 10 minutes)

Certified Storm Water Operator and Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training (May 2011)
This video describes inspector obligations under Part 91, soil erosion and sedimentation control (implemented by many county and municipal agencies) and construction stormwater inspector obligations.  The video is part of the DEQ training for stormwater operators and soil erosion and sedimentation control inspectors. If you register to take the inspector training, you will view this video and receive additional classroom instruction from a DEQ staff person. Whether you are studying for the inspector training or showing this video to staff to give them general knowledge of soil erosion and stormwater issues in Michigan, this video will provide a good overview of how to evaluate construction sites to ensure compliance with Part 91 and Michigan's Permit-by-Rule.

Storm Water Employee Training (March 2009>
Employee training is a required and essential part of an effective storm water pollution protection program. This session explains the importance of preventing contamination from storm water run off and ways employees can be involved at your facility. This session is designed to meet the permit requirements for employee training. Note that this file is large therefore you may want to download it if you have trouble viewing the session. (Approx 17 minutes)

What to Expect During a DEQ Storm Water Inspection (March 2009)
Do you know what the DEQ will be looking for when conducting a storm water inspection at your facility? This session explains the elements of a typical storm water inspection. (Approx 4 minutes)


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