Management of Fugitive Dust
Mar 30 - 31, 2020 /
Course Code: 10-0324-2374
After participating in this course you will be able to do the following:
- Apply your skills in contracting, integrating health and safety, data management and reporting, inspections and investigations, negotiating approvals, and environmental management
- Understand the legislation that directly impacts fugitive dust management
- Identify practical approaches for environmental compliance
- Manage environmental issues for a variety of projects
Fugitive dust management is an essential part of large infrastructure projects, site remediation as well as mineral extraction and some industrial projects. The primary tool to management offsite fugitive dust is typically the development and implementation of a dust management and control plan that is typically submitted to the regulator for approval. This course takes the participant from an understanding of the mechanisms that produce fugitive dust through the assessment of the problem and the development of a suitable dust control plan. This is done using experience gained on a wide variety of dust control projects and applied in a case study format through to plan development.
While participants are encouraged to bring along their own case study or problem, where this is not possible case scenarios will be provided.
- Particulate Species and Transport Mechanisms
- Sources and Fugitive Emissions Assessment
- Impact Assessment and Modelling
- Mitigation and Management
- Dust Monitoring
- The Dust Management and Control Plan
Who Should Attend:
Environmental Managers • Coordinators • Engineers • Scientists • Environmental Departments • Corporate/Project Managers • Directors and Officers • Facility Managers • Plant Superintendents• In-house counsel • Consultants • Regulatory Personnel • Municipal Personnel
8:00 Registration & coffee (1st day only)
8:30 Session begins
There will be one hour lunch break each day in addition to a refreshment & networking break during each morning & afternoon session.
The Basics of Particulate Matter
- TPM, PM10 and PM2.5
- Primary and Secondary particulate
- Relative importance
Mechanisms for Transport
- Science of airborne dust
- Wind, moisture, etc
- Mining and aggregates
- Industrial - cement
- Silt content measurement
- Metal dusts
- The concept model
- Risk assessment
- Dispersion modelling – problems and pitfalls
- Dust management vs dust control
- Management activities
- Dust suppression
- Inspection and monitoring
- Instruments - location and their uses
- Action levels and data management
Putting it All Together
- The dust management and control plan
Now mostly retired, Stephen was until 2017, a Principal Consultant with the Wood Group (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure) in the field of air quality management. With more than 40 years of experience in air quality management, his expertise includes emissions assessment, air monitoring, dispersion modelling, and climate change mitigation/adaptation. Dr. Lamming has worked with municipal, industrial, and resource sector clients across Canada and internationally to assess climate impacts, determine emissions, prepare and execute sampling programs, conduct transport and dispersion modelling, assess community impact, develop abatement and monitoring strategies, and prepare permit documentation. He has also been involved in air quality assessment and management studies (including greenhouse gases) as part of the federal and provincial environmental assessment process in the areas of oil & gas, mining, thermal power, major industry projects and forest products. He is a Director of the AWMA Ontario Section, a member of ISO technical committees, and continues to keep abreast of the latest trends in air quality management and control.
To be announced
Although the venue is not officially confirmed, EPIC courses are generally held at the following location(s):
Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
4440 Gateway Blvd.
Edmonton AB T6H 5C2
Please confirm with EPIC that the venue has been officially confirmed before making any reservations or travel arrangements.
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Fee & Credits
$1495 + taxesFee after February 21, 2020:
$1695 + taxes
- 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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