Management of Fugitive Dust
Jan 30 - 31, 2024 /
Course Code: 14-0103-ONL24
This course is held online over 2 days on the following schedule (All times in Eastern Time Zone):
9:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern (Will include the usual breaks)
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 site risk identification and environmental compliance
- Manage fugitive dust issues for a variety of projects
Fugitive dust management is essential to large infrastructure projects, site remediation, mineral extraction and some large industrial projects. The primary tool to manage offsite fugitive dust is typically developing and implementing a dust management and control plan that is usually 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 various dust control projects and applied in a case study format to plan development. While participants are encouraged to bring along their own case study or problem, case scenarios will be provided where this is not possible.
- Particulate Species and Transport Mechanisms
- Sources and Fugitive Emissions Assessment
- Impact Assessment, Uncertainty and Modelling
- Mitigation and Management
- Dust Monitoring
- Preparing a 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 • Contractors, Regulatory Personnel • Municipal Personnel
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time
Please note: You can check other time zones here.
The Basics of Particulate Matter
- TPM, PM10 and PM2.5
- Primary and Secondary particulate
- Relative importance
- Legislative aspects
Mechanisms for Transport
- Science of airborne dust
- Factors that influence dust propagation, wind, moisture, etc
- Infrastructure construction/demolition
- Site Remediation
- Mining and aggregates
- Industrial – metals, cement
- Source silt content measurement, emission factors
- Metal dust and source apportionment
Case Study – Part 1 Sources
- The concept model
- Health and ecological risk assessment
- Dispersion and receptor modelling – problems and pitfalls
- Dust management vs dust control
- Management activities
- Dust suppression
Case Study – Part 2 Impact
- Inspection and monitoring
- Instruments - location and their uses
- Action levels, data management and reporting
Putting it All Together
- The dust management and control plan
Case Study – Part 3 Dust Management and Monitoring
Now mostly retired, Stephen was, until 2017, a Principal Consultant with the Wood Group (formerly Amec Foster Wheeler Environment & Infrastructure) in air quality management. With over 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 has served as a Director of the AWMA Ontario Section, been a member of ISO technical committees, and continues to keep abreast of the latest regulatory implications for emission management.
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Fee & Credits
$1295 + taxes
- 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
- 14 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
- ECAA Annual Professional Development Points
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