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FREE Mini-Course: Selecting Representative Monitoring Data

An overview of the process to determine background concentrations and document your selection

This free mini-course provides an overview of the step by step process of identifying and selecting representative monitoring data to develop a pollutant background concentration for a NAAQS compliance demonstration using dispersion modeling. In addition, a template is provided so you can document every choice you make in order to technically justify your selections.

This mini-course was originally presented as a webinar on June 6, 2017.

If you find this course informative and would like more information, you can purchase the follow-on course Selecting Representative Monitoring Data.


Your Instructor


Robert Opiela P.E.
Robert Opiela P.E.

In my 20 year career with the TCEQ, my priority was to give guidance on dispersion modeling, so customers could provide an air quality analysis that the agency could approve. With decreasing agency resources and increasing regulatory demands, review timeframes were becoming extremely important for the agency and its customers. To expedite the review process while increasing the quality, I designed and developed tools to standardize and automate the review of air quality modeling analyses. The result was a more comprehensive and efficient process for agency staff and expeditious reviews for the regulated community.

From what I learned as a regulator, I wanted to provide the same level of automation for those compiling air quality analyses to submit to the TCEQ. Since I designed the system, I know the specifications and content necessary to take advantage of TCEQ’s system to quickly review and approve your analysis.


Course Curriculum


  Selecting Representative Monitoring Data Overview
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When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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