Productivity Hacks in Dispersion Modeling
Your guide to efficiently preparing an air quality analysis with a quicker regulatory review
Based on 18 years of reviewing hundreds of air dispersion modeling analyses, some approaches work well and others work better to provide the regulator all the needed information to expeditiously approve an air quality analysis. This course describes a methodology to present all of the required data and documentation to the regulator to substantially accelerate the regulatory review process. The student is provided with step-by-step instruction on the use of templates, work flows, and automation tools to assist in preparing a consistent high quality product in less time with less effort.
The course also offers many helpful hints to increase efficiency in performing dispersion modeling and exchanging data with your client and regulatory agencies.
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.