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Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Releases Additional Final Draft Modules for Flare Training

TCEQ, together with the University of Texas, has unveiled the fourth and fifth training modules for flare operations.  According to the TCEQ website, the objective of the training is "to enhance plant personnel understanding of industrial flare operation and provide practical information about variables affecting flare performance, with the aim to maximize flare destruction and removal efficiency (DRE) of dual-purpose assisted flares consistent with state and federal rules using existing on-site resources."  The training consists of five modules and an assessment, as follows:

  • Module 1 - Introduction

  • Module 2 - History of Flares, Applicable Regulatory Codes and Flare Types 

  • Module 3 - Approaches to Monitoring Flare Emission Performance 

  • Module 4 - Flare Performance Parameters Investigated in Recent Industrial Flare Studies 

  • Module 5 - Factors that Impact Flare Performance 

The training Modules are available at

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Madeleine Boyer Kadas, Environmental Lawyer, Beveridge & Diamond Law Firm

Maddie Kadas brings over twenty years of experience advising multinational corporations on U.S. and international environmental matters. She founded the Firm’s Austin, TX office and served as its first Managing Shareholder.

Maddie represents clients on a variety of regulatory and enforcement matters under U.S. and Texas environmental laws, with a focus on air and waste issues affecting the chemical manufacturing and petroleum refining sectors. Fluent in Spanish, Maddie assists industrial sector clients on the full range of environmental, health...