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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 http://sfot.ceer.utexas.edu/sfotmoodle/

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Madeleine Boyer Environmental Attorney Beveridge Diamond

Maddie brings 25 years of experience providing strategic and solutions-oriented counseling and representation on a broad range of US and Latin American environmental, health and safety standards.

Her portfolio includes environmental regulatory counseling; audit oversight and support; supply chain and product stewardship advocacy and compliance; and high-stakes enforcement matters. Her domestic caseload currently includes air and waste matters before the US Department of Justice, the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Texas, the US Environmental...