ERM and Bracewell Webinar series: Clean Air Act Policy Changes

With so much happening at the US EPA all at once, ERM and Bracewell believe it will help the regulated community to have a forum for concise updates to aid in understanding and managing the business impacts and opportunities that these clean air reforms create.

January 17th webinar: Making the most of the latest improvements

Join ERM and Bracewell for the next edition of our webinar series on Clean Air Act policy changes focusing on the business impacts of recent clean air policy memos, guidance, and other regulatory activity from USEPA.

As USEPA promised, Clean Air Act regulatory and policy changes are happening. Since December of 2017, we have seen a dozen or more significant changes to air quality policies and regulations. Some of these actions merely point to changes to come, while others are immediately effective, and there are more coming in the near future.

With all of these significant changes taking place in such a short time frame, it is unclear to many companies how best to take advantage of the opportunities presented and where potential pitfalls lie. Our webinar series is intended to help attendees to leverage the entire collection of policy changes to shorten the air permitting cycle, reduce compliance costs/risks, and reduce capital project risks.

The January 17th webinar will include insights, recommendations, and real world examples around the following key topics:

  • Oct. 18th Common Control clarification
  • Nov. 15th Project Aggregation final rule
  • Latest insights on ACE 1-hr NSR test
  • Revised Policy on Exclusions from “Ambient Air”
  • Summary of court proceedings to date

Webinar Speakers

Jeff Holmstead, former assistant administrator of the USEPA for Air and Radiation, is one of the nation’s leading climate change lawyers as recognized by Chambers USA (2008-2016) and heads the environmental strategies group (ESG) at Bracewell, a leading law and government relations firm primarily serving the energy, finance and technology industries throughout the world. 

Toby Hanna leads ERM's Air Quality business in North America. He has over 27 years of experience in air quality consulting and engineering which includes: climate change policy, strategy and inventories, air permitting, compliance consulting and agency negotiations.


Ken Weiss, the founding Partner and a Global Leader of ERM's Air Quality business, has been a practicing permit engineer for more than 40 years. A substantial part of his effort has been focused on assisting many utilities and refineries respond to Clean Air Act initiatives driven by both the USEPA and USDOJ.

Dave Jordan is a Partner at ERM and has over 40 years of experience working with a wide range of issues pertaining to the Clean Air Act. His work experience includes 17 years of work with the Indianapolis Air Pollution Control Division, including seven years as Administrator of the Division.

Both Ken Weiss and Dave Jordan are primary authors of the new and widely successful New Source Review Manual  published by the Air and Waste Management Association, considered the go-to permitting resource by many state and local permitting authorities.

Register for the webinar

To register for ERM's webinar on Clean Air Act Policy Changes, please follow the link below.

ERM Contact

These webinars are complimentary. Once you have registered, you will receive an email with joining instructions

Please contact Jordan Snyder at [email protected] with any questions in regards to this webinar.

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Past webinars

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