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Odor Field Enforcement (2 day)

The New Jersey Administrative Code at N.J.A.C. 7:27-5.2(a), referred to as Subchapter 5, provides for the regulation of odor released in the outdoor atmosphere by one or more air contaminants. Participants in this two-day course are instructed in the proper procedures for enforcing Subchapter 5 in practical field situations. Classroom instruction covers the fundamentals of odor perception and measurement, Subchapter 5 investigation procedures, enforcement and penalty procedures, odor control technologies, and legal aspects of Subchapter 5. Classroom exercises are conducted to develop the students' familiarity with odor parameters including intensity, character (quality), frequency, duration, and hedonic tone (relative pleasantness or unpleasantness).

Odor Field Enforcement Refresher (1 day)

PREREQUISITE: Odor Field Enforcement (2 day course).

Participants in this one day course are instructed in the proper procedures for enforcing Subchapter 5 in practical field situations. Classroom instruction covers the fundamentals of odor perception and measurement, Subchapter 5 investigation procedures, enforcement and penalty procedures, and recent Subchapter 5 case studies. Classroom exercises are conducted to reinforce the students' familiarity with odor parameters including intensity, character (quality), frequency, duration, and hedonic tone (relative pleasantness or unpleasantness).

It is recommended that agency personnel take this course once every three years to preserve familiarity with the various aspects of odor field enforcement.