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EMAP Newsletter

Tuesday August 4th 2015
The August 2015 EMAP Newsletter is now available.
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EPA Introduces Safer Choice Labels

Monday August 17th 2015
EPA introduced the Safer Choice label to help consumers and commercial buyers identify and select products with safer chemical ingredients.The EPA Safer Choice label means that every ingredient in the product has been reviewed by EPA scientists....
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TRI Training

Thursday February 19th 2015
Many businesses must complete EPA Form R or Form A - the Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Reporting Forms under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know Act of 1986. Covered facilities must report annually for over 650 EPCRA Section 3...
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Environmental Updates at Small Business Growth Forum

Tuesday February 10th 2015
November 5-7, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Chuck Haney, EMAP Consultant, presented "Why EMAP?" at the Pennsylania SBDC Small Business Growth Forum. Jeremy Hancher, EMAP Consultant, was a panelist.  He provided updates on new environmental regulations...
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New Fact Sheet for Petroleum Dry Cleaners

Friday November 14th 2014
If you use petroleum-based solvents for your dry cleaning operation in Pennsylvania you may be required to obtain an operating permit from DEP. If your dry cleaning equipment was installed or modified after December 14, 1982 and you have a total...
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Regulatory Updates

DSW 2015 Final Rule

Wednesday February 11th 2015
The DSW 2015 Final Rule went into effect in Pennsylvania July 13, 2015. The EPA finalized new safeguards that promote responsible hazardous secondary materials recycling. The 2015 final rule modifies the EPA's 2008 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW...
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New Requirements for Small Businesses with Well Water

Thursday April 30th 2015
As part of the Revised Total Coliform Rule, there are new requirements for public water supplies which will impact small businesses that are served by well water. Starting April 1, 2016, all regulated public water supplies, including transient and...
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Updates to Air Standards for Future Wood Heaters

Tuesday February 10th 2015
  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing standards to limit the amount of pollution that wood heaters, which will be manufactured and sold in the future, can emit. These standards, which were last updated in 1988, reflect...
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New OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

Tuesday December 16th 2014
Beginning January 1, 2015, there will be a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Employers will now be required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in...
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Solvent Contaminated Wipes Rule

Monday June 9th 2014
Effective January 31, 2014, the final solvent wipe rule conditionally excludes wipes contaminated with hazardous solvents from strict requirements. To be excluded, wipes contaminated with solvents must be managed in closed, labeled...
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Proposed Regulations for Metal & Plastic Parts Surface Coating Processes

Friday February 28th 2014
Pennsylvania DEP is proposing new regulations intended to control VOC emissions from miscellaneous metal parts surface coating processes, miscellaneous plastic parts surface coating processes and pleasure craft surface coatings. The...
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