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EMAP is a specialized consulting service of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers.  We provide free and confidential environmental compliance assistance to small businesses in Pennsylvania. 

Our EMAP environmental consultants will help you understand how to comply with regulatory requirements and assist with the preparation of plans and permit applications for start-up and existing businesses.

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Occupational and Environmental Regulatory Workshops

Thursday January 24th 2019
Small businesses are often confused with the multitude of regulations that may affect their everday operations.  Here in Pennsylvania, many small businesses are required to meet regulations that are enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health...
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2018 DEP Small Business Advantage Grant Still Open

Tuesday November 6th 2018
The Pennsylvania DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant program is still open and accepting applications on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Small Business Advantage Grant (SBAG) is a grant program providing 50 percent matching grants, up to a...
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PA Clean Diesel Grant Program Opens May 19th

Friday May 18th 2018
DEP is accepting grant applications to replace, repower, or retrofit fleet diesel-powered trucks, buses and other vehicles and equipment under the Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant program. A portion of the funds available for the grants will be...
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VW Settlement: Grants & Rebates Available in 2018

Monday May 14th 2018
Governor Wolf announced a new grant and rebate programs to improve air quality in Pennsylvania funded by the $118 million settlement with Volkswagen Group of America, Pennsylvania’s share of the settlement for allegations of cheating on U.S....
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Pik Rite Recognized by Wolf Administration

Thursday March 29th 2018
Lewisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today celebrated the environmental accomplishments of Pik Rite, Inc., a nationally acclaimed leader and innovator in improving energy efficiency in the manufacturing sector and a recipient of DEP’s Small...
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Regulatory Updates

2019 Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendar

Wednesday January 16th 2019
The 2019 Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendars are now available for Pennsylvania dry cleaners.  These calendars contain recordkeeping forms and checklists that are needed for dry cleaners to comply with state and federal regulations. Once filled out...
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Pennsylvania Diesel Idling Restrictions - Act 124 0f 2008

Tuesday November 6th 2018
The Diesel-Powered Motor Vehicle Idling Act (Act 124 of 2008) seeks to reduce unnecessary idling of the main propulsion engine in diesel-powered motor vehicles, including trucks and buses, by imposing time limits and sign requirements.  Small...
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New Regulations for Industrial Cleaning Operations

Tuesday February 13th 2018
New regulations intended to control VOC emissions from industrial cleaning operations could potentially impact many small businesses not already regulated elsewhere. The anticipated compliance date is September 1, 2018. The Pennsylvania...
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Comments Due 1/16/18 for General Permit for Discharges from Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production Facilities

Wednesday January 3rd 2018
  The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the December 16 PA Bulletin of a proposed PAG-11 NPDES General Permit for Discharges from Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production Facilities (3800-PM-BCW0006d).  Comments are due...
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New Draft General Permits for Oil and Gas

Thursday November 30th 2017
DEP released new and updated general permits for well sites, midstream processing and transmission of natural gas. The two draft final general permits address methane emissions and other air pollutants from unconventional well sites and from...
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