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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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News

DEP Small Business Ombudsman

Thursday June 15th 2017
Ed Boito is the new Small Business Ombudsman for DEP.  Ed started in early April, and will oversee the Small business Advantage Grant, as well as the Pollution Prevention Assistance Account low-interest loan program.  The Small Business Ombudsman...
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Pik Rite Receives 2017 SBEAP National Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award

Tuesday June 13th 2017
The National Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAP) have recognized Pik Rite, Inc. as the 2017 winner of its Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award. The company, based in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania was chosen by the SBEAP’s...
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Going Green Workshop

Tuesday September 27th 2016
Lee Ann Briggs, EMAP consultant at the University of Pittsburgh SBDC, was invited to present at the Going Green workshop co-sponsored by the FayPenn Economic Development Council and the St. Vincent SBDC.  Using the EMAP Green Building Blocks...
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New Guide for Using Solvents

Wednesday September 14th 2016
In June 2016 EPA published a new guide, Solvents in the Workplace: How to Determine if they Are Hazardous Waste.  The purpose of the guide is to make people who use and discard solvents aware of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)...
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Regulatory Updates

Hazardous Waste Management

Friday June 16th 2017
EPA's Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule is now in effect as of May 30, 2017.  Check out EPA's fact sheet to see how hazardous waste can now be managed to provide greater flexibility for today's business operations. 
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Public Comment on Volkswagen Litigation

Friday June 16th 2017
In anticipation of becoming certified as a Beneficiary, DEP has developed a draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan that provides Pennsylvania's high-level vision for the use of the mitigation fund money and information about specific project types...
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Final-form Regulations for Metal and Plastic Parts Surface Coatings Published in PA Bulletin

Monday October 24th 2016
The final-form rulemaking notice was published in the October 22, 2016 Pennsylvania Bulletin. The new regulations are effective upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. CLICK HERE to review the regulatory language. The final rulemaking...
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Industrial Cleaning Solvent Regulations

Tuesday May 31st 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has proposed new regulations based on the EPA September 2006 Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) for Industrial Cleaning Solvents. The CTG is intended to cover all industrial cleaning...
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