• DEP Small Business Advantage Grant

    Funding opportunity for Pennsylvania small businesses.

    Learn More
  • 2021 Environmental Webinars

    Registration open now!

    Details here
  • Environmental Justice Public Participation Policy

    Important for Permit Applicants
  • Industry Sector Resources

    Environmental resources & information for your small business industry type

    More Information
Next Previous
By calling our confidential hotline you can speak to a consultant about your environmental compliance questions. 

(877) ASK-EMAP

Request Assistance 

EMAP is a specialized consulting service of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). 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.

Learn More

News

2021 DEP Small Business Advantage Grant

Friday July 23rd 2021
The Pennsylvania DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant program is now open and accepting applications. This is an excellent way for Pennsylvania small businesses to reduce their environmental impact while reducing operating costs and become more...
Read More

Environmental Webinars in 2021

Thursday March 4th 2021
Do you want to learn more about environmental requirements, resources, and other opportunities for your Pennsylvania small business?  Are you looking to more effectively manage your business to comply with state, federal, and local environmental...
Read More

New Funding Available for Cleaner Vehicles in Pennsylvania

Thursday October 29th 2020
Four funding programs are open now to help support small businesses in transitioning from older diesel vehicles to cleaner fuel vehicles.  This funding is available through the Driving PA Forward program in which Pennsylvania received funding as...
Read More

Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board Approves Proposed Climate Change Regulation

Wednesday September 16th 2020
Yesterday, the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) voted to move forward a proposed rulemaking for a carbon dioxide budget trading program to address issues of climate change from electricity generating power plants located in Pennsylvania.  Through...
Read More

DEP announces new online permit application tool.

Tuesday June 30th 2020
Pennsylvania DEP announced a new electronic permit application tool, OnBase-DEP Upload Form, that will now allow small businesses to submit their permit applications online. The tool should allow for faster processing time and are strongly being...
Read More

Regulatory Updates

DEP Enhanced Public Participation Policy

Tuesday August 3rd 2021
Pennsylvania DEP recently developed the Environmental Justice Enhanced Public Participation Policy.  This policy was created to ensure that environmental justice communities have the opportunity to participate and be involved in a meaningful manner...
Read More

New and Increased Fees for Pennsylvania Air Quality Applications

Wednesday January 13th 2021
Effective Saturday, January 16, 2021 as a result of a three-year regulatory process, all Pennsylvania DEP air quality applications, permits, Request for Determinations (RFDs), and initial Asbestos Notifications will be subject to new and/or...
Read More

2021 Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendars available

Tuesday December 8th 2020
Pennsylvania dry cleaners can now request copies of the 2021 Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendar.  These calendars are an important small business environmental compliance tool to help fulfill recordkeeping requirements per state and federal regulations...
Read More

Updated General Information Form Now Available for DEP Permit Applications

Monday August 31st 2020
Pennsylvania DEP has updated its General Information Form (GIF) which is a form used to facilitate coordination between different types of permit or authorization applications for the same project.  The updated GIF form can be accessed in DEP's...
Read More

Revised Sulfur Limits for Commercial Fuel Oil

Wednesday July 29th 2020
On July 25, 2020, the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB) final-form rulemaking notice was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin for the revision of the maximum allowable sulfur content limit for No. 2 and lighter commercial fuel oil...
Read More