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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.

Read our November 2017 EMAP Newsletter.



Volkswagen Mitigation Funds Application Process Expected to Launch Spring 2018

Tuesday February 13th 2018
Pennsylvania small businesses may soon be able to benefit from Volkswagen settlement funds which will be available as rebates and grants for eligible projects.  DEP hopes to have the application process up and running this spring.  Pennsylvania is...
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Funds for Solar Energy

Thursday November 30th 2017
Pennsylvania's Solar Energy Program (SEP) guidelines have been updated to include grants in addition to loans.  The program is open and accepting applications, offering almost $30 million in funding to promote the use of solar energy in...
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2017 SBIR Grant Funding

Thursday August 3rd 2017
Close to 100 small businesses joined us on July 27th at Villanova University to learn about EPA, DOE and USDA SBIR Funding Opportunities and to meet one-on-one with agency representatives. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is...
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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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Regulatory Updates

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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Proposed Changes to Safe Drinking Water Program

Wednesday August 2nd 2017
DEP is proposing updates to the Safe Drinking Water regulations and fees in a proposed rulemaking: Safe Drinking Water General Update and Fees (25 Pa. Code, Chapter 109).  The purpose of the proposed rulemaking package is to amend the Department’s...
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