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News

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...
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Gate 7 selected for National Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award

Tuesday September 1st 2020
The National Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAP) have recognized Gate 7 LLC as a 2020 recipient of the Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award. As a small manufacturer of custom-made labels and decals based out of...
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2020 DEP Small Business Advantage Grant

Friday July 24th 2020
The Pennsylvania DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant program is now open and accepting applications.    The Small Business Advantage Grant (SBAG) is a grant program providing 50 percent matching grants, up to a maximum of $7,000, to enable a...
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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...
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Pennsylvania Announces New Resource for Manufacturers to Produce COVID-19 Related Supplies

Tuesday April 7th 2020
Pennsylvania is looking for manufacturers in the Commonwealth that are producing COVID-19 related products and supplies or can pivot to produce COVID-19 related supplies.  To do so, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)...
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Information on Coronavirus

Friday May 1st 2020
In order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, EMAP staff will be working remotely at this time.  Please remain assured that EMAP staff will still be available during normal working business hours to assist Pennsylvania small businesses with...
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Regulatory Updates

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...
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One-Time Compliance Reports Due for Dental Offices

Friday August 7th 2020
In 2017, an EPA rulemaking went into effect to help reduce mercury discharges from dental offices into publicly owned treatment works (POTWs).  Entitled "Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category" this rulemaking requires...
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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...
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EPA to add n-propyl bromide (nPB) to hazardous air pollutants list.

Friday July 17th 2020
Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to evaluate and control emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).  The original list of HAPs included 189 pollutants which was later modified through various...
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Small Business Environmental Compliance during COVID-19

Thursday April 2nd 2020
During the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania small businesses that continue operating during the COVID-19 pandemic are still expected to meet all terms and conditions of their environmental permits including conditions applicable to...
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2020 Phase-Out Deadline Quickly Approaching for Residential Perc Dry Cleaning Facilities Phase Out

Monday November 4th 2019
In July, 2006, US EPA issued standards (40 CFR 63.322) that included the phase-out of perchloroethylene (also know as "perc", "PCE", or "Tetrachloroethylene") dry-cleaning solvent machines located in residential buildings by December 21, 2020....
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