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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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Information on Coronavirus

Monday March 16th 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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Environmental Health & Safety Workshops now offered in 2020

Wednesday January 29th 2020
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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2020 Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendars available

Wednesday December 18th 2019
Pennsylvania dry cleaners can now request copies of the 2020 Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendar.  These calendars are an important small business environmental compliance tool to help fulfill recordkeeping requirements per state and federal regulations...
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Resources for Industrial Hemp Operations

Friday December 6th 2019
EMAP has now created an environmental resource page for industrial hemp operations located in Pennsylvania.  Because hemp plants emit a type of VOC that often projects a stong odor, there are important environmental air quaility issues to consider...
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Environmental Regulatory Compliance for Small Manufacturers

Monday July 1st 2019
Environmental regulatory compliance is a concern for many small businesses. Whether you are an existing business, or just getting started, it is very important to determine what regulations apply and how to stay in compliance with local, state, and...
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Regulatory Updates

The 2019 Hazardous Waste Biennial Report due March 1, 2020

Tuesday February 4th 2020
Pennsylvania small businesses who generate hazardous waste may need to file a Hazardous Waste Biennial Report for calendar year 2019.  These reports are due on March 1, 2020 and should be submitted to Pennsylvania DEP.  Reports will be accepted both...
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EPA Seeks Small Business Information on Ethylene Oxide

Wednesday January 22nd 2020
EPA is currently taking a two-prong approach to address Ethylene Oxide emission standards.  Ethylene oxide is one of 187 Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAPS) that is regulated under the Clean Air Act and is widely used in industry to make other...
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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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Proposed Rulemaking: Lower Sulfur Content in Fuel Oil

Tuesday July 30th 2019
A proposal has been put forth to lower the sulfur content for No. 2 and lighter commercial fuel oil from the current limit of 500 parts per million (ppm) of sulfur to 15 ppm.  This fuel type is generally sold for and used in residential and...
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New Proposed Fees for Air Quality Permit Applications

Friday April 12th 2019
The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB) has issued a new proposed rulemaking which will affect existing air quality plan approval and operating permit fee schedules. The increased fees and new fee structure will be used to address overall...
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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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