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PA Clean Diesel Grant Program Opens May 19th

Friday May 18th 2018
DEP is accepting grant applications to replace, repower, or retrofit fleet diesel-powered trucks, buses and other vehicles and equipment under the Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant program. A portion of the funds available for the grants will be...
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VW Settlement: Grants & Rebates Available in 2018

Monday May 14th 2018
Governor Wolf announced a new grant and rebate programs to improve air quality in Pennsylvania funded by the $118 million settlement with Volkswagen Group of America, Pennsylvania’s share of the settlement for allegations of cheating on U.S....
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Benton Foundry Recognized by Wolf Administration

Wednesday April 11th 2018
DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell visits the Benton Foundry in Benton, Columbia County, today to celebrate the company’s full-facility energy audit using DEP grant funding, and the implementation of energy efficiency improvements to reduce energy...
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Pik Rite Recognized by Wolf Administration

Thursday March 29th 2018
Lewisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today celebrated the environmental accomplishments of Pik Rite, Inc., a nationally acclaimed leader and innovator in improving energy efficiency in the manufacturing sector and a recipient of DEP’s Small...
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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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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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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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EPA 2017-18 SBIR Open Until December 19th

Thursday September 28th 2017
EPA’s 2017-18 SBIR solicitation is now open and will remain open until December 19th. CLICK HERE for more details on the solication and application process. Given EPA’s modest budget, they ask that only proposals that are responsive to the...
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