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New OSHA Recordkeeping Requirements

Tuesday December 16th 2014
Beginning January 1, 2015, there will be a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Employers will now be required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in...
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New Fact Sheet for Petroleum Dry Cleaners

Friday November 14th 2014
If you use petroleum-based solvents for your dry cleaning operation in Pennsylvania you may be required to obtain an operating permit from DEP. If your dry cleaning equipment was installed or modified after December 14, 1982 and you have a total...
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DEP Opens Small Business Advantage Grant

Tuesday October 7th 2014
Pennsylvania DEP is accepting applications for the Small Business Advantage Grant which opened on October 6, 2014. The Small Business Advantage Grant (SBAG) is a grant program providing 50 percent matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500.00, to...
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EMAP Newsletter

Friday August 1st 2014
Read the August 2014 EMAP Newsletter to stay up to date on information small businesses in Pennsylvania need to know. For more more information on EMAP publications, CLICK HERE.
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New Flexible Packaging Regulations: Compliance Date January 1, 2015

Friday July 25th 2014
From DEP's Fact Sheet: Owners and operators of affected printing presses will be subject to newly adopted requirements in 25 Pa. Code §§ 129.67a and 129.67b, which limits volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from inks, coatings, fountain...
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Solvent Contaminated Wipes Rule

Monday June 9th 2014
Effective January 31, 2014, the final solvent wipe rule conditionally excludes wipes contaminated with hazardous solvents from strict requirements. To be excluded, wipes contaminated with solvents must be managed in closed, labeled...
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Clean Diesel Grants

Wednesday May 14th 2014
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the availability of funding under the FY2013 Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program. The goal of the State Clean Diesel Grant Program is to improve air quality by...
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Proposed Regulations for Metal & Plastic Parts Surface Coating Processes

Friday February 28th 2014
Pennsylvania DEP is proposing new regulations intended to control VOC emissions from miscellaneous metal parts surface coating processes, miscellaneous plastic parts surface coating processes and pleasure craft surface coatings. The...
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Proposed Regulations for Industrial Cleaning Solvents

Thursday February 27th 2014
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is proposing new regulations based on the EPA September 2006 Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) for Industrial Cleaning Solvents. The CTG is intended to cover all industrial cleaning...
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Grants for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Thursday February 27th 2014
The Department of Environmental Protection will open the Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant program on March 1, 2014. An estimated $8 million in grants will be available for the purchase or conversion of natural gas vehicles weighing 26,0...
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