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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,...
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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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Comment Period Open for Oil & Gas Regulations

Friday January 17th 2014
Pennsylvania’s Environmental Quality Board (EQB) proposed new regulations regarding surface activities related to oil and gas well development. These proposed regulations will set new requirements related to oil and gas operations to...
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Switch to Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifests

Friday January 17th 2014
EPA Issues Final Rule in Implementing Hazardous Waste e-Manifest Act In the coming years, all business that transport hazardous waste may be required to use an electronic system instead of the current paper-based system to report...
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