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EPA 2017-18 SBIR Solicitation Opens Soon

Thursday September 28th 2017
  EPA’s 2017-18 SBIR solicitation is scheduled to open in mid-October.  Given EPA’s modest budget, they ask that only proposals that are responsive to the following topics be submitted.  The official solicitation will include a more thorough...
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2017 SBIR Grant Funding

Thursday August 3rd 2017
Close to 100 small businesses joined us on July 27th at Villanova University to learn about EPA, DOE and USDA SBIR Funding Opportunities and to meet one-on-one with agency representatives. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is...
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Proposed Industrial Cleaning Solvent Regulations

Thursday August 3rd 2017
The proposed rulemaking for the control of VOC emissions from industrial cleaning solvents is open in DEP’s eComments until August 21st. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has proposed new regulations based on the EPA...
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Volkswagen Mitigation Funds

Wednesday August 2nd 2017
In anticipation of becoming certified as a Beneficiary, DEP has developed a draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan that provides Pennsylvania's high-level vision for the use of the mitigation fund money and information about specific project types...
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Proposed Changes to Safe Drinking Water Program

Wednesday August 2nd 2017
DEP is proposing updates to the Safe Drinking Water regulations and fees in a proposed rulemaking: Safe Drinking Water General Update and Fees (25 Pa. Code, Chapter 109).  The purpose of the proposed rulemaking package is to amend the Department’s...
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DEP Advantage Grant Opened July 25th

Monday July 31st 2017
The Small Business Advantage Grant provides 50% matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500 ($7,000 for lighting-only upgrades), to enable Pennsylvania small businesses to purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment or adopt waste...
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Hazardous Waste Management

Friday June 16th 2017
EPA's Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule is now in effect as of May 30, 2017.  Check out EPA's fact sheet to see how hazardous waste can now be managed to provide greater flexibility for today's business operations. 
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Public Comment on Volkswagen Litigation

Friday June 16th 2017
In anticipation of becoming certified as a Beneficiary, DEP has developed a draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan that provides Pennsylvania's high-level vision for the use of the mitigation fund money and information about specific project types...
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DEP Small Business Ombudsman

Thursday June 15th 2017
Ed Boito is the new Small Business Ombudsman for DEP.  Ed started in early April, and will oversee the Small business Advantage Grant, as well as the Pollution Prevention Assistance Account low-interest loan program.  The Small Business Ombudsman...
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Pik Rite Receives 2017 SBEAP National Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award

Tuesday June 13th 2017
The National Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAP) have recognized Pik Rite, Inc. as the 2017 winner of its Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award. The company, based in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania was chosen by the SBEAP’s...
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