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Information on Coronavirus

Friday May 1st 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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Delco Strong Small Business Support Grant Program

Tuesday April 28th 2020
Small businesses located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania will be able to submit a grant application for financial relief due to business disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown. The Delco Strong Small Business Support Grant Program...
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Lancaster City Small Business Emergency Fund

Monday April 27th 2020
The Emergency Fund is a new fund composed of both grants and loans to provide emergency relief to small businesses struggling under the financial impact of COVID-19.  The fund will be launched on April 29th and is designed to help small businesses...
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Pennsylvania Announces New Resource for Manufacturers to Produce COVID-19 Related Supplies

Tuesday April 7th 2020
Pennsylvania is looking for manufacturers in the Commonwealth that are producing COVID-19 related products and supplies or can pivot to produce COVID-19 related supplies.  To do so, the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)...
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Respiratory Guidance during N95 Mask Shortage

Monday April 6th 2020
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued new guidance for respiratory protection during a shortage of N95 masks due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  During the shortage, the federal government is advising employers to consider using respirators and filters...
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Small Business Environmental Compliance during COVID-19

Thursday April 2nd 2020
During the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania small businesses that continue operating during the COVID-19 pandemic are still expected to meet all terms and conditions of their environmental permits including conditions applicable to...
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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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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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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 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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