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One-Time Compliance Reports Due for Dental Offices

Friday August 7th 2020
In 2017, an EPA rulemaking went into effect to help reduce mercury discharges from dental offices into publicly owned treatment works (POTWs).  Entitled "Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category" this rulemaking requires...
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Revised Sulfur Limits for Commercial Fuel Oil

Wednesday July 29th 2020
On July 25, 2020, the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB) final-form rulemaking notice was published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin for the revision of the maximum allowable sulfur content limit for No. 2 and lighter commercial fuel oil...
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2020 DEP Small Business Advantage Grant

Friday July 24th 2020
The Pennsylvania DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant program is now open and accepting applications.    The Small Business Advantage Grant (SBAG) is a grant program providing 50 percent matching grants, up to a maximum of $7,000, to enable a...
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EPA to add n-propyl bromide (nPB) to hazardous air pollutants list.

Friday July 17th 2020
Under the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to evaluate and control emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs).  The original list of HAPs included 189 pollutants which was later modified through various...
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DEP announces new online permit application tool.

Tuesday June 30th 2020
Pennsylvania DEP announced a new electronic permit application tool, OnBase-DEP Upload Form, that will now allow small businesses to submit their permit applications online. The tool should allow for faster processing time and are strongly being...
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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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