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Environmental Webinars in 2021

Thursday March 4th 2021
Do you want to learn more about environmental requirements, resources, and other opportunities for your Pennsylvania small business?  Are you looking to more effectively manage your business to comply with state, federal, and local environmental...
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Environmental Reports due March 1st 2021

Monday January 25th 2021
March 1st is an important deadline for some small businesses that may be subject to Air Quality Emissions Inventory or Residual Waste Biennial Reporting.  The Annual Emission Statement (AES) report is required by the Pennsylvania DEP Bureau of Air...
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New and Increased Fees for Pennsylvania Air Quality Applications

Wednesday January 13th 2021
Effective Saturday, January 16, 2021 as a result of a three-year regulatory process, all Pennsylvania DEP air quality applications, permits, Request for Determinations (RFDs), and initial Asbestos Notifications will be subject to new and/or...
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EPA Webinar on Effectiveness of Medical and Cloth Masks for COVID-19 Protection

Tuesday January 12th 2021
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is offering a free webinar on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 entitled "Effectiveness of Medical and Cloth Masks for COVID-19 Protection".  Due to little or no public information on the performance and...
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2021 Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendars available

Tuesday December 8th 2020
Pennsylvania dry cleaners can now request copies of the 2021 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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New Funding Available for Cleaner Vehicles in Pennsylvania

Thursday October 29th 2020
Four funding programs are open now to help support small businesses in transitioning from older diesel vehicles to cleaner fuel vehicles.  This funding is available through the Driving PA Forward program in which Pennsylvania received funding as...
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Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board Approves Proposed Climate Change Regulation

Wednesday September 16th 2020
Yesterday, the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) voted to move forward a proposed rulemaking for a carbon dioxide budget trading program to address issues of climate change from electricity generating power plants located in Pennsylvania.  Through...
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Gate 7 selected for National Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award

Tuesday September 1st 2020
The National Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAP) have recognized Gate 7 LLC as a 2020 recipient of the Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award. As a small manufacturer of custom-made labels and decals based out of...
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Updated General Information Form Now Available for DEP Permit Applications

Monday August 31st 2020
Pennsylvania DEP has updated its General Information Form (GIF) which is a form used to facilitate coordination between different types of permit or authorization applications for the same project.  The updated GIF form can be accessed in DEP's...
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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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