EMAP strives to keep our clients up-to-date with relevant topics in the world of environmental considerations for small businesses. Find news about new legislation, new funding opportunities, or success stories to inform and inspire your business.
To browse our news stories you can sort by category, popular tag, or simply by date. Feel free to subscribe to our RSS feed for ongoing updates.
In June 2016 EPA published a new guide, Solvents in the Workplace: How to Determine if they Are Hazardous Waste. The purpose of the guide is to make people who use and discard solvents aware of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)...Read More
The 2016 SBIR Phase I Solicitation is now open until Oct. 20, 2016. EPA is one of 11 federal agencies that participate in the SBIR Program established by the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982. EPA issues annual solicitations for...Read More
DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant program is open and accepting application on a first-come, first-served basis. The Small Business Advantage Grant (SBAG) is a grant program providing 50 percent matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500.00, to...Read More
On June 21, 2016, the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB) approved regulations intended to control VOC emissions from metal and plastic parts surface coating processes and pleasure craft surface coatings. The regulations are expected to...Read More
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has proposed 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...Read More
As of May 4, 2016, back-up engines continuing to operate under emergency demand response will be considered non-emergency engines and must meet the regulatory requirements including numerical emission limits, or work practice standards,...Read More
On July 1, 2016, revised sulfur limits for commercial fuel oils used by combustion units will go into effect statewide replacing existing area-specific sulfur content limits. Any small business retailers or distributors of commercial fuel oil...Read More
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)’s Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) was awarded the Fiscal Year 2015 U.S. EPA Administrator's Award for Outstanding Accomplishments by a Small Business Trade or State Small...Read More
Small businesses now have an easier way to access help and information related to environmental regulatory compliance issues. The Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAPs) recently launched a new website, www.nationalsbeap.org...Read More
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)’s Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) has hired a new consultant to serve business owners in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Lee Ann Briggs joins EMAP as an environmental...Read More