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1-BP Added to Hazardous Air Pollutants List

Wednesday January 5th 2022
EPA has now added 1-BP to the Clean Air Act List of Hazardous Air Pollutants.  EPA Administrator Michael Regan signed the final rule on December 22, 2021 and this action was published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2022. The effective date of...
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Resources for Industrial Hemp Operations

Friday December 6th 2019
EMAP has now created an environmental resource page for industrial hemp operations located in Pennsylvania.  Because hemp plants emit a type of VOC that often projects a stong odor, there are important environmental air quaility issues to consider...
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New Fact Sheet for Petroleum Dry Cleaners

Friday November 14th 2014
If you use petroleum-based solvents for your dry cleaning operation in Pennsylvania you may be required to obtain an operating permit from DEP. If your dry cleaning equipment was installed or modified after December 14, 1982 and you have a total...
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Proposed Regulations for Metal & Plastic Parts Surface Coating Processes

Friday February 28th 2014
Pennsylvania DEP is proposing new regulations intended to control VOC emissions from miscellaneous metal parts surface coating processes, miscellaneous plastic parts surface coating processes and pleasure craft surface coatings. The...
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Proposed Regulations for Industrial Cleaning Solvents

Thursday February 27th 2014
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is proposing 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...
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EMAP launches special initiative to help drycleaners with compliance issues

Monday November 16th 2009
EMAP Recognizes Need for Additional Help with the Drycleaner Community In yet another example of how our services are helping businesses across Pennsylvania, EMAP has been working closely with a particular group of businesspeople,...
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Mercury-Free Thermostat Act now in effect

Monday June 1st 2009
The Mercury-Free Thermostat Act (Act No. 97 and House Bill 44) was signed into law on October 9, 2008, setting goals for collection, recycling, and phasing out of mercury thermostats. Highlights of the legislation that may affect small...
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