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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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More