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The 2019 Hazardous Waste Biennial Report due March 1, 2020

Tuesday February 4th 2020
Pennsylvania small businesses who generate hazardous waste may need to file a Hazardous Waste Biennial Report for calendar year 2019.  These reports are due on March 1, 2020 and should be submitted to Pennsylvania DEP.  Reports will be accepted both...
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2020 Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendars available

Wednesday December 18th 2019
Pennsylvania dry cleaners can now request copies of the 2020 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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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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2020 Phase-Out Deadline Quickly Approaching for Residential Perc Dry Cleaning Facilities Phase Out

Monday November 4th 2019
In July, 2006, US EPA issued standards (40 CFR 63.322) that included the phase-out of perchloroethylene (also know as "perc", "PCE", or "Tetrachloroethylene") dry-cleaning solvent machines located in residential buildings by December 21, 2020....
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2019-2020 Agricultural Plan Reimbursement Program

Friday August 16th 2019
Pennsylvania farmers located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed can apply for money for reimbursement of costs to develop plans for manure management, nutrient management, or erosion and sediment control.   Over $1 Million is available for...
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DEP Hazardous Waste Mailing List

Tuesday April 2nd 2019
Are you confused by any changes that may affect Pennsylvania DEP's Hazardous Waste Program?  If so, you can signup to a new email distribution list to periodically learn of any news or announcements concerning the hazardous waste program.  The...
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EPA seeks comment on National Compliance Initiatives

Thursday March 7th 2019
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on its National Compliance Initiatives (NCI) for fiscal year 2020-2023. The general public is invited to comment but will need to do so by March 11, 2019.  EPA is looking to increase the...
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Reminder that Regulatory Reports due March 1st 2019

Wednesday February 6th 2019
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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