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Environmental Management Assistance Program

Helping Pennsylvania Small Businesses with their Environmental Concerns

EMAP provides free, confidential assistance to small businesses across the state of Pennsylvania. Our environmental specialists can provide one-on-one consulting.

We Have a Long and Successful History

Whether you’re looking to improve your compliance with local and federal regulations, or to increase the efficiency of your small business by reducing energy or cutting pollution, ultimately the result should be a better impact on the environment and a ‘greener’ bottom line for you.

Every small business has many opportunities to improve their operations to reduce carbon emissions, reduce pollution, eliminate costly waste, and produce an enhanced product or service. EMAP has created a Building Block approach to incorporate a holistic approach to greening your business, from energy savings to compliance issues to purchasing and recycling.

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Milestones & Awards
  • Environmental Management Assistance Program launched

  • Environmental Management Assistance Program statewide staffing and presence expanded with significant investment by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

  • Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

  • Partnership finalized between Pennsylvania SBDC and Pennsylvania DEP to expand EMAP services as the premiere provider of small business environmental assistance in Pennsylvania

  • Launched PA Material Trader, a free online waste exchange for businesses in Pennsylvania

  • US EPA Energy Star Small Business Special Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency

  • Pennsylvania State Star Award, Association of Small Business Development Centers

  • Launched PA Manure Trader, a waste exchange for farmers.

  • Launched PA Biomass Trader, a waste exchange for biomass products.

  • Pennsylvania was awarded EPA’s Small Business Environmental Assistance Program Award by the National Steering Committee

  • Awarded the EPA Administrator’s Award for Outstanding Accomplishments by a State Small Business Environmental Assistance Provider in Providing Technical Environmental Assistance to the Small Business Community

  • Pennsylvania SBDC Targeted Service Award

  • Small Business Environmental Assistance Excellence Award by the National SBEAPs

Jeremy Hancher is the EMAP Program Manager located at the Widener University SBDC.  He holds over 15 years of experience in environmental compliance, environmental policy, and program management.  He is proud to be the team lead of the award-winning EMAP program which provides free and confidential environmental assistance to the Pennsylvania small business community in fulfillment of the requirements of the Pennsylvania Air Pollution Control Act and Section 507 of the federal Clean Air Act.
In 2015, Jeremy was part of the team effort when EMAP was recognized by US EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for Outstanding Accomplishments by a State Small Business Environmental Assistance Provider in Providing Technical Environmental Assistance to the Small Business Community. Jeremy holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and a certificate from the Wharton School.