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Environmental Management Assistance Program

EPA’s Final Rule for Oil and Natural Gas Operations: Webinar Training for Small Business & Industry

On December 2, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule that will sharply reduce methane and other harmful air pollutants from the oil and natural gas industry, including from hundreds of thousands of existing sources nationwide. EPA is hosting several webinars on different aspects of the final rule.

All webinars are free and open to the public; however, they will be focused providing information for specific audiences including communities/environmental justice stakeholders, Tribes, and small businesses. These events will be held using Zoom, and a toll-free call-in number will be available.

To learn more about this rule and the training, please visit this link:

Overview Training Webinars – February 27-29, 2024

These webinars will provide overviews of the final rule. Note: all times are listed in Eastern time. Please adjust for your time zone as needed. Registration is required.:
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024: 2:30 to 5 p.m. for small business and industryRegister here 
  • Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024: 2:30 to 5 p.m. for Tribes and Tribal environmental professionals. Register here
  • Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024: 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. for communities. Register here

Sustaining Your Business: Craft Breweries

Jeremy Hancher from EMAP and Cheri Chastain, Sustainability Manager from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, provide tips and best practices in the recorded webinar, Sustaining Your Business:Craft Breweries. The webinar covers ways to increase the efficiency of solid waste, water & wastewater, and energy usage, how to setup a bench-marking system to measure environmental performance and reach realistic targets, and resources available to both breweries in planning and recently established small businesses.
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.