In Pennsylvania, small businesses often have to report on their environmental impact depending on what type of operation they have. Often times, an environmental permit issued by the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will dictate what needs to be reported and when. Other times, a state or federal standard such as National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) may require an environmental compliance report to be submitted at a specific date if the business is subject to a particular standard.
To help Pennsylvania small businesses get a sense at to what types of environmental reports may exisit, the reporting information needed, and the specific due date(s), EMAP has created the following calendar for small business reporting requirements:
Facilities must submit information regarding onsite hazardous chemicals annually, to PA DLI using the online PATTS system.
Under the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, hazardous waste generators must report the nature and quantities of hazardous waste generated, for the prior year, to PA DEP.
Facilities generating greater than 13 tons of residual waste annually must submit reports, for the prior year, to PA DEP.
Required facilities must use the e-GGRT online system to report greenhouse gas emissions to EPA annually.
As per the PAG-03 NPDES General Permit, facilities must report stormwater discharges annually to PA DEP. Renewal NOIs and fees may be applicable as well.
Transporters of hazardous materials and waste must submit an annual registration statement and associated fee to PHMSA.
TRI Forms for use of toxic chemicals that occurred during the previous calendar year must be submitted to EPA annually.
As required by each NPDES permit, report self-monitoring activities through the DMR system to DEP, and EPA if applicable.
Any Pennsylvania small businesses that may have questions or require small business environmental assistance for environmental reporting may contact EMAP by calling our toll-free environmental hotline at (877) ASK-EMAP.