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Environmental Management Assistance Program
Emap Staff


EMAP provides Pennsylvania small businesses with the answers and assistance they need to effectively manage their environmental concerns and reduce regulatory risks.

Our Services

EMAP provides one-on-one environmental compliance assistance to small business owners in all industry sectors – retail, commercial and industrial. Whether you are an auto body shop, dry cleaner, manufacturer, brewery, or printer EMAP will provide the help you need.

EMAP’s no-cost environmental compliance services include:

One-on-one confidential consultation to help you understand the regulatory requirements at your business.
Working with an award-winning program that can put environmental regulations into understandable language.
Assisting with air emissions calculations.
Assisting with the preparation and submittal of requests for determinations, permit applications and plans.
Explaining permit requirements and setting up customized record keeping and reporting systems.
Finding alternative materials and processes to help reduce your regulatory burden.
Conducting on-site assessments.
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.