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EMAP is a specialized consulting service of the Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers.  We provide free and confidential environmental compliance assistance to small businesses in Pennsylvania. 

Our EMAP environmental consultants will help you understand how to comply with regulatory requirements and assist with the preparation of plans and permit applications for start-up and existing businesses.

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DEP Small Business Advantage Grant Open

Monday July 25th 2016
DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant program is open and accepting application on a first-come, first-served basis.  The Small Business Advantage Grant (SBAG) is a grant program providing 50 percent matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500.00, to...
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EMAP Wins National Award

Thursday May 5th 2016
The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)’s Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) was awarded the Fiscal Year 2015 U.S. EPA Administrator's Award for Outstanding Accomplishments by a Small Business Trade or State Small...
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New Resource for Small Businesses

Tuesday April 5th 2016
  Small businesses now have an easier way to access help and information related to environmental regulatory compliance issues. The Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAPs) recently launched a new website, www.nationalsbeap.org...
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EMAP Resources Expanded in Southwestern PA

Tuesday April 5th 2016
 The Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)’s Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) has hired a new consultant to serve business owners in Southwestern Pennsylvania.  Lee Ann Briggs joins EMAP as an environmental...
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2016 Dry Cleaner Calendar

Friday December 4th 2015
The Pennsylvania DEP 2016 Dry Cleaner calendar is available for downloading on DEP's webpage.  The mailing of the dry cleaner calendars is on hold until the budget is passed.
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Regulatory Updates

New Regulations for Metal and Plastic Parts Surface Coatings

Tuesday July 19th 2016
On June 21, 2016, the Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board (EQB) approved regulations intended to control VOC emissions from metal and plastic parts surface coating processes and pleasure craft surface coatings. The regulations are expected to...
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Industrial Cleaning Solvent Regulations

Tuesday May 31st 2016
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has proposed new regulations based on the EPA September 2006 Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) for Industrial Cleaning Solvents. The CTG is intended to cover all industrial cleaning...
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Revised Sulfur Limits for Commercial Fuel Oil

Friday May 27th 2016
On July 1, 2016, revised sulfur limits for commercial fuel oils used by combustion units will go into effect statewide replacing existing area-specific sulfur content limits.  Any small business retailers or distributors of commercial fuel oil...
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New Rules for Emergency Engines

Friday May 27th 2016
As of May 4, 2016, back-up engines continuing to operate under emergency demand response will be considered non-emergency engines and must meet the regulatory requirements including numerical emission limits, or work practice standards,...
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Revised Total Coliform Rule Requirements

Wednesday October 28th 2015
All public drinking water systems must complete and submit a coliform sample siting plan by April 1, 2016. DEP is holding a series of training workshops throughout Pennsylania which are targeted to transient noncommunity public drinking water...
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