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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.




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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DEP Grants for Alternative Fuels

Thursday February 25th 2016
Pennsylvania DEP is offering grants through its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program so businesses can purchase and use alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.  The grants will cover the following project categories: Vehicle...
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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

EPA Proposes New Hazardous Waste Rules

Thursday October 29th 2015
Comments are due December 24, 2015 on two new hazardous waste rules that EPA has proposed.  The new rules are intended to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. The two proposed rules are:...
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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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DSW 2015 Final Rule

Wednesday February 11th 2015
The DSW 2015 Final Rule went into effect in Pennsylvania July 13, 2015. The EPA finalized new safeguards that promote responsible hazardous secondary materials recycling. The 2015 final rule modifies the EPA's 2008 Definition of Solid Waste (DSW...
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Updates to Air Standards for Future Wood Heaters

Tuesday February 10th 2015
  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing standards to limit the amount of pollution that wood heaters, which will be manufactured and sold in the future, can emit. These standards, which were last updated in 1988, reflect...
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