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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.

Read our August 2016 EMAP Newsletter.



Going Green Workshop

Tuesday September 27th 2016
Lee Ann Briggs, EMAP consultant at the University of Pittsburgh SBDC, was invited to present at the Going Green workshop co-sponsored by the FayPenn Economic Development Council and the St. Vincent SBDC.  Using the EMAP Green Building Blocks...
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New Guide for Using Solvents

Wednesday September 14th 2016
In June 2016 EPA published a new guide, Solvents in the Workplace: How to Determine if they Are Hazardous Waste.  The purpose of the guide is to make people who use and discard solvents aware of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)...
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EPA's SBIR Program

Wednesday September 14th 2016
The 2016 SBIR Phase I Solicitation is now open until Oct. 20, 2016. EPA is one of 11 federal agencies that participate in the SBIR Program established by the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982. EPA issues annual solicitations for...
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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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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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