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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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EPA 2017-18 SBIR Solicitation Opens Soon

Thursday September 28th 2017
  EPA’s 2017-18 SBIR solicitation is scheduled to open in mid-October.  Given EPA’s modest budget, they ask that only proposals that are responsive to the following topics be submitted.  The official solicitation will include a more thorough...
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DEP Advantage Grant Opened July 25th

Monday July 31st 2017
The Small Business Advantage Grant provides 50% matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500 ($7,000 for lighting-only upgrades), to enable Pennsylvania small businesses to purchase energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment or adopt waste...
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2017 SBIR Grant Funding

Thursday August 3rd 2017
Close to 100 small businesses joined us on July 27th at Villanova University to learn about EPA, DOE and USDA SBIR Funding Opportunities and to meet one-on-one with agency representatives. The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program is...
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Volkswagen Mitigation Funds

Wednesday August 2nd 2017
In anticipation of becoming certified as a Beneficiary, DEP has developed a draft Beneficiary Mitigation Plan that provides Pennsylvania's high-level vision for the use of the mitigation fund money and information about specific project types...
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Pik Rite Receives 2017 SBEAP National Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award

Tuesday June 13th 2017
The National Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAP) have recognized Pik Rite, Inc. as the 2017 winner of its Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award. The company, based in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania was chosen by the SBEAP’s...
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Regulatory Updates

Proposed Changes to Safe Drinking Water Program

Wednesday August 2nd 2017
DEP is proposing updates to the Safe Drinking Water regulations and fees in a proposed rulemaking: Safe Drinking Water General Update and Fees (25 Pa. Code, Chapter 109).  The purpose of the proposed rulemaking package is to amend the Department’s...
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Proposed Industrial Cleaning Solvent Regulations

Thursday August 3rd 2017
The proposed rulemaking for the control of VOC emissions from industrial cleaning solvents is open in DEP’s eComments until August 21st. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has proposed new regulations based on the EPA...
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Hazardous Waste Management

Friday June 16th 2017
EPA's Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule is now in effect as of May 30, 2017.  Check out EPA's fact sheet to see how hazardous waste can now be managed to provide greater flexibility for today's business operations. 
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Final-form Regulations for Metal and Plastic Parts Surface Coatings Published in PA Bulletin

Monday October 24th 2016
The final-form rulemaking notice was published in the October 22, 2016 Pennsylvania Bulletin. The new regulations are effective upon publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. CLICK HERE to review the regulatory language. The final rulemaking...
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