• Reducing Air Emissions at Gasoline Operations

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EMAP Receives 2022 National Small Business Environmental Assistance Program Excellence Award

Friday May 20th 2022
The National Steering Committee (NSC) of Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAPs) & Small Business Ombudsmen (SBO) have selected the Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) of Widener University with the 2022 Small...
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Environmental Justice Policy Now Available for Public Comment

Thursday March 17th 2022
After years of preparation and collaboration, an updated Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Justice Policy is available for official public comment from now until May 11th. The draft policy moves beyond the public...
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The Circular Merchant: Pennsylvania's New Materials Exchange

Tuesday November 30th 2021
A new online platform to exchange materials is now available to Pennsylvania small businesses and organizations.  The Circular Merchant, hosted by the Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center, allows facilities and operations a way to get rid of...
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Agriculture Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

Thursday September 30th 2021
Pennsylvania farms and agricultural operations may be eligible to receive rebates for energy efficiency projects through a new program offered by Pennsylvania DEP.  Applications are being accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis as long as...
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New Funding Available for Cleaner Vehicles in Pennsylvania

Thursday October 29th 2020
Four funding programs are open now to help support small businesses in transitioning from older diesel vehicles to cleaner fuel vehicles.  This funding is available through the Driving PA Forward program in which Pennsylvania received funding as...
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Regulatory Updates

Control of VOC Emissions from Gasoline Dispensing Facilities (Stage I & Stage II)

Monday March 28th 2022
The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board finalized a final-form rulemaking that amends air quality regulations related to the control of VOC emissions at gasoline dispensing facilities. The rulemaking went into effect on March 26th, 2022....
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AIMS/AES Report Deadline Extended Until April 1, 2022.

Thursday March 3rd 2022
Due to a system issue affecting DEP's production database that includes GreenPort, the Air Quality Emissions Inventory deadline has been extended until April 1, 2022 at midnight.  A notice of the reporting extension for the AIMS/AES reporting...
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Proposed Revision to Air Quality General Permit for Gas and No. 2 Oil Fired Small Combustion Units

Monday January 31st 2022
Public comments are being accepted until March 29, 2022 on proposed revisions to Pennsylvania DEP Bureau of Air Quality's General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit for Gas and No. 2 Oil Fired Small Combustion Units. This general permit...
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1-BP Added to Hazardous Air Pollutants List

Wednesday January 5th 2022
EPA has now added 1-BP to the Clean Air Act List of Hazardous Air Pollutants.  EPA Administrator Michael Regan signed the final rule on December 22, 2021 and this action was published in the Federal Register on January 5, 2022. The effective date of...
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Proposed Rulemaking for Dry Cleaning Facilities

Thursday December 2nd 2021
EPA has proposed amendments to the National Perchloroethylene Air Emission Standards for Dry Cleaning Facilities. This proposal would add provisions which would require all dry-to-dry machines at new and existing facilities to have both refrigerated...
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