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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 the latest news from that small businesses need to know in our November 2015 EMAP Newsletter.



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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EMAP Newsletter

Tuesday November 10th 2015
The November 2015 EMAP Newsletter is now available.
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DEP Small Business Advantage Grant Open

Wednesday September 2nd 2015
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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EPA Introduces Safer Choice Labels

Monday August 17th 2015
EPA introduced the Safer Choice label to help consumers and commercial buyers identify and select products with safer chemical ingredients.The EPA Safer Choice label means that every ingredient in the product has been reviewed by EPA scientists....
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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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