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News

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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2021 DEP Small Business Advantage Grant

Friday July 23rd 2021
The Pennsylvania DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant program is now open and accepting applications. This is an excellent way for Pennsylvania small businesses to reduce their environmental impact while reducing operating costs and become more...
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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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Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board Approves Proposed Climate Change Regulation

Wednesday September 16th 2020
Yesterday, the Environmental Quality Board (EQB) voted to move forward a proposed rulemaking for a carbon dioxide budget trading program to address issues of climate change from electricity generating power plants located in Pennsylvania.  Through...
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DEP announces new online permit application tool.

Tuesday June 30th 2020
Pennsylvania DEP announced a new electronic permit application tool, OnBase-DEP Upload Form, that will now allow small businesses to submit their permit applications online. The tool should allow for faster processing time and are strongly being...
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Regulatory Updates

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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Environmental Reports due March 1st 2022

Wednesday December 1st 2021
March 1st is an important deadline for some small businesses that may be subject to Air Quality Emissions Inventory or Hazardous Waste Biennial Reporting.  The Annual Emission Statement (AES) report is required by the Pennsylvania DEP Bureau of...
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2022 Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendars available

Tuesday November 30th 2021
Pennsylvania dry cleaners can now request copies of the 2022 Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendar.  These calendars are an important small business environmental compliance tool to help fulfill recordkeeping requirements per state and federal regulations...
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DEP Enhanced Public Participation Policy

Tuesday August 3rd 2021
Pennsylvania DEP recently developed the Environmental Justice Enhanced Public Participation Policy.  This policy was created to ensure that environmental justice communities have the opportunity to participate and be involved in a meaningful manner...
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Updated General Information Form Now Available for DEP Permit Applications

Monday August 31st 2020
Pennsylvania DEP has updated its General Information Form (GIF) which is a form used to facilitate coordination between different types of permit or authorization applications for the same project.  The updated GIF form can be accessed in DEP's...
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