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EPA seeks comment on National Compliance Initiatives

Thursday March 7th 2019
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking comments on its National Compliance Initiatives (NCI) for fiscal year 2020-2023. The general public is invited to comment but will need to do so by March 11, 2019.  EPA is looking to increase the...
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2018-2019 Agricultural Plan Reimbursement Program

Thursday February 28th 2019
Pennsylvania farmers located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed can apply for money for reimbursement of costs to develop plans for manure management, nutrient management, or erosion and sediment control.   Over $620,000 is available for Pennsylvania...
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2018 DEP Small Business Advantage Grant

Wednesday February 27th 2019
As of February 27, 2019, the Pennsylvania DEP's Small Business Advantage Grant program is now closed.  Per the application website, small businesses should check back in late July 2019 for future grant annoucements.  The Small Business Advantage...
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Reminder that Regulatory Reports due March 1st 2019

Wednesday February 6th 2019
March 1st is an important deadline for some small businesses that may be subject to Air Quality Emissions Inventory or Residual Waste Biennial Reporting.  The Annual Emission Statement (AES) report is required by the Pennsylvania DEP Bureau of Air...
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Occupational and Environmental Regulatory Workshops

Thursday January 24th 2019
Small businesses are often confused with the multitude of regulations that may affect their everday operations.  Here in Pennsylvania, many small businesses are required to meet regulations that are enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health...
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2019 Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendar

Wednesday January 16th 2019
The 2019 Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendars are now available for Pennsylvania dry cleaners.  These calendars contain recordkeeping forms and checklists that are needed for dry cleaners to comply with state and federal regulations. Once filled out...
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Pennsylvania Diesel Idling Restrictions - Act 124 0f 2008

Tuesday November 6th 2018
The Diesel-Powered Motor Vehicle Idling Act (Act 124 of 2008) seeks to reduce unnecessary idling of the main propulsion engine in diesel-powered motor vehicles, including trucks and buses, by imposing time limits and sign requirements.  Small...
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PA Clean Diesel Grant Program Opens May 19th

Friday May 18th 2018
DEP is accepting grant applications to replace, repower, or retrofit fleet diesel-powered trucks, buses and other vehicles and equipment under the Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant program. A portion of the funds available for the grants will be...
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VW Settlement: Grants & Rebates Available in 2018

Monday May 14th 2018
Governor Wolf announced a new grant and rebate programs to improve air quality in Pennsylvania funded by the $118 million settlement with Volkswagen Group of America, Pennsylvania’s share of the settlement for allegations of cheating on U.S....
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Benton Foundry Recognized by Wolf Administration

Wednesday April 11th 2018
DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell visits the Benton Foundry in Benton, Columbia County, today to celebrate the company’s full-facility energy audit using DEP grant funding, and the implementation of energy efficiency improvements to reduce energy...
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