News for Small Business

New Flexible Packaging Regulations: Compliance Date January 1, 2015

Friday July 25th 2014
From DEP's Fact Sheet: Owners and operators of affected printing presses will be subject to newly adopted requirements in 25 Pa. Code §§ 129.67a and 129.67b, which limits volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from inks, coatings,...
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Solvent Contaminated Wipes Rule

Monday June 9th 2014
Effective January 31, 2014, the final solvent wipe rule conditionally excludes wipes contaminated with hazardous solvents from strict requirements. To be excluded, wipes contaminated with solvents must be managed in closed, labeled...
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Clean Diesel Grants

Wednesday May 14th 2014
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the availability of funding under the FY2013 Pennsylvania State Clean Diesel Grant Program. The goal of the State Clean Diesel Grant Program is to improve air quality by...
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Proposed Regulations for Metal & Plastic Parts Surface Coating Processes

Friday February 28th 2014
Pennsylvania DEP is proposing new regulations intended to control VOC emissions from miscellaneous metal parts surface coating processes, miscellaneous plastic parts surface coating processes and pleasure craft surface coatings. The...
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Proposed Regulations for Industrial Cleaning Solvents

Thursday February 27th 2014
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is proposing new regulations based on the EPA September 2006 Control Techniques Guidelines (CTG) for Industrial Cleaning Solvents. The CTG is intended to cover all industrial cleaning...
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Grants for Alternative Fuel Vehicles

Thursday February 27th 2014
The Department of Environmental Protection will open the Alternative Fuel Incentive Grant program on March 1, 2014. An estimated $8 million in grants will be available for the purchase or conversion of natural gas vehicles weighing 26,0...
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Switch to Electronic Hazardous Waste Manifests

Friday January 17th 2014
EPA Issues Final Rule in Implementing Hazardous Waste e-Manifest Act In the coming years, all business that transport hazardous waste may be required to use an electronic system instead of the current paper-based system to report...
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EPA Proposes NPDES Electronic Reporting Rule

Thursday September 5th 2013
The U.S. EPA is proposing a rule to change Clean Water Act data reporting to an electronic system. This proposed rule would require that small businesses with NPDES permits electronically submit permit and compliance monitoring...
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Changes to OSHA Hazard Communication Standard: Information & Upcoming Training

Tuesday July 30th 2013
Major Changes to OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard: ◾Hazard classification: Provides specific criteria for classification of health and physical hazards, as well as classification of mixtures. ◾Labels: Chemical manufacturers and...
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Draft DEP Public Participation Policy for Permit Review: Open for Comment

Friday June 21st 2013
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) released a draft policy which proposes guidelines for public participation during DEP's permit review process. The purpose of this policy is to establish a framework within the applicable...
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