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As part of the Revised Total Coliform Rule, there are new requirements for public water supplies which will impact small businesses that are served by well water. Starting April 1, 2016, all regulated public water supplies, including transient and...Read More
Many businesses must complete EPA Form R or Form A - the Toxic Chemical Release Inventory Reporting Forms under Section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Right-to-Know Act of 1986. Covered facilities must report annually for over 650 EPCRA Section 3...Read More
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) rule to ensure it protects human health and the environment from the...Read More
EPA is offering a free webinar to provide an overview of the new 2015 DSW Final Rule. MORE INFORMATION Webinar Topic: Overview of 2015 DSW Final Rule Date: Thursday, February 19, 2015 Time: 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (EST) Audio Information: Dial-in Toll...Read More
November 5-7, Scranton, Pennsylvania. Chuck Haney, EMAP Consultant, presented "Why EMAP?" at the Pennsylania SBDC Small Business Growth Forum. Jeremy Hancher, EMAP Consultant, was a panelist. He provided updates on new environmental regulations...Read More
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...Read More
Beginning January 1, 2015, there will be a change to what covered employers are required to report to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Employers will now be required to report all work-related fatalities within 8 hours and all in...Read More
If you use petroleum-based solvents for your dry cleaning operation in Pennsylvania you may be required to obtain an operating permit from DEP. If your dry cleaning equipment was installed or modified after December 14, 1982 and you have a total...Read More
Pennsylvania DEP is accepting applications for the Small Business Advantage Grant which opened on October 6, 2014. The Small Business Advantage Grant (SBAG) is a grant program providing 50 percent matching grants, up to a maximum of $9,500.00, to...Read More