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Proposed Revision to Air Quality General Permit for Gas and No. 2 Oil Fired Small Combustion Units

Monday January 31st 2022
Public comments are being accepted until March 29, 2022 on proposed revisions to Pennsylvania DEP Bureau of Air Quality's General Plan Approval and/or General Operating Permit for Gas and No. 2 Oil Fired Small Combustion Units. This general permit...
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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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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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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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Gate 7 selected for National Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award

Tuesday September 1st 2020
The National Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAP) have recognized Gate 7 LLC as a 2020 recipient of the Small Business Environmental Stewardship Award. As a small manufacturer of custom-made labels and decals based out of...
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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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Small Business Environmental Compliance during COVID-19

Thursday April 2nd 2020
During the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pennsylvania small businesses that continue operating during the COVID-19 pandemic are still expected to meet all terms and conditions of their environmental permits including conditions applicable to...
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Resources for Industrial Hemp Operations

Friday December 6th 2019
EMAP has now created an environmental resource page for industrial hemp operations located in Pennsylvania.  Because hemp plants emit a type of VOC that often projects a stong odor, there are important environmental air quaility issues to consider...
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