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Control of VOC Emissions from Gasoline Dispensing Facilities (Stage I & Stage II)

Monday March 28th 2022
The Pennsylvania Environmental Quality Board finalized a final-form rulemaking that amends air quality regulations related to the control of VOC emissions at gasoline dispensing facilities. The rulemaking went into effect on March 26th, 2022....
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Environmental Justice Policy Now Available for Public Comment

Thursday March 17th 2022
After years of preparation and collaboration, an updated Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Environmental Justice Policy is available for official public comment from now until May 11th. The draft policy moves beyond the public...
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AIMS/AES Report Deadline Extended Until April 1, 2022.

Thursday March 3rd 2022
Due to a system issue affecting DEP's production database that includes GreenPort, the Air Quality Emissions Inventory deadline has been extended until April 1, 2022 at midnight.  A notice of the reporting extension for the AIMS/AES reporting...
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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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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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Environmental Webinars in 2021

Thursday March 4th 2021
Do you want to learn more about environmental requirements, resources, and other opportunities for your Pennsylvania small business?  Are you looking to more effectively manage your business to comply with state, federal, and local environmental...
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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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The 2019 Hazardous Waste Biennial Report due March 1, 2020

Tuesday February 4th 2020
Pennsylvania small businesses who generate hazardous waste may need to file a Hazardous Waste Biennial Report for calendar year 2019.  These reports are due on March 1, 2020 and should be submitted to Pennsylvania DEP.  Reports will be accepted both...
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DEP Hazardous Waste Mailing List

Tuesday April 2nd 2019
Are you confused by any changes that may affect Pennsylvania DEP's Hazardous Waste Program?  If so, you can signup to a new email distribution list to periodically learn of any news or announcements concerning the hazardous waste program.  The...
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