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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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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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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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2020 Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendars available

Wednesday December 18th 2019
Pennsylvania dry cleaners can now request copies of the 2020 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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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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2020 Phase-Out Deadline Quickly Approaching for Residential Perc Dry Cleaning Facilities Phase Out

Monday November 4th 2019
In July, 2006, US EPA issued standards (40 CFR 63.322) that included the phase-out of perchloroethylene (also know as "perc", "PCE", or "Tetrachloroethylene") dry-cleaning solvent machines located in residential buildings by December 21, 2020....
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2019-2020 Agricultural Plan Reimbursement Program

Friday August 16th 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 $1 Million is available for...
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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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