Nancy Crickman

US EPA Update on Air Curtain Incinerators Requirements

In August 2020, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a 5-year review of the Standards of Performance for New Stationary Sources and Emissions Guidelines for Existing Sources concerning certain solid waste incineration units. As part of this review, it was proposed to remove title V permitting requirements for air curtain incinerators (ACIs) that burn specific types of waste materials.  Following supportive feedback on the proposal, the EPA has finalized the decision to remove these permitting requirements for ACIs burning …

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US EPA Launches New Website For Environmental Permitting

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched a new website,, a centralized web-based platform for information about federal environmental permitting. It highlights EPA’s permitting and environmental review programs and shares information on related statutes and environmental justice initiatives.  EPA’s goal is to provide another tool for stakeholders to access information on the US EPA’s permitting processes.  To view new permitting website, click here.

US EPA Announces Environmental Justice Clearinghouse

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently established a new Environmental Justice (EJ) Clearinghouse website.  The clearinghouse is a public, internet-based, whole-of-government clearinghouse composed of culturally and linguistically appropriate and accessible materials related to environmental justice. A compilation of resources to assist EJ partners, additional resources can be added through a submission form.

Southern Nevada Clean Cities Coalition

Southern Nevada Clean Cities Coalition has recently reached apprenticeship status with the US Department of Energy’s Clean Cities and Communities network and is working toward reaching full coalition status by the end of this year. Clean Cities and Communities is a national network dedicated to the economic, environmental, and energy security of the country and works with coordinators at the local level to promote petroleum fuel reducing methods in their communities. Chris Lynch, BEP’s director, serves on the advisory board. Do you own …

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Nevada Small Business Resource Fair

May 1, 2024, 10am – 2pm Mark your calendars! The 2024 Nevada Small Business Resource Fair, powered by Nevada’s Department of Business & Industry, will be hosted on Wednesday, May 1 from 10AM to 2PM at the Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave, Las Vegas. Welcome remarks by Governor Joe Lombardo will be given at 10:30AM. Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration is encouraged here. Don’t miss this opportunity to make new connections and access FREE resources with various exhibitors. Stop …

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The BEP team loves helping Nevada businesses achieve compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations by offering free and confidential consultations, facility site-visits, workshops, customized training for your staff, and more.  Confused about how to comply with air quality regulations? From general questions, such as if a generator is small enough to be classified as an insignificant activity, to more complex questions about emissions calculations and permitting requirements, the BEP air team is happy to help.  Working one-on-one, BEP helps businesses come …


Compliance Resource: ECHO Tool

Have you heard of EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online tool, known as ECHO? You can use ECHO to view a history of your business’s compliance and enforcement data for a variety regulations, including the Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), and the Toxic Release Inventory (TRI). Watch a previously recorded webinar or sign up for an upcoming webinar here to learn how to use this tool.

National Ambient Air Quality Standards Change for Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5)

On February 7, 2024, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a final rule which makes changes to the national air quality health standard for fine particulate matter (PM2.5). By setting a stricter standard for the amount of PM2.5 allowed in the air at 9.0 micrograms per cubic meter, the EPA aims to improve public health based on the latest scientific evidence.  However, some standards, like those for PM2.5 over a 24-hour period and PM10, remain the same. The EPA also plans to update the Air …

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EPA to Host Webinar on the Five Chemicals Being Prioritized for Risk Evaluation Under TSCA – February 20, 2024 from 1:00pm – 4:00pm EST

There will be an opportunity for participants to share comments. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a webinar on February 20, 2024 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. EST on the five chemicals currently undergoing prioritization under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The webinar is open to all, but EPA is particularly interested in learning more about how these chemicals are used and how people could potentially be exposed at different points in a chemical’s lifecycle. EPA is …

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Minor Source Permitting in Washoe County Workshop

January 22, 2024 at UNR Redfield Campus UNR’s Business Environmental Program (BEP) is hosting a Workshop on Minor Source Permitting in Washoe County on January 22, 2024 at 10am at the Redfield Campus. Who Should Attend: Minor source permittees Potential minor source permittees Businesses looking to expand or open a new facility in Washoe County Consultants Topics Covered: Who needs a permit Different permit categories and what permit is needed for each category Forms you will need for your application …

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