Nancy Crickman

BEP Participates in First Reno Startup Week

The first Reno Startup Week was a big success! BEP Director Chris Lynch was joined by speakers from Patagonia, Sol-Up Solar, Full Circle Compost, and nZero for the Sustainable ROI: Maximizing Business Success with Climate Responsibility panel. We were pleased to have about 30 attendees come to learn strategies and innovative practices that allow businesses to grow while minimizing their environmental impact.

EPA Proposes Reforms to New Chemical Review Process Under TSCA

Public Comment Due by July 25th The EPA proposed amendments to regulations that govern the review of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  Read the Federal Register notice and submit a public comment by July 25.  These amendments would update the regulations to:  Include the five statutory determinations EPA must make for each new chemical submission; Eliminate eligibility exemptions from the full safety review process for PFAS and other persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals; and Make the …

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Call for Submissions: 

2023 Partner of the Year Awards The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling for submissions for the 2023 Partner of the Year Awards. The Awards recognize the leadership contributions of Safer Choice partners and stakeholders who have shown achievement in the design, manufacture, selection, and use of products with safer choice chemicals that furthers outstanding or innovative source reduction. For more information on how to apply, CLICK HERE.

New Requirements for Miscellaneous Coating Manufacturing Operations

The final rule for miscellaneous coating manufacturing, effective February 22, 2023, establishes emission limits and work practice requirements for new and existing operations, including process vessels, storage tanks, wastewater, transfer operations, equipment leaks, and heat exchange systems.  The rule also implements section 112(d) of the Clean Air Act (CAA) by requiring all major sources to meet hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emission standards reflecting application of the maximum achievable control technology (MACT). The HAPs emitted from miscellaneous coating manufacturing facilities include toluene, xylene, …

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New Hazardous Air Pollutant Standards for Existing Lead Acid Battery Manufacturing Plants

This final national emission standard for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) applies to new and existing lead acid battery manufacturing plants that are area sources. The final rule adopts the numerical emissions limits for grid casting, paste mixing, three process operations, lead oxide manufacturing, lead reclamation, and other lead emitting processes in 40 CFR 60.372 of the new source performance standards (NSPS) for lead acid batteries.  To learn more, download the US EPA Fact Sheet and visit the rule webpage.

BEP Wins 2023 National SBEAP Excellence Award!

At the 2023 National Small Business Environmental Assistance Providers (SBEAP) Annual Training awards program, Nevada BEP was awarded the 2023 SBEAP Excellence Award, acknowledging the efforts of the program to provide support for Nevada small businesses. “It’s great to be back in person again, and it’s a great feeling to be recognized by our peers for the role that we’ve played in providing leadership for the national network and the assistance we provide businesses and government organizations across Nevada,” Lynch said.

Attention Meat & Poultry Producers

EPA is Seeking Input from Small Entities on Meat and Poultry Products Effluent Guidelines Rulemaking Revision – Sign Up by February 1st to Participate The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is assembling a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel to gather input from Small Entity Representatives (SERs). This panel will focus on EPA’s development of a rule that proposes to establish new or update existing industrial wastewater pollutant limits that would affect some of the approximately 7,000 meat and poultry products facilities …

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Coming Soon! Nevada Clean Energy & Transportation Conference

SAVE THE DATE – FEBRUARY 2-3, 2022 Mark your calendars and plan to both days: February 2, 2023: Regional Clean Transportation Forum at the Peppermill Resort Hotel  February 3, 2023: Nevada Clean Energy Forum at the UNR Innevation Center This exciting two day event will include: a review and forecast for clean energy transportation issues in the upcoming Nevada legislative session; updates on innovative projects around the state; information on grants, financing and incentives; and investment opportunities.  Chris Lynch, BEP’s …

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Registration OPEN for BEP Hazardous Waste 101 Training

BEP will be hosting two Hazardous Waste 101 courses this January in Reno and Las Vegas.  In this free training you and your team will learn proper management of hazardous waste, RCRA manifest requirements, waste identification and labeling requirements, record-keeping and reporting requirements, and training requirements. Throughout the training, BEP will provide tips for cost-saving approaches and resources to help you manage and minimize hazardous waste streams.  Download the flyer or visit our training webpage for more information. Register Now to Reserve Your Seat at the …

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