Nancy Crickman

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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BEP is Hiring: Join our Team

BEP is recruiting for an Air Quality Specialist. The Air Quality Specialist provides air quality-related environmental consulting and regulatory assistance to businesses operating in Nevada. The position is located in the Business Environmental Program (BEP), Nevada Small Business Development Center within the College of Business, at the University of Nevada, Reno. CLICK HERE to view the Job Posting.

Pollution Prevention Works: A Storytelling Challenge for Students

Attention High School and College Students! Tell a story about how a company that reports to TRI has taken steps to reduce pollution and win up to $5000! EPA launched a challenge promoting innovation in pollution prevention at industrial and federal facilities. The Challenge invites high school and college students and to use the TRI P2 Search Tool to identify a TRI facility that has reported implementing source reduction practices and tell a compelling story about how those practices or techniques benefit the business …

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EPA Adds 12 Chemicals to TRI List

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) tracks the management of certain toxic chemicals that may pose a threat to human health and the environment. Facilities in different industry sectors must report annually how much of each chemical is released to the environment and/or managed through recycling, energy recovery and treatment. The data are due by July 1 and cover waste management activities that occurred during the previous calendar year. EPA makes these data publicly available. The …

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Paint Stripping Operations Using Methylene Chloride & Surface Coating Operations

Amendments to regulations proposed If your business activities include paint stripping and you use methylene chloride, one US EPA regulation that is of likely concern to you is the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources, or the 6H regulation. This NESHAP regulates emission standards for facilities that engage in paint stripping using methylene chloride such as auto body shops, paint and coating manufacturers, signs and advertising specialties, …

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Updates Planned for Class II General Air Quality Operating Permit for Temporary Construction Sources

NDEP to Host In-Person and Virtual Workshop to Discuss Changes on March 24th at 2:00pm If you are a construction facility (hot mix asphalt, concrete batch plant, or sand/gravel crushing and screening) and have an Air Quality permit with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) or are planning on applying for or renewing your permit, you should be aware of the upcoming updates to the Class II General Air Quality Operating Permit for Temporary Construction Sources. This permit is …

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BEP Offering Biennial Report Assistance – Virtual Workshop and Help Desk

If you are a Large Quantity Hazardous Waste Generator (LQG) and you missed our in-person workshops last month, you can now attend virtually! The Nevada Business Environmental Program is taking the workshop online on February 10th from 1pm to 2:30 pm. You can register here.   This free online workshop will walk you through the steps of the RCRAInfo software. We will fill out an example of the Generation and Management Form and the Site ID form live. A representative from the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection will also …

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