Gas Dispensing Facilities in Washoe County: Air Quality Workshop

December, 21, 2023 Registration Now Open! CLICK HERE to Register Topics Covered Record keeping requirements Control measures for vapor emissions Common violations during inspections Target Audience Gas dispensing facility owners/operators Gas tanker truck owners/operators Consultants Workshop Details Location: Room 216, UNR Redfield Campus, 8325 Opal Station Dr, Reno, NV 89506 Time: 10am – 12 pm Parking: FREE Registration Required Register HERE Download the FLYER

Additional Hazardous Waste 101 Training in Reno, Waitlist for Las Vegas Course

Due to demand, BEP will be offering an additional Hazardous Waste 101 Course in Reno on Wednesday, December 20th at UNR Redfield Campus from 9AM to 12PM. Spots are limited, and registration is required. Register here today! Note: if you were on the waitlist for the December 19th course, you have been automatically registered for the course on December 20th. The Hazardous Waste 101 Course scheduled for Wednesday, 12/13 in Las Vegas is now full! Contact Kat Olson to be added to the waitlist …

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Wood Burning Device Workshop

UNR’s Business Environmental Program (BEP) is hosting a Workshop on Wood-Burning Devices located in Washoe County on November 21, 2023 at 10am at the Redfield Campus. Who Should Attend: If you own a wood-burning device, are planning to purchase one, or install or sell them in Washoe County, this workshop is for you. Why Attend: This workshop will cover the rules and regulations pertaining to owning, selling, or installing wood-burning devices, as well as selling homes with wood-burning devices installed …

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NNPH to host public workshops regarding fees 

Northern Nevada Public Health (formerly Washoe County Health District) is proposing revisions to Environmental Health Services and Air Quality Management fees, due to higher costs from inflation. Members of the public are encouraged to weigh in on these proposed changes. Feedback collected at these workshops will be used to develop recommendations for the District Board of Health, which governs Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH). NNPH also encourages people to fill out our survey to provide information on the matter. Businesses and individuals …

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Small Business Environmental Roundtable

Trichloroethylene (TCE); Regulation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Procedures for Chemical Risk Evaluation Under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Tuesday, November 17, 2023 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST Microsoft Teams Webinar The next Office of Advocacy Environmental Roundtable will be held virtually on November 17, 2023, at 1 PM ET on the Microsoft Teams platform. The discussion will focus on <SUBJECT> Please register here and provide the information requested to receive a Teams link. AGENDA                         I.        Welcome and Introductions …

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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.

Electric Transportation Forum

Chris Lynch, BEP Director, will be moderating a panel about low and zero emission boats tomorrow at the Lake Tahoe Electric Transportation Forum in South Lake Tahoe.  The forum’s goal is to bring together local, regional, and national leaders who share a vision of making the Lake Tahoe Basin a world-renowned model of clean transportation. The forum is sold out, but you can still participate by live Zoom stream. Register here.

Safer Choice Partners Event

The U.S. EPA is hosting the Partner of the Year Awards Ceremony on October 2, recognizing the 2023 Safer Choice Partners of the Year for their outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, selection, and use of products that meet the program’s stringent health and environmental standards. The Stakeholder Summit from October 3-4 will include informational sessions, panelist discussions, and networking opportunities. The events are free and hosted in Arlington, Virginia.  Registration is required.

Air Emissions Reporting Requirements (AERR) Proposed Changes 

Webinar: August 24th from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm PST The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed changes to the Air Emissions Reporting Requirements (AERR). The EPA’s proposed AERR rule could impact small businesses significantly. With unique emission thresholds for Hazardous Air Pollutants, businesses might need to report even minimal emissions. This poses challenges for recordkeeping and compliance. To learn more about how this proposed rule could impact your operations, REGISTER and attend EPA’s small business informational webinar on August 24th from 11:00am …

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All-In Clark County Community Sustainability and Climate Action Plan Approved

Check out the calendar of events! On Tuesday, April 4, 2023 the Clark County Board of Commissioners approved the All-In Clark County Community Sustainability and Climate Action Plan. This is the first-ever regional sustainability and climate action plan for Southern Nevada. The plan was created through one of the most inclusive processes in county history and included BEP director, Chris Lynch, who was a member of the Clark County All-In Sustainability and Climate Advisory Group that assisted in the development of the plan. …

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