Events

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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Biennial Reporting Workshops -January 2022

Biennial Reports for Large Quantity Generators of Hazardous Waste are due March 1, 2022!   If you are a Large Quantity Hazardous Waste Generator (LQG), get started on your biennial report with the help of the Nevada Business Environmental Program by attending one of our upcoming biennial reporting workshops.   The free workshops will walk you through the steps of the RCRAInfo software and allow users to begin the reporting process with our expert team in the room to answer your questions as they come up. The workshops will be conducted in …

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BEP Offers Annual Hazardous Waste Refresher Course

Virtual Training to be held December 16th and 21st, 2021 The Nevada Business Environmental Program is offering its free annual refresher course on hazardous waste management in Nevada on December 16th and December 21st. The annual training will again be held virtually this year. The training will cover these topics and more: Proper management of hazardous waste RCRA manifest requirements Waste identification and labeling requirements Record keeping and reporting requirements Training requirements Nevada changes to the hazardous waste management program Tips on minimizing …

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Small Business Saturday – November 27, 2021

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Saturday, November 27, 2021 is Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Founded by American Express in 2010 and officially cosponsored by SBA since 2011, Small Business Saturday has become an important part of small businesses’ busiest shopping season. Visit the Shop Small Resources Hub to access free materials, tools and social media resources.

US EPA Pollution Prevention Week September 20-26

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is celebrating 30 years of pollution prevention (P2) with Pollution Prevention Week, from September 20 – 26, 2021. The 1990 Pollution Prevention Act established the P2 program to help reduce or eliminate waste at the source by modifying production processes. P2 strategies also promote using nontoxic or less toxic substances, implementing conservation techniques, and reusing materials rather than putting them into the waste stream. For help determining how your operation could become more environmentally sustainable by integrating …

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Save the Dates: Pollution Prevention Roundtable – October 20, 21, 27, 28

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS! SUBMIT BY AUGUST 18TH The Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC) is sponsoring a virtual pollution prevention (P2) roundtable, P2 West: Inspiration, Innovation, and Implementation on Oct 20, 21, 27, and 28 from 10:00 am – 2:30 pm PT each day. This event is intended for P2 technical assistance providers, green business programs, sustainability experts, and zero waste and pretreatment professionals working with small businesses and industry to reduce pollution. PPRC is currently calling for presentations. Preferred presentations will …

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EPA Four-Part Webinar Series: How to Manage Asbestos in School Buildings

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a four-part webinar training series to help Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) designated persons understand their responsibilities to help local education agencies comply with federal asbestos in schools regulations.  The asbestos training will include: Part 1: Introduction to Asbestos, August 13, 2021 Part 2: Local Education Agency/Designated Person Requirements, August 16, 2021 Part 3: The AHERA Inspection and Surveillance, August 26, 2021 Part 4: AHERA Operation and Maintenance Program, September 2, 2021 For …

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Washoe County Health District Seeks Feedback on Permitting Program – Listening Sessions: August 17th and 19th

The Air Quality Management Division (AQMD) of the Washoe County Health District is reevaluating their permitting program and seeking public input. AQMD is considering revising the following aspects of the permitting program: Emission thresholds above which permitting through the AQMD would be required Annual actual emissions data reporting by the facility Regular, comprehensive review of AQMD operating permits every 5 years Who is potentially affected and should participate? Current AQMD operating permit holders Consultants with clients who have, or may …

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WEBINAR: Greening Your Bottom Line in the Food and Beverage Business – Friday, May 21st

Date: May 21, 2021 Time: 10:00am Format: Webinar Fee: Free Registration: SIgn-Up Join food and beverage businesses around the country to learn new ways to use less toxic cleaning and disinfection products while maintaining food safety. Experts will also review the safety of products and explore how businesses can use cleaning and disinfection products more efficiently and effectively. This event is part of a series of webinars, supported by the US Environmental Protection Agency and hosted by the Center for Energy …

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