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1-bromopropane (1-BP) Listed as Hazardous Air Pollutant

New permit requirements may apply to some Nevada businesses Effective February 4, 2022, the US EPA listed 1-bromopropane (1-BP), also known as n-propyl bromide (nPB), as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAP) that “may reasonably be anticipated to cause adverse effects to human health”. The addition of 1-BP to the HAP list could have an impact on the air quality permitting requirements for some businesses in Nevada. Used primarily as a cleaning solvent, 1-BP may be found in a wide variety …

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Spring Cleaning at Your Facility?

CONSIDER A PLANNED EPISODIC GENERATION EVENT FOR SMALL AND VERY SMALL QUANTITY GENERATORS Are you planning a spring cleaning at your facility that could involve disposing of hazardous materials? If so, you should consider taking advantage of a new provision in Nevada which allows an annual planned episodic hazardous waste generation event to clean up and dispose of old chemicals, tank residues, and outdated lab chemicals without changing your generator status.An important rule to follow for a planned episodic generation …

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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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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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Prepare Your Business for Winter

Did you know that NV Energy offers many services to help businesses save money, including free smart thermostats? Check out their business energy services and resources for small businesses. To take advantage of these programs, download a copy of BEP’s Action Workbook for Small Businesses to get started identifying some energy-saving opportunities for your business. The Action Workbook provides a start to finish approach for taking advantage of energy efficiency savings. There are also helpful guides for project financing and working with contractors and some specific tips for restaurants, auto …

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EPA Announces New TSCA Fees

In accordance with the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to adjust the TSCA fee requirements every three years. The new fees will go info effect on January 1, 2022.TSCA addresses the production, importation, use, and disposal of specific chemicals including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), asbestos, radon and lead-based paint.To learn more about how the new fees were determined and to review the new TSCA fee schedule, click here.

PERC Dry CLeaning – Proposed Changes

On December 1st, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed amendments to the 1993 National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Perchloroethylene (PCE) Dry Cleaning facilities. The deadline for the final rule is December 1, 2022.As a result of a technology review, EPA is proposing to add provisions to the rule which will require all new and existing dry-to-dry machines to have both refrigerated condensers and carbon adsorbers as secondary controls. Even though almost all currently operating dry cleaning machines …

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EPA Introduces New P2 Resource Search Tool

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a new rule that will reduce methane and other air pollutants from new and existing sources in the oil and natural gas industry. One method for accomplishing this would include a monitoring program to require companies to find and fix leaks at new and existing site and compressor stations.  The EPA will be hosting a virtual training for small businesses, tribal communities, and environmental justice communities on November 16th –  18th from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM, …

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