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.

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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Nevada Small Business Resource Fair

Wednesday, May 3rd, 10am – 2pm Sahara West Library, 9600 W. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas Join BEP at this exciting upcoming event for small business owners! Whether you’re thinking of launching a new venture or currently operating a business, please join us to make new connections and access FREE resources.  CLICK HERE to download the flyer in English. CLICK HERE to download the flyer in Spanish.

Nevada BEP Hosts 2023 National Small Business Conference

The Nevada Business Environmental Program (BEP) hosted more than 60 participants from across the country in Stateline, NV for the first in-person National Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) annual training since 2019 on March 20-23. The conference was supported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), NV Energy, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection and the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, among others. The conference opened with an update from the EPA Regional Administrator Martha Guzman and NDEP Deputy Administrator …

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New PFAS Analytical Tools Released by EPA

Pubic Webinar January 10th, 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new interactive application called the PFAS Analytic Tools. The PFAS Analytic Tools bring together available national datasets into a searchable, map-themed webpage that allows uses to filter, zoom in and download information related perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  EPA issued a Press Release about the application, which provides context about how this effort fits with other EPA initiatives relating to PFAS chemicals.  U.S. EPA will be holding …

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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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US EPA TSCA Fees Rule Revisions Webinar & Public Comment

December 6th, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm EST On December 6, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will provide updates on proposed revisions to the 2018 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Fees Rule. The webinar will also give the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed changes. Read a summary of the proposed revisions. CLICK HERE to register for the free webinar. If you would like to provide oral comments during …

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EPA Tools & Resources Webinar

R2R2R as an Approach to Connect Programs, Research, and Societal Needs – Wednesday, December 14, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET Tune in to this free webinar if you are interested in learning about Remediation to Restoration to Revitalization (R2R2R), a conceptual model that acts as an integrative framework to harmonize the social and biophysical dimensions of environmental actions and demonstrate how to better connect environmental outcomes with societal values. The webinar will present several frameworks and examples to demonstrate how …

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