Webinars and Workshops

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

Safer Choice

Proposed Updates Webinar On December 19, 2023 from 2-3p.m. ET, the EPA will hold a webinar to provide information on the proposed updates to the Safer Choice Standard, which identifies the requirements that products and their ingredients must meet to earn EPA’s Safer Choice label or Design for the Environment (DfE) logo.  Register here for the webinar, and submit any comments about the proposed updates to docket EPA-HQ-OPPT-2023-0520 on regulations.gov by January 16, 2024.

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.

NDEP seeking comments on proposed amendments to administrative code chapters 445B, 459 and 468A

Virtual Public Meeting: September 28th, 2pm – 5pm The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) will be holding a virtual meeting on Friday, September 28th to discuss proposed changes to the administrative code. NDEP is proposing: 445B: Adding language that relates to its responsibilities to notify the public when ambient air quality standards have been exceeded and the possible health effects of these events. This rule change will bring more awareness to the public about hazardous air quality events and how …

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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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