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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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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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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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Oil and Gas Industry Emissions Reductions

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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Attention Large Quantity Generators: Biennial Reports Due March 1, 2022

Is your facility a Large Quantity Generator (LQG)? A LQG facility generates at least 2,200 lbs of non-acute hazardous waste, or more than 2.2 lbs of acute hazardous waste in a month. If this status applies to your facility, then a Biennial Hazardous Waste Report must be filed with the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection by March 1, 2022. Who must file a Biennial Hazardous Waste Report? Any facility that generated at the LQG levels for at least one month in 2021 or is permitted …

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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.