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EPA Finalizes Amendments to Air Toxic Standards for Paint Stripping & Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations

On November 1, 2022, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized amendments to the 2008 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources. Following a technology review conducted under the Clean Air Act, EPA determined that there are no cost-effective developments that would further reduce air toxics so the agency is not amending existing emissions standards based on the technology review. EPA is finalizing the following clarifying edits based …

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EPA to Expand Environmental Performance Standard and Ecolabel Recommendations for Federal Purchasing

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched a new process to add additional standards and ecolabels to the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing program’s Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing. The expansion includes standards and ecolabels that address PFAS, embodied carbon, and other priorities. EPA encourages managers of standards development organizations, ecolabel programs and similar organizations to apply for potential assessment and inclusion in the Recommendations. EPA is particularly interested in assessing standards and ecolabels in the following sectors: …

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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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Nevada DEP BAPC to Hold Virtual Workshop to Discuss New Field Notice of Alleged Violations Process – November 30, 10am

The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection – Bureau of Air Pollution Control (BAPC) has received comments and questions concerning the new proposed process and form for the issuance of Field Notice of Alleged Violations (NOAV’s). BAPC plans to hold an informal workshop to discuss the process, new form, questions, and comments. Date: November 30, 2022 Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Login Information Click here to join the meeting Meeting ID: 235 445 685 709  Passcode: Lc95C2  Or call in (audio only) +1 …

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More Funds for Clean School Bus Program Rebates

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced it would nearly double the funding awarded for clean school buses this year following increased demand for the 2022 Clean School Bus Rebates. In May, EPA had announced the availability of $500 million, but given overwhelming demand from school districts across the country, including in low-income communities, Tribal nations, and territories, EPA is nearly doubling the amount of funding that will be awarded to $965 million.The current round of funding is closed …

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Requirements Change for The Use Of Emergency Engines

On August 10th the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule which removes the provision for using emergency engines for demand response. Previously, a Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) could operate for up to 100 hours for non-emergency situations and these 100 hours could be used for emergency demand response. An emergency demand response is where the facility is compensated by their power utility to operate during periods where there is a grid emergency that could lead to …

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P2 West: EPA Region 9 & 10 Pollution Prevention Roundtable

October 18 – 20, 2022 Consider attending this annual P2 conference of technical assistance providers, green business programs, sustainability experts, and zero waste and pretreatment professionals working with businesses and industry to reduce pollution. This year’s event will feature keynote speaker Jennie Romer, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Pollution Prevention within the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, US EPA. CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

2022 EPA Toxic Release Inventory Virtual Conference

This is a free event offered by EPA over two days, September 20th and 21st from 1:00 – 5:00 pm EDT each da. REGISTRATION LINK Draft Agenda Topics Include: Assessing and prioritizing opportunities for advancing pollution prevention opportunities TRI in action: innovative data uses by companies, state governments, and students Using the Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) modeling results to explore communities with potential environmental justice concerns The TRI Toxics Tracker and other resources for communities Featuring speakers from: New York State Pollution …

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Opportunity To Join BEP!

BEP is recruiting for a Hazardous Waste & Pollution Prevention Specialist. The Hazardous Waste & Pollution Prevention Specialist provides hazardous waste regulatory compliance and multi-media pollution prevention technical assistance to small businesses, rural landfill operators and small communities, and school districts throughout Nevada. The position is located in the Business Environmental Program (BEP), Nevada Small Business Development Center (Nevada SBDC) within the College of Business, at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).  CLICK HERE to view the Job Posting.