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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.

KTVN Channel 2 News Story: UNR Program Helps Local Businesses Save Money, Reduce Carbon Footprint

The Business Environmental Program at UNR is designed to help local businesses reduce their energy bills and their bottom line. The Business Environmental Program at UNR has been around since 1988. It’s a program designed to help local businesses reduce their carbon footprint and their bottom line. “We help businesses become greener, more efficient,” said Chris Lynch, director of the program. “We help them with environmental compliance and help them become stronger businesses so they can compete and grow.” The goal …

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Green Chemistry and Safer Choice

EPA Announces 2021 Safer Choice Award Winners Are you wondering what products to make or buy for your business that are effective and safe for the environment? Safer Choice is a program offered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to encourage the manufacturing and use of products that contain ingredients that are safer for the environment and human health.  Safer Choice certified products have the Safer Choice label which provides assurances to the consumer that the product has been thoroughly evaluated and is …

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Final Rule for the Phasedown of Hydrofluorocarbons

Final Rule Notice Signed by US EPA Administrator September 23, 2021 What are hydrofluorocarbons? Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) were initially manufactured as replacements for ozone-depleting substances in refrigeration, air conditioning, aerosols, fire suppression, and foam blowing sectors. While helping protect the stratospheric ozone layer, HFCs are unfortunately also greenhouse gases that contribute to the warming climate. What is required? The American Innovation and Manufacturing Act (AIM) authorized EPA to address HFCs in three ways: (1) phasing down production and consumption, (2) maximizing reclamation …

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BEP Announces Co-Branded Energy Star Action Workbook for Small Businesses in Nevada

BEP is proud to partner with EPA’s ENERGY STAR to co-brand the  Action Workbook for Small Businesses in Nevada. Energy efficiency is the fastest, least expensive, and largest single solution for simultaneously saving energy and money and preventing greenhouse gas emissions.

The Action Workbook provides a start to finish approach for taking advantage of energy efficiency savings including setting goals, creating and implementing an action plan, evaluating progress and recognizing achievements. There are also helpful guides for project financing and working with contractors and some specific tips for restaurants, auto dealers, hotels, grocery stores, manufacturers and home-based businesses.

Don’t spend more than you need to on your utility bills. Download your free copy today and start saving money! Contact BEP if you need assistance developing your own energy efficiency strategies.