Tag Archives: Pennsylvania

Mark Your Calendar: Tier II and Air Emissions Inventories Due

January means getting ready to meet the March, April, and May federal and state reporting deadlines, and we want help you in your preparation.  Depending on your state, air emissions inventories are due in March, April, or May (see below). … Continue reading

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Philadelphia’s Temple University to Receive EPA Brownfields Grant

Temple University in Philadelphia has been awarded funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the cleanup and reuse of brownfield properties in the North Kensington area of Philadelphia. Temple will receive a $200,000 grant to develop the project, … Continue reading

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PA DEP Gives $150,000 to Gas Industry Group to Study Drilling

Last week, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded the Shale Alliance for Energy Research (SAFER PA) a $150,000 non-competitive grant for “independent research regarding natural gas drilling”.  The money comes from a portion of last year’s state budget … Continue reading

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Air Quality and Fracking

There is mounting evidence that hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) has significant, unintended, negative environmental impacts.  In a recent study published in the online journal Environmental Health, community members from six states, including Pennsylvania, sampled the air near oil and gas facilities, including fracking … Continue reading

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News and Notes from EES

Now in our 18th year, Environmental and Engineering Solutions, Inc. (EES) continues to serve our manufacturing, healthcare and higher education clients.  This year our focus has been on a few key industries, including foundries, HVAC equipment manufacturing, metals reprocessing, container … Continue reading

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Is the Federal Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions Sufficient?

In March 2014, the White House released its “Climate Action Plan – Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions.”  The strategy involves new regulations and voluntary actions to reduce methane emissions from landfills, coal mines, agriculture, and the oil and gas industry.  … Continue reading

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New PA Flexible Packaging Requirements

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has adopted new requirements for owners and operators of affected printing presses.  The requirements will be adopted as part of 25 PA Code Sections 129.67a and 129.67b, which limit volatile organic compound (VOC) … Continue reading

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Update on RCRA Exclusion for Solvent Contaminated Wipes

This post updates the earlier EES blog post on this topic. As of today, the EPA Solvent Wipe rule is in effect in the following states, as shown on this map: Pennsylvania New Jersey Virginia North Carolina Florida Illinois Iowa … Continue reading

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PA DEP Extends Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that the Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate program is being extended.  The program will provide the rebates for 500 additional large-battery system plug-in hybrid electric and battery vehicles, or until December 31st.   The … Continue reading

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Philadelphia and Surrounding Regions Awarded Funds to Revitalize Urban Waters

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced last week that 37 nationwide organizations will be awarded a total of $2.1 million in federal funding to “help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization”.  6 of these … Continue reading

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