The Pennsylvania SBDCs' Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) is a no-cost, strictly confidential statewide service. By contacting your local SBDC you can take advantage of this service. Environmental consultants are located throughout Pennsylvania and will be able to assist you in the following areas:

  • News and information on environmental regulatory requirements that small businesses need to know
  • Confidential one-on-one assistance for understanding environmental permit and compliance requirements including air, water, waste, storage tank and other regulatory requirements
  • One-on-one consultation to help you understand the regulatory requirements at your business
  • On-site assessments
  • Emissions calculations
  • Assisting with the preparation and submittal of requests for determinations, permit applications and plans.
  • Explaining permit requirements and setting up customized record keeping and reporting systems
  • Finding alternative materials and processes to help reduce your regulatory burden
  • Helping you “go green” and become a more sustainable business
  • Industry sector information
  • Environmental training seminars
  • Liaison to regulatory enforcement agencies
  • Links to additional sources of technical and financial assistance

We also offer an on-line materials exchange, a forum in which businesses can offer or obtain materials that would otherwise be discarded. This waste exchange provides a source of raw materials, and an opportunity to both reduce landfill waste and promote recycling. Visit our Material Trader  website for more information.