Business Services GroupThe Business Environmental Program provides free and confidential environmental management assistance to business and government operations in Nevada. The Program specializes in cost effective strategies to reduce hazardous materials and waste generation, conserve water and energy, minimize air emissions, and maintain compliance with environmental requirements. The program provides training, on-site consultation, assistance over the phone and through its website and publications.

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Biochar…Black is the new Green

This highly informative meeting delivers applied research results, manufacturing details, economic and financial analysis –a very complete picture of the organic carbon know as biochar. It’s like charcoal, but produced under controlled conditions that make it a natural for amending soil, filtering waste water, and sequestering carbon. And, those are just a few of the uses!

If you are a master gardener, farmer, hydrologist, arborist, forester, urban planner or just interested in the environmental benefits of specialty carbon, then you should register for this FREE workshop.

 C.V.I.C. Hall, 1602 Esmeralda Ave
Minden, Nevada
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
9:00 am – 12:00 pm PST

TO REGISTER: Call (702) 866-5962 or email

Speakers include USDA Agriculture Research Service Soil Scientist, University of Nevada Reno (UNR) Cooperative Extension Researcher, UNR Business Environmental Program Specialist, US Forest Service District Ranger, Nevada Division of Forestry Biomass Specialist, among others. Please join us!

It’s Not Too Early to Begin Planning for 2015 RCRA Hazardous Waste Biennial ReportingRCRA
By John Handzo

Now is a good time to prepare for the 2015 RCRA hazardous waste reporting year (also known as the RCRA Biennial Generator Report).  All facilities that generate 2,200 or more pounds of hazardous waste, or 2.2 or more pounds of acutely hazardous waste, in any calendar month during 2015 will be required to complete a Biennial Generator Report in early 2016. Read more




Wood and Pellet Stove Tax Credit to be Extended through Dec. 31, 2014


Updated on December 16, 2014 – Extension of the $300 federal tax credit to purchase a new wood or pellet stove was approved by the Senate tonight and had been approved by the House last week. President Obama is expected to sign it shortly.

The legislation extends a host of tax provision through Dec. 31 2014, making it almost entirely a retroactive tax credit.