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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Pellet stove savings will warm your heart...

Posted: December 14, 2014 Source: The Boston Globe By Chris Morris, Globe staff WINDHAM, NH. — I have three babies. Two of them are children. One of them is a pellet stove. I love them all. And while I probably would not throw myself in front of a train to save my pellet stove, I […]

EPA Rule Promotes Responsible Hazardous Materials ...

Posted: December 10, 2014 The State of Nevada, Washoe County and Clark County have NOT adopted the revised definition of Solid Waste as of the date of this notice WASHINGTON- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today finalized new safeguards that promote responsible recycling of hazardous secondary materials and demonstrate a significant step forward in […]

New Report: U.S. Fuel Economy Reaches All-Time Hig...

Posted: October 8, 2014 Fuel economy gains for new vehicles continue under President Obama’s Clean Car Program WASHINGTON – New vehicles achieved an all-time-high fuel economy in 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Model year 2013 vehicles achieved an average of 24.1 miles per gallon (mpg) ‑– a 0.5 mpg increase over the previous […]

‘Chemical-free’ cleaning is trending i...

Posted: July 17, 2014 Source: The Guardian – Sustainable Business.com Will greener cleaning methods, such as salt-based split stream water technology, replace conventional powders and bleaches? “Chemical-free” cleaning is something of a trend in the commercial sector, but expense and effectiveness doubts mean it’s not catching on in homes. Photo: Alamy Randy Reed, deputy assistant […]

EPA COMPLETES LONG-AWAITED “WIPER RULE”...

Source: The Secondary Materials and Recycled Textiles Association (SMART) BY: Jessica Franken, SMART Government Affairs Consultant Well, it took nearly thirty years, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finally published its long- awaited, final solvent-contaminated wipes rule (a.k.a. “wiper rule”), thereby better leveling the regulatory playing field between non-laundered wipes and rags and […]

Leave no e-trace...

Source: Sustainable Industries.com by Harpreet Cheema The pace of change in technology today is unrelenting. Electronics are outdated in the blink of an eye, consigned to trash, or e-trash. Today’s consumer is obsessed with new technology; there are over 300 million computers and one billion cell phones produced every year. With old electronics becoming redundant, […]

Green Infrastructure Permitting and Enforcement Fa...

EPA has released a series of six factsheets on incorporating green infrastructure measures into National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wet weather programs. The series builds upon existing EPA authority, guidance, and agreements to describe how EPA and state permitting and enforcement professionals can work with permittees to include green infrastructure measures as part of […]

The Pretreatment 101 Series: Industrial User Permi...

This webinar is intended to help publicly owned treatment works (POTW) personnel implement their local pretreatment program.  The National Pretreatment Program regulations identify specific requirements for controlling the wastewater discharges from nondomestic users. When a control mechanism is used to authorize the discharge of wastewater to a POTW, it must contain certain conditions and requirements.  […]

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