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Environmental Management Assistance Program

The Pennsylvania SBDC’s Environmental Management Assistance Program (EMAP) is a no-cost, strictly confidential statewide service. By contacting the Wilkes University SBDC, you can take advantage of this service. An environmental specialist will be able to assist you in the following areas:

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  • Confidential on-site environmental management, regulatory compliance, pollution prevention and energy efficiency opportunity assessments.
  • Confidential assistance for understanding environmental permit and compliance requirements.
  • Confidential assistance for incorporating environmental considerations within strategic business management and planning activities.
  • Environmental training seminar liaison to regulatory enforcement agencies.
  • Links to additional sources of technical and financial assistance

Who Can Benefit
Businesses in any industry, including the manufacturing, retail and service sectors can benefit from improved efficiency through strategic environmental management. Pollution prevention and energy efficiency approaches may vary by sector, but the opportunities always exist. So whether your business is still just an idea, or whether it is an existing operation, the SBDC can help.

The Bottom Line
Pollution is a drain to the firm’s bottom line. Whether it’s air emissions, solid or hazardous wastes, or wastewater discharges, pollution is a waste resulting from inefficiencies in a firm’s operations. And what business is ever purposely wasteful? By preventing pollution before it is ever created in the first place, businesses can improve their efficiency and save money.

Learn how to use pollution prevention to:

  • Reduce raw material purchase costs
  • Reduce compliance burdens and costs associated with environmental permits, record keeping and reporting requirements
  • Reduce waste management, treatment and disposal costs
  • Reduce long-term liabilities associated with hazardous waste management

The Wilkes University Small Business Development Center can help you learn how to manage your environmental compliance responsibilities in the most cost-effective way, with a focus on pollution prevention

Environmental Management Services:

  • Confidential Assistance
  • The First Step newsletter, tip sheet and case studies
  • Links to sources of technical and financial assistance
  • On-site pollution prevention assessments
  • On-site energy efficiency assessments
  • Environmental training seminars

Environmental Technology Development:

  • Identification of potential funding sources
  • Assistance in proposal preparation and review
  • Identification of new markets
  • Liaison with government agencies and others



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