SMALL-BIZ@EPA
A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR THE
SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015
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NATIONAL AMBIENT AIR QUALITY STANDARDS
FOR OZONE
Based on its review of the air quality criteria for ozone
(O 3) and related photochemical oxidants and national
ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for O 3, the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposes to
make revisions to the primary and secondary NAAQS for
O 3 to provide requisite protection of public health and
welfare, respectively. The EPA is proposing to revise the
primary standard to a level within the range of 0.065 to
0.070 parts per million (ppm), and to revise the
secondary standard to within the range of 0.065 to 0.070
ppm, which air quality analyses indicate would provide
air quality, in terms of 3-year average W126 index
values, at or below a range of 13-17 ppm-hours.
The EPA proposes to make corresponding revisions in
data handling conventions for O 3 and conforming
changes to the Air Quality Index (AQI); to revise
regulations for the prevention of significant deterioration
(PSD) program to add a transition provision for certain
applications; and to propose schedules and convey
information related to implementing any revised
standards. The EPA is proposing changes to the O 3
monitoring seasons, the Federal Reference Method
(FRM) for monitoring O 3 in the ambient air, Federal
Equivalent Method (FEM) procedures for testing, and the
Photochemical Assessment Monitoring Stations (PAMS)
network.
For additional information, see the Executive Summary,
section I. A. Written comments on this proposed rule
must be received by March 17, 2015.
Listen to the EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, on
proposed smog standards,
http s: //www.youtub e. com/watch? v=p s AQULm 5 WcU

EPA ADMINISTRATOR MCCARTHY
THE PENNSYLVANIA EMAP DEVELOPS AN
ENVIRONMENTAL CHECKLIST FOR SMALL
MANUFACTURERS
If you make something, no matter how small your
operation, you are likely subject to some
environmental regulations. While larger
manufacturers have the resources to have in-house
or contracted environmental assistance, most small
facilities do not. They are often overwhelmed and
lack the personnel and the expertise to find out what
is required. In Pennsylvania, there are
approximately 24,000 manufacturers - 94% have
less than 100 employees and 53% have less than 4
employees. To help the sizable population of very
small manufacturers better understand and assess
their compliance needs, the Pennsylvania Small
Business Development Centers' (SBDC)
Environmental Management Assistance Program
(EMAP) developed a brochure and simple
enviToiimen tal checklisi for new and existing
businesses. While the checklist is not exhaustive, it
is a starting point to help businesses get on the right
track, narrow down their potential environmental
compliance issues, and know where to turn for
additional help.
EPA, OSBP, Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman - Washington, DC 20460 - Phone: 1-800-368-5888

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THE NATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE IS SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2015 NSC SMALL
BUSINESS AND TRADE ASSOCIATION ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP AWARDS
The NSC Awards are the states' premier environmental award
program for recognizing outstanding environmental
performance, programs and individual(s). The 2015 awards
will be announced at the 2015 SBO/SBEAP Training, June
24-26, 2015 Raleigh, NC.
The awards will honor and recognize small businesses, trade
associations and assistance programs who have made
significant contributions to protecting the environment.
Below is the schedule for the awards.
Nomination open: February 10, 2015
Nominations close: April 17, 2015
Please consider submitting a nomination in one of the
following categories and as outlined in the
Nomination Questionnaire PDF (97K),
Small Business Assistance Program
Small Business Environmental Stewardship
Small Business Trade Association Environmental Leadership

SMALL BUSINESS AWARDS
Contact information to include your name, email address, and
phone and submit along with questionnaire to:
Edward. Bakos@dep.nj .gov
The EPA Small Business Policy (PDF 257K promotes
environmental compliance among small businesses by
providing them with special incentives. Read more about
this policy at:
DO YOU HAVE ARTICLES FOR THE
SMALLBIZ NEWSLETTER?
FORWARD TO: LILLIAN HARRIS AT:
HARRIS.LILLIAN@EPA.GOV
EPA S OMBUDSMAN:
JOANB. ROGERS
ROGERS .JOANB @EP A. GO V
EPA, OSBP, Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman - Washington. DC 20460 - Phone: 1-800-363-5888

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015
SBA'S OFFICE OF ADVOCACY RELEASES
SMALL BUSINESS PROFILES FOR THE STATES
AND TERRITORIES
The Small Business Administration's (SBA) Office of
Advocacy released Small Business Profiles for the
States and Territories, the annual snapshots of state-
level small business activity. The profiles reported on
the number of small firms, employment, and owner
demographics. They also list each state's top small
business industries by the number of firms and number
of employees. The profiles cover the 50 states, the
District of Columbia, and the United States. They also
provide limited information on the U.S. territories.
In addition to the profiles, detailed state data is available
on the Advocacy's website.
To access the book of all small business profiles or any
of the individual states, visit
www.sba.gov/advocacv/small-business-profiles-states-
and-territories-2014.
For more information about the Office of Advocacy,
visit their website at www.sba.gov/advocacv or
telephone (202) 205-6533.
EPA FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICES
SUBJECT: PROPOSED SIGNIFICANT NEW USE
RULE ON CERTAIN CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsvs/pkg/FR-2015-03-03/pdf/2Q15-
04406.pdf
Federal Register / Vol. 80, No.41 / Tuesday, March 3,
2015 /Proposed Rule
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.
ACTION: Proposed Rule; Extension of Comment Period.
SUMMARY: EPA issued a proposed rule in the Federal
Register of January 7, 2015, concerning proposed
significant new use rules for 13 chemical substances which
were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMNs). This
document extends the comment period for 45 days, from
March 9, 2015 to April 23, 2015. Multiple commenters
requested additional time to research and submit more
detailed comments concerning the proposed SNURs. EPA
is therefore extending the comment period in order to give
all interested persons the opportunity to comment fully.
SUBJECT: RECEIPT OF TEST DATA UNDER THE
TOXIC SUBSTANCE CONTROL ACT
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsvs/pkg/FR-2015-02-17/pdf/2015-
03154.pdf
Federal Register / Vol. 80, No.31 / Tuesday, March 17,
2015/Notice
AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency.
ACTION: Proposed Rule; Extension of Comment Period.
SUMMARY: EPA is announcing its receipt of test data
submitted pursuant to a test rule issued by EPA under the
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). As required by
TSCA, this document identifies each chemical substance
and/or mixture for which test data have been received; the
uses or intended uses of such chemical substance and/or
mixture; and describes the nature of the test data received.
Each chemical substance and/or mixture related to this
announcement is identified in Unit I. under
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION at:
https://federalregister.gOv/a/2015-03154
EPA, OSBP, Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman - Washington, DC 20460 - Phone: 1-800-368-5888

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SMALL-BIZ@EPA

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR THE
SMALL BUSINESS COMMUNITY
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2015
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VISIT THE 25 ANNIVERSARY OF THE
GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT
CONFERENCE
The Government Procurement Conference is a
national conference fostering business partnerships
between the Federal Government, its prime
contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled
veteran-owned, veteran-owned, FIUBZone, and
women-owned businesses. Now in its 25th year, the
Government Procurement Conference has become
the premier event for small businesses throughout
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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
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Participating firms will have the benefit of
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set up an exhibit table to showcase their capabilities
or simply come as an attendee.

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