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Colorado Compliance Advisory Panel

The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments required each state to form a Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) to monitor the effectiveness of the Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP).

 

The Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) is a legislatively appointed body consisting of at least seven members whose function is to review, assist, and advise Colorado's Air Quality Small Business Assistance Program. The statutes define the mission of the Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) and tend to be written in broad general terms to allow flexibility from state to state in the manner in which the Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) interacts with the Ombudsman and the Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP).

 

 

In 2001, the National Compliance Advisory Panel (NCAP) was formed to foster effective working relationships among the various state Compliance Advisory Panels (CAPs), and also to foster an effective working relationship with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The National Compliance Advisory Panel (NCAP) consists of one representative from each US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) region, the Small Business Ombudsman/Small Business Assistance Program Steering Committee chairperson, and various US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) representatives appointed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

The role of the National Compliance Advisory Panel (NCAP) is to:

  • Provide information to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Small Business Ombudsman (SBO)
  • regarding the state Compliance Advisory Panels (CAPs) and environmental issues affecting small
  • business;
  • Disseminate information between the Small Business Ombudsman (SBO) and the state Compliance Advisory Panels (CAPs);
  • Review existing and proposed US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules affecting small businesses;
  • Assist the states in the formation and function of the Compliance Advisory Panels (CAPs)