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Small Business Ombudsman


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    Many small businesses may not fully understand environmental regulations or they may not have the resources to hire someone to assist them in understanding their compliance requirements. The state's Small Business Assistance Program is available to help with compliance support, education, outreach and advocacy at no cost to the business.


    The Small Business Assistance Program, part of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Air Pollution Control Division, is available to answer questions you may have regarding environmental issues. Its focus is on compliance assistance (multimedia), with an emphasis on pollution prevention opportunities to get small businesses out of the regulatory loop or into a less burdensome regulatory process. The program's services are always free and confidential. 


    The Small Business Assistance Program's mission is to serve the small business community in Colorado by providing free and confidential compliance support, education, outreach and advocacy with a focus on assisting the small business in understanding, achieving and maintaining compliance; assistance is multimedia and includes pollution prevention.


    The Small Business Ombudsman works with communities to address environmental justice concerns through the enactment of legislation; new regulation proposals; issuance of executive orders, policies and/or other directives; advisory committees composed of diverse stakeholders; and the implementation of various management measures.


    Resources and Assistance Available to Small Businesses 



Call 303-692-2135 or email cdphe.ppp2@state.co.us


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