Resources and Assistance Available to Small Businesses
- Telephone assistance: Most regulatory questions can be answered over the phone.
- On-site technical assistance visits to help determine what you need to do to be in compliance.
- Source-specific compliance fact sheets and guidance documents.
- Assistance to small businesses in understanding the regulations, calculating air emissions and filing the appropriate forms.
- Workshops for a business or industry to help understand regulatory compliance and pollution prevention.
- The program also offers the services of a Small Business Ombudsman, an advocate acting on behalf of small businesses as it relates to environmental issues. The ombudsman can provide mediation services, support and representation to resolve problems related to regulatory requirements and financial resources.
Who is Eligible for Assistance?
To qualify for assistance as a small business, the business must have fewer than 100 employees, release fewer than 50 tons or more per year of any regulated pollutant, and release fewer than 75 tons per year of any combination of regulated pollutants.