Small Business Assistance Program

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Air Pollution Control Division - Small Business Assistance Program

Many small businesses may not fully understand environmental regulations and may not have the resources to hire an environmental specialist. We provide free support, education, outreach and advocacy to help small businesses achieve and maintain compliance with environmental regulations.

  • To qualify for assistance as a small business, the business must:

    • Have fewer than 100 employees.

    • Release less than 50 tons per year of any regulated pollutant.

    • Release less than 75 tons per year of any combination of regulated pollutants.

We can answer your questions about environmental compliance issues. We provide multimedia compliance assistance with an emphasis on air emission reporting and permitting requirements.

Have a question? Email us at: 

Guidance and Assistance

Emission Reporting and Permit Application (Video Guidance)

Video guidance on how to calculate emissions and fill out application forms

Guidance for different types of businesses A to Z

Permitting and compliance guidance for specific business types

Ozone nonattainment area implications for businesses

Industry specific projects

Greening the cannabis industry

Information and resources for the cannabis industry to become more eco-friendly.

Optimizing Data Storage Facilities  
Sustainable breweries assistance

Information and resources for making craft breweries more environmentally conscious.


OAQPS Email Listserv

Sign up for the EPA's Office Of Air Quality Planning and Standards email list to receive national updates for Small Businesses. 

Compliance Advisory Panel

Program information, functions and procedures, upcoming meetings, meeting minutes.

Small-business ombudsman

Information, resources and contact information

Small-business services

Eligibility, list of services provided.

Resources for new businesses

The Small Business Development Network and Business Assistance Center provide resources for people looking to start a new business.

National SBEAP

National Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs


List of our partner organizations