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Small Business Assistance Program

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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.

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Guidance and assistance


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
  • 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 Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs