Small Business Environmental Assistance
To assist small businesses with air quality and other regulatory requirements, encouraging environmental compliance and stewardship.
What We Do
As part of Section 507 of the Clean Air Act Amendments, as amended in 1990 (CAAA), the U.S. Congress mandated that each state/territory establish a Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Program (SBTCP) to assist small businesses in complying with the requirements of this Act through state operated programs. Each SBTCP, also commonly referred to as "Section 507 programs," is required to include the following components:
Small Business Ombudsman (SBO)
The state/territory SBOs serve as the small business community's representative where small businesses are impacted by the CAA. The SBO's key responsibilities may include:
Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP)
The SBAPs should provide sufficient communications with small businesses through the collection and dissemination of information to the small businesses on matters of: