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Information for Regulated Businesses and Communities

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Business sectors and community operations must comply with federal and state environmental laws.  Compliance assistance coordinators are available to develop and conduct workshops and training sessions, answer your questions, develop and distribute guidance materials and provide direct on-site compliance assistance.

The following resources can help you understand environmental compliance requirements:

Industry/Government Sectors
EPA provides compliance assistance on a sector-by-sector basis in order to efficiently reach facilities with similar operations, processes or practices.

Small Business Policies and Resources
A wide range of resources are available to help small businesses learn about environmental compliance and take advantage of policies that allow them to disclose violations and pay a reduced fine in order to come into compliance

Compliance Assistance Centers
Each Web-based Center provides businesses, local governments, and federal facilities with information and guidance on environmental requirements and ways to save money through pollution prevention techniques.

Small Communities Assistance Policy
This Policy promotes environmental compliance by allowing penalty reductions for small local governments that achieve comprehensive compliance or implement an Environmental Management System (EMS).

Compliance Assistance by Topic
Provides a regulation’s text, history, statutory authority, supporting analyses, compliance information, or related guidance.

Financing for Environmental Compliance
Financial and technical assistance resources to help communities create a plan to finance environmental capital assets

This page contains information about import and export requirements of materials which may pose a risk to human health and the environment.

State Assistance ResourcesExit EPA Disclaimer
Provides a wide range of topics to help you find important environmental compliance information specifically for your state.

Statute-specific Assistance
These pages serve as portals for compliance information by statute: the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), and others. They provide access to statute-specific environmental compliance assistance information and links to documents, tools and information about complying with environmental requirements.

Compliance Assistance Providers
This web page contains tools and resources to help federal, state and local assistance providers help the regulated community understand their environmental compliance requirements.

Additional Resources

There are additional tools and information that can help businesses and communities comply with environmental regulations including:

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