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Small Business Compliance and Enforcement

The Small Business Compliance Policy (PDF) (5 pp, 256K) promotes environmental compliance among small businesses (those with 100 or fewer employees) by providing incentives to discover and correct environmental problems. EPA will eliminate or significantly reduce penalties for small businesses that voluntarily discover violations of environmental law and promptly disclose and correct them. This Policy implements section 223 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (PDF) (29 pp, 99K). (Additional Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act Information).

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A wide range of resources are available to help small businesses learn about environmental compliance and take advantage of the Small Business Compliance Policy. These resources include:

Businesses can find more information through these Web-based resources:

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