TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
New York State Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) - The SBAP provides small businesses with free technical assistance. They can suggest measures to help businesses achieve compliance, including pollution prevention, material substitutions, and changes in manufacturing processes.
NYC WasteLe$$ is a comprehensive citywide waste prevention and environmental public awareness program funded by the New York City Department of Sanitation, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The program was established to help New York City businesses and organizations improve their operating efficiencies and reduce operating costs through waste prevention. NYC WasteLe$$ waste prevention teams work with owners and managers of businesses and organizations throughout the City to identify cost-saving opportunities to prevent wastes.
Northeast States Pollution Prevention Roundtable was established in 1989 by the Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA) to enhance the capabilities of state environmental officials in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont to implement effective source reduction programs. The NE P2 Roundtable serves state and local environmental assistance programs by managing a regional roundtable of state and local environmental programs, establishing a resource library of information on pollution prevention (P2), conducting P2 training sessions for state officials and industry representatives, researching source reduction strategies and techniques and coordinating joint policy & program development.
New York Department of Environmental Conservation, Pollution Prevention Unit - The Pollution Prevention Unit provides pollution prevention information and technical assistance to New York State residents and businesses.
EPA Region 2's Compliance Assistance Program provides communities and industry in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with information on how to comply with environmental requirements and how to prevent pollution through on-site visits, seminars, Internet sites, and distribution of compliance assistance tools.
EPA's Compliance Assistance Centers were developed to assist small businesses and communities across America identify the specific federal environmental regulations that apply to them, improve their compliance with environmental regulations, and learn about pollution prevention approaches and environmental improvements that will save them money and resources. The Centers also provide state and local officials with a way to exchange information and keep up-to-date on industry-specific pollution prevention and federal compliance information.
New Jersey Technical Assistance Program for Industrial Pollution Prevention (NJTAP) - Founded in 1990, NJTAP has gained visibility and credibility with industry as an extension service that provides environmental opportunity assessments; functions as a clearinghouse for information related to pollution prevention; delivers education and training; and aids in the development and adoption of new pollution prevention technologies.
New Jersey Small Business Assistance Program provides direct multi-media compliance assistance to small businesses with specific technical, administrative and compliance problems. The SBAP coordinates workshops on issues of interest to small businesses, conducts presentations for trade groups, and develops materials and makes information available on the NJDEP Electronic Bulletin Board (BBS - (609) 292-2006).
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