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Small Business Ombudsman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman (ASBO), Office of Small Business Programs, under the Office of the Administrator, serves as a conduit for small businesses to access EPA and facilitates communications between the small business community and the Agency.

Link: http://www.epa.gov/sbo/

Compliance Assistance

Compliance assistance means helping businesses, federal facilities, local governments and tribes meet their environmental regulatory requirements.

Link: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/assistance/index.html

Small Business Compliance and Enforcement

The Small Business Compliance Policy promotes environmental compliance among small businesses (those with 100 or fewer employees) by providing incentives to discover and correct environmental problems.

Link: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/incentives/smallbusiness/index.html

Small Business Gateway

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gateway to environmental information and contacts for small businesses.

Link: http://www.epa.gov/smallbusiness/

Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act

The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA), Pub Law No. 104-121, was signed into law on March 29, 1996. SBREFA enacted a variety of provisions, including several amendments to the RFA. In short, SBREFA amended the RFA to require EPA to convene a small business advocacy review panel prior to proposing any rule that will have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. It also added a provision that allows small entities adversely affected by a final rule to challenge the agency's compliance with the RFA's requirements in court.

Link: http://www.epa.gov/sbrefa/

Energy Star for Small Businesses

Free information and technical support from ENERGY STAR to improve your company's financial performance by reducing energy waste and energy costs, while protecting the earth’s environment.

Link: http://www.energystar.gov/smallbiz Exit EPA

Business Opportunities

EPA Partnership Programs address a wide variety of environmental issues by working collaboratively with companies, organizations, communities, and individuals.

Link: http://www.epa.gov/epahome/industry.htm

Design for the Environment

Design for the Environment allows manufacturers to put the DfE label on household and commercial products, such as cleaners and detergents, that meet stringent criteria for human and environmental health.

Link: http://www.epa.gov/dfe/

Pollution Prevention

Pollution prevention (P2) is reducing or eliminating waste at the source by modifying production processes, promoting the use of non-toxic or less-toxic substances, implementing conservation techniques, and re-using materials rather than putting them into the waste stream.

Link: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/p2home/index.htm

EPA Hotlines

Hotline and clearinghouse for environmental assistance.

Link: http://www.epa.gov/epahome/hotline.htm

Small Business Environmental Homepage

Helping small businesses and assistance providers access environmental compliance and sustainable business information. Exit EPA

Link: http://www.smallbiz-enviroweb.org


For information on the contents of this page contact Adrienne Fagler.

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