Section 507 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) requires each state to establish a Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Program (also known as "507 Program," and/or "Small Business Environmental Assistance Program"). Section 507(d) charges the EPA Small Business Ombudsman with monitoring and reporting on the overall effectiveness of the Program.
20 Years of Success in Helping Small Business: 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments in Action - highlighting the work of the Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Program (also known as "507 Program," and/or "Small Business Environmental Assistance Program") established under section 507 of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. Inside this Report you will find examples of what various programs are working on throughout the United States to help small business comply with environmental regulations, including quotes from government and industry, as well as definitions and measures in real world results that have stemmed from the success of the 507 Program. (15 pp, 2.71MB, About PDF)
The Program consists of three components: 1) Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP); 2) Small Business Ombudsman (SBO); and 3) Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP).
- Small Business Environmental Assistance Program : Providers of detailed technical assistance, publications, and tools to help small businesses come into or remain in compliance with environmental regulations.
- Small Business Ombudsman : State advocate acting on behalf of small businesses relating to environmental issues.
- Compliance Advisory Panel : Small business owners and representatives who consult and advise on SBEAP content.
The Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman (ASBO) funds the Small Business Environmental Home Page to provide environmental compliance and sustainable business information focused on small business and serve as a central point for state programs to connect and share information.