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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.

Contact:
Joan B. Rogers
EPA Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460
Mail Code: 1230T
Phone: 202-564-6568
Mainline: 202-566-2075
Hotline: 1-800-368-5888 and 202-566-1970 (DC area)
Fax: 202-566-1505

ASBO Team
Mission
Functions
Specific Services

Sustainability Education Workgroup Webinar
Newcomer Training Webinar

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ASBO Team


Name Phone Number
Joan B. Rogers, ASBO 202-564-6568
Paula Zampieri Hoag 202-566-2496
Lillian Harris 202-566-1979
Tom Nakley 202-566-2826
Harriett Edwards 202-566-1517 SEE Enrollee
Michael Sharp 202-566-1610 SEE Enrollee
William Bell 202-564-6406 SEE Enrollee

EPA Asbestos & Small Business Ombudsman
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20460
Mail Code: 1230T
Mainline: 202-566-2075
Hotline: 1-800-368-5888 / 202-566-1970 (DC area)
Fax: 202-566-1505

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Mission

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman (ASBO) is to support the environmental and compliance performance of small businesses while reducing the regulatory burden on small businesses, including the cost of compliance and the adverse impact on business operations through representation and collaboration.

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Functions

The ASBO Team advocates for small business issues, partners with state Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAPs), small business trade associations, EPA headquarters and regional offices, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other federal agencies to reach out to the small business community. These partnerships provide the information and perspective EPA needs to help small businesses achieve their environmental performance goals. This is a comprehensive program that provides networks, resources, tools, and forums for education and advocacy on behalf of small businesses across the country.

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Specific Services

Liaison between EPA and the small business community

Advocate for small business during the EPA rulemaking process

Provide technical assistance to small businesses

Support national network of Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAPs)

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