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Even small business owners that operate equipment, use paints or solvents or cleaners, generate dust, or otherwise release air contaminants during business operations (e.g. dry cleaners, auto body shops, photo finishing labs, printing shops, etc.) may be subject to air quality laws and regulations.
The Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) was established to help small businesses understand and comply with air quality regulations.
This program is free and confidential for those that qualify as a small business.
To qualify for assistance from the SBAP program, you must be considered a "small business" as defined in the Small Business Act:
If you are not sure if your business requires a permit or if you have any questions, please Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP).
The District's Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) includes a Small Business Ombudsman (SBO) and Small Business Technical Assistant (SBTA).
Services provided by the Small Business Ombudsman (SBO) include:
The Small Business Technical Assistant (SBTA) provides small businesses with basic answers to questions about regulations.
Some of the issues or questions include but are not limited to the following:
The program is free and confidential.