Small Business Environmental Ombudsman (SBEO)

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The Small Business Environmental Ombudsman (SBEO) program offers businesses free, confidential assistance to help them understand and comply with regulations enacted to implement the Federal Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990.

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The SBEO program offers technical assistance services to help businesses:

  • Understand state and federal environmental air regulations
  • Develop a plan of action, to address environmental air quality issues
  • Get referrals to other assistance programs

The SBEO program provides:

  • A toll-free hotline for confidential compliance inquiries: (877) 247-2329
  • Assistance to industry organizations to assess the impact of proposed regulations on small businesses
  • Workshops on special topics to help industry sectors improve compliance
  • Guidance to small businesses responding to regulatory violations and enforcement actions
  • Free, confidential assistance on request
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Any business with 100 or fewer employees.

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Visit the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) website for additional regulatory compliance resources. Free and confidential technical assistance is provided to New York’s small businesses applying for a state air permit, calculating air emissions, or troubleshooting compliance issues.

Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
NYS Pollution Prevention Institute

Phone: (585) 475-7869
Email: [email protected]

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Contact Information

To learn more about SBEO, please email [email protected] or call us at (877) 247-2329