SMALL  BUSINESS  OMBUDSMAN
                                         UPDATE
                                 United States Environmental Protection Agency
                                             Washington, DC 20460
                           OOON02001
MEMORANDUM
Home Page www.epa.gov/sbo
SUBJECT:     Update on Recent Small Business
              Activities at the U.S. EPA

FROM:        Karen V. Brown. Director
              Small Business Division
              Small Business Ombudsman

TO:           Persons Interested in Small Business
              Environmental Issues

DATE:        July, 2002

SMALL BUSINESS DIVISION/SBD
SMALL BUSINESS OMBUDSMAN STAFF

Elsa Bishop, Program Analyst
Marketing, Education & Communication
Dan Eddinger, Program Analyst
Innovative Approaches
Tracy Mattson, Program Analyst
Regulatory Development
Angela Suber, Program Analyst
Outreach & Information Assistance
Catherine Tunis, Regulatory Impact Analyst
Non-Regulatory, Measurement, & Recognition Programs

SENIOR ENVIRONMENTAL EMPLOYEES

Howard Boddie, IT Specialist
Dbase Coordinator
William Crosswhite, Economist
Agriculture, Economics, & Pesticides
James E. Malcolm, P.E., Chemical Engineer
Hazardous Materials & Toxic Substances
Thomas J. Nakley. Civil Engineer
Energy & Water
Larry 0. Tessier, P.E., Civil Engineer
Asbestos, Indoor Air, Lead Paint, & Radon
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   1  SBO/SBAP Natl. Conf.       29
   2  SBD Initiatives/Activities      30
   5  Opening Doors for America SB  31
   6  A Resource Directory         33
   7  Ten Innovative Projects       34
   9  State Success Stories         35
  10  Small Biz Env Home Page      36
  11  State of the Environ Report     37
  13  ClearSkies Initiatives         39
  15  Clean Air ACT (CAA)         43
  17  Clean Water Act (CWA)       44
  20  Hazardous Waste            49
  23  Right-to-Know (EPCRA)      51
  24  Toxic Substances (TSCA)      53
  26  Frequently Requested Pubs     55
  27  Six-key Aspects/SBREFA      57
  28  SBA Fairness Boards         59
                                 Customer Service Conf
                                 Update on Environ Info
                                 Chemical Accident Prev
                                 MACT Tools
                                 SBIR
                                 Compliance Asst. Act Plan
                                 Compliance Asst. Forum
                                 Compliance Asst Centers
                                 EPA's Enforcement Policies
                                 SBO/SBD Staff & Function!
                                 EPA SB Program Contacts
                                 EPA Web Pages & Hotlines
                                 State Small Bus. Asst Prog.
                                 State Small Bus. Contacts
                                 P2 Program Contacts
                                 Procurement Contacts
                                 Order Form
                                 Toll Free Hotline
                                 800-368-5888
                                 202-260-0490
ฃ   ANNUAL CONFERENCE A SMASHING
                    SUCCESS!

     I am pleased to let you know that our Annual National
  Small Business Assistance Program conference hosted by the
  state of Illinois, and held in Chicago on June 30-July 3rd was a
  smashing success.  The special sessions held this year on
  Compliance Advisory Panel and Environmental Management
  Training were very well attended and the feedback so far is
  extremely positive. This event just gets better each year.
     For me, the conference was a perfect opportunity to
  introduce and welcome new members of EPA's Small
  Business Division. These bright, enthusiastic, and
  experienced staff are eager to help EPA more effectively deal
  with small business issues. Historically we have shown that a
  lot can be done with a few staff; now we will be doing a
  whole lot more.
     At the conference we were thrilled to unveil a new EPA
  booklet we have developed entitled "Opening Doors for
  America's Small Business." The booklet presents an exciting
  subset of over 100 of EPA's small business initiatives. It also
  features key messages of support from President Bush and
  Administrator Whitman. Visibility of small business issues at
  EPA has never been higher.
     For those who attended the conference, this newsletter
  should help continue the spirit we experienced in Chicago.
  For those who could not attend the conference, I hope you
  learn from this newsletter more about how EPA is helping
  small business succeed while also helping the environment.
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                Karen V. Brown, Director
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       SMALL BUSINESS OMBUDSMAN FUNCTIONS

        EPA's Office of the Small Business Ombudsman (OSBO)
 performs the following functions:

 •      Provides a convenient way for small businesses to access
        EPA,
 •      Facilitates communications between the small business
        community and EPA;
 •      Investigates and resolves disputes with EPA; and
 •      Works with EPA personnel to increase their understanding
        of small businesses in the development and enforcement of
        environmental regulations.

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                             Recent Initiatives to Better Serve You
Facilitating meetings between EPA Deputy Administrator, senior management, and industry to give the Agency an opportunity to
hear first hand the concerns of small business.

Ensuring that program offices followed up on issues raised at the May 2002 Deputy Administrator meeting with key Small Busin<
Trade Associations.

Advocating for and participating in the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Acl (SBREFA) process and in reviewini
EPA regulatory actions to address small business issues and concerns. Providing outreach and assistance to the small business
community on SBREFA.

Providing recommendations to program offices on several rules in the development stage including hazardous waste recycling
initiatives. Continuing to participate as workgroup members on numerous rules to help shape initiatives prior to proposal.

Coordinating with the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards to provide a grant to the State of Maryland for the tenth Anm
SBO/SBAP Conference to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, April 2003.

Hosting the Small Business Regional Liaison Conference for EPA regions and SBO/SBAP Steering Committee Members and
alternate, July 31-August 2, 2002 in Washington, DC.

Developing a Small Business Environmental Management (EM) Guide and piloting EM training programs in five states across th
country, and at the 2002 National SBO/SBAP Conference in Chicago. Also, developing a workbook to use with the Guide.

Distributing a Resource Directory of Small Business Environmental Assistance Providers developed by the Small Business Divis;
to give the small business community easy access to resources at the Federal, state, and private levels.

Supporting the development and distribution of promotional materials designed by the SBO/SBAP Promotional Subcommittee, tc
better communicate the availability of technical and other assistance provided by the State SBO/SBAP Programs to small busines

Funding the development of two expert systems for small business.  The first expert system will be designed for the UIC Class V
Injection Well regulation, and the second system will be designed for auto salvage.

Supporting the development of a SBO-SBAP Listserve as an opportunity for small business assistance providers and others in the
small business community to share information and ideas.

Responding to over 15,000 calls on the Small Business Ombudsman Hotline throughout the year.

Issuing a fall, winter, and spring electronic newsletter, SBO Quarterly News Alert, as a means to give state small business prograr
and EPA regional programs an opportunity to share success stories and information about small business activities in their state o
region.

Compiling a listing of all small business initiatives underway at EPA.  Over 100 initiatives were identified.  The complete list wil
posted on the SBO website.

Promoting an exciting new Agency booklet,  Opening Doors for America's Small Businesses, produced in the Small Business
Division. This publication is a great introduction to the key EPA services that are available lo help America's small businesses.

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                 EPA's Small Business Division — Recent Activities

     EPA's Small Business Division (SBD) is focusing on a number of activities aimed at addressing the
unique environmental needs of the Nation's small businesses. Recent activities include support for the
Compliance Assistance Advisory Panels (CAPs), a revised EPA Small Business Strategy, and new tools
and resources for small businesses and small business assistance providers.

Annual Cap Training Is A Success!

     Thirty-six participants received in-depth training on the mission, role and functions of the CAPs,
from both the state and national perspectives on June 30, 2002 in Chicago.  Six of the ten presenters
during the session were CAP Members; in other words, they were actual small business owners.  This
change in presentation format was a direct result of input received from participants in last year's session,
who expressed a desire to hear directly from CAP Members the benefits of serving  on the CAPs and how
they saw their roles in their respective CAPs.

     Taking that feedback to heart, SBD and the newly-formed National CAP (NCAP) worked hand-in-
hand to develop the format and agenda presented at this  session. Also, the CAP Resource Guide
distributed to session participants was completely updated and restructured to include statutory authority,
EPA's responsibilities, background, infrastructure, detailed information on both the NCAP and state
CAPs, outreach tips, and an extensive list of resources or tools available to both assistance providers and
small business owners alike. The feedback received to date on both the training session and the Resource
Guide has been overwhelmingly positive and several requests have already been received for additional
copies of the Resource Guide. There is also a suggestion that this type of session be held twice per year
instead of only during the annual conference.

     SBD and  the NCAP welcome your input on both the training and the Guide to  enable us to improve
the next session. Please send any comments or suggestions to Elsa Bishop at { HYPERLINK
mailto:bishop.elsa@epa.gov} or 202/260-0082.

EPA's Revised Small Business Strategy

     In 1984, the Agency unveiled its first Small Business Strategy, entitled EPA Small Business
Initiatives: Strategy for Improved Regulation and Compliance, which focused on improving both the
Agency's regulation of small business entities and their level of compliance with environmental
regulations.  Although significant progress was made in  addressing the recommendations of the 1984
Strategy, the Agency recognized that there was a lot more it could do to help small businesses meet their
environmental responsibilities.

     SBD conducted a series of interviews and focus groups with EPA, states, industry representatives,
and other interested stakeholders to better understand the current issues and obstacles  facing small
businesses. SBD also sought out stakeholders' ideas about specific actions that we  could implement to
address these issues.  The most recent meetings included interviews with all of EPA's Program Offices,
which identified over 100 initiatives designed to help small businesses fulfill their environmental
responsibilities. The findings of these interviews and meetings form the basis of the revised Small
Business Strategy, which focuses on how the Agency is integrating an awareness of small businesses into
all of its core functions and recommending where it should concentrate its resources for the future to meet
the challenges  facing small businesses.

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    After EPA completes its internal review of the draft Strategy, we will distribute it for review by
states, SBOs/SBAPs, industry representatives, and other interested parties.  If you are interested in
participating in that review, please contact Karen Brown at I HYPERLINK
"mailto:brown.karen@.epa.gov" } or at 202/260-1390.

New Tools and Resources for Small Businesses

•  Practical Guide To Environmental Management For Small Businesses (Guide)
   The Guide will help small businesses put in place a functional, efficient environmental management
   plan. By following the Guide's recommendations from beginning to end, small businesses can
   develop all the elements of a fully functional environmental management plan without being
   overwhelmed or overworked. The final version of the Guide will be published and available for
   distribution during August 2002 and will be posted on the SBO web page.

•  Shedding Light on an Environmental Management Plan for Your Small Business (Workbook)
   This Workbook goes hand-in-hand with the Guide.  The Guide describes a common sense process for
   improving the business's environmental activities. The Workbook shoes small business owners the
   steps to take while going through the process and provides a convenient place to keep and organize all
   of the information they compile while developing their environmental management plan. The draft
   Workbook is available for review and is scheduled for completion during August 2002.

•  Cultivating Environmental Management:  Working with Small Businesses
   This one-day workshop gives SBAPs training and communication tools thai, they can use to introduce
   the Guide to their client small businesses. Workshops were held in seven locations across the U.S.
   and a report summarizing the outcome from the workshops will be posted on the SBO web page.

•  Plugging into Best Environmental Management Practices for Small Businesses
   This compendium often sector-specific fact sheets provide small businesses ideas on how to apply
   pollution prevention techniques to everyday business activities, while improving their bottom line in
   the process. The completed fact sheets will be posted on the SBO web  page.

•  Expert Systems for Small Businesses
   The objective of an expert system is to provide consistent, accurate information that is always
   available and centrally updateable.  Expert systems offer an opportunity to provide a new form of
   compliance assistance. These web-based programs contain the focused knowledge of regulatory
   specialists or industry experts.  SBD has commissioned two fundamental expert systems to illustrate
   the potential of this technology. The first system assists in guiding compliance with the Class V
   Injection Wells regulation and is being prepared for review on the small business environmental
   homepage by the end of July. The second system assists automotive salvage and recycling operations
   and is being prepared for review by the end of August.  Watch for both  systems on www.smallbiz-
   enviroweb.org.

•  Environmental Emergencies Planning Guide for Small Businesses
   Over the past few years a number of unanticipated events have raised questions about how prepared
   small businesses are for environmental emergencies. With this new initiative, SBD wants to provide
   small businesses with information  on what they are required to do to prepare for such events as well
   as provide information on good management practices that are not required but just make common
   sense.

If you are looking for more  information on any of these tools or resources, contact Dan Eddinger at
{ HYPERLINK "mailto:eddinger.daniel@epa.gov" \ or 202/260-1133.

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New Guide Helps Small Businesses Navigate EPA
EPA's newest publication, Opening Doors for America 's
Small Businesses, is a great introduction to the key EPA
services that are available to help America's small
businesses.
EPA has initiated over 100 activities designed to help
small businesses fulfill their environmental
responsibilities. Although not every EPA small business
initiative is described in the new publication, it is a useful
guide to begin exploring the available resources.
The publication addresses five critical areas for small
businesses including utilizing "one-stop" assistance,
improving regulations, managing environmental
compliance, encouraging environmental leadership, and preparing for the future.
It also provides pertinent overviews of over 16 programs as well as contact information
so small businesses can go straight to the source for more information.  In addition, the
publication includes testimonials on how small businesses have used the programs to
their benefit.
Programs that are highlighted in the Opening Doors publication include:
 S Compliance Assistance Centers
 ^ Design for the Environment
 •S Environmental Results Program
 ^ National Environmental Performance Track
 ^ Practical Guide to Environmental
    Management
 v^ Plain Language Initiative
 S SectorSTAR
 •/ Small Business Innovation Research
 ^ TRI-ME Software
Compliance Clearinghouse
Energy Star for Small Business
EPA Dockets
Partners for the Environment
Pollution Prevention Resource
Exchange
SBREFA
Small Business Compliance Policy
Small Business Ombudsman
To order a copy of the new publication, contact the Small Business Division at (202)
260-0490. The publication will also be available for download at www.epa.gov/sbo.

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       A Resource Directory of Small Business Assistance Providers
                                        The Small Business Division is pleased to
                                        announce the release of its latest publication,
                                        "A Resource Directory of Small Business
                                        Environmental Assistance Providers."

                                        As part of EPA's continued effort to support
                                        small business, the directory was created to
                                        foster a partnership between small business and
                                        environmental assistance providers.

                                        The Directory is an easy-to-use reference of the
                                        key federal, state and private programs that can
                                        address small business environmental
                                        compliance, pollution prevention and other
                                        related questions and concerns. It provides all
                                        of the relevant environmental contacts a small
                                        business needs in one convenient location.

                                        We trust that this directory will prove to be a
                                        useful resource and would appreciate your
                                        feedback to ensure that we are serving the needs
                                        of small business.
        Due to the overwhelming response to the new publication, additional copies have
        been ordered. As a result, the SBD is able to accommodate additional requests
        for bulk orders.
To order a copy of the new
publication, contact the Small
Business Division at (202) 260-0490.

In addition, if you would like to
distribute this free publication to your
membership, please specify how
many copies you would like to
receive.
                       Sample Page:
Maine
Small Business Ombudsman (SBO)
Maine Small Business Ombudsman
http://www.stale.me us/dep/oia/p2about htm
(800] 789-9802 (S)
or (207)287-4152
Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP)
Maine Small Business Technical Assistance Program
http.//www.state.me.us/dep/oia/smbusta.htm    (800) 789-9802 (S)
                                 or (207) 287-7881

Pollution Prevention (P2)
Maine Pollution Prevention Program
http://www.state.me.us/dep/oia/p2home.htm      (207) 287-7100

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Maine Small Business Development Centers
http://www mainesbdc org                  (207) 780-4420

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                                                 TOOLS YOU CAN USE
                                        Developed by the Ten State Demonstration Projects
                                            aka "THE MILLION DOLLAR GRANT"

Recipients of USEPA's State Demonstration Project Grants are rolling out polished products faster than your local printer can apply a blanket
wash! From advertisements for SBAP services to multi-media compliance manuals,  these products have evolved over two years of work and
trial. There are materials for auto body finishing and repair shops, the fiber reinforced plastics and boat manufacturing industry, and printers.
There are guidelines you can use to build partnerships with other small business service providers and guidelines for holding your own
informational workshops.  507 small business assistance ombudsmen and technical assistance providers, working in rural communities, dense
urban areas and every type of locale m-between, conducted the projects that produced this body of knowledge. We thank them for all of their
work.

Below is a list of additional products and tools you can use. Also, the SBAP's that have created videotapes, characters, or other material that
cannot be reproduced  in print are seeking ways to make those tools available to everyone. The promotional subcommittee of the 507 Steering
Committee may use the video tape produced by New Jersey's SBAP to create a national public service announcement promoting use of the 507
programs.

Finally,  the Small Business Division will create a space on the Small Business web-site ({ HYPERLINK http://www.smallbiz-enviroweb.org/})
for you to download these tools and get other information on the demonstration projects.  If you have questions on a specific project, please call
the contact person listed for that project.  For questions on the next steps in publicizing the 507 programs through the cooperative grant
agreements, contact La Ronda Bowen @916/457-5636 { HYPERLINK "mailto:bowenl@pacbell.net"}.

                                                         THE TOOLS
                         (The following  products are available in electronic form and are FREE to the requestor)

California: South Coast Air Quality Management District. The project is testing a multi-state, public-private partnership approach to assist
small businesses that operate industrial steam boilers.  A local gas company is contributing free, on-site boiler tune-ups as both an inducement to
businesses to participate and an opportunity to demonstrate cost savings and pollution reduction benefits. Tools developed are.
•    A template for a more-efficient process is under development and will be replicated by three other partner SBAPs in EPA's Region
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Contact: Larry Kolczak 909/396-3215  { HYPERLINK mailto:lkolczak@aqmd.gov}

Colorado: Department of Public Health and the Environment. The project has set in place a partnership called "EnviroMentors" that
dramatically increases the ability of its staff to provide "one stop shopping" environmental assistance and information. The SBAP has enrolled
over 60 partners, including 21 small business development centers (SBDCs), 10 chambers of commerce, 12 state and local pollution prevention
organizations, 25 small business and trade organizations and several lending institutions.  Tools developed are:
•    Fact sheet, including types of organizations willing to serve as partners with the Colorado Department of Public Health and
     Environment to conduct outreach to small business owners
Contact: Nick Melhadis  303/692-2135 { HYPERLINK mailto:nick.melliadis@stte.co.us }

Kansas: State University Pollution Prevention Institute. The SBAP initially tested an approach using retired engineers to provide direct, one-
on-one assistance to small businesses in  three industries, dry cleaners, automotive repair/auto body and metal finishing. That project proved
unsuccessful, but generated a body of experience that other SBAPs considering a similar strategy now have access to.  The SBAP has  gone on to
apply the Grant to launch an assistance campaign aimed at increasing compliance and reducing pollution in Colorado's printing industry.
Available tools:
•    Compliance for  Printers Manual
     This is a multi-media manual explaining regulatory requirements and identifying pollution-prevention opportunities for the printing
     industry.
•    Fact sheet on the Kansas project, including a list of project partners.
Contact: Sherry Davis 785-532-4998  { HYPERLINK "mailto:sbd@ksu.edu"}

Maine; Department of Environmental Protection The project tested a strategy to reduce pollution by changing business practices in auto
repair and auto body shops in a three county  area is designed to help them switch to optimum, clean technologies. The goal is to encourage a
large proportion of the 500 targeted businesses to switch to "best environmental practices" over a one year period. It systematically engages each
business in a phased information program. Tools developed are:
•    Model Facility Guide for Motor Vehicle Repair Facilities
     This multi-media guide for operators of motor vehicle repair facilities. It includes detailed hints on housekeeping, parts washers, floor
     drains, storage and disposal of waste oil, tires and more, in easy to understand, specific recommendations and a compliance checklist.
     Terms are all defined, so there is no confusion.
•    Sample contact letters from the assistance provider to business owners/operators
•    Fact sheet on the Maine project.
Contact: Julie Churchill  207/287-7881.  { HYPERLINK "mailto:Julie.M.Churchill@state.me.us"}

Minnesota: Pollution Control Agency. The project created partnerships to provide on-going assistance to the entire fiberglass-reinforced
plastics (FRP) manufacturing industry in the state. The SBAP undertook a systematic campaign to inform the entire industry segment —
between 110 and 120 FRP businesses — about old and new regulations, and opportunities to save costs and reduce pollution by incorporating

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new, less-polluting, more efficient materials and processes in their manufacturing operations  A broad-based set of partners was enrolled,
including the national industry trade association, a prestigious small business technical assistance program at the University of Minnesota,
equipment suppliers, material vendors, SBDCs, and others.  A "one-stop shopping" compliance assistance package was distributed and an
innovative event, "Demo Days," was produced, attracting over 170 people from across the FRP industry.
•   Tools for the Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) and Boat Manufacturing Industry:
    •    Multi-media self-audit checklists
    •    Pollution prevention information and case studies
•   Tools for SBAP's:
    •    A "recipe" for developing a Demonstration Day special event (can be adapted to any industry)
    •    Multi-Media compliance assistance information for the FRP industry
    •    Newsletters
    •    Fact sheet on the Minnesota project.
Contact: Charlie Kennedy 651-297-8615 { HYPERLINK "mailto:charlie.kennedy@pca.state.mn.usa"}

Montana: Department of Environmental Quality. The SBAP surveyed the needs of Montana small businesses for environmental assistance,
especially focusing on rural communities in Montana's "High Line" (Northern) region and in Eastern Montana. Both of these areas have
historically been difficult to serve because of their distance from urban centers in Central and Western Montana. In Phase Two, the project will
apply the results of that assessment to test different marketing methods to stimulate requests for assistance, and to increase business and public
awareness about the assistance program. Tools under development are:
•   Industry-specific newsletters & compliance calendars
•   Program brochure
•   Small Business Providers Director)'
•   Guidebook for Small Business Start-ups
•   Industry-specific environmental audit videos
Contact: Bonnie Rouse 406/444-3641  { HYPERLINK mailto:brouse@state.mt.us}

New Jersey: Department of Environmental Protection. The program increased the capacity to reach small businesses by growing a large
network of partner organizations. The strategy was to form working relationships with public and private organizations that have the channels
and credibility to  reach small businesses with information and assistance. High impact information is kept flowing through these channels. The
partnership base, currently at 400, is continuously built up over time and relationships are maintained and nurtured. Tools developed are:
•   English & Korean language Dry Cleaning Calendars
•   Pollution Prevention Checklists for Printing, Metal Finishing, and Auto Repair industries
•   Fact sheet on the New Jersey project
Contact: Ky Asral 609/292-3600  { HYPERLINK "mailto:kasral@dep.state.nj.us"}

New York: Environmental  Facilities Corp. The project demonstrated how a well-organized information and  public relations strategy can move
a defined industry sector to compliance. It was a managed campaign to achieve full compliance on gas station vapor recovery controls in a
metropolitan area. The goal was to bring 2,700 gas stations into compliance with equipment testing in 3  to 4  years. The strategy was to
restructure the testing industry, reach out to the gas stations, employ a high profile public message campaign and manage the dynamics of the
sector toward full compliance.
•   Tools for gasoline dispensing and service stations:
    •    Handbook on Stage I vapor recovery
    •    Handbook on State II vapor recovery
    •    Guidance Manual for vapor recovery testing procedures
    •    Fact sheet on New York's Stage II vapor recovery testing requirements
    •    A current list of companies that provide vapor recovery tests in New York
•   Tools for gasoline consumers and their children:
    •    Educational module for students, grades 5-8
Contact: Marian Mudar 518/457-9135  { HYPERLINK "mailto:mudar@nysefc.org"}

South Carolina:  Department of Health and Environmental Control. The program developed outreach methods for an unusually hard to reach
business sector. Auto body, auto repair and salvage yards are numerous and represent an environmental threat.  These businesses are hard to find
and often beyond the reach of the regulatory sector.  A unique, intensive series of workshops throughout ihe state was tested to bring assistance
close to the customer. An evaluation effort was conducted to better understand how to reach this sector.  Tools  developed are:
•   Lessons learned fact sheet on the South Carolina project; includes feedback from business owners on how they want to be
    contacted.
Contact: Phyllis Copeland 803/896-8982 { HYPERLINK "mailto:copelapt@colmb30.dhec.state.sc.us1  }

Wyoming: Department of Environmental Quality. The program met the communication challenge of a largely rural state by building an
"outreach system" consisting of a sortable database of, potentially, all small businesses in the state, and a one-stop-source of compliance
information -- the "Wyoming Small Business Assistance Guide."  The database and guide are used by partners  to reach small  businesses. The
system makes possible an on-going series of targeted outreach initiatives to specific businesses on high priority topics.  Tools  developed are
•   Resource book of small business assistance providers in Wyoming, "Wyoming Small Business Assistance Guide"
•   Fact sheet on Wyoming project, including lessons learned
Contact: Dan Clark 307/777-7388. { HYPERLINK "mailto:dclark@missc.state.wy.us"}

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                                           Success Stories
                    From the 2001 Small Business Assistance Program's
                                           Annual Reports


Arizona Department of Environmental Quality created a community assistance program to provide advocacy for all
its customers and better service to rural Arizona.  Key staff members are placed in the communities they serve,
where they can have more frequent, direct contact with rural customers. The program provides four regional office
support positions to assist the community liaisons with outreach services, multi-program technical coordination,
inquiry response and follow-up, compliance assistance, and associated administrative support.

Arkansas' small business loan program has been very effective in helping gas station owners, pork producers, dairy
farmers, cattle ranchers, and radiator shops comply with environmental regulations.

Florida's dry cleaners compliance calendar has been downloaded from their web site and is being modified for use
in at least twenty-three other states. The EPA Small Business Ombudsman newsletter also highlighted Florida's
success in improving recordkeeping compliance rates for dry cleaners.

Indiana's Childcare 5-Star program, the first of its kind in the nation, has 66 participants. Some Compliance and
Technical Assistance Program staff are licensed lead inspectors, who provide free lead risk assessments for
childcare facilities and citizens' homes.

A number of Kansas businesses implemented Environmental Management Systems because of the highly
successful workshops, manuals and assistance provided by the technical assistance program.  EMS encourages both
environmental compliance and pollution prevention.

Michigan SBAP continues to work with state and local agencies plus industry  organizations to provide a unique
combination of multimedia outreach. The SBAP presented its first set of multimedia workshops, Regulations  101,
that highlighted a new guide for manufacturers on applicable environmental, safety,  and health regulations.

Missouri's On-site Assessment Team visits facilities across the state and provides each with a comprehensive, easy
to understand report illustrating areas that need improvement and the areas where they are in compliance. The
report also includes pollution prevention tips and opportunities.

New Hampshire was awarded a grant to implement the PrmtSTEP program at the state level.  This grant will allow
the state to accelerate multimedia outreach and compliance assistance efforts to this important industry sector.

New York's SBAP was awarded an EPA cooperative agreement for outreach and technical assistance to gasoline
stations with Stage II vapor recovery equipment.  This multi-year effort will quantify compliance assistance benefits
by assisting affected stations comply with a state regulation requiring them to test their equipment every five years.

North Carolina's new web site features a one-stop location for all permitting data and is searchable by keyword,
user category, subject, and Division.  The database provides 20 attributes for each permit including downloadable
application forms, fee pages, regulations, contact  information, and specialty information such as emission estimation
spreadsheets. Users also can track permit application status for permits in progress across all Divisions.

Oklahoma continues its success with site visits, as technical  assistance providers prefer to have face-to-face
meetings with clients, tour their facilities, and provide assistance from this vantage point.  The state started an
innovative program for metal finishers by scheduling facility enforcement inspections (either RCRA or Air) and
inviting them to participate in the Compliance Achievement Program. If a facility elected to participate, the
inspection was postponed until compliance assistance was provided.

Pennsylvania's  Pollution Prevention Assistance  Account is  a low-interest loan program for small businesses that
want to undertake pollution prevention and energy efficiency projects.  The Commonwealth  also has a Pollution
Prevention/Energy Efficiency Site Assessment Grant Program that provides up to $5,000 to small businesses or
$15,000 to any DEP permit holder that wants to hire a private consultant to conduct a P2/E2  assessment.

Wyoming is continuing work on the Clean Snowmobile Challenge design competition.  Sponsored by the Society
of American Engineers, this project is challenging the Engineering Departments of worldwide Universities to
develop snowmobile designs that are environmentally friendly, both in terms of emissions and noise.
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                       Small Business Environmental Home Page
                        http://www.smallbiz-enviroweb.org

       The Small Business Environmental Home Page (Home Page) continues to benefit the small business
community and the Section 507 programs. This Home Page was developed and is being maintained by
Concurrent Technologies Corporation (Pittsburgh Office) under cooperative agreement funding provided
by U.S. EPA SBO.  Developed in response to requests from the State small business assistance programs
(SBAPs) and the small business  community for assistance in centrally distributing  and  exchanging
information about their program activities, the Home Page provides efficient access to EPA, state, and other
environmental and pollution prevention information focused on small business.

       Check out the new look for the Small Business Environmental Home Page launched in March 2002.
For more information about the new design, go to: http://www.smallbiz-enviroweb.org/newlook.html.

       Look for helpful documents on the EPA SBO List of Publications, which is now on the Small
Business Environmental Home Page. The online list, which now has approximately 80% of the documents
directly linked so far (350+ documents). Check back often for more live links. Go to: http.V/www.smallbiz-
enviroweb.org/pub_video/epadocs/sbdocs.html.

       Also NEW on the Home Page is the SBO/SBAP National Steering Committee web page. Go to the
web page for Steering Committee guidelines, list of Steering Committee representatives  and alternatives,
and  meeting/call  notes   and   minutes   (to   come).     Go  to:   http://www.smallbiz-
en virovveb. org/sba/steering c ommittee .html .

       Recently redone is the  Site Map for the newly designed Home Page. Go to: http://www.smallbiz-
enviroweb. or g/site_map. html .

       The SBO-SBAP Listserve is up and running with more than 150 members currently subscribed.
Share information and ideas with SBAPs, SBOs, small businesses, trade associations, technical assistance
programs, and others interested  in environmental compliance and pollution prevention issues for the small
business community. Go to: http://www.smallbiz-enviroweb.org/SBO-SBAP JListserve.html.

       Find full page SBAP ads, SBAP logos including a state example, and SBAP logos in Spanish on the
new Small  Business Assistance  Program National  Logo  page.    Go  to:  http://www.smallbiz-
enviroweb.org/sba/sbaplogo.html.

       Note the updated Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) Contacts and Information section, including
both State and National CAP subpages. Go to: http://www.smallbiz-enviroweb.org/sba/programs cap.html


       Other web pages housed on the Home Page include  the Mid-Atlantic Region Small Business
Assistance web page (http://www.smallbiz-enviroweb.org/mid-atl/mid-atl.html)  and the National Small
Business   Financial   Assistance  Work   Group   web  page  (http ://www.sma lib iz-
enviroweb.org/NSBFAWG/NSBFAWG.html).

       Don't forget to send in updates and use the 5 databases on the Home Page-publications (over
5,100), videos, upcoming events, performance measurement tools and success stories (over 70), and
regulatory updates.

       Check back often for continuously updated contact information (CAP, trade, EPA, SBAP), state
environmental agency and SBAP web sites, SBO Update Newsletters, new information, industry sector and
trade association information, small business initiatives and policies, and publications.

       Keep sending information on events, news, contacts, publications/factsheets, videos, performance
measurement tools and success stories, CAP information, corrected/new links to include on the Home Page,
and any  comments  and suggestions about the Home Page to Audrey  G. Zelanko (zelanko@smallbiz-
enviroweb.org: 412/577-2649).
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              "Environmental Indicators Initiative
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                   "My goals for the
                   Agency are to make our
                   air cleaner, our water
                   purer and our land
                   better protected. These
                   are the results that we
                   are working hard to
                   achieve.  Our progress
                   towards these goals will
be the measure of our success.  To know
whether we are making progress toward these
goals, we need high quality information about
the state of the environment.  It is also
important that we are accountable to the
American public and report to them on our
progress in reaching the goals we have set for
ourselves.
      The 'Indicators Initiative' and 'State of
the Environment Report' are critical steps in
our more comprehensive approach to
identifying priorities, focusing resources on
areas of greatest concern, and managing our
work to achieve measurable results."

     - Christine Todd Whitman, November, 2001
                               "Indicators " Initiative Launched
                               On November 13, 2001, EPA Administrator
                               Christine Todd Whitman announced an
                               "Environmental Indicators Initiative" to
                               improve EPA's ability to report on the status of
                               and trends in environmental conditions and
                               their impacts on human health and the nation's
                               natural resources. The Administrator directed
                               the Office of Environmental Information (OEI)
                               and the Office of Research and Development
                               (ORD) to lead this multi-year, Agency-wide
                               Initiative.

                               EPA's "State of the Environment Report"
                               Developing and publishing a "State of the
                               Environment Report," using available national
                               level, data and indicators to describe
                               environmental conditions and human health
                               concerns, will be one of the key products of
                               this effort. A draft report will be released in
                               November for broad public discussion. It will:
                               •     describe current environmental
                                     conditions and trends using existing
                                     data and indicators
                               •     identify data gaps and research needs
                               •     discuss the challenges government and
                                     our partners face in filling those gaps
                                     and
                               •     be accompanied by supporting technical
                                     information.

                               Five "theme areas"  will be covered in the
                               report:  human health; ecological condition;
                               clean air; pure water; and better protected
                               land.  Under "human health" the report will
                               explore trends in diseases, human exposure to
                               environmental pollutants, and diseases thought
                               to be related to environmental pollution.
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The nation's "ecological condition" will be
explored through a look at land use and cover,
living resources, pressures on living resources
and our sustainable natural resources.  To
establish a national baseline for "clean air,"
the report  will examine outdoor air quality —
its impact on human health and ecosystems,
and indoor air quality impacts on human
health. The  "pure water" theme will examine
drinking water and food safety, recreational
water use, the condition of the nation's water
resources and the living resources sustained by
them. To ensure "better protected land" in the
future, the report will explore existing land
cover and use, activities that affect the
condition of the American landscape, the
location and condition of degraded land, and
various conservation and management
practices.  The report will also include specific
information on cropping practices, Integrated
Pesticide Management, waste management,
emergency response and preparedness, and
recycling.

Outreach
During May and June, EPA will reach out to
stakeholders about the "State of the
Environment Report" — our decisions, our
schedule and piocess for drafting the report.
Our goal is to ensure that there will be robust
discussion and debate generated by the "State
of the Environment Report" later this year.
Working with Our Partners and
Stakeholders Is Key to Our Success
Through our outreach efforts, EPA is inviting
governmental entities, non-governmental
organizations, and the public to be our partners
in the longer- term "Environmental Indicators
Initiative." Data from other federal agencies
and departments, EPA regional offices, state
and local governments and tribes (and other
sources) will be vital to sustaining a long-term
effort to improve the way we develop
indicators that help us measure and report on
environmental conditions.
For further information, please contact:
Brendan G. Doyle
US EPA
Office of Environmental Information
202/566-0594 dovle. brendan @ eva. sov
or
Michelle A. Hitter
US EPA
Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental
Relations
202/564-3702 hiller.michelle@eva.eov
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               PRESIDENT BUSH ANNOUNCES CLEAR SKIES
                  & GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE INITIATIVES
                              TODAY'S PRESIDENTIAL ACTION

Today the President will unveil the most aggressive initiative in American history to cut power plant emissions,
as well as a bold new strategy for addressing global climate change.

0 The Clear Skies Initiative. Cuts power plant emissions of the three worst air pollutants - nitrogen oxides, sulfur
   dioxide, and mercury - by 70 percent. The initiative will improve air quality using a proven, market-based approach.

0 Global Climate Change. Commits America to an aggressive strategy to cut greenhouse gas intensity by 18% over
   the next 10 years. The initiative also supports vital climate change research and ensures that America's workers and
   citizens of the developing world are not unfairly penalized.

                                THE CLEAR SKIES INITIATIVE

Dramatically & Steadily Cuts  Power Plant Emissions of Three of the Worst Air Pollutants:

0 Cuts sulfur dioxide (S02) emissions by 73 percent, from current emissions of 11 million tons to a cap of 4.5 million
   tons in 2010, and 3 million tons in 2018.

0 Cuts emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 67 percent, from current emissions of 5 million tons to a cap of 2.1
   million tons in 2008, and to 1.7 million tons in 2018.

0 Cuts mercury emissions by 69 percent - the first-ever national cap on mercury emissions. Emissions will be cut from
   current emissions of 48 tons to a cap of 26 tons in 2010, and 15 tons in 2018.

Uses a Proven Market-Based Approach:

0 Protects Americans from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases by dramatically reducing smog,  acid rain, fine
   particles, regional haze, nitrogen and mercury deposition.
0 Protects our wildlife, habitats and ecosystem health.
0 Cuts pollution further, faster, cheaper, and with more certainty, using a "cap-and trade" program, replacing a cycle of
   endless litigation with rapid and certain improvements in air quality.
0 Saves as much as $1 billion annually in compliance costs that are passed along to American consumers, and
   improves air quality and protects the reliability and affordability of electricity.
0 Uses the model of our most successful clean air law - the 1990 Clean Air Act's acid rain program  - and encourages
   use of new and cleaner pollution control technologies.

                   A  NEW APPROACH ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE

The President has committed America to an aggressive new strategy to cut greenhouse gas intensity by 18% over the
next 10 years. The initiative  also supports vital climate change research and ensures that America's workers and citizens
of the developing world are not unfairly penalized. The President's initiative puts America on a path to  slow the growth of
greenhouse gas emissions,  and - as the science justifies - to  stop, and then  reverse that growth.


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0  Cutting Greenhouse Gas Intensity by 18 Percent Over the Next 10 Years. Greenhouse gas intensity is the ratio
    of greenhouse gas emissions to economic output. The President's goal seeks to lower our rate of emissions from an
    estimated 183 metric tons per million dollars of GDP in 2002, to 151 metric tons per million dollars of GDP in 2012.
    By significantly slowing the growth of greenhouse gases, this policy will put America on a path toward stabilizing
    GHG concentration in the atmosphere in the long run, while sustaining the economic growth needed to finance our
    investments in a new, cleaner energy structure. America is already improving its GHG intensity; new policies and
    programs will accelerate that progress, avoiding more than 500 million metric tons of GHG emissions over the next
    ten years - the equivalent of taking nearly one out of every three cars off the road. This goal is comparable to the
    average  progress that nations participating in the Kyoto Protocol are required to achieve.

0  A New Tool to Measure and Credit Emissions Reductions. The U.S. will improve its GHG registry to enhance
    measurement accuracy, reliability and  verifiability, working with and taking into account emerging domestic and
    international approaches. These improvements will give businesses incentives to invest in new, cleaner technology
    and voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

0  Protect and Provide Transferable  Credit for Emission Reductions. The President will direct the Secretary of
    Energy to recommend reforms to: (1) ensure that businesses that register voluntary reductions are not penalized
    under a future climate policy, and (2) give credit to companies that can show real emissions reductions.

0  Reviewing Progress on Climate Change and Taking Additional Action if Necessary in 2012. which may include
    a broad,  market-based program, as well as additional initiatives to accelerate technology. If, in 2012, we find that we
    are not on track toward meeting our  goal, and sound science justifies further policy action, the United States will
    respond with additional measures that may include a broad, market-based program as well as additional incentives
    and voluntary measures designed to accelerate technology development and deployment.

0  Unprecedented Funding for Climate Change-Related Programs: The President's budget in FY 2003 provides
    $4.5 billion for global climate change-related activities - a $700 million increase. This includes the first year of
    funding for a five-year, $4.6 billion commitment to tax credits for renewable energy sources.

0  A Comprehensive Range of New and Expanded Domestic and International Policies, including:

    •   Expanded research and development of climate-related science and  technology
    •   Expanded use of renewable energy
    •   Business sector challenges
    •   Improvements in the transportation sector
    •   Incentives for sequestration
    •   Enhanced support for climate observation and mitigation in the developing world.

0  A Better Alternative to the Kyoto Protocol. Rather than making drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions
    that would put millions of Americans out of work and undermine our ability to make long-term  investments in clean
    energy - as the Kyoto Protocol would have required - the President's growth-based approach will accelerate the
    development of new technologies and  encourage partnerships on climate change issues with the developing world.
            FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PRESIDENT'S INITIATIVES PLEASE VISIT WWW.WHITEHOUSE.GOV
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                                           STATUS OF HIGH VISIBILITY ACTIONS

                                             OBTAINING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
                                                      FOR SMALL BUSINESS

      Some articles in this newsletter cite certain reference publications by Item Number that provide additional information on the topic.  These
  publications can be ordered by completing the Publication Order form on page 60. In addition, the Ombudsman's Office maintains an inventory of over
  300 EPA and related publications containing useful environmental information for small business. A complete listing of these publications can be obtained
  by calling the Ombudsman's Office at 1-800-368-5888 or 202-260-1211.
Clean Air Act (CAA)

Implementation Tool Development Plan, Update

     In the near future, EPA's Office of Air Quality Planning and
Standards (OAQPS) will be publishing ten new Maximum Achievable
Control Technology (MACT) standards that regulate hazardous air
pollutant emissions from various surface coating operations. To help
industry and regulators prepare for the implementation phase that comes
after these new rules are promulgated (finalized), EPA is in the process
of determining what types of implementation tools are needed for each
new coating MACT. You can keep abreast of what types of
implementation activities we (EPA) have planned for these surface
coating rules by periodically checking the Implementation Tool
Development Plan.  Implementation Plans will be developed for each
new coating MACT and will tell you-  (1) what we're planning for that
rule; (2) who we're partnering with to develop tools; and (3) when we
expect tools to be available for use. To find out more about our tool
development efforts and for website addresses for these new coating
rules, please see our brochure entitled "Implementation Activities for the
New Surface coating MACTs - An Overview and Partnership
Opportunities" at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/powc/partner.pdf.
     If you have questions regarding implementation activities under this
effort, please feel free to contact Ingrid Ward, USEPA, 919-541-0300
or ward.ingrid@epa.gov.

Final Integrated Urban Air Toxics Strategy

     This Strategy is a framework for addressing air toxics in urban
areas. Although existing programs have already achieved substantial
emission reductions, more needs to be done to reduce toxics air
pollutants, particularly in the urban areas.  The Strategy outlines actions
to reduce emissions of air toxics and assessment activities to improve
EPA's understanding of the health and environmental risks posed by air
toxics in urban areas. The Strategy includes a list of 33 air toxics that
pose the greatest potential health threat in urban areas, and also provides
a list of area sources responsible for a substantial portion of the
emissions of these air toxics.  For more information about the Strategy,
visit EPA's web site at: www.epa.gov/ttn/uatw/l 12k/urbanpg.html or call
EPA's Office of Air Quality, Planning and Standards at 919-541-2798.

Amendment And Changes to The Operating Permit
Program Final Rule

     In 1992, EPA issued regulations providing for the establishment of
comprehensive state air quality permitting systems consistent with the
requirements of Title V of the Clean Air Act.  The Rule allows States to
issue a general permit covering numerous similar sources, each of which
need only submit information covering its eligibility for the general
permit.  The Rule was proposed to be  revised in 1994, to provide for
more flexibility in the revision of permits: more flexibility was proposed
in 1995. Neither of these proposed rule changes have been promulgated
In addition, six categories of non-major sources subject to MACT
standards have been deferred from title V permitting. Currently, only
two categories of non-major sources subject to MACT standards are
required to obtain Title V permits, these are hazardous waste
combustors (HWC's) and portland cement plants., see our Item 1-25.

Further Update on Ozone and Participate Matter
National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
and Supreme Court Decision

Summary of U.S. Supreme Court Decision on the
EPA's Ozone and Particulate Matter NAAQS

            Whitman v American Trucking Associations
            U S. Supreme Court, Nos. 99-1257, 99-1426
                       February 27, 2001

Highlights of the Supreme Court's Decision
•     Constitutionality: The Supreme Court unanimously upheld the
      constitutionality of the 1970 Clean Air Act provision that
      authorizes EPA to set national ambient air quality standards
      (NAAQS) to protect public health and welfare.
 •    In so doing, the Supreme Court reversed a decision by the D.C.
      Circuit Court that could have called into question laws and
      regulations that are the basis for many of our nation's programs
      for protecting public health and safety.
•     Cost: The Supreme Court also unanimously affirmed that the
      Clean Air Act requires EPA to set NAAQS at levels necessary to
      protect public health and welfare, without considering the
      economic costs of implementing the standards, stating that the
      law "unambiguously bars cost considerations from the [NAAQS-
      setting] process."
 •    This ruling affirmed the D.C. Circuit Court's decision, and was
      consistent with the longstanding interpretations of the Clean Air
      Act by EPA and the D.C. Circuit.
      The Supreme Court noted that EPA and the States take costs into
      account in implementing the NAAQS.
•     Authority to implement ozone standard:  The Supreme Court
      rejected arguments that EPA cannot require States to meet a
      revised ozone standard that is more protective than the 1-hour
      ozone standard currently being implemented.
 •    The Supreme Court determined that while EPA has authority to
      implement a revised ozone standard, EPA must reconsider its
      implementation plan for moving from the 1-hour standard to the
      revised standard, and instructed EPA to develop an
      implementation plan consistent with the Court's opinion.

Implications for EPA's Implementation of the New Standard
•     While the case was pending before the Supreme Court, the ozone
      and particulate matter standards remained in effects as a legal
      matter, because the D.C. Circuit had not vacated the standards.
      The Supreme Court decision does not change this.
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 *    Ozone:  EPA is reviewing the results of the litigation to determine
      the approach and schedule for moving forward with implementing
      the ozone standard, and will be conferring with States and other
      interested parties.
 •    Partlculate Matter: The litigation has not yet affected EPA or
      State activities related to these standards, since EPA cannot start
      implementing the standards until EPA and the States collect three
      years of monitoring data on "fine particles" to determine which
      areas are not attaining the standards.  In most cases, areas would
      not be designated "attainment" or "nonattamment" for the
      NAAQS for fine particles until 2004-5.

 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Rules

     A final rule to reduce consumption of Methyl Bromide, a
 commonly used fumigant and pesticide, by 50% of historical 1991 use,
 was issued in 2001, Item 1-15, (November 28, 2000, 65 FR 70795). A
 70% baseline reduction is scheduled to occur in 2003 and a complete
 phaseout of Methyl Bromide is scheduled to take effect on January 1,
 2005, Item 1-15.  An interim final rule to  create an exemption which
 would allow production and/or import of Methyl Bromide for quarantine
 and preshipment uses was published, Item 1-15 (July 19, 2001, 66 FR
 37752). EPA is engaging stakeholders from industry and from State
 government at this time to inform them of the critical use exemption
 process which would allow production and/or import of Methyl Bromide
 for critical end uses in pre-plant and post- harvest applications.  EPA will
 issue a notice requesting application for exemption to the 2005 methyl
 bromide phaseout for critical uses, Item 1-15. HCFCs are ozone
 depleting substances that are scheduled to be completely phased out by
 2030, the first of which, HCFC-141b, is scheduled to be phased out
 beginning January 1, 2003.   EPA issued a proposal to allocate
 allowances to HCFC producers and importers to limit and begin the
 phaseout process  for HCFCs (July 20, 2001, 66 FR 38064), Item I-  In
 finalizing the proposed allowance allocations for HCFC in 2002, EPA
 will issue a supplemental proposal seeking comments regarding an
 exemption for small business sectors needing relief from the 141b
phaseout EPA also evaluates alternatives to ozone depleting substances
 for use in refrigerants, air conditioning, foam manufacture, solvents, and
 fire extinguishing applications and either  approved or banned them
based upon their environmental, health, and safety properties though the
 Significant New Alternatives Program. EPA will continue to review
 alternatives as they are developed.  The last  update was published
 5/23/01 66FR 28379 Item 1-19.

 CAA Incinerator Rules

      The Agency issued final rules on September 15, 1997, which
 apply to medical waste incinerators  (MWI).  The incinerators are used to
 burn hospital waste and/or medical/infectious waste. The final rules
 cover MWI located at hospitals, other health care type facilities, and
 commercial waste disposal facilities which burn those types of wastes.
The final rules cover both new and existing MWI.  Those built before
 June 20, 1996 are considered existing MWI, and those built after that
 date are considered new MWI.  New MWI are required to meet the
 requirements upon start-up  Existing MWI are required to meet the
requirements by September  15, 2002.  Small existing MWI, located in
 rural areas, are required to meet less stringent requirements.
      The Agency issued final rules on December 6, 2000, which apply
 to small municipal waste combustors (MWC). Those are incinerators
which have a capacity to burn more than 35  tons per day of municipal
 waste, but less than 250 tons per day. [Final rules for MWC with a
capacity to burn 250 tons per day or more of municipal waste were
issued in December 1995.] The final rules cover  both new and existing
small MWC. Small MWC built before August 30, 1999 are considered
 existing, and those built after that date are considered new. New small
MWC must meet the requirements upon start-up, and existing small
MWC must meet the requirements by August 30, 2004.
  The EPA issued final rules on December 1, 2000, which apply to
commercial and industrial solid waste incinerators (CISWI). Those
final rules apply to incinerators located at commercial or industrial
facilities which burn solid waste without energy recovery. The final
rules cover both new and existing CISWI. Commercial and Industrial
Solid Waste Incinerators built before November 30, 1999 are
considered existing, and those built after that date are considered new.
New CISWI must meet the requirements upon start-up, and existing
CISWI must meet the requirements by November 30, 2004.

National Emission Standards for Hazardous  Air
Pollutants (NESHAP) Rules Update
     The Emissions Standards Division of the Office of Air Quality
Planning and Standards is m the; process of completing NESHAP for
170 source categories, many of which contain small businesses. These
standards are also called Maximum Achievable Control Technology, or
MACT, standards. Standards for 103 source categories are final.
Standards  have been proposed for 43 of the remaining 94 source
categories. Eleven source categories on the original list have been
dehsted.
     The EPA website http://w\/w.epa.gov/ttn/atw/eparules.html lists
information on the rule applicability and rule requirements.
Implementation materials are also available for some rules.
     One key date is the Section 112(j) "hammer date"of May 15, 2002.
Section 112Q) applies to major sources in categories and subcategones
on the EPA's source category list for which EPA has not promulgated
standards by May 15, 2002.  Major sources are those that emit from the
entire contiguous facility 10  tons or more of any single HAP or 25 tons
or more of any combination of HAP.
     Major sources subject to section 112(j) regulations (40 CFR 63,
subpart B) must submit a title V permit application to its permitting
authority by May 15, 2002 to incorporate case-by-case MACT EPA
promulgated Part 1 amendments to  the 112(j) rule on April 5, 2002.
Sources must submit a Part 1 application on May 15, 2002, followed by
a Part 2 application by May 15, 2004. The amendments discuss in
more detail what is required to  be in the permit application.
     Affected sources should review 40 CFR 63, subpart 63.50 through
63.56 for further information. For more information on the
amendments, see  the April 5, 2C02, Federal Register, page 16582.
Additional information is also on EPA's Air Toxics Website at
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/! 12)/112jaypg.html.


Hazardous Air Pollutant Standards for Several
Categories of Industrial Combustion Sources

     The Agency is developing rules under Section 112 of the Clean
Air Act (CAA) to limit emissions of hazardous air pollutants from
several industrial  combustion sources.  This may include rules for
boilers, process heaters, stationary combustion turbines, and/or
stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines.  These  sources are
used primarily for energy generation in a wide variety of industries and
they  burn a variety of fuels (e g., wood, oil, coal, natural gas). The
rules could affect thousands of sources nationwide and have significant
environmental, health, and cost impacts.

Perchloroethylene (PCE) Health Effect Assessment

        EPA's National Center for Environmental Assessment in The
Office of Research and Development (ORD) has started a health
assessment to update the Agency's data base on possible health hazards
associated  with chronic exposure to perchloroethylene. The assessment
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 will characterize hazard and dose-response for cancer and non-cancer
 toxicity, in addition to conclusions about cancer hazards, if any, a
 reference concentration (RfC) for inhalation exposure and a reference
 dose (RiD) for ingestion exposure will be recommended.  The
 assessment began in the Spring of 1999, and completion is expected in
 late calendar year 2002.  The Agency's plan is to develop the assessment,
 with a full peer and public review process, and then provide a data file
 for insertion into the EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)
 which records the Agency-wide viewpoint on health assessment issues.

 Public Access to  Off-Site  Consequences Analysis (OCA)
 Data

     The law exempts OCA data from disclosure under the Freedom  of
 Information Act (FOIA) and limits its public availability for at least one
 year. By August 5, 2000, the federal government was to (1) assess the
 risks of Internet posting of OCA  data and the benefits of public access to
 that data, and (2) based on that assessment, EPA did publish proposed
 regulations governing public access to OCA data in the Federal Register
 on April 22, 2000.  A final Rule is now in process These items are also
 in Item 1-30


                Clean Water Act (CWA)


 Effluent Guidelines Program

  Effluent guidelines are regulations for industrial discharges to surface
waters and to publicly-owned treatment systems.  Earlier this year,
 EPA's Office of Water completed effluent guidelines for iron and steel.
 We continue work on effluent guidelines for the following industries:
 metal products and machinery, concentrated animal feeding operations,
 construction and development, meat and poultry products, and aquatic
 animal production (often called aquaculture). EPA would like to report
 on important progress on several of these effluent guidelines.
  In addition, EPA published the Proposed Effluent Guidelines Program
 Plan for 2002/2003 in the Federal Register in June 2002. The proposed
 plan provides background information on clean water industrial
 regulations, describes the role these regulations play in improving water
quality,  and solicits comment on  the process for selecting future effluent
guidelines. EPA encourages small businesses to review and provide
comments on the proposed effluent guidelines plan.
  You can check for updates on all of the effluent guidelines on the
Internet at http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/guide/.

Metal  Products and Machinery

  The public notice for the proposed effluent guidelines for the Metal
Products and Machinery (MP&M) industry appeared in the Federal
Register on January 3, 2001, and the public comment period closed on
July 2, 2001.  Prior to issuing the proposed rule, EPA convened a Small
Business Advocacy Review  Panel.  The proposal incorporated all of the
Panel's recommendations such as reduced monitoring, best management
practices (BMPs), pollution prevention alternatives, and no regulation
options for low flow facilities.
  EPA received more than 1,000 comments on the proposed rule from
State and local regulatory authorities, environmental groups, individual
industrial facilities and industry groups, and private citizens.  Many of
the commenters stated that the proposal overestimated pollutant
reductions and environmental benefits and underestimated costs and
impacts to the regulated community.
   On June 5, 2002, EPA published a Notice of Data Availability which
presents a summary of data received in proposal comments and
additional data collected by EPA and an explanation of how EPA may
use these data in developing the final MP&M regulations. In addition,
the Notice discusses many of the proposal comments and how this
information may affect the underlying methodology and data that EPA
uses to estimate the costs, pollutant reductions, environmental benefits,
impacts, and regulatory options considered for the final rule. EPA held
a public meeting on June 7, 2002 to discuss the notice; the meeting
materials are posted on the website. EPA will accept comments on the
Notice until July 22, 2002. EPA encourages all facilities that may be
affected by this regulation, especially small businesses, to review and
comment on this notice. The rule is scheduled for final action in
December 2002.

Iron and Steel

   On April 30, 2002, the Administrator signed the final rulemaking
package to revise effluent guidelines for the iron and steel industry.
The final rule is expected to be published in the Federal Register in
June, 2002. EPA's analysis of the final rule included estimates of the
number of small businesses that might be affected by the revised
regulation and also analyzed the potential impacts to those businesses.
The Administrator certified that the rule would not have a significant
economic impact on a substantial number of small entities.

Construction and Development

   EPA is proposing three options that relate to the discharge of
pollutants from construction sites.  The notice, supporting documents,
and related information are available on the C&D website at
http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/guide/construction.  The proposal
includes options that work in conjunction with existing NPDES storm
water regulations. One option is an effluent guideline that specifies
design criteria for construction site runoff controls and includes
requirements for site inspection and certification that controls have
been properly installed.  Another option includes site inspections and
certification requirements only. The third option is a "no regulation"
option that relies on the existing regulations.
   Prior to issuing the proposed rule, EPA convened a Small Business
Advocacy Review Panel.  The  recommendations from the Panel played
a significant role in many aspects of the proposed rule. The Panel
recommended that EPA, during the development of the proposed
effluent guidelines, evaluate the adequacy of the current NPDES storm
water program.  The Panel also recommended that EPA proceed with
the development of proposed effluent guidelines, but that in doing so,
keep open the option of ultimately declining to promulgate final
guidelines until the effectiveness of the storm water permit regulations,
without national effluent guidelines, can be more fully evaluated. The
Panel further recommended the inclusion in the proposal of regulatory
language that would provide a  mechanism by which construction sites
could meet the effluent guidelines requirement by complying with
existing State and/or local regulations that provide a comparable level
of environmental protection. EPA considered the Panel's
recommendations and generally included the recommendations or their
equivalents in the proposal.
   EPA is conducting public information meetings on the proposed rule.
The first three meetings are listed in the proposed rule, and are
scheduled for San Francisco on July 9, Dallas on July 23, and Chicago
on July 30. Additional meetings are planned for Atlanta and
Washington, DC, and these meetings will be announced in a subsequent
Federal Register notice and on the C&D website.
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 Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production

   EPA is scheduled to issue proposed effluent guidelines for the
 Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production Category in August 2002  The
 Agency convened a Small Business Advocacy Review Panel in January
 of 2002 and solicited feedback from 22 small entity representatives on
 various aspects of the proposal, including the scope of the proposed rule
 in terms of species to be covered and sizes of facilities to be covered.
 The proposed rule will apply to commercial, academic, government, and
 other non-profit organizations which meet the definition of a
 Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production facility (as already set forth in
 the Code of Federal Regulations). The proposed regulation will focus on
 the discharges of solids as a means of addressing concerns about
 conventional and nutrient pollutants.  The proposed regulation will also
 address concerns related to chemicals and other pollutants entering the
 Nation's waters from Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production.

 Meat and Poultry Products

   The proposed effluent guidelines for Meat and Poultry Products cover
 process water generated as a result of meat and poultry slaughtering,
 further processing, and rendering activities.  In general, the proposal
 focuses on the larger facilities in the industry. EPA does not expect the
 proposed regulations to affect many small businesses. Specifically, EPA
 proposed to revise new source standards and Best Practicable
 Technology (BPT) limits, and to establish Best Available  Technology
 (BAT) limits for the meat and rendering facilities that exceed specific
 production  thresholds. EPA also proposed to establish new source
 standards and limits based on the application of BPT, BAT and Best
 Control Technology (BCT) technologies for poultry slaughtering and
 processing facilities that exceed specific production thresholds. EPA did
 not propose to establish pretreatment  standards for  any Meat and Poultry
 Products facilities, although the proposal solicits data and information on
 interferences in Publicly Owned Treatment Works  (POTW) operations
 caused by Meat and Poultry Products discharges. By proposing to not
 establish pretreatment standards, and  to establish or revise requirements
 for just the larger direct discharging facilities, the regulations are not
 expected to affect many small businesses.  In the preamble to the
 proposed rule, the Administrator certified that the proposed rule would
 not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small
 entities. Accordingly, EPA did not convene a Small Business Advocacy
 Review Panel for the Meat and Poultry Products effluent guideline. EPA
 provided an analysis of small businesses that might be affected by the
 proposal and solicited comment on this analysis in  the preamble to the
 proposed rule, which was published in the Federal Register on February
 25, 2002. The comment period closed on June 25,  2002.

 Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations

  The proposed rule for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
 (CAFOs, and referred to as  "feedlots" in previous editions of this
newsletter) appeared in the Federal Register on January 12, 2001.  The
comment period for the proposed rule closed on July 30, 2001. EPA
 published a Notice of Data Availability on November 21,  2001, and the
 comment period for the new data closed on January 15, 2002.  EPA is
planning to publish another Notice of Data Availability and solicit
 comments during the summer on a limited number  of very specific
topics   The rule is scheduled for final action by December 15, 2002.
  Prior  to issuing the proposed rule, EPA convened a Small Business
Advocacy Review Panel  The recommendations from the Panel played  a
significant role in many aspects of the proposed rules.  The following
samples are meant to illustrate the breadth of issues that EPA addressed
 in the proposal as a direct response to recommendations from the Panel
 Early in the Panel's deliberations, they reviewed and commented on
 EPA's methodology for defining small business and estimating the
 number of small entities covered by the proposal. EPA responded with
 alternative approaches and additional analysis. On the subject of
 regulatory alternatives to minimize impacts on small businesses, the
 proposal incorporates several provisions designed for regulatory relief,
 ranging from changes to the applicability thresholds to flexibility in
 land application requirements to limiting recordkeepmg. The Panel
 also recommended that EPA evaluate and refine cost and benefit
 models, and the record for the proposal incorporates extensive analyses
 on both topics.  There are thorough discussions in the preamble to the
 proposed rule and in the record to document the Panel's
 recommendations and EPA's response.
   The November 2001  Notice presents new data and information
 submitted to EPA during the public comment period, including new
 data received from industry groups, the general public, and the U.S.
 Department of Agriculture (USDA).  EPA is considering using this new
 information to refine the cost and economic impact  model, benefits
 analysis, proposed permit requirements, and proposed technology
 requirements. The Notice also highlights recent changes m SBA's
 definition of small business for the livestock and poultry sectors  These
 changes raised the size standards used to define small  businesses in the
 hog, dairy, broiler, and turkey sectors. SBA's size standards for these
 sectors were raised from $0.5 million to $0.75 million in average
 annual receipts.   Size standards in the beef feedlot and egg laying
 sectors were not changed. These changes resulted in an increase in
 EPA's estimate of the number of small businesses that are potentially
 defined as CAFOs and subject to the proposed requirements.  As a
 result of this change in SBA's small business definition, EPA's
 estimate of the number of small businesses affected  by the proposed
 regulations would increase from 11,000 to 15,000 small businesses, as
 reported by EPA for the proposed regulations, to roughly 19,000 to
 25,000 small businesses. EPA solicited comment on these preliminary
 estimates, as part of its November Notice

 Cooling Water Intake Structures

   Section 316(b) of the Clean Water Act directs EPA to assure that the
 location, design,  construction, and capacity of cooling water intake
 structures reflect the best technology available for minimizing adverse
 environmental impact.  Cooling water intake structures are used across
 a range of industrial categories, including steam electric power
 generation, pulp and paper manufacturing, chemical manufacturing,
 petroleum refining, and metals manufacturing.
   On December  18, 2001, EPA published final regulations to protect
 fish and other aquatic organisms from being killed or injured by
cooling water intake structures at new facilities. The Administrator
 certified that the rule would not have a significant economic impact on
 a substantial number of small entities.  On April 9, 2002, EPA
published proposed regulations for cooling water intake structures at
 existing electric power generating plants that use 50 million or more
gallons of cooling water a day.  EPA concluded that the proposed rule
would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number
 of small entities.  EPA must take final action on the  proposal by August
28,2003.
  By June 15, 2003, EPA must propose regulations  for existing
manufacturing facilities and for existing electric power generating
plants that use less than 50 million gallons of cooling water a day.  This
fall, EPA anticipates convening a Small Business Advocacy Review
Panel for the June 2003 proposed rule.
  You can check for updates on  the Cooling Water  Intake regulations
on the Internet at http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/316b/
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          Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)

 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
 Update

   The EPA finalized the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water
 Treatment Rule (LT1ESWTR) on January 14, 2002 (Federal Register,
 vol. 67, no. 9, pages 1812-1844). The purposes of the LT1ESWTR are to
 improve control of microbial pathogens, specifically the protozoan
 Cryptosporidium , in drinking water and address risk trade-offs with
 disinfection byproducts.  Under the LT1ESWTR, finished water
 reservoirs must be covered if construction begins on or after March 15,
 2002. The rule also ensures that microbial protection is not jeopardized
 if systems make changes to comply with the requirements of the Stage 1
 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule (Stage 1 DBPR). This is
 accomplished by requiring systems to evaluate their disinfection
 practices through a process called disinfection profiling, beginning either
 July 1, 2003, or January 1, 2004 (based on system size). Finally,
 systems must meet strengthened filtration performance standards by
 January 2005.  The LT1ESWTR applies to public water systems that use
 surface water or ground water under the direct influence of surface water
 and serve fewer than 10,000 persons.  Training sessions on all of the
 surface water rules, including the LT1ESWTR, are underway and are
 open to States, Tribes, Technical Assistance Providers, and Systems
 (contact the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 to register).
 The full text of the LT1ESWTR as well as fact sheets and guidance
 materials may be found at www.epa.gov/safewater/mdbp/ltleswtr.html.

 Filter Backwash Recycle Rule Update

   The EPA published the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule (FBRR) on
 June 8, 2001 (National Primary Drinking Water Regulations' Filter
 Backwash Recycling Rule - Final Rule) in the Federal Register (vol. 66,
 no. 111, pages 31085-31105). The purpose of the FBRR is  to further
 protect public health by requiring public water systems (PWSs), where
 needed, to institute changes to the return of recycle flows to a plant's
 treatment process that may otherwise compromise microbial control.
 Systems are required to submit notification of their recycle practices to
 the State by December 8, 2003. In addition, systems must comply with
 an approved recycle return location as well as maintain additional
 recycle information on file for State review by June 8, 2004. Training
 sessions on all of the surface water rules, including the FBRR, are
 underway and are open to States, Tribes, Technical Assistance Providers,
 and Systems (contact the  Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-
 4791 to register). The full text of the FBRR as well as several fact sheets
 and guidance materials may be found at
 www.epa.gov/safewater/filterbackwash.html.

 Ground Water Rule Update

 On May 10,2000,EPA proposed rules to protect consumers of public
drinking water supplies, which draw water from wells, springs or other
ground water sources, from microbial contaminants (Federal Register,
vol.65,no.91,pages 30194-30274). The EPA is required under the Safe
 Drinking Water Act to promulgate the Ground Water Rule (GWR) to
require disinfection, as necessary, for drinking water  systems using
ground water. Drinking water systems using surface  water have been
required to disinfect since 1989. The GWR establishes a multi-barrier
strategy designed to identify high-risk water systems, and will require
corrective action (which may include; disinfection, elimination of
contamination sources, correcting significant deficiencies, or obtaining a
 new source)only where contamination or significant deficiencies have
 been identified. The Ground Water Rule is expected to be promulgate
 in late 2002.

 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment
 Rule

   EPA finalized the Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment
 Rule (LT1ESWTR) on January 14th, 2002 (vol. 67, no. 9, pages 1811-
 1844). The purposes of the LT1ESWTR are to improve control of
 microbial pathogens, specifically the protozoan Cryptosporidium, in
 drinking water, and address risk trade-offs with disinfection
 byproducts.  The rule will require certain public water systems to meet
 strengthened filtration requirements. It will also require systems to
 calculate levels of microbial inactivation to ensure that microbial
 protection is not jeopardized if systems make changes to comply with
 requirements of the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts
 Rule (Stage 1 -DBPR).  This rule, which addresses public water systems
 that use surface water or ground water under the direct influence of
 surface water serving fewer than  10,000 persons, builds upon the
 framework established for larger systems in the Interim Enhanced
 Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR).

 Stage 2 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule

   The EPA plans to propose a Stage 2 Disinfectants/Disinfection
 Byproducts Rule (DBPR)in late 2002. [Note: Most small systems that
 serve fewer than 500 people and that are in compliance with the Stage 1
 DBPR at the point of maximum residence time most likely will not be
 impacted by the rule. Systems that serve between 500 and 10,000
 people may have an additional monitoring point, in addition to the
 Stage 1 requirements.  If a small system is a "consecutive system,"it
 must comply with the rule on the same schedule as the system with the
 earliest compliance date in the combined distribution system.] The
 intent of the proposed rule is to reduce the variability of exposure to
 disinfection byproducts (DBFs) for people served by different points in
 the distribution systems of public water supplies.  EPA believes that
 this decreased exposure will result in reduced risk from reproductive
 and developmental health effects and cancer. EPA is required under the
 Safe Drinking Water Act to promulgate the rule as the second part of a
 staged set of regulations addressing DBFs. Consistent with Safe
 Drinking Water Act requirements for risk balancing, EPA will propose
 and finalize the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
 (LT2ESWTR)at the same time as the Stage 2 DBPR, to ensure parallel
 protection from microbial and DBP risks.

 Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment
 Rule

  The EPA is currently developing a proposal for the Long Term 2
 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2ESWTR). The purpose
 of the LT2ESWTR  is to improve upon the microbial protections
 provided by the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule and
Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule, specifically for
 systems with elevated vulnerability to the pathogen Cryptosporidium.
The LT2ESWTR incorporates system specific treatment requirements
 based on a "Microbial Framework" approach. Under LT2ESWTR,
 large systems will monitor for Cryptosporidium in their source water
 for two years. Systems whose source water has Cryptosporidium
concentrations that exceed specified levels will be required to provide
 additional treatment for this pathogen. Systems will choose
technologies to comply with additional treatment requirements from a
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"toolbox" of options.  Small systems will have the same treatment
requirements as large systems, but will have a reduced monitoring
burden. Small systems will be allowed to monitor for an indicator
organism, like E.coli, and only systems whose indicator concentrations
exceed specified levels will be required to monitor for Cryptosporidium.
The compliance schedule for small systems will be two years later than
that for large systems in order to accommodate the indicator monitoring.

Six-Year Review  - Publication of Notice with
Preliminary Decisions

   Section 1412(b)(9) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), as
amended in 1996, requires the Agency to conduct a periodic review of
existing National Primary Drinking Water Regulations (NPDWRs). On
April 17, 2002, the Agency announced in the Federal Register its
preliminary revise/not revise decisions for 68 chemical NPDWRs and
the Total Coliform Rule (TCR).  The Federal Register also described the
protocol that the Agency used to perform the review. Based on its
review, the Agency preliminarily decided that the 68 chemical NPDWRs
remain appropriate at the time and that the TCR should be revised. The
Agency requested public comments on these preliminary decisions and
the protocol. The 60-day public comment period ended  on June 17,
2002.

Contaminant Candidate List - Publication of Notice of
Preliminary Regulatory Determinations

  The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), as amended in 1996, directs
EPA to publish a list of contaminants (referred to as the CCL) to assist in
priority-setting efforts.  SDWA also directs  the Agency to determine by
August 2001 whether or not to regulate at least five contaminants from
the current CCL with a National Primary Drinking Water Regulation
(NPDWR).  EPA developed an approach, or protocol to the Agency's
1998 CCL.  The review focused on 8 chemical and 1  microbiological
contaminants (aldrin, dieldrin, hexachlorobutadiene, manganese,
metribuzin, naphthalene, sodium, sulfate, and Acanthamoeba). EPA's
preliminary determination is that no regulatory action is appropriate or
necessary for the 9 contaminants.  EPA will make final determinations
on these contaminants after a 60-day comment period, Science Advisory
Board (SAB) review, and a public meeting.  Comments on the CCL
preliminary regulatory determinations must be submitted in writing to
the Agency's Water Docket (W-01-03 Comments Clerk) by August 2,
2002, and a public meeting is scheduled to take place July 16, 2002 in
Washington, D.C.

Consumer Confidence Reports

  All community water systems are required to provide annual drinking
water quality reports to their customers.  Systems must deliver these
reports to their customers by July 1 annually. These short reports
provide consumers of public drinking water supplies with information on
the source of their drinking water, levels of any contaminants found in
the water, and potential health effects of any contaminants that exceed
federal or state public health standards, as well as give them information
on how to participate in drinking water protection. Systems began
providing these reports to consumers in 1999 and results for the first two
years indicate that over 90% of systems required to prepare and
distribute these reports did so by the required deadline. The fourth
report is due by July 1, 2002. EPA has developed CCR Writer software
to help water suppliers create their CCRs. The new version of CCR
Writer 2.0 is available  for download through the EPA website at
http://www.epa. go v/safewater/ccr/ccrwriter/html.
Arsenic

  The 1996 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act required EPA
to revise the Arsenic drinking water standard.  EPA published the
revised standard on January 22, 2001.  The final rule lowers the
Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) from 50 ppb to 10 ppb and
applies to all community water systems and non-transient non-
community water systems. Systems must be in compliance with the
new rule by January 23, 2006. EPA has published a Draft
Implementation Guidance for the Arsenic Rule (available for review
and comment on EPA's website:
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/ars/implement.html) to aid states, tribes
and EPA's regional staff with rule implementation. EPA has also
drafted a STEP Guide:  Complying with the New Drinking Water
Standard for Arsenic and a Centrally Managed Point of Use
Compliance Strategy to assist water systems with compliance.  Both of
these documents are under review and are available at
http://www.epa.gov/safewater/ars/implement.html. EPA is developing
an Arsenic Treatment Technology Design Manual for Small Systems
which is expected to be completed in August 2002. The Agency has
also been holding training sessions throughout the U.S. for State and
Regional personnel, drinking water providers, technical assistance
providers, and consultants. Additional information regarding future
trainings is available at www.epa.gov/safewater/ars/arstrng.html or
through the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.

    Hazardous Waste Management Resource
      Conservation & Recovery Act  (RCRA)

Paint Manufacturing Hazardous Waste Listing
Determination

    On April 4, 2002,  EPA issued its final determination not to list
paint production wastes as hazardous (Federal Register, April 4, 2002,
See OASBO Item C-96). EPA made this determination under the
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) which directed the
Agency to determine whether ceitain wastes from the paint production
industry may present a substantial hazard to human health or the
environment. EPA proposed concentration-based listings for certain
paint production waste  solids and liquids on February 13, 2001.
However, following a review of public comments and supplemental
analyses based on public comments, the Agency determined that the
paint wastes identified in the proposal do not present a substantial
hazard to human health or the environment. This determination does
not affect the status of paint production wastes under any existing
hazardous waste listings. Also, these waste remain subject to a
determination whether they exhibit any hazardous waste characteristics
(see 40 CFR 261.21 -261.24).

Revised Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustion
Facilities

Background

    Congress amended the Clean Air Act (CAA) in  1990 to require
that hazardous air pollutants be controlled by technology-based
standards - standards based on the technical capabilities of control
strategies for the emitting industry in question, with further controls
required later if significant risk remains after imposition of the
technology-based standards.
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     On September 30, 1999, we promulgated standards  (referred to as
the "Phase I" rule, 64 FR 52828) to control emissions of hazardous air
pollutants from incinerators, cement kilns and lightweight aggregate kilns
that burn hazardous wastes.  These emission standards created a
technology-based national cap for hazardous air pollutant emissions,
assuring that combustion of hazardous waste in these devices is properly
controlled. Additionally, the rule satisfied our obligation under the
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to ensure that
hazardous waste combustion is conducted in a manner protective of
human health and the environment.  By using both CAA and RCRA
authorities in a coordinated fashion,  we consolidated regulatory control of
hazardous waste combustion into a single set of regulations, thereby
minimizing the potential for conflicting or duplicative federal
requirements.

Recent Activities

     A number of parties, representing interests of both industrial sources
and of the environmental community, sought judicial review of the rule.
On July 24, 2001, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of
Columbia Circuit (the Court) granted the Sierra Club's petition for review
and vacated the challenged portions of the rule.  However, the Court
invited us (or any of the parties to the proceeding) to file a motion to
delay issuance of its mandate to request either that the current Phase I
standards remain in place, or that we be allowed reasonable time to
develop interim standards.
     On October  19, 2001, after several months of negotiation, we,
together with all other petitioners that challenged the hazardous waste
combustor emission standards, filed a joint motion asking the Court to
stay the issuance  of its mandate for four months to allow us time to
develop interim standards, and the Court granted this request. In the joint
motion, we agree to take several actions. First, we agreed to issue a one-
year extension to the compliancedate of September 30, 2002.  On
December 6, 2001 we published a final rule to extend for one year the
compliance date for Phase I sources (66 FR 63313).  Second, we
committed to publish an interim rule with revised emission standards and
to finalize several compliance and implementation amendments to the
rule.  These stop-gap interim standards and compliance and
implementation amendments were promulgated on February 13 and 14,
2002 (67 FR 6792 and 67 FR 6968). The interim standards replace the
vacated standards temporarily, until we finalize replacement standards that
comply with the Court's mandate. Finally, we agreed to issue these final
replacement standards that fully comply with the Court's opinion by June
14, 2005.
     Also, we are developing MACT standards for hazardous waste
burning industrial and institutional/commercial boilers, process heaters,
and hydrochloric acid production furnaces.  These sources are referred to
as Phase II sources because the MACT standards for these sources were
originally scheduled to be promulgated after the Phase I source MACT
standards were finalized.

Additional information is available from EPA's Hazardous Waste
Combustion website http://www.epa.gov/hwcmact.

RCRA Reporting And Recordkeeping Burden Reduction

     To meet the  goals of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, EPA is
reducing the reporting and recordkeeping burden imposed by RCRA on
the regulated community, states, and the public.
     On January 17, 2002, the RCRA Burden Reduction Initiative
Proposed Rule was published in the Federal Register. It contained many
proposals for reducing paperwork burden. The comment period for the
Rule closed April 17, 2002. The Proposed Rule may be found at the web
sitewww.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/data/burdenreduction.
     The proposals in the Rule are:
     (1) Eliminating or streamlining a third of the RCRA reporting and
recordkeeping requirements;
     (2) Reducing records retention time to three years in most cases;
     (3) Reducing facility self-inspection frequencies;
     (4) Streamlining personnel training requirements, and
     (5) Eliminating and reducing requirements of the Land Disposal
Restrictions Program which regulates the disposal of hazardous wastes.

EPA is currently reviewing the comments in anticipation of writing a
final rulemaking.

Solvent-contaminated Shop  Towels And Wipes

     EPA's Office of Solid Waste is developing a rulemaking that
would change the regulations affecting solvent-contaminated shop
towels, wipes, and rags.  Currently, a disposable wipe or rag may be
regulated as a hazardous waste if that wipe or rag comes in contact with
a solvent that, when spent, is a listed hazardous waste or exhibits a
characteristic of hazardous waste. Federal regulatory requirements for
hazardous waste are found in 40 CFR 261-266, 268 and 270 and
currently apply to these wastes.
     Reusable towels are provided a conditional exemption from
regulation as hazardous waste under most state programs.  As a
condition of the exemption, however, the towels may not contain any
free liquids when they are sent offsite to a laundering facility.
Otherwise, there are few regulations applicable to reusable shop towels.
  The current rulemaking effort is directed to both clarifying and
streamlining requirements for disposable and reusable solvent-
contaminated shop towels, wipes and rags, such as record-keeping and
reporting, manifesting, so long as specified conditions, such as not
containing free liquids and being transported off-site in closed
containers, are met.  However, more stringent requirements would
apply for wipes disposed in a landfill in order to obtain an exemption
from RCRA Subtitle C regulations.

Standardized Permit For RCRA Hazardous Waste
Management Facilities

     This rulemaking, as proposed, will allow a type of general permit,
called a standardized permit, for facilities that generate waste on-site in
tanks, containers, and containment buildings. Under the standardized
permit, facility owners and operators would certify compliance with
generic design and operating conditions set on a national basis.  The
permitting agency would review the certifications submitted by the
facility owners or operators. The permitting agency would also be able
to impose additional site- specific terms and conditions for corrective
action or other purposes, as called for by RCRA. Ensuring compliance
with the standardized permit's terms and conditions would occur during
inspection of the facility after the permit has been issued.
     A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was published on
October 12, 2001 in the Federal Register (66 FR 52191).  The Agency
is currently assessing public comments and expects to publish a final
rulemaking in early 2003.

Hazardous Waste Recycling Regulations

     EPA has promulgated streamlined, hazardous waste management
regulations governing the collection and transportation of certain
wastes which  are frequently recycled, such as batteries, recalled
pesticides, and mercury thermostats, termed "Universal Wastes." These
regulations are included in the Item C-51.
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 Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs): Proposed
 Changes to Hazardous Waste Regulations

     This action proposes to revise the existing federal regulations to
 encourage reuse, recycling, and better management of cathode ray tubes
 (CRTs).  A CRT is the main component of a television or computer
 monitor. A CRT is made largely of specialized glasses, many of which
 contain lead to protect the user from X-rays inside the CRT.  Due  to the
 lead, many CRTs could be hazardous wastes under the Federal Resource
 Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations when they are
 disposed of or recycled under certain circumstances.  Recycling can
 include using used CRT glass to make new CRTs, reclamation at lead
 smelters, or other uses. The notice proposes to exclude CRTs from RCRA
 regulation if they are recycled under certain conditions.
     This action is taken in  response to a June 9, 1998 recommendation
 on CRT recycling from the  Common Sense Initiative (CSI) Council to
 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The recommendation
 urged minimizing RCRA requirements for CRT recycling while retaining
 appropriate controls to ensure protection of human health and the
 environment.  The goal of the recommendation is to facilitate an increase
 in recycling, thereby minimizing disposal of lead, increasing resource
 recovery, and enhancing protection of human health and the environment.

 A Rule was published in the June 12, 2002 Federal Register pp.40507-28.

 Land Disposal Restrictions; Potential Revisions for
 Mercury Listed and Characteristic Wastes

     In May 1999, EPA published an Advance Notice of Proposed
 Rulemaking that described the issues the Agency has with the current
 Land Disposal Restrictions (LDR) treatment standards for mercury
 bearing hazardous wastes. The EPA in conjunction with the Department
 of Energy has conducted several treatability studies on elemental mercury
 and mercury-contaminated soils.  Several of the venders who expressed
 interest in processing the Department of Defense's mercury stockpile
 participated in this effort. These studies  are currently being peer-
 reviewed. EPA expects to publish a Notice of Data Availability in the fall
 of 2002 which will describe the results of the treatability studies and the
 peer review and discuss alternatives to the current requirements, such as
 treatment variances.

 Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest Update

     Further Rulemaking actions under consideration which address
 management of hazardous wastes include a revision of the Uniform
 Hazardous Waste Manifest to reduce the paperwork burden associated
 with the manifest, consistent with the current Agency objectives for
 burden reduction. Currently, many states collect manifests, and they may
 require additional information to be supplied on the manifest  in the
 optional blocks provided on the form.  This can become burdensome
when waste must be transported to several different states and each state
has  slightly different requirements or requires its own form.  Also, some
 states require paying a fee to obtain their manifest. The Agency seeks to
 reduce the burden of the manifest by streamlining the form by prescribing
 one universal form, and, where feasible,  by utilizing automated
 information technologies which facilitate the electronic completion,
 signing, transmission, and storage of manifest data.
     A notice of proposed rulemaking was published on May 22, 2001.
The comment period closed  on October 4, 2001. EPA received about 60
 sets of comments, and the agency is now reviewing and analyzing  these
 comments. The work group resumed meetings in March 2002, and is
 deliberating now on issues and rule language for the final rule. A final
 rule is anticipated around May, 2003.

 Hazardous Waste Storage and Disposal Regulation
 Related to Low Level Mixed Waste

     The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has amended its
 regulations under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and
 Recovery Act (RCRA) to provide a conditional exemption from certain
 requirements for eligible mixed waste.  The "Storage, Treatment,
 Transportation, and Disposal of Mixed Waste; Final Rule" was
 published in the Federal Register on May 16, 2001.  (Included in Item
 C-59)
     Mixed waste is radioactive RCRA hazardous waste. It is
 regulated under two authorities:  1) the Resource Conservation and
 Recovery Act (RCRA), as implemented by EPA or authorized states for
 the hazardous waste component;  and 2) the Atomic Energy Act (AEA),
 for the radiological component as implemented by the Nuclear
 Regulatory Commission (NRC) or Agreement States.
     The focus of the final rule is 10 provide flexibility under RCRA
 Subtitle C to facilities that manage eligible mixed waste. EPA is
 establishing a conditional exemption from the definition of hazardous
 waste applicable to low-level mixed waste (LLMW) and hazardous
 waste contaminated by Naturally Occurring and/or Accelerator-
 produced Radioactive Material (NARM). The rule will reduce dual
 regulation for generators in the management and disposal of their
 wastes.  This flexibility will enable generators of LLMW licensed by
 the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to claim an exemption for
 storing and treating these wastes in tanks or containers without a RCRA
 permit.  The rule also provides flexibility for the manifesting,
 transportation and disposal of eligible mixed waste. Waste meeting the
 conditions is exempted from certain RCRA Subtitle C hazardous waste
 requirements and may be managed as solely radioactive waste in
 accordance with NRC or Agreement State regulations.
     The final rule became effective November 13, 2001. EPA is
 currently developing an overview and summary of the provisions of the
 rule that will be on the Agency web site and available as a printed
 brochure to publicize the rule to businesses and others involved in
 mixed waste management.
     The Federal Register Notice is available in electronic format on
 the Internet at .

 Above-ground Storage Tanks (AST)/SPILL Prevention
 Control and Counter-measures Update

     The EPA has promulgated the Oil Pollution Prevention rules under
 Title 40 CFR Part 112 included in Item C-77 requiring that facilities
 prevent oil spills and ensure preparedness in the event of spills. This
 rulemaking is commonly known as the Spill Prevention Control and
 Countermeasure (SPCC) regulation. The rulemaking deals with spill
prevention.  The SPCC program concerns regulation of non-
transportation related facilities with above-ground storage capacity in
 excess of 1,320 gallons or 660 gallons in a single tank, or buried tanks
 of greater than 42,000 gallons capacity.  Proposed Rules were
published (FR 10/22/91, pages 54611-41), and (FR 2/17/93, pages
 8841-4 and pages 8846-8) which are included in Item C-77. A
Proposed rule was published (FR 12/2/97, pages 63812-20), which is
included in Item C-77.  A Final rule should be published this summer
that, among other provisions, will :rniend some of the capacity
requirements.
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     The rule, 40 CFR Part 112, also concerns facility preparedness and
 development of response plans under the Oil Pollution Act (the Act of
 1990) which requires that EPA issue regulations to require "Facility
 Response Plans" (FRP) covering events which could cause substantial
 harm to the environment.  Also, included in publication Item C-77 is the
 National Response Team's Integrated Contingency Plan Guidance, Notice
 6/5/96 FR pp. 28641-64, with corrections, 6/19/96 FR pp. 31163-4, which
 provides additional guidance on emergency plan preparation. An
 amendment to the Facility Response Plan requirements has been
 published as a Final Rule (FR  6/30/00 pp. 40775-817) with corrections
 (FR 7/14/00 p. 43840, and FR 6/29/01 pp. 34559-61) all of which are
 included in Item C-77.
       Emergency Planning, and Community
              Right-to-know Act (EPCRA)

Supporting the State Local Emergency Planning
Committees (LEPC)

Major requirements of the Act include emergency planning for designated
hazardous substances (Extremely Hazardous Substances, or "EHS") above
threshold reporting quantities; reporting releases of EHS and hazardous
substances above reportable quantities; submission of Material Safety
Data Sheets (MSDS) to planning groups; and submission of annual
reports on March 1, 2001 covering inventories of hazardous substances,
which for any time in the reporting year exceed the stated reporting
thresholds. These requirements are explained in the "Community
Right-to- Know and Small Business" pamphlet, Item K-32.
    On June 8, 1998, EPA proposed modifications to 40 CFR Part 370,
the regulations codifying sections 311  and 312 of the Emergency
Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA). The  proposed
rule, FR item on 6/8/98, as included in Item K-30, addressed several
changes.
•   Higher reporting thresholds for gasoline and diesel fuel at retail
    gasoline stations. Retail gas stations that store gasoline and diesel
    fuel entirely underground and are in compliance with underground
    storage tank (UST) regulations would be subject to the following
    thresholds under section 311-312: 75,000 gallons for all grades of
    gasoline combined and 100,000 gallons for diesel fuel. EPA
    estimates that the vast majority of retail gas stations will have less
    than these quantities.
•   Greater reporting flexibility and elimination of routine reporting
    requirements for: rock salt, sand, gravel, and other materials.
    Facilities that store or handle rock salt,  sand, and gravel no longer
    would report these substances under sections 311-312, regardless of
    how much was onsite.
•   Clarify reporting of mixtures and  change the interpretation of the
    existing hazardous chemical exemption for solids under Section 311.
•   Solicited comments on the changes as noted above, and also asked
    for comment on several issues that would give State and Local
    Governments more flexibility to implement the existing requirements
    of EPCRA sections 311-312.
•   Partnership programs for streamlined submission of and joint access
    to section 311 and 312 information;
•   Electronic submittal of information;
•   Reporting of ONLY changes in information, rather than submitting a
    new inventory each year;
•   Allowing RCRA UST reports to fulfill EPCRA Section 312
    requirements.
    This notice proposes to rewrite the existing regulations under
Sections 302-312 of EPCRA in a "Plain Language" format, and
 incorporates the requirements addressed in the Final rule (5/7/96 FR pp.
 20473-90). Comment is also being sought on the use of the "Plain
 English" in this rule.
     The texts of the proposed rule are available also in electronic
 format at:http://www.epa.gov/ceppo/, EPA's Chemical Emergency
 Preparedness and Prevention Office Home Page.  EPA issued a final
 rule February 11, 1999 (Relief for retail gas stations) that eliminated
 reporting on gasoline and diesel fuel stored entirely underground in
 tanks, fully in compliance with Underground Storage Tank (UST)
 Regulations at retail gas stations with thresholds of:
 •   75,000 gallons for all grades of gasoline combined and 100,000
     gallons for diesel fuel.
     Convenience stores and truck stops that sell gasoline or diesel fuel
 to the public also meet the definition of retail gas stations.
     Retail gas stations that meet these criteria were not required to file
 Tier I or Tier II reports for calendar year 1998 and subsequent years.
 This final rule is included in Item K-30.  After reviewing the public
 comments on the proposed rule, EPA decided that the proposal
 involving the relief from routine reporting for substances with minimal
 hazards and minimal risk needed clarification and further development
 prior to promulgating a final rule. This supplemental notice will further
 clarify EPA's intent and proposes an alternative modification to Part
 370 to reduce the number of chemicals on which facilities must report
 annually under EPCRA section 312.
     The publication of the supplemental notice is currently postponed
 in order to focus on other homeland security issues.

 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) (Update)

     The EPCRA Section 313 program is also referred to as the Toxics
 Release Inventory or TRI. Under Section 313, facilities are required to
 report releases and  other waste management of specifically listed
 chemicals. Facilities that meet all three of the following criteria are
 subject to EPCRA Section 313release and other waste management
 reporting: (1) have  10 or more full-time employees or the equivalent;
 (2) are in a covered SIC Code (including SIC codes 10 (except 1011,
 1081, and 1094), 12(except 1241), 20-39,4911,4931, 4939 (4911,
 4931, 4939 limited to facilities that combust coal and/or oil for the
 purpose of generating electricity for distribution in commerce), 4953
 (limited to facilities regulated under RCRA Subtitle C, 42 U.S.C.
 section 6921 et seq.), 5169, 5171, and 7389 (limited to facilities
 primarily engaged in solvents recovery services on a contract or fee
basis)); and (3) exceed anyone threshold for manufacturing (including
 importing), processing, or otherwise using a toxic chemical listed in 40
 CFR Section 372.65.  See also the Final Rule, 5/1/97 FR pp. 23833-92,
 included in K-29.
     If a facility meets the employee threshold and is in a covered SIC
 code, but its annual reportable amount of the toxic chemical does not
 exceed 500 pounds and the facility has not manufactured, processed, or
 otherwise used more than one million pounds of the toxic chemical, the
 facility may submit the Form A (a two-page certification statement)
 instead of the Form R.  However, if the facility exceeds either the 500
or one million pound limits, it must report on the Form R.
     Facility Expansion-On May 1, 1997, EPA published a final rule
(5/1/97 FR pp. 23833-92) to add certain industry sectors to the current
list of facilities required to report to TRI. These new industries began
reporting their releases and other waste management information for
activities conducted in!998 in reports due July 1, 1999. The seven new
industry groups are: metal mining, coal mining, electric utilities,
commercial hazardous waste treatment, chemicals and allied products
(wholesale), petroleum bulk terminals and plants, and solvent recovery
services. This rule  is included in  K-29.
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     Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic Chemicals (PBTs)-On October 29,
 1999 (64 FR 58666) EPA published a final rule which lowers the EPCRA
 section 313 reporting thresholds for certain persistent bioaccumulative
 toxic (PBT) chemicals and adds certain other PBT chemicals to the
 EPCRA section 3131ist of toxic chemicals. The rule also includes
 modifications to certain reporting exemptions and requirements for the
 chemicals newly subject to the lower reporting thresholds. These PBT
 chemicals are of particular concern not only because they are toxic but
 also because they remain in the environment for long periods of time, are
 not readily destroyed, and build up or accumulate in body tissue. The
 new rule was effective January  1,  2000. Therefore, the new requirements
 began to apply for TRI reports on releases and waste management for the
 year 2000 which had to be submitted to the Agency by July 1, 2001.  The
 list of PBT chemicals affected by  the new rule include: Aldrin;
 Benzo(g,h,i)perylene*; Chlordane; Dioxin and dioxin-like compounds
 category*; Heptachlor; Hexachlorobenzene; Isodrin; Methoxychlor;
 Octachlorostyrene*; Pendimethalin; Pentachlorobenzene*;  Polycyclic
 aromatic compounds category; Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCBs);
 Tetrabromobisphenol A*; Toxaphene; Trifluralin; Mercury; and Mercury
 compounds (PBT chemicals newly added to the EPCRA section 313  list
 of toxic chemicals are indicated by an asterisk). This rule is also included
 in K-29.
     Lead and Lead Compounds-On January 17, 2001, EPA published a
 final rule which lowers there reporting thresholds for lead and lead
 compounds.  The first reports using the lower thresholds will be due  on or
 before July  1, 2002  (i.e., for calendar year 2001 reports). EPA believes
that lead and lead compounds are  persistent, bioaccumulative toxic (PBT)
 chemicals that warrant lower reporting thresholds  than those currently
established under EPCRA section 313.  The rule includes a limitation on
the reporting of lead when contained  in certain alloys and proposed
modifications to certain reporting  exemptions and requirements for lead
and lead compounds. (Also included in K-29).

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Public Data Release

     EPA released the 2000 TRI data on May 23, 2002. TRI summary
information and data access is available via the web at
http://www.epa.gov/tri/tridata/triOO/index.htm. The 2000 TRI Data
Release website provides fast and easy access to the data overview and
relevant TRI information (including tables, charts, maps, and press
materials). The TRI data can be accessed using the TRI Explorer
 (http://www.epa.gov/triexplorer/)  as well as several other tools available
 on the TRI website. EPA also released two publications summarizing the
 2000 data: the 2000 TRI Public Data Release (PDR) report; and the 2000
 State Fact Sheet report. The 2000  TRI PDR report (EPA 260-R-02-003)
 provides an overview of the 2000  TRI reporting year data.  This report
 provides: a detailed analyses and supporting tables for TRI  releases and
 other waste management; an overview of the persistent bioaccumulative
 toxic (PBT) chemicals reported to TRI for the first time in the 2000
reporting year; an analysis of the geographic distribution of TRI releases
and other waste management; and other information relating to TRI data.
The PDR report serves as a companion volume to  EPA's 2000 TRI State
Fact Sheets (EPA 260-F-02-004).  The State  Fact Sheets provide a general
 overview of TRI and the 2000 TRI data by state; a description of the
 information included in the state fact  sheet, and data summary tables.
 EPA provides this type of analysis as a snapshot of each state's releases
and other waste management. Hard copy reports will be available in July
2002 and can be obtained by calling (202) 564-9554 or by emailing
TRIDOCS@epa.gov.

     EPA released the 1999 TRI Data on April 11, 2001. TRI summary
information and data access is available via the web at
http://www.epa.gov/tri/tridata/fri99/index.htm The TRI 1999 Data
Release (TRI99) website provides fast and easy access to the data
overview and relevant TRI information (including tables, charts, maps,
and press materials). EPA also released two publications summarizing
the 1999 data: the 1999 TRI Public Data Release report; and the 1999
State Fact Sheet report. These documents are available on the TRI99
website noted above or by calling (202) 564-9554 or by emailing
TRIDOCS@epa.gov (reference EPA 260-R-01-001  for the Public Data
Release report; and EPA 260-F-01-001 for the State Fact Sheets). The
Toxic Release Inventory 1999 Executive Summary (11 pp.) is available
as Item K-66.

    The  1998 TRI Public Data Release report was released in May
2000. Similar to the 1999 data access page, the 1998 Data Release
(TRI98) website provides fast and easy access to the data overview and
relevant TRI information (available at
http://www.epa.gov/tri/tridata/tri98/index.htm). Both the 1998 TRI
Public Data Release report and the 1998 Public Data Release State Fact
Sheet report are available on the TRI98 website noted above or by
calling (202) 564-9554 or by emailing TRIDOCS@epa.gov (reference
EPA 745-R-00-007 for the Public Data Release report; and EPA
745-FOO-003 for the State Fact Sheets). The  1998 Toxic Release
Inventory (TRI) Data Summary, EPA 745-R-00-002, May 2000 (48
pp.) is available as Item K-64.

    Copies of these documents may be obtained by calling by calling
(202) 564-9554 or by emailing TRIDOCS@epa.gov. More information
is also available via the TRI website at www.epa.gov/tri.
       Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA)


Lead: Notification Requirements for Lead-Based Paint
Abatement Activities and Training
    A rule is being proposed to establish notification procedures for
lead abatement professionals conducting lead-based paint activities, and
training programs providing lead-based paint activities courses.
Specifically, the rule seeks to establish procedures to notify the Agency
prior to commencement of lead-based paint abatement activities as
required by 40CFR745.227(e)(4). In addition, this rule seeks to
establish provisions which would require training programs accredited
under 40CFR745.225 to notify the Agency under the following
conditions: (1) prior to  providing lead-based paint activities training
and (2) following completion of '.ead-based paint activities courses. FR
1/22/01, Page 7207-16. ItemE-58

Lead: Management and Disposal of Lead-based Paint
Debris
    EPA is proposing a rule under TSCA to provide new standards for
the management and disposal of IBP debris generated by contractors.
EPA also is separately proposing temporary suspension of the
regulations under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and
Recovery ACT (RCRA), which currently apply to LBP debris. The
new TSCA standards do not address LBP debris generated by
homeowners  in their own homes. The notice of the proposed rules was
published in the FR 12/18/98, pp 70190 and 70233.40 CFR, Part 745,
Subpart P Item E-47.

Lead: Disposal of Residential Lead-Based Paint Waste
    A direct Final Rule has beeri published to allow residential lead-
based paint waste to be disposed of in construction and demolition
landfills, effective January 22, 2002.  The rule adds a definition which
states: "Residential lead-based paint waste means waste generated as a
result of lead-based paint activities (including abatement, rehabilitation,
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renovation and remodeling) in homes and other residences. The term
residential lead-based paint waste includes, but is not limited to, lead-
based paint debris, chips, dust and sludge. Not included is LBP waste
from non-residential structures such as public and commercial buildings,
warehouses, bridges, water towers and transmission towers. Also, not
included in the residential LBP waste definitions are residential LBP
demolitions and deconstruction waste. EPA does not consider demolition
and deconstruction waste to be household since it is not similar to those
wastes generated by a consumer in the home in the course of daily living.
FR Oct 23, 2001, Page 53535-53542, 40 CFR Parts 257 & 258. Item E-
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                           General

National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation
Conference (NELAP)

     There are currently 12 NELAP Accrediting Authorities (California,
Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana Department of Health, Louisiana
Department of Environmental Quality, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New
York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Utah).  Since January 2001 the list of
accredited laboratories that successfully met all the National
Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Conference (NELAC) standards
has grown to nearly 1000.  Over 300 of those laboratories  have
accreditations in more than one state. The list of NELAP accredited
laboratories continues to grow.  In addition, EPA has recently applied to
become a NELAP Accrediting Authority and expects to have a program
operational this year. Other states have passed legislation  to become
NELAP Accrediting Authorities and applications from those states are
expected in the near future.

Background

     NELAC is a voluntary association of State and Federal Agencies
formed to establish and promote mutually acceptable performance
standards for the inspection and operation of environmental laboratories.
Private sector input to the process is obtained through a variety of
mechanisms including open semi-annual meetings, committee
participation, and the Environmental Laboratory Advisory Board (ELAB),
a federally charted committee that receives advice from a balanced
representation of the private sector.  NELAP is the EPA program that
supports NELAC and recognizes the NELAP Accrediting Authorities.

     The NELAC standards have been developed through  a consensus
process and are the foundation for recognition among the various
accrediting authorities.  The NELAC standards are primarily designed
around two guidance documents that originated with the International
Organization for Standardization (ISO), a body that develops consensus
standards in a variety of technical fields. The two documents are ISO/IEC
Guide 25-1990: "General Requirements for the Competence of
Calibration and Testing Laboratories," and ISO/IEC Guide 58;
"Calibration And Testing Laboratory Accreditation Systems-General
Requirements For Operation And Recognition". The NELAC standards
are currently undergoing revision to comply with ISO/IEC Standard
17025.

     All aspects of NELAC are voluntary, requiring neither Congressional
mandate nor EPA rulemaking. However,  the state, territorial and federal
agencies may make participation mandatory for the laboratories under
their jurisdiction. Approval as a NELAP Accrediting Authority does
require that states recognize laboratories accredited by other NELAP
Accrediting Authorities.

     A major goal of NELAC is to assure that decisions being made from
analytical data have a sound technical, scientific, and statistical basis. The
standards have been designed to help assure that the NELAP-accredited
laboratories deliver data of the required level of quality. NELAC
standards provide a flexible system, designed to accommodate the
various operational procedures and processes of the states under the
regulatory programs delegated to the states by EPA.

     The 1000 laboratories that are now NELAP accredited range from
small municipal to large commercial environmental laboratories.
NELAC is focusing on an outreach program to address the needs of the
over 5,000 smaller commercial labs that are not in the program and is
presently preparing a documentation package specifically designed to
help small labs meet NELAC requirements. NELAP accredited
laboratories are located across the country - in 45 states - and in 3
foreign countries.

Environmental Technology Verification Program

     The Environmental Technology Verification Program (ETV) was
started by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in October
1995 to address the need for credible environmental technology
performance data to help businesses and communities better utilize the
available environmental technology choices.  ETV  operates through
public/private testing partnerships to verify the performance of
commercial-ready private sector environmental technologies in all
media, air, water, soil, eco-systems,  waste, pollution prevention, and
monitoring.  By June , 2002, 171 private sector environmental
technologies had been verified, 120  additional technologies were in the
testing process, and another 142 had submitted applications for testing.
Information on the ETV program may be accessed at the ETV web site:
www.epa.gov/etv.

     The ETV program also has a listserv, ETVoice, which sends a
brief monthly message to anyone interested in the ETV program
highlighting new and updated  information on the web site. You may
subscribe to ETVoice though the web site.

     The ETV Program Director is Teresa Harten  who may be reached
at harten.teresa@epa.gov, or at 513-569-7565.
The 2002 national conference for Small Business Ombudsman and
Small Business Assistance Programs was held on

June 30 - July 3, 2002 at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel in
Chicago. It was hosted by the Illinois Department of Commerce
and Community Affair's Small Business Environmental Assistance
Program.  Over 170 participants registered for the conference
which was a huge success!
There was a great training session for Compliance Advisory Panel
members on Sunday, June 30, 2002. Sessions for state ombudsmen
and small business assistance program staff started July 1 and were
broken into different tracks for newcomers, technical issues, and
professional development.
The Honorable Richard M. Daley, Mayor of Chicago addressed the
entire group on July 2. Other speakers included Tom Skinner the
USEPA Region V Administrator, Bharat Mathur the USEPA
Region V Deputy Administrator, and Thomas Sullivan, the SBA
Chief Counsel for Advocacy.
Please join us at next year's conference hosted by the Maryland
Department of Environment in Baltimore.
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                             Frequently Requested Publications


                                                A Guide for Small Businesses

     A booklet entitled The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990: A Guide for Small Businesses was published in 1992. This guide provides small
 businesses a broad overview of the Act's complex requirements and the effects they are likely to have, in general, on a small business.  The guide
 provides contacts for obtaining additional information.  Accompanying the booklet is a four-page summary ent'tled What A Small Business Should
 Know About the New Clean Air Act. See Item 1-36

                                           Small Quantity Generator Handbook

     A handbook has been published, "Understanding the Hazardous Waste Rules-A Handbook for Small Business—1996 Update" [EPA-530-K-95-
 001], June 1996, which is available in Item C-10. (Available only on Internet is an update, December 2001 [EPA 530-K-01-005], but a copy is
 included in Item C-10.) Also, included with the handbook in Item C-10 is an Addendum, which  provides information on Department of
 Transportation regulated waste transport requirements and domestic sewage requirements for hazardous wastes. In addition, in an "Appendix A," the
 Regional and State contacts for the regulated waste program are "updated," and notations are made on which states require fees for obtaining copies of
 the Waste Manifests for transport of the waste generated.  Other appendices in the Addendum provide sources of information and guidance on waste
 minimization and pollution prevention.  See Item C-10.9

                       Little Known But Allowable Ways to Deal With Hazardous Waste Booklet

     The EPA has identified a number of allowable ways that small businesses can minimize their hazardous waste on site. This document provides
 information on five of these methods: 1) Domestic Sewage Exclusion; 2) Elementary Neutralization; 3) Recycling; 4) Treatment in Accumulation
 Containers; and 5) Burning in Small Boilers and Industrial Furnaces.  This Guide provides information and answers the question of whether any of
 these methods might work for you. The Guide contains two principal sections. The introduction provides background information on the purpose
 of the Guide, a brief overview of the EPA Hazardous Waste Program as it applies to small businesses, and a summary of the five EPA allowed
 hazardous waste minimization methods identified above.  The second section is a state-by-state review of these allowable ways to minimize hazardous
 waste. The section provides summary information for each state including its definition of hazardous waste, allowances for each of the five EPA
 allowed waste minimization methods, and information on special state hazardous waste management program considerations.  This document can be
 obtained by calling the SBO toll-free hotline at 1 -800-368-5888. See Item C-2.

                              Resource Guide For Small Business Environmental Assistance

    Under a grant from the Office of the Small Business Ombudsman, the Iowa Waste Reduction Center (IWRC), University of Northern Iowa,
 developed a multi-media Resource Guide for Small Business Assistance Providers. This Guide provides a quick and convenient reference tool for
 locating environmental assistance materials (regulatory and non-regulatory) that have been developed mostly by the states, and some by EPA. The
 Guide was prepared in cooperation with all the states and is primarily for  assistance providers to be used as refe'ence document.  The information
 included is extremely useful in helping locate readily available materials from other states in an effort to not "reinvent the wheel." These materials are
 also useful to state and local assistance providers and small businesses in becoming educated on environmental regulations and pollution prevention.
 The Guide is only available in electronic format with search and report generation capabilities, and detailed instructions. There is also a rating system
 which indicates relevance and type of use for which most suitable. The Guide has had extensive state review. See Item B-18.

                         Upgraded  Source Book on Environmental Auditing for Small Business

    EPA's Environmental Auditing Source Book for Small Business is now an upgraded  compilation of the bibliography references, training
 information, and a summary matrix of auditing tools for quick reference.  This book also contains information on environmental auditor standards and
 qualifications. See B-14.  Also available is the Small Business Environmental Assistance Site Visit Manual prepared by the Iowa Waste Reduction
 Center, University of Northern Iowa, see B-17. Both of these documents  can be obtained by calling the SBO toll-free hotline  at 1-800-368-5888.

                                 Revised Small Lab Environmental Management Guide

   See the special announcement on the  Guide's availability in this Newsletter. The Guide can also be found and downloaded from the EPA Small
 Business Ombudsman's Home Page www.epa.gov/sbo and the State Small Business Home Page  www.small.bij.enviroweb.org.  We have completed
 a project to update and expand the Guide. There is more comprehensive coverage of environmental management issues affecting small labs. New
 areas of coverage include radioactive materials and biologically active substances.  A summary of hazardous waste management techniques allowing
 on-site treatment is included, as well as,  expanded pollution prevention opportunities, and opportunities for cost efficiencies. See Item B-16.

                       Environmental Assistance Services For Small  Business, A Resource Guide

   This resource guide has been structured to assist small businesses, state programs, and small business assistance program providers information on
the many services available including EPA hotlines, clearinghouses, web sites, virtual assistance centers, training, television broadcast programs,
publications, guidance documents, brochures, fact sheets, news letters, and other information sources. This guide is listed as Item B-20  in our listing
of publications, and can also be obtained by calling the SBO toll-free hotline at 1-800-368-5888.
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                  Key Aspects of the SBREFA Legislation


      The Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) became law in March, 1996 to foster a
government environment that is more responsive to small businesses and other small entities. The Act is comprised
of the following six key areas:

        Regulatory Compliance Simplification: Federal regulatory agencies must develop compliance
        guides, written in plain English, to help small businesses understand how to comply with
        regulations that may have a significant effect on them. Agencies must also develop a program for
        providing small entities with informed guidance on complying with applicable laws and
        regulations.

        Equal Access To Justice Act Amendments: Under certain circumstances, small businesses can
        recover attorney's fees and court costs in a court or administrative hearing, even when they lose.

        Congressional Review: Congress has provided itself with a process by which it can review and, if
        necessary, disapprove regulations with which it takes  issue.

        Regulatory Enforcement Reform of Penalties: Each regulatory agency must establish a policy
        to reduce and, where appropriate, waive civil penalties for minor violations under certain
        circumstances.

        Small Business Advocacy Review Panels: For proposed rules subject to the Regulatory
        Flexibility Act, EPA must solicit input from the small businesses that will be subject to the rules
        and make these findings public. SBA's Office of Advocacy and the Office of Management and
        Budget aid this process.

        Regulatory Enforcement Reforms: The Act created the Small Business and Agriculture
        Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Ombudsman. In August, 2001, President Bush appointed
        Michael L. Barrera as National Ombudsman. The Act also created the Regional Regulatory
        Fairness Boards, the members of which assist the National Ombudsman in receiving small
        businesses' comments about enforcement activities of federal regulatory agencies. The appointed
        Fairness Board members are small business owners and operators.

                   Brief Explanations of the National Ombudsman  and
                                   Regional Fairness Boards

        Subtitle B of SBREFA created the National Ombudsman and 10 Regional Regulatory Fairness Boards to provide small
businesses with the opportunity to comment on enforcement activity by federal regulatory agencies. Through this provision,
Congress and the President have provided a way that small businesses can express their views and share their experiences about
federal regulatory activity.

        The National Ombudsman and the Fairness Boards will receive comments about federal compliance and enforcement
activities from small businesses, and report these findings to Congress every year.  The report will give each agency a kind of
"customer satisfaction rating" by evaluating the enforcement activities of regulatory agency personnel and rating the
responsiveness of the regulatory agencies to small business regional and program offices..

Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman                    10 Regional Fairness Boards
•  Receives comments from small businesses on federal            • Members are small business owners/operators
  agencies' compliance and enforcement actions                 • Report to the National Ombudsman about comments and
•  Reviews small businesses' comments                         issues specific to their regions
•  Rates federal agencies on their responsiveness to small           • Provide input regarding federal agency compliance
  businesses' comments                                      activities affecting small entities in their region
•  Reports annually to Congress                               • Contribute to the annual report to Congress


For additional information about the Ombudsman or the Regulatory Fairness Boards, call SBA's toll free
number: 1-888-REG-FAIR (734-3247) or visit their Web site at www.sba.gov/ombudsman.
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SBA REGIONAL SMALL BUSINESS REGULATORY FAIRNESS BOARDS
Regions/Members July, 2002
Region I
Roxanna Adams**
Atlantic Awards, Inc
840 Hammond Street
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 942-5464
Region 2.
Sandra Lee
Harold. Lee Insurance
31 PellSt
New York, NY 10013
(212)962-6656
Region 3
WilkinsMcNair, Jr*
Wilkins Acctg Firm
201 N Charles Street
Suite 910
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410)962-5252
Region 4
Robert G. Clark V
Clark Communi. Corp
1 49 N Hanover Ave
Lexington, KY 405023
(606) 233-7623
Region 5.
Hardie Blake*
Bethel Business, Inc
118 Lincoln Way E
Mishawaka, IN 46544
(219)259-1527
Region 6.
Wallace Caradine
Caradme & Co, Inc
PO Box 1 6430
Little Rock, AR 72206
(501)372-4199
Region 7.
Daniel Morgan V
Morgan-Davis, Intem'tl
Morgan Ranch
HC79 Box 42
Burrell, NE 68823
(308) 346-4394
Region 8.
Mary Thoman*
Thoman Ranch
HC65 Fontenelle Route
Kemmerer, WY83101
(307)877-3718
Region 9
Joseph Cerbone
Travis Morgan Sec.
1 8952 McArthur Blvd
Suite 31 5
Irvine, CA 92612
(949)261-2906
Region 10.
Faye M. Burch
F M. Burch & Associates,
Inc
1126NELijaLoop
Portland, OR 972 11
(907)561-5144
Doris Ballard
Ballard Novelty and Party
7 Broadway
Shop
Concord, NH 03304

Kenneth Rodriguez
Rodriguez Enterprises
P O. Box 389
Sewickley, PA 15143
(412)749-7810

Lyle J Clemenson
Clemenson Enterprises, Inc
PO Box 406
Brookly Park, MN 55445
(763)425-1167
Elise E. McCuIlough
Staffing Solutions, LLC
1305 Dublin Street
New Orleans, LA 701 18
(504) 864-9900
Clark D. Stewart
Butler National Corp
19920W 161" Street
Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 780-9595
Scott A. Flores
Die Cut Technologies
5935 Pearl St
Denver, CO
(303) 297-9327
Frank T Ballesteros
PPEP Microbusiness &
Housing
1100E. Ajo Way, #209
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520)806-8513
MilfordE Terrell
DeBest Plumbing &
Mechanical, Inc
11477W President Dr
Boise, ID 83713
(208) 322-4844


Pamela J Mazza
Piliero, Mazza & Pargament
888 17*51., NW# 1100
Washington, DC
(202)857-1000
Livia Whisenhunt*
PS Energy Group, Inc
2957 Clairmont Rd
Suite 510
Atlanta, GA 30359
(404)321-5711
Irwin G Haber
PDI Ground Support
Systems, Inc
5905 Grant Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44125
(216)271-7344
David Martinez
D&D Machinery & Sales
2420 WR Larson Rd
San Antonio, TX 78261
(830) 438-2309


Patricia A Chevalier
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
105 Kahului Heliport
Kahului, HI 96732
(808)871-8844



Martin L. Shaffer
American Vending
8 Army Road
Clarksburg, WV 26301
23219
(304) 623-5791


Frederick A. Peralta
Lialac Shoppe/Tows of Taos
7 IOC Paseo Del Pueblo Sur
Taos, NM 87571
(505)751-2006














=Chair
*-Vice Chair
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EPA Holds Fourth National Customer Service Conference
EPA will hold its Fourth Annual National Customer Service Conference:  "Rising to Excellence through
Citizen-Centered Government" on August 5-7, 2002 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Streeet,
NW in Washington, DC.  The goals of the conference are to provide relevant, up-to-date information on
cutting-edge citizen-centered service and on important aspects of President Bush's Management Agenda,
as well as to provide an opportunity for federal, state and local government professionals to network and
share best practices and innovative solutions in these areas.

Conference attendees will partake in numerous special training workshops, including ones focused on
website design and improvement, customer satisfaction feedback, achieving professional results, and
sharing of ideas and strategies for implementing the President's Management Agenda effectively.
Participants will also hear stories of successes and lessons learned, innovative e-government approaches
and ways to overcome obstacles, and will be exposed to new tools, techniques and strategies for results-
oriented government.  Topics will be presented by a distinguished list of speakers from government,
academia, industry and the private sector.

Registration for the conference is $100 (contact: Isabelle Howes, 202/314-3471); the hotel rates are
$119/single and $139/double room, plus tax.  Reservations deadline to receive the discounted hotel rate
is July 12, 2002 (Omni Shoreham Hotel, 202/234-0700).

Update on EPA Public Involvement Policy Activities

Since the last issue, the EPA released  "Recommended Actions for Implementing EPA's Public
Involvement Policy" for a 60-day comment period which ended in March 2002.  A cross-agency
workgroup created the document, which includes recommendations for providing public involvement
training for EPA staff, creating mechanisms to share information about public involvement practices and
ideas, and evaluating EPA's public involvement activities. The "Recommended Actions" document also
lists particular responsibilities for implementing the Public Involvement Policy and describes activities to
ensure that EPA staff and management fully understand and support the Policy. "Recommended
Actions" is available on EPA's website @ http://www.epa.gov/publicinvolvement/implanpublic.htm.

Based on public comments, EPA is revising the "Recommended Actions" document to become its Policy
Implementation Plan.  That Plan will be  issued, along with the 2002 Public Involvement Policy, during
the Fall of 2002.  When issued, the Plan will not be final; periodic updates will be posted to the website.
Both the 2002 Policy and the Plan will be posted @ http://www.epa. gov/publicinvolvement. Call Loretta
S. Davis at 202-566-2216 for printed copies of the "Recommended Actions" document or the Draft
Policy, or request e-mail copies from bonner.patricia@epa.gov.

Past issues have reported on the release of the Draft Policy and an on-line discussion. The Agency
released the Draft 2000 Public Involvement Policy http://www.epa.gov/pubhcinvolvement/policv.htm
on December 28, 2000, and received public comments through July  31, 2001. When revised and issued,
the Policy will provide guidance and direction to EPA officials on effective means to involve the public
in its regulatory and program decisions.

To encourage additional input on EPA's public involvement activities, the Agency sponsored an Internet
-based Dialogue on Public Involvement in EPA's Decisions from July  10 - July 20. The 1,144
participants (from  all 50 states, two territories and 5 other nations) discussed specific topics related to the
draft Public Involvement Policy The Dialogue messages and site are available @
http ://www.network-democrac y.org/epa-pip/i oin/agenda. shtml.
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            Update on the Office of Environmental Information

The Office of Environmental Information (OEI) supports the Agency's mission to protect public health
and the environment by integrating quality environmental information to make it useful for informing
decisions, improving management, documenting performance, and measuring success. Working with our
many different internal and external stakeholders and data partners, OEI establishes and oversees
information-related policies and procedures that reflect the concerns of small businesses; local, state, and
federal government; tribes; interest groups; and the general public.

2000 TRIData Release

OEI recently issued its annual report on the amount of toxic chemicals released into the environment.
The report shows that the trend of declining overall releases continues. Total releases of chemicals
nationwide decreased by about 700 million pounds during 2000, the latest year for which data are
available. This year's report of the Toxics Release Inventory (or TRI) contains newly-included data on
persistent bioaccumulative toxic (PBT) chemicals, such as dioxins, mercury and PCBs, giving
communities a more complete picture of the sources of chemicals in their environment. As reported to
EPA, total chemical releases into the environment decreased nationwide from 7.8 billion pounds in 1999
to 7.1 billion pounds in 2000. Based on trends since the inception of TRI, chemical releases have
decreased approximately 48 percent since 1988.

Looking at all chemical releases, approximately 27 percent of chemicals were released to air, 4 percent to
water, and 69 percent to land on- and off-site. The 2000 Toxic Release Inventory data and background
information on the TRI program are available at: http://www.epa.gov/tri. A special research tool called
TRI EXPLORER is available on a link from the web page, enabling users to analyze the data by facility,
chemical or industry; and at the county, state or national level. The availability of these data make it
possible to gauge progress in reducing toxic chemical pollution.

Small businesses can use the TRI data to obtain an overview of the release and other waste management
of toxic chemicals, to identify and reduce costs associated with toxic chemicals in waste, to identify
promising areas of pollution prevention, to establish reduction targets, and to measure and document
progress toward reduction goals.

In filing reporting year 2000 chemical reports, over 600 TRI reporting facilities took advantage of EPA's
new TRI interactive, intelligent reporting software tool, called "TRI-ME" or "TRI Made Easy." The
program, which assists facilities in determining and completing their TRJ reporting obligations, was
made available on a limited basis for 2000 reporting. It has been sent to all TRI reporting facilities for
2001 reporting. TRI-ME is designed both to simplify and
expedite reporting, and to improve the quality of the data submitted to TRI.

New EPA docket system online

On May 31, 2002, EPA published a Federal Register notice announcing the availability of a new
electronic docket and comment system, EPA Dockets (EDOCKET) online at
http://www.epa.gov/edocket. Dockets contain Federal Register notices, support documents, and public
comments for regulations the Agency publishes and various non-regulatory activities. EDOCKET allows
you to search, download and print the documents in a docket, as well as submit comments online.
EDOCKET is designed to greatly expand access to EPA's public dockets, facilitate the submission of
public comments to EPA and supports the President's Management Agenda's E-Government Initiative.
Since the announcement in late May, user requests for pages from EDOCKET have more than doubled..

To learn more about OEI, the TRI data release, or EDOCKET, visit the OEI website at
http://www.epa.gov/oei. For further information contact: Small Business Liaison, Gene Stroup, (202)
564-5716.
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               What's New in Chemical Accident Prevention
       EPA's Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office
Regulatory Developments

•     Tier2 Subm it Reporting Software A vailable

      We released Tier2 Submit in Janaury, 2002. Tier II reports are required under the
      Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) and provide
      information to state and local officials, responders, and the public on chemical
      inventories in covered facilities. Tier2 Submit is a free software program that
      facilities may choose to use for EPCRA Tier II submissions in states that allow the
      use of the software. Tier2 Submit and the accompanying user manual can be
      downloaded free of charge from the CEPPO website:
      http://www.epa.gov/ceppo/tier2.htmfft2forms

Site Security

•     Chemical Accident Prevention Prevention: Site Security (EPA-K-550-FQO-002,
      February 2000)

      In light of September 11, EPA re-issued this alert which highlights sources of
      information to assist businesses in their efforts to have secure and accident-free
      operations.

•     Site Security: Guidelines for the U.S. Chemical Industry (October 2001) and
      Transportation Security: Guidelines for the U.S. Chemical Industry (November,
      2001)

      Through a partnership of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the Chlorine
      Institute, the Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA),
      and National  Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), the chemical industry
      has published these  guides related to site security. These guides (in Adobe
      Acrobat pdf format) are available from the partner trade association web sites.
      The American Chemistry Council (ACC) web site is www.americanchemistry.com
      and general phone number for ACC is (703) 741-5000. The Synthetic Organic
      Chemical Manufacturers Association (SOCMA) web site is www.socma.com. The
      Chlorine Institute's website is www.cl2.com.  And, the National Association of
      Chemical Distributors (NACD) web site is www.nacd.com/index.cfm.

      Chemical Facility Vulnerability Assessment Methodology (June 2002}
      The Department of Justice (DO J) released a new tool to help companies that make
      or use chemical products assess potential security threats and vulnerabilities. The
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      tool will help these companies take further steps to enhance security at facilities
      and in neighborhoods across America. The twelve-step assessment methodology
      was developed by DOJ in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia
      National Laboratories, with the cooperation and assistance of chemical industry
      representatives.  The methodology can be downloaded from the web site:
      http://www.oip.usdoj.gov/nii/pubs-sum/195171.htm
CAMEOfm Software Available

  We released CAMEOfm in May,2002. CAMEOfm is a system of software applications
  used widely to plan for and respond to chemical emergencies. It is one of the tools
  developed by EPA's Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office
  (CEPPO) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office of
  Response and Restoration (NOAA), to assist front-line chemical emergency planners
  and responders. CAMEOfm and the user manual can be downloaded free of charge
  from the CAMEO website:  http://www.epa.gov/ceppo/cameo/
For additional information about EPA's risk management programs;

Visit the CEPPO Website: www.epa.gov/ceppo

Our publications are available (in Adobe Acrobat pdf format) from the website.

To order publications, Contact the National Service Center for Environmental
Publications (NSCEP):
  Online: www.epa.gov/ncepihom/orderpub.html
  By E-Mail: ncepimal@one.net
  By Fax: (513) 489-8695, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  By Phone:  1 -800-490-9198 or in Cincinnati (513) 490-8190

For regulatory questions or to order publications, contact the RCFL4, Superfund &
EPCRA Call Center:
  By Phone:  1-800-424-9346 or in DC metro area (703) 412-9810
  TDD: 1-800-553-7672 or in DC metro area (703) 412-3323

Subscribe to our weekly e-mail updates:
5)  Send an e-mail to: listserver@unixmail.rtpnc.epa.gov
6)  Leave the subject area blank.
7)  Type the following in the body of the message
    subscribe EPA-CEPP  Your First Name Your Last Name
8)  Within 24 hours, you should receive confirmation.

Contact: Breeda Reilly at (202) 564-7983 or reilly.breeda@epa.gov
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          Office of Air Quality Planning & Standards

MACT  Implementation  Tools
                                                                 April 2002
 What MACTs have tools available?
•  Aerospace manufacturing and rework
•  Consumer Products rule
•  Flexible Polyurethane Foam
•  Halogenated Solvents
•  Large Appliances
•  Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
*  Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations
•  Perc Dry Cleaner
•  Petroleum Refineries
•  Polyether Polyols production
•  Primary Aluminum
•  Secondary Aluminum
•  Wood Building Products
                              •  Boat Manufacturing
                              •  Ethylene Oxide Sterilizers
                              •  General Provisions
                              •  Hazardous Organic NESHAP
                              •  Metal Can
                              *  Municipal Waste Combustors
                              *  Paper and Other Web Coating
                              •  Pesticide Active Ingredient
                              •  Pharmaceutical production
                              *  Portland Cement
                              •  Pulp and Paper I, II, &III
                              *  Wood Furniture
Where can I  find the MACT tools?

      •  EPA's Air Toxics Website www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/mactfnl.html

      •  EPA's National Compliance Assistance Clearinghouse
         www. epa. gov/clearinghouse
                                  State Websites

       Some states have tools on their websites,  for example:

        Colorado  http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/ap/rcs_main.html
        Texas http://www.tnrcc.state.tx.us/permitting/airperm/opd/63/63hmpg.htm

        Contact: Christine Adams at OAPQS (919) 541-5590 adams.christine@epa.gov
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                        United States
                        Environmental Protection
                        Agency
                                                          Office of Research and
                                                                Development
                                                          Washington, DC 20460
vxEPA
EPA's  Small  Business  Innovation

Research  (SBIR) Program

The  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of  10 federal agencies that
participate in  the  SBIR Program  established by the  Small  Business Innovation
Development Act of 1982.  The purpose of this Act was  to strengthen the role of
small businesses in federally funded R&D and help develop a stronger national base
for technical innovation. A  small business is defined as a for profit organization
with no  more than 500 employees.  In addition, the  small business must  be
independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it
is proposing, and have  its principal place of business located in the United States.
Joint ventures and limited partnerships are eligible  for SBIR awards, provided the
entity created qualifies as a small business.

EPA issues annual solicitations for Phase I  and Phase II  research proposals from
science and technology-based  firms. EPA uses this phased  approach  to  help
determine whether the research idea, often on high-risk advanced concepts, is
technically feasible, whether the firm can do high-quality research, and  whether
sufficient progress has been made to justify a larger Phase II effort. Research topics
include nanotechnology and pollution prevention, water and air  pollution control,
management  of  solid  and hazardous waste, environmental   monitoring  and
measurement and bioterrorism detection and decontamination.

Under Phase I, the scientific merit and technical feasibility of the proposed concept is
investigated. EPA plans to award firm-fixed-price Phase I contracts of $80,000 with
up to 10 months  performance periods. Phase II  contracts are limited to small
businesses that have successfully completed Phase I. The objective of Phase II is to
further develop and commercialize  the  concept  proven feasible in Phase  I.
Competitive awards are  based on the results of Phase I, the Phase II workplan and the
commercialization potential  of the Phase II technology. EPA plans to conduct the
Phase II solicitation during  Phase I and award Phase II contracts of $225,000  or
$325,000  at the end of the Phase I contract period.

EPA's next Phase I Solicitation will open on March 27, 2003 and will close on
May 23, 2003. The Phase I  SBIR Solicitation will be posted on the National Center
for Environmental Research WEBSITE at:

                  http:/7www.epa.gov/ncer/sbir

Please note that last year's Phase I solicitation is still on  the WEBSITE  for
informational purposes only. The solicitation includes a description of the program
and typical research topic areas. This solicitation is also available by fax. If you need
a fax copy of last year's solicitation or if you have any questions, please call the
SBIR Helpline at:
                                  1-800-490-9194
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                    COMPLIANCE ASSISTANCE ACTIVITY PLAN FY 2002:
                              AN INVENTORY OF EPA ACTIVITIES

   EPA is committed to helping entities comply with regulatory requirements and improve environmental performance
   through compliance assistance. Compliance assistance (CA) is defined by EPA to include activities, tools or
   technical assistance which provide clear and consistent information for: 1) helping the regulated community
   understand and meet its obligations under environmental laws and regulations; or 2) compliance assistance providers
   to aid the regulated community in complying with environmental regulations. At least one objective of compliance
   assistance must be related to achieving or advancing regulatory compliance.  Compliance assistance may also help the
   regulated community find cost-effective ways to comply with regulations and/or go "beyond compliance" through the
   use of pollution prevention, environmental management practices and innovative technologies, thus improving
   environmental performance.

   EPA maintains an inventory of planned and ongoing CA activities known as the Compliance Assistance Plan
   Database (CAPD).  Portions of this database are available to the public via the National Compliance Assistance
   Clearinghouse at: http://www.epa.gov/clearinghotise under the "Planned and Ongoing Activities" tab. EPA also uses
   CAPD to develop and publish a Compliance Assistance Activity Plan that inventories and analyzes EPA's planned
   CA activities.  The Plan is available electronically at www.epa.gov/compliance/assistance/planning/index.html.
      HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 455 ACTIVITIES IN CAPD AS OF FEBRUARY 12, 2002

      >•      Types of Activities vary widely in scope and purpose.  Tools Developed (39%) and
             Workshops/Training/Presentations (29%) account for nearly 70% of all planned CA
             activities.

      ••      Many CA activities continue from year to year, such as telephone hotlines and Web sites.
             Hence a significant percentage (64%) are ongoing from the previous fiscal year.

      ป•      73% of CA activities are planned by Regions and 27% are planned by Headquarters.

      >      For the first time, this Plan includes CA activities that are funded by EPA grants to and
             cooperative agreements with CA providers and stakeholders. These activities represent
             17% of the total activities reported in the FY 2002 Plan.

      "      EPA's planned CA activities address more than 30 chemical and pollutant categories.
             Among the most frequently addressed categories are non-hazardous solid waste, oil, and
             solvents, accounting for 42% of activities. Other significant categories include pesticides,
             conventional water pollutants, and lead and lead compounds.

      >•      29 activities support previous or upcoming Small Business Regulatory Enforcement
             Fairness Act(SBREFA) or economically significant regulations.

      >•      EPA's planned CA activities address more than 33 industry and government sectors.
             About 33% of activities impact more than one sector. Federal, state and local governments
             are among the most frequently addressed sectors and account for about one-third of all
             planned activities. Among industry sectors, small business is the most frequently addressed
             and accounts for about 7% of all activities.  Other frequently addressed sectors include:
     	tribal, metal services/finishers, utilities, auto repair/service, chemical (general) and petroleum.
For more information, contact Rebecca Barclay at (202) 564-7063.
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 U.S. EPA National Compliance Assistance Providers Forum 2002
         "Optimizing Resources for Environmental Results "
                                                   **ปซ•ซ.
Please join environmental assistance providers from across the country at the
2002 U.S EPA National Compliance Assistance Providers Forum (Forum) on
December 4-6, 2002 at the Adam's Mark Hotel, San Antonio, Texas. This year's
Forum is all about "Optimizing Resources for Environmental Results."  This will
be a great opportunity to learn from the public (federal, state, local, tribal
governments) and private sectors (industry, trades, nonprofits, academics) about
real life  environmental compliance successes and challenges, upcoming
compliance tools, and new ideas to reach and expand your client base.  There
will be non-stop activity of plenary and breakout sessions, roundtable discussions,
exhibits, PC-demos, social events and field trips.

This agenda for this year's Forum contains four themes:

•   building on the skills and strengths of environmental assistance providers
•   designing a program to provide the best service
•   linking compliance assistance with other environmental programs and
    incentives
•   determining whether your program is making a difference

To get the most up-to-date information about the Forum, sign up now on the
Forum website at http://www.mng-ltd.com/caforum/index.htm.  Registration
begins in early August.

There will be no registration fee for the Forum, so plan to spend some of your
winter days in the warm climate.

Contact: Sandi Jones, 202/564-7038
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 f     Compliance ซ.
 I    Assistance's
                                   J
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Access the Compliance Assistance
Centers at www.assistancecenters.net
                The U.S. Environmental Protection
                Agency has sponsored partnerships
            with industry, academic institutions,
            environmental groups, and other federal
            and state agencies to establish
            Compliance Assistance Centers for ten
            industry and government sectors.

            If you own a small business in one of
            these sectors, these resources can
            help you understand your environmen-
            tal obligations, improve compliance,
            and find cost-effective ways to comply.
CCAR-Greenlinkฎ
Helps the automotive service and
repair community identify flexible, com-
mon sense ways to comply with envi-
ronmental requirements, www.ccar-
greenlink.org
ChemAJliance
Provides innovative Web site
features to direct chemical manufacturers to
information resources and plain-language com-
pliance assistance material.
www.chemalliance.org

Local Government Environmental
Assistance Network ILGEANJ
Serves as a "first-stop-shop" by providing
environmental management, planning,
and regulatory information for local gov-
ernment officials, managers, and staff.
www.lgean.org

National Agriculture Compliance
Assistance Center (Ag Center)
Serves as the "first stop" for information
about environmental requirements that
affect the agriculture community.
www.epa.gov/bgriculture
(This is a government run center)

National Metal Finishing Resource   n
Center INMFRC)
Provides comprehensive environ-
mental compliance, technical assistance, and
pollution prevention information to the metal fin-
ishing industry. www.nmfrc.org
Ag Centers
            Paints and Coatings
            Resource Center
            Provides regulatory compliance
            and pollution prevention infor-
            mation to organic coating facilities, industry
            vendors and suppliers, and others.
            www.paintcenter.org
Printed Wiring Board
Resource Center
Provides regulatory compliance and pollution
prevention information to printed wiring board
manufacturers, industry vendors and suppliers,
and others, www.pwbrc.org

Printers' National Environmental
Assistance Center (PNEAC)
Provides compliance and pollu-
tion prevention fact sheets, case studies, and
training, as well as two e-mail discussion
groups on technical and regulatory issues.
www.pneac.org

Transportation Environmental  HSEHฎ
Resource Center (TERC)       """"'
Provides compliance assistance information for
each mode of transportation - air, shipping and
barging, rail, and trucking, www. iron-
source, org

Fed Site
Serves as the "first stop" for informa-
tion about environmenta;! laws and
regulations that affect Federal
departments and agencies.
www.www.epa.gov heca fedfact fa
(This is a government run center)
 For more information, contact Tracy Back, 202-564-7076 or e-mail: back.tracy@epa.gov
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  What's New With The Centers?
 The Centers are continually developing new fea-
 tures to better serve their customers. Be sure to
 explore the new Center developments!
 Making and Impact On
 Protecting Public Heath,
 Environment
ComplionceAssfstance
                 Center!
A recent survey of the EPA-partnered Compliance
Assistance Centers revealed that more than 90 per-
cent of center users said that the centers helped
them understand environmental regulations, while
73 percent noted that they actually took some
action, such as reaching compliance with an envi-
ronmental regulation or changing their handling of
wastes or emissions, after using the centers.

The online survey, conducted at all 10 centers last
fall, measured use and impact on center users. The
survey showed that 71 percent of technical assis-
tance providers responded that the centers enabled
them to take a variety of actions as a result of using
a center to help clients reach compliance, identify
pollution prevention opportunities, or obtain a per-
mit or certification. The survey also revealed that 85
percent of center users said actions taken resulted
in reduced environmental harm and risk, waste,
wastewater, and air emissions, or conserved water,
energy and other natural resources. Sixty-nine per-
cent of center users who were able to assess costs
related to actions indicated they achieved some
kind of cost savings.
"SP/2" On-line Training
Available
To Automotive Industry
The Coordinating Committee For Automotive
Repair (CCAR), which operates "CCAR-
GreenLinkฎ," has launched a new online training
program in Safety and Pollution Prevention, called
"S/P2."  CCAR rolled out the S/P2 program
January 1, 2002 to all automotive technical and
career centers. S/P2 has already been adopted by
more than 500  automotive programs! Over 29,000
students have S/P2 available thanks to industry
support.
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                                                            Center
                          ChemAllianceHasANew
                          look-And More
Visit ChemAlliance's updated content
and improved, "cleaner" menu. ChemAlliance has
added new stops and new features to the Virtual
Plant Tour. In addition to updated compliance and
regulatory information, the Plant Tour now contains
more than 352 pollution prevention case studies
and 204 good management practices, each linked
to specific process operations and site locations
where they can be applied. And ChemAlliance's
new "email this to a friend" feature makes it easier
than ever to share regularly updated news features
with co-workers and colleagues.

New From the National
Agriculture Compliance
Assistance Center (Ag Center)
Visit the Ag Center to obtain new EPA
publications:
•  "Profile of the Agricultural Crop
  Production Industry"
•  "Profile of the Agricultural Livestock Production
  Industry"
•  "Profile of the Agricultural Chemical, Pesticide, and
  Fertilizer Industry"
•  "What to Expect When EPA Inspects Your
  Livestock Operations"
•  "Review of Pesticides and Pesticide Registrations"
•  "Children and Consumers"
•  "Q&A's on Posting When the Treated Plant or Soil
  Has Been Sold or Moved"
•  "Q&A's on Central Posting on Large or Non-con-
  tiguous Establishments"
•  "Information Commercial Handlers Must Provide to
  Growers When the Pesticide is not Applied as
  Scheduled"

New Publication From the Printers National
Environmental Assistance Center (PNEAC)

Don't miss PNEAC's new "Persistent,
Bioaccumulative, and Toxic Chemicals; A Printers'
Road  Map" fact sheet and learn how the new
Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting require-
ments affect the printing sector.
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            EPA POLICIES ASSIST SMALL BUSINESSES WITH ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE

     EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assistance (OECA) has recently revised the following policies to respond to the environmental
 compliance needs of small business: Policy on Compliance Incentives for Small Businessman^ the Final Policy on Environmental Self-Auditing and Self-
 Disclosure. The Enforcement Response Policy was not modified. Under these policies, the Agency will protect public health and the environment by
 providing small businesses with incentives to proactively pursue environmental compliance and pollution prevention activities. These policies are briefly
 described below.

 SMALL BUSINESS COMPLIANCE POLICY

     EPA issued the revised  Small Businesses Compliance Policy, effective May 11, 2000, to provide small businesses with incentives to participate
 in  compliance assistance activities and programs, or conduct environmental audits. This policy supersedes the June 1996  version and expands upon
 EPA's 1994 Enforcement Response  Policy under the Clean Air Act Section 507. The policy implements, in part, the Executive Memorandum on
 Regulatory Reform (60 FR 20621, April 26,  1995) and Section 223 of the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996 (signed into
 law on March 29,  1996) (SBREFA).  Under this policy, EPA will eliminate or reduce civil penalties provided the small business satisfies all  of the
 following four criteria:
 •    The small  business has  voluntarily discovered a violation. These may be discovered by the business by participating in compliance assistance
     programs, mentoring, use of checklists from the Internet or by voluntary audits.
 •    The small business voluntarily discloses the violation within 21 days. This disclosure must be sent in writing to the regulatory agency. Businesses
     may disclose to the EPA Region or to the appropriate State and Tribal agencies if they have similar policies.
     The small business corrects the violation and remedies any associated harm within 180 days of discovery; an additional 180 days may be granted
     if pollution prevention technologies are  being used,
 •    The small business has not used  this Policy or been subject to enforcement action for the same or similar violation in the past three years and has
     not been subject to two or more enforcement actions for environmental violations in the past five years. The violation has not caused senous harm
     to public health, safety,  or the environment; it does not present imminent and substantial endangerment to public health or the environment; and
     it does not involve criminal conduct.
     Please see the actual Policy for more specifics on the criteria and on violations that are ineligible. Information about using the Policy, questions and
 answers, and the types of violations that have been  disclosed will be posted and periodically updated on the website. For more specific information on
 this policy, contact Ann Kline,  Office of Compliance, at (202) 564-0119 or visit http.7/www.epa.gov/oeca/smbusi.html.

 POLICY ON ENVIRONMENTAL SELF-POLICING

     EPA issued the revised Final Policy on "Incentives for Self-Policing: Discovery, Disclosure, Correction and Prevention of Violations" in the Federal
 Register on April 11, 2000 (65 Fed.  Reg.  19,617). Commonly referred to as the EPA Audit Policy,  it provides regulated entities of all  sizes with
 incentives to voluntarily discover, disclose, and correct violations of environmental laws and requirements.. Under the Audit Policy:

 •    EPA will not seek gravity-based penalties from entities that systematically discover potential environmental violations, promptly disclose them to
     EPA,  expeditiously correct them and meet all  other conditions of the Policy.

 •    For entities that disclose violations that were not systematically discovered, EPA will reduce gravity-based penalties by 75% provided all other
     Policy conditions are met

 •    EPA will generally not recommend criminal prosecution for entities that discover, promptly disclose, and expeditiously correct violations which
     are potentially criminal,  provided all other Policy conditions are met.

     The Policy excludes repeat violations, violations that result in serious actual harm and violations that may present an imminent and substantial
 endangerment.  EPA retains its discretion to recover any economic benefits icalized as a result of noncompliance.

     Issuance of the revised Policy followed a two-year evaluation of the 1995 Audit Policy. Key revisions include lengthening the period for prompt
 disclosure from  10 to 21 days, clarifying that the Audit Policy is available in the multiple-facility context, and clarifying how the prompt disclosure and
 repeat violation  conditions apply in the acquisitions context.

 For more information on this  policy, contact Jon Silberman  at (202) 564-2429.

 ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE POLICY

     EPA issued the Enforcement Response Policy, effective August 12,1994, to provide small businesses with a limited grace period to correct violations
 revealed during requested assistance from a State Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) established under Section 507 of the Clean Air Act. Under
 the  policy, two options are provided:
 •    SBAPs may offer small businesses a limited correction period for violations detected during compliance assistance. Small businesses may have
     up to 90 days to receive compliance assistance from the SBAPs, with the possibility of an additional 90 days to correct any violations discovered
     under the program. After that time, violations would be subject to existing enforcement policies.
 •    SBAPs may offer compliance assistance on a confidential basis. Under this option, the state retains the ability to investigate and/or take enforcement
     actions at any time for violations discovered independently from the Section 507 program.  Under the Small Business Compliance Policy,  small
     businesses that receive confidential assistance from the SBAP may receive a correction period if the small business voluntarily discloses the violation
     to the appropriate regulatory agency. For more information on this policy, contact Ann Kline at (202) 564-0119.
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               EPA'S REVISED AUDIT POLICY - Effective May 11, 2000
 General Information

 Formal Title:   "Incentives for Self-Policing:
               Discovery, Disclosure, Correction
               and Prevention of Violations"
 Citation:       65 FR 19,617 (April 11, 2000)

 Web Site:      www.epa.gov/oeca/auditpol.html
Purpose - To encourage regulated entities to
voluntarily discover, disclose, correct and prevent
violations of Federal environmental requirements
Incentives Available Under the Audit Policy

Penalty mitigation - Entities that meet all of the
conditions contained in the Audit Policy are eligible
for 100% mitigation of all gravity-based penalties.
Entities that meet all of the conditions except for
"systematic discovery" of violations are eligible for
75% penalty mitigation.  EPA retains its discretion to
collect any economic benefit that may have been
realized as a result of noncompliance.
No recommendation for criminal prosecution -
For entities that disclose violations of criminal law
and meet all applicable conditions under the Policy,
the Agency will refrain from recommending criminal
prosecution for the disclosing entity.
No routine requests for audit reports - In general,
EPA will not request audit reports from those who
disclose under the Audit Policy.
To Make a Disclosure Under the Audit Policy

Disclosures of civil violations should be made to the
EPA Region in which the entity or facility is located
or, where multiple Regions are involved, to EPA
Headquarters. For more information, contact Leslie
Jones at 202-564-5123.

Disclosures of criminal violations should be made to
the appropriate EPA criminal investigation division,
to EPA Headquarters, or to the U.S. Department of
Justice. For more information, contact Michael
Penders at 202-564-2526. Conditions of the Audit
Policy - Entities that satisfy the following conditions
are eligible for Audit Policy benefits. (Note: entities
that fail to meet the first condition - systematic
discovery - are eligible for 75% penalty mitigation
and for no recommendation for criminal
recommendation).

Systematic discovery of the violation through an
environmental audit or a compliance management
system.

Voluntary discovery, that is, not through a legally
required monitoring, sampling or auditing procedure.

Prompt disclosure in writing to EPA within 21 days
of discovery or such shorter time as may be required
by law (discovery occurs when any officer, director,
employee or agent of the facility has an objectively
reasonable basis for believing that a violation has or
may have occurred).

Independent discovery and disclosure, before EPA
likely would have identified the violation through its
own investigation or based on information provided
by a third-party.

Correction and remediation within 60 calendar
days, in most cases, from the date of discovery.

Prevent recurrence of the violation.

Repeat violations  are ineligible, that is, those that
have occurred at the same facility within the past 3
years or those that have occurred as part of a pattern
of violations within the past 5 years at another
facility(ies) owned  or operai ed by the same company;
if the facility has been newly acquired, the existence
of a violation prior to acquisition does not trigger the
repeat violations exclusion.

Certain types of violations are ineligible - those
that result in serious actual harm, those that may
have presented an imminent and substantial
endangerment, and those that violate the specific
terms of an administrative or judicial order or
consent agreement.
Cooperation by the disclosing entity is required.
For more information on this policy, contact Jon
Silbermant (202) 564-2429.
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                     EPA's Small Business Compliance Policy

Background and Purpose

•       This Policy promotes environmental compliance among small businesses by providing them with special
        incentives. EPA will eliminate or reduce penalties for small businesses that voluntarily discover, promptly
        disclose, and correct violations in a timely manner.

•       EPA wants to encourage small businesses to learn about environmental compliance and pollution
        prevention through the wide range  of training, checklists, mentoring, and other activities now available to
        small businesses through regulatory agencies, private organizations, non-profit organizations, and the
        Internet. Therefore small businesses that voluntarily discover a violation because they utilized these types
        of activities may have the penalty eliminated if they meet all the criteria in the Policy.

Effective Date and Citation

•       This Policy is effective May 11, 2000 and supersedes the June  1996 version.  It was published in the
        Federal Register on April 11, 2000, 65 FR 19630.

Who Qualifies to Use this Policy

•       For purposes of this Policy, a small business is defined as a person, corporation, partnership, or other entity
        that employs 100 or fewer individuals across all facilities and operations owned by the entity. Entities can
        also include small governments and small organizations.

How to Qualify for Penalty Elimination or Reduction

•       EPA will eliminate  the entire civil penalty* if a small business satisfies all four of the criteria below:

        O       The small business voluntarily discovers a violation. Violations could be discovered after
                attending training classes or seminars, receiving on-site compliance assistance, participating in
                mentoring programs, or using compliance guides or checklists downloaded from the Internet.

        ฉ       The small business voluntarily discloses the violation within 21 days. This disclosure must be sent
                in writing to the regulatory agency.

        ฉ       Corrections Period — the business corrects the violation and remedies any damage associated with
                the violation within 180 days of its  discovery.  However, if the correction will take longer than 90
                days, a written schedule will be necessary. For small businesses that are correcting the violation
                by using pollution prevention technologies, they may have an additional period of 180 days, i.e.,
                up to a period of 360 days.

        0       The Policy applies if the:
                a.       violation has not caused actual serious harm to public health, safety, or the environment;
                b.       violation is not one that may present an imminent and substantial endangerment to public
                        health or the environment;
                c.       violation does not involve criminal conduct;
                d.       facility has an appropriate compliance record. The small business hasn't used this Policy
                        for a violation of the same or similar requirement within the past 3 years and has not
                        been subject to two or more enforcement actions for any environmental violations in 5
                        years; and
                e.       violation has not already been discovered by the Agency through inspections or citations,
                        or other methods. A legally required monitoring procedure was not violated.
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        Please see the actual Policy for more specifics on the criteria and on violations that are ineligible.

•       *In the rare instance where the small business has obtained a significant economic benefit from the
        violation(s) (i.e., economic advantage over its competitors), EPA will waive 100% of the gravity
        component of the civil penalty, but may seek the full amount of any economic benefit associated with the
        violations. As of March 2000, EPA has never sought to collect economic benefit since this Policy was
        originally issued in 1996.

Applicability to States

•       EPA will defer to comparable  State and Tribal Policies if they are generally consistent with this Policy.

For More Information contact Ann Kline at 202-564-0119 or visit http://www.epa.gov/oeca/smbusi.html

Information about using the Policy, questions and answers, the types of violations that have been disclosed and any
disclosures that have prompted EPA to  collect economic benefit will be posted and periodically updated on the
website.

Listed below are the regional contacts for the Policy and small business issues. The Small Business Liaisons may
also be able to provide more general information on compliance assistance and this Policy.
EPA Regional Contacts
                 Policy Contacts
Region 1:         Joel Blumstein
                 Sam Silverman
Region 2:
Daniel Kraft
617-918-1771
617-918-1731

732-321-6669
                                                 Small Business Liaison
                                                 DwightPeavey    617-918-1829
Ronald Lockwood  212-637-3918
Region 3.        Janet Vmiski              215-814-2999
                Lydialsales               215-814-2648

Region 4-        Angela Blackwell          404-562-9527
                Bill Anderson             404-562-9680
                Carol Baschon             404-562-9528

RegionS:        Bertram Frey              312-886-1308
                TmkaHyde               312-886-9296
                Jodi Swanson-Wilson       312-886-0879

Region 6:        Marcia Moncneffe         214-665-7343
                Efren Ordonez             214-665-2181
                Charles Sheehan           214-665-2175

Region 7:        Becky Dolph              913-551-7281

RegionS:        David Rochlm             303-312-6892
                                                 David Byro       215-814-5563


                                                 Annette Hill       404-562-8287



                                                 Glynis Zywicki    312-886-4571



                                                 David Gray       214-665-2200



                                                 Jan Lambert       913-551-7768

                                                 Maureen Kiely    303-312-6262
Region 9.
Region 10
Leslie Guinan
George Hays
Brian Riedel

Jackson Fox
Meg Silver
Adan Schwartz
415-744-1339
415-744-1399
415-744-1380

206-553-1073
206-553-1476
206-553-0015
MarkSamolis     415-744-2331
Robyn Meeker     206-553-7154
SBCP Fact Sheet June 2000
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                                 SMALL BUSINESS DIVISION
                Small Business Ombudsman Regulatory Assistance and Outreach Program
FTE Employess:
Karen Brown
Angela Suber
Daniel Eddmger
Tracy Mattson
Elsa Bishop
Catherine Tunis
Bridgerte Dent
Joyce Billious
Title                                          Contact #
Division Director & Small Business Ombudsman    202-260-1390
Program Analyst                               202-260-7205
Program Analyst                               202-260-1133
Program Analyst                               202-260-8210
Program Analyst                               202-260-0082
Regulatory Impact Analyst                       202-260-2698
Program Assistant                              202-260-2087
Secretary                                      202-260-1968
New Contact#s
Effective 8/19/02
202-566-2816
202-566-2827
202-566-2820
202-566-2823
202-566-2814
202-566-2830
202-566-2819
202-566-2813
SEE Employee:
James Malcolm
Larry Tessier
Tom Nakley
William Crosswhite
Howard Boddie
Esther McCrary
Peggy Alexandria
Chemical Engineer, Toxic Substances and Haz Mat  202-260-1616    202-566-2821
Civil Engineer, Asbestos, Radon, and Lead         202-260-1946    202-566-2829
Civil Engineer, CWA, SDWA and General Assist.   202-260-1863    202-566-2826
Economist, Pesticides and Agriculture             202-260-6804    202-566-2817
Computer Specialist                            202-260-1557    202-566-2815
Senior Secretarial Support Staff                   202-260-1775    202-566-2824
Senior Secretarial Support Staff                   202-260-1474    202-566-2811
Major Functions/Products
•       Serve as a port of entry for small businesses to EPA
•       Advocate for small business regulatory issues and relief inside EPA
•       Coordinate small business issues with program offices, regions, and states
•       Focus on Asbestos regulatory requirements/handle questions and complaints
•       Operate and maintain a Small Business hotline the averages, 1,100 calls per month
•       Participate on regulatory development workgroups representing small business interests
        Prepare semi-annual Newsletter that reaches over 20,000 internal and external customers
        Organize meeting with the Deputy Administrator and Small Business Trade Associations
        Oversee and prepare Report to Congress on the status of CAAA State Section 507 Programs
•       Manage contracts, grants and cooperative agreements to strengthen State Small Business Ombudsman
        Technical Assistance Programs
•       Sponsor Annual Small Business Regional Liaison Conference
•       Develop guidance and policies for small businesses
•       Resolve disputes between small businesses and EPA dealing with policies and regulations
        Distribute small business publications, regulations, guidance, and tools

Customers:
•       Small Businesses/Small Business Trade Associations
•       State Small Business Ombudsmen and Technical Assistance Programs
•       EPA senior managers, media offices and agency staff, EPA regions and states offices
•       Individual citizens
•       EPA Deputy Administrator
•       Congressional representatives and staff, Governors, Environmental Counsel of States (ECOS)
•       Assistance providers, i.e., EPA Compliance Centers, Pollution Prevention Programs (P2), Small Business
        Development Centers (SBDCs), Manufacturing Extension Partners (MEPs)

Small Business Ombudsman Toll Free Hotline 800-268-5888 (New # effective 8/19/02 800-566-2855 or 2975)
Main Line 202-260-0490 (New # effective 8/19/02 202-566-2822)
FAX Number 202-401-2302 (New # effective 8/19/02 202-566-0952 or 0954)
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                                                               July 2002

              SMALL BUSINESS CONTACTS AND PROJECTS
                               BY EPA OFFICE

Office of Air and Radiation
Air Control Technology Assistance Center                     919-541-0800
Dennis Doll (Satellite Broadcasts/Training)                    919-541-5693
Dona Canales-Higgins (Energy Star - Small Business)            202-564-1353
Jerry Lawson (Energy Star - Small Business)                   202-564-9314
Kim Teal (Coatings Rules)                                  919-541-5580
Lalit Banker (Federal Small Business Assistance)               919-541-5420
State SBO/SBAP CAAA Section 507 Contacts                  Separate listing
Tom Eagles (General)                                       202-564-1952
Office of Water
Carey Johnston, Lead (Metal Products and Machinery Rule)
Deborah McCray (Small Systems & Tech. Assist Ctrs-(TACs)
Jan Pickrel (Pretreatment Streamlining Rule)
Jim Home (EMS)
John Flowers (WAVE Program)
Kitty Miller (General)
Marta Jordan (Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production)
Ron Jordan (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations,CAFO)
Shari Barash, Alternate (Metal Products and Machinery Rule)
Tom Grubbs (Stage 1 DBPR Small Systems Compliance Guide)
Wendy Bell (Stormwater Permits/Phase II)
202-566-1014
202-564-3843
202-564-7904
202-564-0571
202-564-0624
202-564-0474
202-566-1049
202-566-1003
202-566-0996
202-564-5262
202-564-0746
Office of Prevention, Pesticides & Toxic Substances
Angela Hofmann (Steering Committee)                        202-564-0258
Beth Anderson (Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange)        202-564-8901
Bob Torla (Biopesticides Ombudsman)                        703-308-8098
Chris Kent (Pollution Prevention/P2 State Coordinator)           202-564-8842
David Giamporcaro (OPPT Industry/Small Business Liaison)      202-564-8107
Deborah Savage (Tellus Institute/Environmental Accounting)      617-266-5400
Frank Neumann (OPPT Small Business Liaison)                202-564-8823
John Cross (Pollution Prevention)                             202-564-8844
John Myers (Reg-in-a-Box)                                  202-564-8624
Karen Chu (Design for the Environment)                       202-564-8773
Lena Ferris (Pollution Prevention)                             202-564-8831
Linda Arlington (Pesticides Ombudsman)                      703-305-5446
Michael Hardy (Antimicrobial Ombudsman)                    703-308-6432
Priscilla Flattery (General)                                   202-564-2718
Sandy Evalenko (SBREFA Panels)                            202-564-0264
State P2 Technical Assistance Programs                       Separate listing
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Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Breeda Reilly (112r Risk Management Plans, EPCRA 311-312,   202-564-7983
 and Integrated Contingency Plan-"One Plan")
Carolyn Offutt (Superfund Brochures)                        703-603-8797
David Nicholas (General)                                   202-260-4512
Gerain Perry (Steering Committee)                           202-260-4478
Linda Garczynski (Brownsfield)                             202-260-1223
Patricia Washington (OSWER Brochures)                     703-308-0497
Regional RCRA Ombudsmen                                Separate listing
Regional Superfund Ombudsman                             Separate listing
Terry Grist (Recycling)                                     703-308-7257
Sammy Ng (Underground Storage Tanks)                     703-603-7166

Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Ann Kline (Small Business Policy)                           202-564-0119
Ann Stephanos (SBREFA 222 RegFair program)               202-564-4006
Barry Hill  (Environmental Justice)                            202-564-2515
Beth Cavalier (Supplemental Environmental Compliance)        202-564-3271
Catherine Dunn (Audit Policy)                               202-564-2629
David Nielsen (UST Enforcement)                            202-564-4022
Fran Jonesi (SBREFA 213= & 223)                           202-564-7043
Gary Jonesi (Y2K Enforcement)                             202-564-4002
Gerard C. Kraus (Steering Committee)                        202-564-6047
James Edward (Compliance Assistance General)                202-564-2462
Joanne Berman (Compliance Assistance Plan)                  202-564-7064
Karin Leff (Compliance Assistance-Cross Cutting Issues)        202-564-7068
Lynn Vendinello (Performance Measurement)                  202-564-7066
Milton Robinson (Paperwork Reduction)                      202-564-2538
Richard Satterfield (Audit Protocols)                          202-564-2456
Robert Knox  (Environmental Justice)                         202-564-2515
Tracy Back (Compliance Assistance Centers)                  202-564-7076

Office of Research and Development
Connie Bosma (Steeering Committee)                        202-564-6773
Jim Gallup (Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)         202-564-6823
Steve Lingle (General)                                      202-564-6820
Theresa Harten (Environmental Technology Verification         513-569-7565
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Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relation
James McDonald (Small Business Issues)                      202-564-9942
Mark Stevens (Legislative Counsel)                          202-564-3707
Paul Guthrie (Steering Committee)                           202-564-3649

Office of General Counsel
Bob Ward (Alternative Dispute Resolution)                    202-564-2911
Chris Kirtz (Dispute Resolution/Reg-Neg)                     202-564-2912
Debbie Dalton (Dispute Resolution/Reg-Neg)                  202-564-2913
Mark Kataoka (R.A./SBREFA & Cross-cutting Issues)           202-564-5584

Office of Administration and Resources Management
 Office of Acquisition Management
Corrine Sisneros (Competition Advocate)                      202-564-4321
Judy F. Davis (Director., Office of AcquisitionManagement)      202-564-4310
Len Bechtel (Steering Committee)                            202-564-1867

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Elaine Rice (National Training Officer)                        202-564-4141
Jeanette Brown (Procurement Opportunities)                   202-564-4100
Trina Porter (Procurement Opportunities)                      202-564-4322

Office of Environmental Information
Alan Margolis (Confidential Business Information (CBI) Rule    202-566-1644
Amy Newman (TRI Outreach and Web Issues and TRI           202-566-0723
 Regional and State Coordination)
Bruce Madariaga (Small Business Economic Impact             202-566-0650
 Assessment for TRI Rules)Bruce Schillo (TRI Reporting Issues)  202-564-6552
Christine Augustyniak (Small Business Economic Impact        202-566-0634
 Assessment for TRI Rules)
Connie Dwyer (Central Data Exchange)                       202-566-1691
Constance Downs (Information Strategies, Office of Information  202-566-1640
 Collection)
Gail Froiman (PBT Rule Implementation Guidance)             202-566-0677
Gene Stroup (Small Business Liaison)                         202-564-5716
I Mei Chan (Steering Committee)                             202-564-0371
John Dombrowski (TRI Compliance
Assistance and TRI Regulations)                             202-566-0742
Rick Westlund (Information Collection Requests-ICRs-/         202-566-1682
 Paperwork Reduction Act)
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Office of State/Local Relations
Andy Hanson (Small Communities)                          202-564-3664
Jim Wieber (Small Entities)                                 202-564-3662
Steve Wilson (Small Towns)                                202-564-3646

Office of Policy, Economics and Innovation
Al McGartland (Nat'l Center for Environmental Economics)      202-566-2244
Alexander Cristofaro (Reg Review Captain)                    202-564-7253
Angela Suber (Outreach and Assistance Coordinator)            202-260-7205
Bill Crosswhite (Pesticides and Agriculture)                    202-260-6804
Brett Snyder (Small Business Economics)                     202-566-2261
Cheryl Hawkins (Speech Writer/General)                      202-564-6671
Chris Knopes (Project XL)                                  202-566-2165
Daniel Eddinger (Program Analyst/Air)                       202-260-1133
Elsa Bishop (Marketing Communities & Training)              202-260-0082
Geoff Anderson (Smart Growth)                             202-260-2769
George Wyeth (Environmental Management Systems)           202-566-2203
Gerald Filbin (Community-based Environmental Protection)      202-566-2182
Jay Benforado (Reinvention and Innovation)                    202-564-4332
Jim Malcolm (Hazardous Waste/TRI-EPCRA)                  202-260-1616
Joan Crawford (Small Business Issues)                        202-564-6568
Julie Spyres (Performance Track)                             202-260-6787
Karen Brown (Small Business Ombudsman,                    202-260-1390
 Small Business Activities & CAA 507 Programs)
Karen Burgan (Communications & Outreach)                   202-564-6557
Ken Munis (Steering Committee)                             202-564-6581
Lanelle Wiggins (Economist-Natl. Ctr for Env. Economics)      202-566-2372
Larry Tessier (Asbestos/Lead/Radon/SBO Web Page)            202-260-1946
Pat Bonner (Customer Service & Public Involvement Policy)      202-566-2204
Paul Lapsley (Regulatory Management Issues)                  202-564-5480
Phil Schwartz (Regulatory Agenda & Plan)                     202-564-6564
Robert Benson (Industry Sector Based Partnership Programs)      202-260-8668
Tracy Mattson (Regulatory and Policy Development)            202-260-8210
Sandy Germann (Speech Writer/Innovations                    919-541-3061
Stuart Miles-McLean (Regulatory Review)                     202-564-6581
Tom McCully (Small Business Legislative Issues)              202-564-6582
Tom Kelly (R.A./SBREFA Small Business Advocacy Chair)      202-564-4000
Tom Nakley (Water)                                       202-260-1863
Tim Stuart (PETAP & EMS)                                202-260-0725
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Regional Liaisons
Annette Hill
David Byro
David Gray
D wight Peavey
Glynis Zywicki
Jan Lambert
Mark Samolis
Maureen Kiely
Robyn Meeker
Ronald Lockwood
(Region 4)
(Region 3)
(Region 6)
(Region 1)
(Region 5)
(Region 7)
(Region 9)
(Region 8)
(Region 10)
(Region 2)
Regional Regulatory Contacts
Alice Todd
Annette Hill
Elizabeth Armour
Leticia Lane
Marilyn Fisher
Olga Maisonet
Robyn McCarville
Robyn Meeker
Sony a Moore
Terry Stanuch
(Region 7)
(Region 4)
(Region 9)
(Region 6)
(Region 3)
(Region 2)
(Region 1)
(Region 10)
(Region 8)
(Region 5)
Compliance Assistance Coordinator
Angela Baranco
Bonnie Romo
Carol Levalley
Janet Viniski
John Gorman
Linda Mangrum
Liz Rogers
Mary Dever
Patty Jackson
Robyn Meeker
(Region 9)
(Region 6)
(Region 7)
(Region 3)
(Region 2)
(Region 5)
(Region 8)
(Region 1)
(Region 4)
(Region 10)
404-562-8287
800-228-8717(215)814-5563
800-887-6063/214) 665-2200
617-918-1829
312-886-4571
913-551-7768
415-947-4273
303-312-6262
206-553-7154
212-637-3413
913-551-7304
404-562-8287
415-947-4264
214-665-7202
215-814-5263
212-637-3572
617-918-1182
206-553-7154
303-312-6825
312-886-8044
415-947-
214-665
913-551
215-814-
212-637-
312-353-
303-312-
617-918-
404-562-
206-553-
4262
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•7610
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4008
2071
6974
1717
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                         WHERE TO CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION AND HELP

                                  EPA SMALL BUSINESS OMBUDSMAN

Toil Free                        Local and DC Area        T.D.D.                   Fax
(800)368-5888                   (202)260-1211            (202)260-1258            (202)401-2302

  smallbiz.ombudsman(a),epa.gov	Homepage www.epa.gov/sbo	asbestos.ombudsman(fl).epa.gov



EPA Web Pages and Hotlines                                            Phone Number

•   National Service Center for Environmental Publications	  800-490-9198
        (www.epa.gov/ncepihom/) 	  513-489-8190
•   Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse 	  800-438-4318
        (www.epa.gov/iaq)
•   Radon 	  800-767-7236
        (www.epa.gov/iaq/radon)
•   EPA Energy Star 	  888-782-7937
        (www.energystar.gov)
•   Clean Air Technology Center	  919-541-0800 (English)
        (www.epa.gov/ttn/catc)	  919-541-1800 (Spanish)
•   Office of Transportation and Air Quality 	  734-214-4333
        (www.epa.gov/omswww)
•   Emission  Measurement Center	  919-541-0200
        (www.epa.gov/ttn/emc)
•   Stratospheric Ozone Information	  800-296-1996
        (www.epa.gov/ozone)
•   Acid Rain (emission trading, auctions, Information) 	  202-564-9620
        (www.epa.gov/airmarkets)
•   Safe Drinking Water Hotline	  800-426-4791
        (www.epa.gov/safewater)
•   National Small Flows Clearinghouse (WV Univ) 	  800-624-8301
        (www.nsfc.wvu.edu)
•   Storm Water Phase II Information	  202-260-7786
        (www.epa.gov/owm/sw/phase2/index.htm
•   Water Resource Center	  202-260-7786
•   National Solid & Hazardous Waste Ombudsman	  800-262-7937
        Washington Metro Area  	  202-260-9361
•   Wetlands Information 	  800-832-7828
        (www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands)
ซ   U.S. EPA RCRA, Superfund & Underground Storage Tanks Hotline	  800-424-9346
        Washington Metro Area  	  703-412-9810
        (www.epa.eov/epaoswer/hotline/index.htm
•   Emergency Planning & Community Right to Know Title III (EPCRA)   	  800-424-9346
•   Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Information Service	  202-554-1404
•   Office of Pesticide Program Registration Division (Ombudsman)	  703-305-5446
        (www.epa.gov/pesticides)
•   Bio-Pesticide Contact	  703-305-7973
        www.epa.gov/pesticides/biopesticides)
•   National Pesticide Telecommunications Network	  800-858-7378
        (http://ace.orst.edu/info/nptn)
•   EPA Waste Wise/Waste Reduction	  800-372-9473
        (www.epa.gov/wastewise)
•   Office of Environmental Justice Information Line	  800-962-6215
•   Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics	  202-554-1404
        (www.epa.gov/opptintr')
•   Chemical Emergency Preparedness & Prevention Office	  202-564-8600
     (CEPPO) Small Business Liaison
        (www.epa.gov/ceppo)
•   Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)	  800-490-9194
        (http://es.epa.gov/ncerQa/sbir)
•   EPA Inspector General (IG) 	  888-546-8740
        (www.epa.gov/oigearth>
•   Compliance Assistance Centers	  202-564-7076
        (Http://es.epa.gov/oeca/main/compasst/compcenters.html)
•   Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization 	  202-564-4100
        (www.epa.gov/osdbu)

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 OTHER WEBSITES & HOTLINES                              Phone Number
 • Small Business Environmental Home Page 	(412) 577-2649
    (www.smallbiz-enviroweb.org
 • Recycling Hotline 	(800) 253-2687
    (www.recycle.net/recvcle)
 • National Technical Information Service (NTIS) 	(800) 553-6847
    (www.ntis.gov) 	(703) 605-6000
 • National Response Center for reporting oil spills and hazardous  	(800) 424-8802
    substance releases
    Washington Metro Area  	(202) 267-2675
    (www.nrc.uscg.mil)
 • Department of Energy (DOE)--National Alternative Fuels Hotline	(800) 423-1363
    (www.afdc.nrel.gov)
 • Energy-efficiency & Renewable Energy Clearinghouse	(800) 363-3732
    (Operated by the DOE)
    (www.eren.doe.gov)
 • DOT-Hazardous Materials	(800) 467-4922
    (http://hazmat.dot.gov)
 • CHEMTREC Chemical Transportation Emergency Line, operated by 	(800) 262-8200
    Chemical Manufacturers Association
    (Http://chemtrec.org)
 • Center for Management Courses on ISO 9000/14000	(800) 745-5565
    www.ceem.com
 • National Lead Technical Information Center  	(800) 424-5323
    (www.epa.gov/lead/nlic.htm)
 • Small Business Administration  	(800) 827-5722
    (www.sba.gov)
 • Regulatory Fairness Boards (SBA)	(888) 734-3247
    (www.sba.gov/ombudsman)
 • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  	(800) 321-6742
    (Worker Safety Referral Services)
    (www.osha.gov)
 • American Lung Association	(800) 586-4872
    (www.lungusa.org)
 • Consumer Product Safety Commission  	(800) 638-2772
    (www.cpsc.gov)
 • Radon Auto Emission & Sun Safety(National Safety Council) 	(80(1) 557-2366
    (www.nsc.org/ehc/radon.htm)
 • INFOTERRA/USA	(202) 260-5917
    (www.epa.gov/INFOTERRA)
 • Government Printing Office 	(202) 512-1800
    (www.gpo.gov/ffinfo)
 • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health	(800) 356-4674
    (www.cdc.gov/niosh/homepage.html)
 • National Environmental Service Center (Water)	(800) 624-8301
    (www.estd.wvu.edu/netc/netcsc homepage.html)
 • Information Services - Additional Hotlines
    (www.epa.gov/epahonie/hotlines.htni


          EPA REGIONAL REGULATORY SMALL BUSINESS LIAISONS
REGION  1    CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT              Dwight Peavey          (617)918-1829
          2    NJ, NY, PR, VI                      Ronald Lockwood        (212)637-3413
          3    DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV             David Byro             (215)814-5563
          4    AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, TN       Annette N. Hill          (404)562-8287
          5    IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI               Glynis Zywicki          (312(886-4571
          6    AR, LA, NM, OK, TX                 David Gray             (214(665-2200
          7    IA, KS, MO, NE                      Janette Lambert         (913(551-7768
          8    CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY             Maureen Kiely          (303j 312-6762
          9    AZ, CA, HI, NV, GU                  Mark Samolis           (4151 744-2331
         10    AK,ID, OR,WA                     Robyn Meeker          (206)553-7154
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                                    Small   Business
                              Assistance  Programs
     Small Bninimos aid lh>Clปinami
 SifiiairBus|nes|fSt|tionary Source TfghfticaNnd Environrnen^ikOomg!iaiTt|e Assistance Program,
 507 Programs/Compliance Assistance^^ PrdvJder,tTฉchnfcal*Msis|ancClPlbgfams> many different
 names -all describing ftH%sam:%program.:    ..     ;•*.>,;.,. *v „,.  '   ,.•*""   '' .^J'      ,•--"  '
 Section 50? of the Clean AIR Act Amendments ;o|199Qs re%iriedjea(elh statejo/;create a program -to
 help small businesses inderstend jซ|dljc,am3y with air |C|Htt|on regulations. Congress did this to?
 provide a resource for smaller businesses prevlowslytwnaffected ^environmenlal requirements,
 Arounci the country, each slate|and two terntorfl%now house a-free,
 programs consisting of three cornp6nents: .'„,„•.       ^, fc
       Small Business
                detailed *;-
   tecrinical assistance and
   pubjications^tc) help sma|
    env&3on)fjetitel|e|jlations1
 Compliance Advisory
        Panel
         CAP
 Advisory panel made up
of small business owners
 and representatives to
  consult and advise on
 SBAP program content.
                 ehalfM'smaUibusinesses
                                 "
             How Small Is a Small Business?
             - 100 or fewer individuals;
             - Fits the small business definition in the Small Business Act;
             - Not considered a major stationary source;
             - Does not emit 50 tons or more per year of any regulated pollutant or 75 tons per
              year of all regulated pollutants.
             Location of the Programs
             SBAPs and SBOs may be found in any number of places, including:
             - Environmental Agencies            - Pollution Prevention Programs
             - Economic Development Agencies    - Small Business Development Centers
             - University System                 - Office of the Secretary or Agency Director
             - Non Profit Organizations
Size of the Programs
The number of individuals in the SBAP/SBO
programs varies from 0-40 depending on the
particular state!
Program Budgets
SBAP/SBO/CAP budgets
range from $0 to
$2,000,000. About 98%
of the programs operate
with budgets less than
$200,000.
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Steering the Future of the SBAPs
In 1995, the SBAPs formed a
committee to help encourage better
communication around the country
between the state programs and
EPA.  One representative and an
alternate from each EPA region serves on the
Steering Committee. Committee Representatives
participate in monthly conference calls, serve as a
conduit for information to other assistance
providers in the region, and act as a focal point
of contact to disseminate information to and from
the 507 Program service providers.  The
Steering Committee provides a vehicle for
identifying and resolving problems faced by the
507 program service providers.
               EPA Small Business Division
             Office of Policy, Economics & Innovation

             This Division within EPA houses
             the National Small Business
Ombudsman for EPA.  The SBO represents
small businesses and acts as a key link between
the state programs and the agency.
               Karen V. Brown
               1-800-368-5888
           brown.karen@epa.gov
        2002 Steering Committee
    Representatives and Alternates
Region 1:     Ron Dyer (ME)
            Joe Antonio (Rl)
Region 2:     Maria Riveria (PR)
            Marian Muclar (NY)
Region 3.     Richard Rasmussen (VA)
            Terry Polen (WV)
Region 4:     Linda Sadler (TN)
            Tony Pendola (NC)
Region 5:     Amelia Gooding (IL)
            Phyllis Strong (MN)
Region 6:     Tamra Shae Oatman (TX)
            Darren Morrissey (AR)
Region 7:     Dan Mickey (IA)
            Layli Terrill (MO)
Region 8:     Nick Melliadis (CO)
            Bonnie Rouse (MT)
Region 9:     Marcia Manley (NV)
            Robert White (CA)
Region 10:    Sally Tarowski (ID)
            Patrick Hoermann (WA)

        Chairman: Mark Shanahan (OH)
       mark.shanahan@aqda.state.oh.us

        Vice Chairman:  Ron Dyer (ME)
            ron.e.dyer@state.me.us
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JULY 2002 .CLEAN AIR ACT
SMALL BUSINESS OMBUDSMEN AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE DIRECTORS
STATE
AL
AK
AZ
AZ
MARICOPA COUNTY
AR
CA
CA
South Coast AQMD
CO
CT
DE
DC
FL
GA
HI
ID
IL
IA
IN
KS
KY
LA
MA
MD
ME
MI
MN
MO
MS
OMBUDSMAN
Gary Ellis
Bill Smyth



Kathleen Tschogl

Nick Melliadis
Tom Turick
Kim Finch
Sandra Handon
Bruce Thomas
Anita Dorsey-Word
Patrick Felling
Sally Tarowsky
Don Squires
Wendy Walker
Erika Seydel-Cheney
Theresa Hodges
Rose Marie Wilmofh
Jim Fritoux

Don Jackson
Ron Dyer
Susan Holben
Charlie Kennedy

Jesse Thompson
PHONE
(334) 394-4352
(N) (800) 533-2336
(907) 451-2177
(S) (800)-520-2332



(916)323-6791
(S) (800) 272-4572

(303) 692-2135
(S) (800) 886-7689
(860) 424-3003
(S) (800) 760-7036
(302) 739-6400
(202) 535-1722
(850) 921-7744
(S) 800-722-7457
(404) 362-4842
1-877-427-6255
(80S) 586-4528
(208) 373-0472
(217)785-1625
(S) (888) 372-1996
(515)242-4761
(S) (800) 351-4668
(317)232-8598
(S) (800) 451-6027 X2-8598
(785) 296-6603
(N) (800) 357-6087
(502)564-2150X128
(N) (800) 926-81 11
(225) 765-0735
(S) (800)259-2890

(410) 631-3165
(S) (800) 633-6101, X 3772
(207) 287-4152
(S) (800) 789-9802
(517) 335-5883
(651) 297-8615
(S) (800) 985-4247

(601) 961-5167
(N) (800)725-6112
TECH. ASST. DIR.
Mike Sherman


Richard Polito
Ron Alexander
Robert White
Larry Kolczak
Chuck Hix
Tom Turick

Olivia Achuko
Bruce Thomas

Robert Tarn
Sally Tarowsky
Roslyn Jackson
John Konefes
Marc Hancock
Hamdy El Rayes
Gregory Copley
Dick Lehr

Andrew Gosden
Julie M. Churchill
Dave Fiedler
Troy Johnson
Byron Shaw
Randy Wolfe
PHONE
(334) 271-7873
(N) (800) 533-2336


(602) 506-5102
(501)682-0866
(N) 888-233-0326
(916) 364-4106
(909) 396-3215
(S)(800)388-2121
(303)692-3148
(860) 424-3003
(S) (800) 760-7036

(202) 535-2997
(850)921-7744
(S) 800-722-7457

(808) 586-4200
(208) 373-0472
(217) 524-0169
(S) (800) 252-3998
(319) 273-8905
(S) (800) 422-3109
(317) 232-6663
(S) (800) 988-7901
(785) 532-3246
(N) (800) 578-8898
(606)257-1131
(N) (800) 562-2327
(225) 765-2453
(S) (800) 259-2890

410-631-4158
(S) ( 800)633-6101,x4158
(207)287-7881
(S) (800) 789-9802
(517) 373-0607
(N) (800) 662-9278
(651) 296-7767
(S) (800)657-3938
(573) 526-6627
(N) (800) 361 -4827
(601)961-5166
(N) (800)725-6112
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STATE
MT
NC
NE
NH
NJ
NM
NV
NY
ND
OH
OK
OR
PA
PR
RI
SC
SD
TN
TX
UT
VT
VA
VI
WA
WV
WI
WY
OMBUDSMAN
Bonnie Rouse
Edythe McKinney
Tom Franklin
Rudolph Cartier
Joe Constance
Rita Trujillo
Marcia Manley
Keith Lashway
Dana Mount
Mark Shanahan
Steve Thompson
Rich Grant
Bruce McLanahan


Phyllis Copeland
Joe Nadenicek
Ernest Blankenship
Israel Anderson
Renette Anderson

John Daniel

Bernard Brady
Terry Polen
Pan) Christenson
Dan Clark
PHONE
(406) 444-3641
(N) 800-433-8773
(919) 733-0823
(N) (877) 623-6748
(402) 471-8697
(603) 271-1379
(S) 800-837-0656
(609) 984-6922
(N) (800) 643-6090
(505) 955-8091
(N) (800) 810-7227
(775) 687-4670, \3162
(S) (800) 992-0900, X 4670
(518)292-5340
800-782-8369 (S)
(701) 328-5150
(S) (800) 755-1625
(614) 728-3540
(S) (800) 225-5051
(405) 702-7100
503-229-6839
(S) (800)452-40 11
(717) 772-5942


(803) 896-8982
(N) (800) 819-9001
(605) 773-3836
(S) (800) 438-3367
(615) 741-5262
(N) 800-734-3619
(512)239-5319
(N) (800) 447-2827
(801) 536-4478
(N) (800)458-0145

(804)698-4311
(S) (800) 592-5482

(360) 407-6803
(304) 759-0510 x341
(608) 267-9384
(N) (800) 435-7287
(307) 777-7388
TECH. ASST. DIR.
Bonnie Rouse
Tony Pendola
Tom Franklin
Rudolph Cartier
Ky Asral
Steve Dubyk

Marian Mudar, Ph.d
Tom Bachman
Rick Carleski
Dave Dillon

Gerald Laubach
Angel O. Berrios-Silvestre
Joe Antonio
James Robinson
Rick Boddicker
Linda Sadler
Tamra Shae-Oatman
Ron Reece
Judy Mirro
Richard Rasmussen
Marilyn A. Stapleton
Bernard Brady
Gene M. Coccari
Renee Lesjak-Bashel
Charles Raffelson
PHONE
(406) 444-3641
(N) 800-433-8773
(919)733-0824
(N) (877) 623-6748
(402) 471-8697
(603) 271-1379
(609) 292-3600
(8)877-753-1151
(505) 955-8025
(N) (800) 810-7227

(518) 402-7462
(S) (800) 780-7227
(701) 328-5188
(S) (800) 755-1625
(614) 728-1742
405-702-1000
(S) 800-869-1 400

(717) 772-2333
(787) 767-8025
(401) 222-6822 X4410
(803) 896-8984
(N) (800) 819-9001
(605) 773-6706
(S) (800) 438-3367
(615) 532-0779
(N) (800) 734-3619
(512) 239-1066
(N) (800) 447-2827
(801) 536-4091
(N) (800)270-4440
(802) 241-3745
(S) (800) 974-9559
(804) 698-4394
(S) (800) 592-5482
(340) 774-3320-X5167
(340) 714-8529 Hotline
(360) 407-6803
(304)926-3731
(304) 926-3637
(608)264-6153
(N) (800) 435-7287
(307) 777-7347
Note: (S) = State (N) = National
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                                    State Pollution  Prevention  Technical  Assistance  Programs
 Region 1
 IS EPA Region 1
 Abby Swame
 1  Congress St.
 Suite IIOO(SPN)
 Boston, MA 022 14-2023
 Ph 617/918-1841
 Fx 617/918-1810
 swame dbby^epa gov

 (  onnccticul Dtl'
 Kim Trella
 79 Elm St
 Hartford, CT 06106
 Ph 860/424-3234
 Fx. 860/424-4081
 kirn irellii%po slate ct us

 -Maine !)(•'!>
 Chris Rushton
 State House Station 1 7
 Augusta, ME 04333
 Ph 207/287-7100
 Fx 207/287-2814
 chris rushtonQstate me us

 M3ss.icljim>m Ol ^
 Scott Fortter
 251 Causeway St
 Boston, MA 02202
 Ph 617/626-1090
 Fx 617/6261095
 scott fomer@state ma us

 f u\tc- I  -.e Reduction Institute
 Janet Clark
 One University Avenue
 Lowell, MA 01 854
 Ph 978/934-3346
 Fx 978/934-3050
 ciurtyuntaJlurl org

 Nov Hampshire DES
 Stephanie D'Agostino
 6 Hazen Dnve
 Concord, NH 03301
 Ph 603/271-6398
 Fx 603/271-2867
 5_dagoslino(a>des state nh us

 Rhode (stand DKM
 Richard Enander
 235 Promenade St
 Room 250
 Providence, R( 02908
 Ph 401/222-4700
 Fx 401/222-3810

 ^lai-ragansett Bav  Commission
 James McCaugfiey
 235 Promenade St.
 Providence, RI 02908
 Ph 401/222-6680
 Fx 401/222-2584
 ppr@narrabay com

 Vermont AINU
 Gary Gulka
 103 South Mam St
 Waterbury, VT 05671
 Ph. 802/241-3626
 guryg@dec anr state vi us

 NK \\MOA
 Tern Goldberg
 1 29 Portland St, Suite 602
 Boston, MA 021 14
 Ph 617/367-8558
 Fx 617-367-0449
           pv.moi! org
Region 2
I SFPA- Region 2
Deborah Freeman
290Broadv.ay(SPMMB)
New York, NY 10007
Ph  212/637-3730
Fx  212/637-3771
freeman deboi-ah@epa gov

New Ji-rse\ DEP
Michael DiGiore
401 E State St, PO Box 423
Trenton, NJ 08625
Ph  609/777-0518
michael digiore@dep state nj us
 NJ ( VP
 Laura Battista
 138 WairenSt
 Newark, NJ 07102
 Ph. 973/596-5864
 Fx 973/596-6367
 baltista@megaherl2 njit edu

 New York DIX-P2 l.nit
 Mary Werner
 50 Wolf Rd
 Albany, NY 12233
 Ph.  518/457-7267
 Fx.  518/457-2570
 mhwerner@gw dec stale ny us

 Puerto Rite Environment
 Carlos Gonzales
 Ph  809/765-7517x381
 Fx  809/765-6853

 Region 3
 IS EPA  Region 3
 JeffBurke
 1650 Arch St
 Philadelphia PA 19103
 Pb 2)5/814-2761
 Fx 215/814-2782
 hurt
 Delaware DNR
 Phil Cherry
 PO Box 1401
 89 Kings Highway
 Dover, DE 19903
 Ph  302/739-4403
 Fx  302/739-6242
pcherry@dnrec stale de.us

 MD Dept of Knvironrnent
 Laura Armstrong
 2500 Broening Hwy
 Baltimore, MD 21224
 Ph  410/631-41(9
 Fx- 410/631-4477
 larm$lrong@mde.state md us

 PA Oepl ot Environment
 Ed Pinero
 OPPCA
 PO Box 8772
 Hamsburg, PA 17105-8772
 Ph  717/783-0542
 Fx  717/783-2703
pmero edwin@dep state pa us

 P\'lechnical Vsistanee
 Jack Grdo
 110 Barbara Bldg II
 University Park, PA 16802
 Ph  814/865-0427
 Fx- 814/865-5909

 Virginia DEQ
 Sharon K Baxter
POBox 10009
 Richmond, VA 23240
 Ph- 804/698-4344
Fx  804/698-4264
skbaxter@deq state va us

 West Virginia DEP-OWR
 Leroy Gilbert
HC6I Box 384
Danese, WV 25831
Ph  304/484-6269
Fx.  304/558-2780
llgilben@hotmail com

Region 4
IS EPA Region 4
Dan Ahem
61 ForsythStSW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: 404/ 562-9028
Fx 404/562-9066
ahem dan@epa gov

Alabama DFM - P2 llnil
Gary Ellis
POBox 301463
Montgomery, AL 36130
Ph.  334/213-4303
 !• lorida DtP - P2 Program
 Julie Abcarian
 2600 Blajr Stone Road
 Tallahassee FL 32399
 Ph. 850/488-0300
 Fx. 850/921-8061
julte abcanan@dep stale fl us

 Georgia D.NR- P2AD
 Renee Goodley
 205 Butler StSE.Ste 1066
 Atlanta. GA 30334
 Ph- 404/657-8831
 Fx 404/463-6676
 reneej>oodley@matl dnr state ga us

 Kentuck\ 0EP
 Vicki Pettus
 !4ReillyRoad
 Frankfort, KY 40601
 Ph: 502/564-6716

 Kentucky P2 C'enter
 Cam Metcalf
 420 Lute HaJI
 Louisville, KY 40292
 Ph 502/852-0965
 Fx- 502/852-0964
jcmetc01@gwise louisville end

 Mississippi ปฃQ
 Cehna Sumrall
 POBox 10385
 Jackson, MS 39289
 Ph. 601/961-5746
 Fx- 601/961-5703
 cehna_sumrall@deq state ms.us

 North Carolina DEHNR
 Gary Hunt
 PO Box 29569
 Raleigh, NC 27626
 Ph 919/715-6500
 Fx 919/715-6794
gary hunt@ncmail net

 South Carolina DMtT
 Robert Burgess
 2600 Bull St
Columbia, SC 29201
 Ph 803/898-3971
 Fx 803/898-3949
burgesre@cotumu30 dhec state sc us

 SC Crater !o) JJnv, Policv
LeAnn Hen-en
Univ. of SC
Columbia, SC 29208
Ph- 803/777-4568
herren@topa sc.edu

 \ ennessee DEC
Angie Pitcock
401 Church St
Nashville, TN 37243
Ph. 615/532-0760

Region 5
IS EPA Region 5
Phil Kaplan
77 West Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604
Ph. 312/353-4669
Fx: 312/353-4788
kaplan phtl@epa gov

Illinois EPA
Becky Lockart
1021 N Grand Ave  East
Springfield, IL 62794-9276
Ph  217/524-9642
Fx. 217/557-2125
becky lockan@epa state il us

Illinois Waste Mgt and Research Center
Tim Lindsey
One East Hazelwood Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820
Ph: 217/333-8955
Fx: 217/333-8944
tlmdsey@wmrc uiuc edu
                         This list is updated and maintained on the EPA P2 Home Page at Www.epa.gov/p2
 Indiana OEM
 John Chavez
 150 W Market St., Suite 703
 Indianapolis, IN 46204-2811
 Ph:  317/233-6661
 Fx:  317/233-5627
jchavez@dem stale in us

 Clean Manu lecturing Tech & Sjfe Materials
 Institute
 Alice Smith
 2655 Yeager Rd. Suite 103
 West Lafayette, IN 47906
 Ph: 765/463-4749
 Fx- 765/463-3795
 alice@ce-ecn purdue edu

 Michigan DEQ
 Marcia Koran
 PO Box 30473
 Lansing, MI 48909
 Ph-  517/373-9122
 Fx  517/373-3675
 horanm@state mi us

 Minnesota (MN I'AP)
 Cindy McComas
 200  Oak St, SE, Suite 350
 Minneapolis, MN 55455-2008
 Ph  612/624-1330
 Fx  612/624-3370
 mccom003@tc umn edu

 M-S  Pollution Control
 Ajtenc>
 Cindy Hilmoe
 520  Lafayette Road North
 St Paul, MN 55155
 Ph:  651/296-7783
 Fx-  651/297-8676
 cynthia hilmoe@pca slate mn us

 MN  Office of Environmental Assistance
 Ken Brown
 520 Lafayette Road North
 St Paul, MN 55155-4100
 Ph  651/215-0241
 Fx  651/215-0246
kenneth bro\vn@moea state mn us

 Ohio EP\
 Michael Kelley
P.O. Boxl049
Columbus, OH 43216-1049
 Ph.  614/644-3469
Fx.  614/728-2807
michael kelley@epa stale oh us

 I'lliversity of Wisconsin
Tom Blewett
610 Langdon St, Pun 530
Madison, WI 53703
Ph 608/262-0936
Fx- 608/262-6250
blewett@epd engr wise edu

Natl. Farmstead Program
Liz Nevers
B142 Steenbock Library
Madison Wl 53706
Ph  608/265-2774
Fx  608/265-2775
enevers@facslaffwisc edu

Wisconsin DNR
Lynn Persson
POBox 7921
Madison, WI  53707-7921
Ph: 608/267-3763
Fx: 60S/267-0496
perssi@drlr state wi us
Region 6
l.S EPA Region 6
Joy Campbell
1455 Ross Ave Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 7 5202
Ph- 214/665-0836
Fx  214/665-7446
campbelljoy@epa.gov
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                                   State  Pollution  Prevention  Technical  Assistance Programs
 Arkansas JDC
 James Gilson
 PO Box 8913
 Little Rock, AR 72219-0744
 Ph  501/682-0744
 Fx. 501/682-0798
 gilsonfandeq state ar us

 I nuisiaii:] DLO
 Gary Johnson
 PO Box 82263
 Baton Rouge, LA 70884
 Ph. 504/765-0739
 Fx  504/765-0742
 garyj@deq state la us

 I ouisiaua I AP
 University of New Orleans
 New Orleans, LA
 Ph. 504/286-6305
 Fx  504/286-5586

 .New Mexico KD
 Patricia Gallagher
 PO Box 26110
 Santa Fe,  NM 87502
 Ph  505/827-0677
 Fx  505/827-2836
 p{it_gu/lugher(a}nmenv state nm us

 Oklahoma DEQ
 Dianne Wilkms
 POBox 1677
 Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1677
 Ph  405/702-9128
 Fx  405/702-6100
 tiianne wilktns@deq state ok us

 Icxas NRCC,
 Ken Zarker
 POBox 13087-MCI 12
 Austin, TX 78711
 Ph  512/239-3145
 Fx  512/239-3165
 kzarker@tnrcc state tx us

 Gulf Cojsl Hazardous Substance Research
 Jack Hopper
 POBox 10613
 Beaumont, TX 77710
 Ph  409/880-8785
 Fx  409/880-8121
 hopperjr@hal.lamar.edu

 IX Manul. Assistance Center
 Conrad Soltero
 Umv of TX-EI Paso
 500 W University , Surges
 El Paso, TX 75202
 Ph  915/747-5930
 Fx  915/747-5437
 conrud(a>utep edu

 \ owe) ( olorado River Authorilv
 Mark Johnson
 PO Box 220
 Austin, TX 78767-0220
 Ph  512/473-3200
 Fx  512/473-3579
 markjohnson@lcra org

 Region  7
 IS EPA Region 7
 Chet McLaughlin
901 N 5* St. (ARTD/TSPP)
 Kansas City, KS 66101
Ph  913/551-7517
Fx. 913/551-7065
mclaughlin chilton@epa gov

lowaDNR
Scott van der Hart
 502 E. 9Ui St
DesMomes, 1A 50319
Ph  515/281-4367
Fx  515/281-8895
scott vanderhart@dnr state la us
 Iowa Waste Reduction Center
 Christine Twait
 1005 Technology Parkway
 Cedar Fall, IA 50613
 Ph  319/273-8905
 Fax 319/268-3733
 chnslme twail@um edu

 Iowa OKI)
 Wendy Walker
 Ombudsman
 Ph.  515/242-4761
 Fx.  515-242-4776
 wendy walker@tded state ia us

 Kansas DHE
 Janet NefT
 Bldg 283 , Forbes Field
 Topeka, KS 66620
 Ph 785/296-0669
 Fx- 785/296-3266
jneff@kdhe state h us

 KSV - P2 Institute
 Ryan Green
 133 Ward Hall
 Manhatten, KS 66506
 Ph- 800/578-8898
 Fx- 785/532-6952
 greenrm@ksu edu

 Missouri DNซ-TAP
 David Goggms
 POBox 176
 Jefferson City, MO 65102
 Ph: 573/526-6627
 Fx: 573/526-5808
 nrgoggd@mail state mo us

 Pollution Prevention Regional Information Center
 Rick Yoder
 1313 Farnam St Suite 230
 Omaha NE 68182-0248
 Ph: 402/595-2381
 Fx.  402/595-2385
 ryoder@unomaha edu

 Nebraska DKQ, P2 Office
 Stephanie Vap-Morrow
 1200NS1 Suite 400
 Lincoln, NE 68509
 Ph: 402/471-2186
 Fx: 402/471-2909
 Stephanie vap-morrow@ndeq state ne us

 MAM PC
 Anne Brown
 801 Campus Dr
 Garden City, KS 67846
 Ph-316/276-9505
 Fx: 316/276-9523
 abrown@midusa net
 Region 8
 IS EPA Region 8
 Linda Walters
 999 18th St,  Suite 500
 Denver, CO  80202
 Ph-303/312-6385
 Fx. 303/312-6741
 waiters lmda@epa gov

 Colorado DHF,
 Parry Bumap (OE-B2-PPU)
4300 Cherry Creek Dr
Denver, CO 80222
 Ph: 303/692-2975
Fx. 303/782-4969
parry burnap@state co us

Montana P2 Program
Michael P Vogel
 109 Taylor Hall
POBox  173580
Bozeman, MT59717
Ph: 406/994-3451
Fx. 406/994-5417
mvagel@montana edu
 North Dakota Depl of Health
 Jeffrey L Burgess
 PO Box 5520
 Bismarck, ND 58506-5520
 Ph 701/328-ilSO
 Fx: 701/328-5200
jburgess@state-nd us

 South Dakota DENR
 Dennis Clarke
 523 E Capitol
 Pierre, SD 57501-3181
 Ph. 605/773-4254
 Fx. 605/773-4068

 UtahDEQ
 Sonja Wallace
 168 N 1950 West
 Salt Lake City, UT 84116
 Ph. 801/536-4477
 Fx: 801/536-0061
 s\vallace(Sfdeo stale ut us

 \\yoming DFQ
 Stephen  Roseberry
 122 West 25th
 Cheyenne, WY 82002
 Ph 307/777-6105
 Fx 307/777-3610
 sroseb@state wy us

 Region 9
 IS EPA Region 9
 Eileen Sheehan
 75 Hawthorn St (WST-1-1)
 San Francisco, CA 94105
 Ph 415/972-3287
 Fx 415/972-3530
 sheehan  eileen@epa gov

 Arizona DEO
 Sandra Eberhardt
3033 North Central Ave
 Phoenix, AZ 85282
 Ph- 602/207-4210
 Fx 602/207-4538
eberhardt sandra@ev state az us

CA Integrated Waste Management Board
Bill Orr
 8800 Cal Center Dr
Sacramento, CA 95826
Ph: 916/255-2490
Fx. 916/255-4580
borr@ctwmb ca gov

California Energy Commission
David Jones
 15199U)St
Sacramento, CA 95814
Ph 916/654-4554

CA Toxic Substance  Control
Kathy Barwick
PO Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812
Ph: 916/323-9560
Fx- 916/327-4494
kbarwick@dtsc ca gov

VCI A P2 Center
Billy Romain
POBox 951656
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Ph 310/825-2654
Fx. 310/206-3906

Hawaii Department of Health
Marlyn Aguilai
919 Ala Moana Blvd, Rm 212
Honolulu, Hi 96814
Ph: 808/586-4226
Fx- 808/586-7509
magullar@eha heahh.state hi us

Nevada Small Business Development Center
Kevin Dick
6100 Neil Rd. Suite 400
Reno, NV 89511
Ph. 775/689-6677
Fx- 775/689-6689
dick@unr edu
 Western Regional Pollution Prevention
 \ctvvork
 Isao Kobashi
 1735 N First St, Suite 275
 San Jose, CA 95112
 Ph: 408/441-1195
 Fx-408/441-0365
 isao kobasjo@pln co scl ca us

 Region 10
 IS EPA Region 10
 Carolyn Gangmark
 1200 Sixth Ave (01-085)
 Seattle, WA 98101
 Ph: 206/553-4072
 Fx- 206/553-8338
 gangmark carolyn@epa gov

 Alaska DEC
 Tom Turner
 555 Cordova St
 Anchorage, AK 99501
 Ph: 907/269-7582
 Fx- 907/269-7600
 tom-tumer@envircon state ak us

 Idaho DEQ
 Katie Sewell
 450 West State  St
 Boise, ID 83720
 Ph- 208/373-0465
 Fx. 208/373-0169
 ksewell@deq state id us

 Oregon DEO
 Marianne Fitzgerald
 811 SW Sixth St
 Portland, OR 97204
 Ph: 503/229-5946
 Fx- 503/229-5850
fitzgerald mananne@deq state.or us

 Washington DEC
 Lynn Helbrecht
 PO Box 47600
 Olympia, WA 98504-7600
 Ph: 360/407-6760
 Fx: 360/407-6715
 Ihel461@ecy wa gov

 Pacific Northwest P2 Resource Center
 Crispin Stutzman
 513 1st Ave. W
 Seattle, WA 98119
 Ph. 206-352-2050
 Fx: 206-352-2049
 cstutzman@pprc org

 Washington State University
 Carol Retsenberg
 501 Johnson Tower
 Pullman, WA 99164
 Ph: 509/335-1576
 Fx: 509/335-0949
 andersol@wsuvml esc wsu edu
                    This list is updated and maintained on the EPA P2 Home Page at www.epa.gov/p2

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              Office of Small and Disadvantaged  Business Utilization
The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), under the supervision of the
Director, is responsible for developing policy and procedures implementing the functions and duties
under sections 8 and 15 of the Small Business Act as amended by Public Law (P.L.) 95-507 (October
24, 1978) and P.L. 100-656  8(a) Reform Act.   The Office develops  policies  and procedures
implementing  the provisions of Executive Orders 11625,  12432 and 12138 and is responsible for
developing policies and procedures for implementing the requirements of Section 105(f) of P.L. 99-499
and Section 129 of P.L. 100-590. Additionally, OSDBU establishes policy, guidance and assistance to
small  and disadvantaged businesses in rural areas and other socioeconomic groups.  The Office
furnishes information and assistance to the Agency's filed offices for carrying out related activities, and
represents EPA at  hearings, interagency meetings, conferences and other appropriate forums on
matters related to the advancement of business enterprises.

                            Direct Procurement Program

DESCRIPTION
The Office develops, in collaboration with the Director of the Office of Acquisition Management, Office
of Administration and Resources Management, Office of Administration and Resources Management,
and EPA senior-level officials, programs to stimulate and improve the involvement of small business,
minority business, labor surplus areas and women-owned business enterprises in the overall EPA
procurement process. OSDBU monitors and evaluates Agency performance in achieving EPA goals
and objectives in the  above areas,  and recommends the assignment of EPA Small Business
Representatives to  assist designated Procurement Center Representatives of the Small Business
Administration to carry out their duties pursuant to applicable socioeconomic laws and mandates.

ACTIVITIES
*      Develops policy and procurements impacting socioeconomic businesses
4      Establish and monitor direct procurement goals for:
              ซ*•  Small Business
              fir  8(a) Business
              is?  Small Disadvantaged Business
              ซ•  Women-Owned Business
              ซ•  HUBZones
              •*•  Subcontracting
              •3-  Service Disabled Veterans
*      Compile, collect and assemble statistical data on socioeconomic programs
+      Mentor-Protege Program
*      Subcontracting Reviews and Approvals
+      Outreach Efforts (Economic Development Programs for Selected Urban Centers
+      Education Training Program (Co-sponsorships with Workshops, Seminars and Trade Fairs)
       Provides technical and management assistance to small, disadvantaged business enterprises
       and women-owned entities, Alaskan Indian/American Natives and HBCUs
*      Liaison with Trade Associations, Business  Organizations, and Federal Agencies, including:
       Small Business Administration,  Minority  Business Development Agency of Department  of
       Commerce, Office of  Federal  Procurement  Policy,  OMB, Congress, General Services
       Administration, on Socioeconomic matters
   The Office of Smalt and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) has a OUTREACH CENTER for small, minority and women-owned
   firms in concert with Howard University's Small Business Development Center. The services of the Outreach Center are designed to
   enabled developing, emerging and startup firms to strengthen their competitive position in the EPA marketplace. A few other services
   are available: (NO FEE is required except for special sessions when neither a celebrity consult is engaged or a site cost is encumbered.
   Hours of operations are 9:00 am until 4:00 pm, you can call for an appointment at (202) 564-4584.
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         Assistance to Minority and Women-Owned Business Program
                       Under Agency Financial Assistance Programs
                                 (Grants and Cooperative Agreements)

DESCRIPTION
The Office is responsible for assuring that small, minority, women-owned and labor surplus are firms are given the
opportunity to receive a "fair share" of subagreements during the procurement phase of certain types of financial
assistance awarded by the Agency. OSDBU develops policies and procedures to aid these business entities with the
assistance of the Grants Administration Division, Office of Administration and the Grants, Contracts and General Law
Division, Office of General Counsel. Additionally, OSDBU is responsible for the collection of data and for monitoring
the effectiveness of the program and serves as the  principal focal point between EPA and the Minority Business
Development Agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTIVITIES
*      Develops and monitors policy and procedures
*      Regions establish "Fair Share" objectives with recipients of financial assistance
+      Recipients report to delegated States or to Regional Offices
*      EPA reports data to the Cabinet Council for Commerce and Trade through the Minority Business Development
       Agency
4      Provides technical and management assistance to minority and women-owned businesses
*      Provides Regional technical, management assistance and support
*      Compile, collect, analyze and assemble data on DBEs, HBCUs and lAGs
*      Provides reports on financial assistance program to various entities, including Congress

                                  MBE/WBE  COORDINATORS
       REGION
       COORDINATOR
       STATES
                            TELEPHONE
       IV

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       VII
       VIII
       IX
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       Cincinnati
       RTP
       Headquarters
       Sharon Molden
       Otto Salamon
       Romona McQueen
       Rafael Santamaria
       Matt Robbins
       Darlene Hainer
       Debora Bradford
       Cecil Bailey
       Maurice Velasquez
       Joe Ochab
       Myrna Jamison
       Norman White
       Jerry Dodson
       Lupe Saldana
       CT, ME, Rl, MA, NH, VT
       NJ, NY, PR, VI
       DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV
       AL, FL, GA, KY,  MS, NC, SC, TN

       IL, IN, Ml, MM, OH.WI
       AR, LA, NM, OK, TX
       IA, KS, MO, NE
       CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, WY
       AZ, CA, HI, NV, AS, GU
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                            (617)918-1062
                            (212)637-3417
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                            (404) 562-8371
                            (312)886-6017
                            (214)665-7406
                            (913)551-7462
                            (303)312-6862
                            (415)744-1628
                            (206) 553-2931
                            (513)487-2024
                            (919)541-2249
                            (202) 564-5353
Jeanette Brown
David Sutton
Mark Gordon
Elaine Rice
Trina Porter
Mryna Mooney
Denean Jones
Director
Deputy Director
Attorney Advisor
National Training Officer
Soc. Bus. Program Officer
Soc. Bus. Prog. Ofr./Tribal
Info. Mgmt. Specialist
                                         OSDBU STAFF
(202)564-4100
(202)564-4100
(202) 260-8886
(202) 564-4141
(202) 564-4322
(202) 564-4386
(202) 564-4142
Tammy Thomas
Elnora Thompson
Kimberly Patrick
Patricia Durrant
Valerie Thome
Thelma Harvey
Program Specialist
Clerk-Typist
Attorney Advisor
Cont. Specialist
Secretary
SEE Employee
(202) 564-4298
(202)564-4139
(202) 564-5386
(202) 564-4738
(202)564-2314
(202)564-4138
OSDBU has a site on the Internet of general information and publications for small businesses interested in doing with
EPA. Our WEB address is: http://www.epa.gov/OSDBU
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