Small   Business  Ombudsman
                           United States Environmental Protection Agency
                                     Washington, DC 20460
Small Business Division Publication
                                             January 2004
National Hotline 800-368-5888
 SBD Contacts and Functions	2
 2003 Accomplishments	3
 SB Strategy Implementation	4
 SB Paperwork Relief Act	5
 Business Gateway	6
 National CAP Activities	7
 Upcoming Events	8
 2004 SBO/SBAP Conference	9
 Documenting Env. Mgt. Plan	10
 SB Awards Program	11
 SB Env. Home Page	13
 Sector Strategies	16
 ERP	17
 EPA's Draft Report on Env.	18
 TRIData	18
 E-Rulemaking	19
 MACTTools	20
 Chemical Accident Prevention.... 24
 SBIR	26
 Regulatory Plan	28
 Clean Air Act (CAA)	29
 Clean Water Act (CWA)	30
 Drinking Water Act (SDWA)	33
 Hazardous Waste (RCRA)	37
 Brownfields Act	39
 Right to Know (EPCRA)	40
 Toxic Substance (TSCA)	42
 Frequently Requested Pubs	43
 SB A by Numbers	44
 Six Key Aspects/SBREFA	46
 Penalty Reduction Policies	48
 Compliance Asst. Centers	52
 EPA Web Sites & Hotlines	53
     SB Regional Liaisons	54
     SB Program Contacts	55
     SB Asst. Programs	60
     SB Contacts	62
 SB Program Contacts	65
 Superfund Regional Liaisons	67
 Management Contacts	70
 Order Form	71
           Supporting Our Partnerships in 2004
   When anyone asks me how we accomplish so much for such a small
program, I let them in on our secret - we focus the majority of our
resources on supporting the partnerships we have developed over many
years with small business assistance providers across America. These
partnerships include state and local programs, trade associations, and
other small business assistance providers who work directly with small
businesses to improve their environmental performance.
    As I reflect on our achievements during 2003,1 am especially
pleased with the results of the first National Summit on Small Business
and the Environment and the revised EPA Small Business Strategy,
which represented years of collaborative effort with our partners. We
also sponsored and provided training at the annual SBO/SBAP National
Conference; produced documents to assist small businesses with their
environmental management planning; developed outreach materials;
improved the Small Business Environmental Homepage;  and responded
to over 1,000 calls each month on our toll-free hotline. There are more
details on these and other efforts inside this issue of Update.
    For 2004, we will continue building on these achievements and
carry out the commitments the Agency made at the National Summit and
in the revised Strategy. As always, we know that the only way to con-
tinue "Opening Doors for America's Small Businesses" is through
supporting our small business assistance partnerships in 2004.
                      Karen V. Brown
           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

                               SMALL BUSINESS DIVISION
        Small Business Ombudsman Regulatory Assistance and Outreach Program

FTE Employees.      Title                                                   Contact #
Karen Brown          Division Director & Small Business Ombudsman             202-566-2816
Joyce Billious         Secretary                                               202-566-2813
Elsa Bishop           Program Analyst                                         202-566-2814
Bridgette Dent        Program Assistant                                        202-566-2819
Daniel Eddinger       Program Analyst                                         202-566-2820
Eileen Mayer         Program Analyst                                         202-566-2812
Danielle Meunier      Environmental Protection Specialist                         202-566-2823
Catherine Tunis       Regulatory Impact Analyst                                202-566-2830
Angela Suber         Program Analyst                                         202-566-2827

Senior Environmental Employees (SEEs):
Peggy Alexander      Senior Secretarial Support Staff                            202-566-2811
Howard Boddie       Computer Specialist                                      202-566-2815
James Malcolm       Chemical Engineer, Pesticides, Toxics, Haz Mat              202-566-2821
Esther McCrary       Senior Secretarial Support Staff                            202-566-2824
Tom Nakley          Civil Engineer, CWA, SOW A, Agriculture, General           202-566-2826
Larry Tessier         Civil Engineer, Asbestos, Radon, Lead                      202-566-2829

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 that 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 coop, agreements to strengthen State Small Business Asst. 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

•       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 Administrator and 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 800-368-5888/LocaI 202-566-2855
                       Main Line 202-566-2822  FAX Number 202-566-2848

                        Accomplishments in  2003
As we close the door on 2003, the EPA Small Business Division would like to thank all our
customers for helping us in our quest to help small businesses and the environment. We accomplished
a lot in 2003 and we would like to share with you a few of those major accomplishments:

- National Summit on Small Business and the Environment - Hosted in March of 2003 by former EPA
Administrator Christine Whitman, and highlighting EPA's revised Small  Business Strategy, the Summit
brought together most of EPA's Senior Management and key small business leaders and other small
business stakeholders to focus on developing more collaborative relationships.

- Small Business Strategy- The final EPA Small Business Strategy,  signed by EPA Administrator
Whitman on June 27, 2003, lays out EPA's vision for unifying its diverse programs in a coordinated
approach to small business issues, assistance, and environmental performance.

- "Practical Guide to Environmental Management for Small Business" - This guide helps small
businesses design a management plan that addresses all their environmental concerns, while helping
them save money and being more competitive.

- "Documenting Your Environmental Management Plan - A Workbook for Small Business" - This
workbook,  developed as a companion piece to the "Practical Guide to Environmental Management for
Small Business," provides a step-by-step process for developing an Environmental Management Plan,
organizes all information compiled, and helps track the steps followed.

- "Memorandum of Understanding between the National Park Service  & EPA"- EPA and the  National
Park Service entered into a MOU in March of 2003 to seek innovative approaches to improve the
environmental performance of approximately 600 NPS concessioners.  The MOU was signed at the
March, 2003 National Summit on Small Business and the Environment by EPA Administrator Christine
Todd Whitman and NPS Director Fran Mainella.

- "2003 SBO/SBAP National Conference" - This year's outstanding conference was hosted by the
Maryland SBAP in Baltimore in April, 2003 and again provided participants  a forum for sharing and
learning ways to assist small businesses in dealing with their environmental responsibilities.

- Smallbiz Website ( -  Our small business website has a new look
and feel and is more user-friendly.  Also, new materials and features have been added to  help both
assistance providers and small businesses.

- Small Business Ombudsman Toll-Free Hotline - This popular hotline,  manned by our Senior
Environmental Engineers, continues to provide high-quality, current information and assistance on a
diverse list of topics. Staff handle an average of 1000 calls each month.

We would like to thank each and every one of you for helping us provide high-quality assistance to the
small business community in 2003. We wish  all of you a prosperous New Year and look forward to
continuing "Opening Doors for America's Small Businesses"  in 2004!
                                                Small Business Division
                                                Small Business Ombudsman

                          EPA SMALL BUSINESS STRATEGY
                                IMPLEMENTATION PLAN

On June 27, 2003 EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman signed the final EPA Small Business Strategy.  This
concluded a three-year process which involved all major EPA offices and regions, as well as states and other
stakeholders. The public presentation of the Strategy by Administrator Whitman during the first National Summit
on Small Business and the Environment on March 13,2003 was attended by most EPA Senior Management, in an
unprecedented show of support. The Summit was attended by high-level leaders of industry, state government,
several federal agencies, EPA, and actual small business owners.

With the Strategy signed, it was time to start the implementation process. The first step was to develop an
Implementation Plan.  To ensure awareness of the Strategy by senior management, and to develop participation
and buy-in by all program and regional offices, the Implementation Plan was proposed as a Tier 2 level action.
Because the Small Business Workgroup that developed the Small Business Strategy had worked well, was well-
versed on the Strategy, and felt ownership, EPA offices were asked to maintain  existing memberships if possible,
and to add as appropriate.

The first meeting of the reconstituted workgroup was held on May 21, 2003. During that meeting, the workgroup
brain-stormed an outline to develop the Implementation Plan, including a standardized format; identified major
milestones; and established a target timeline of six months to develop a draft Plan, which could be adjusted based
on progress.

To ensure a more thorough Agency-wide thought process,  the Workgroup decided to establish a Subgroup for
each of the four Strategy Elements: Advocacy,  Regulatory Development, Tools & Resources, and Environmental
Leadership. Program and Regional Offices were asked to  assign representatives for any or  all subgroups.  Each
Subgroup was assigned development of a draft implementation plan for its  respective Strategy Element, and each
selected a Leader.

The kick-off meeting of the subgroups was held on July 17, 2003. After a brief meeting of the Small Business
Work-group, the group divided  into the four subgroups for the first time, to discuss their respective assignments
and to coordinate future meetings. Subsequently, the subgroups met separately on a weekly basis as they
progressed through the draft development process.  Four meetings have been held to date with Subgroup Leaders
to address process issues, overarching themes, and coordination of development activities.  Two additional
meetings of the Small Business Workgroup have also been held to date on September 24 and November 13,2003
to report on subgroup progress and issues, and to provide  guidance for continued development.

To ensure that EPA Management remains  aware of development progress and  associated issues, EPA's Small
Business Division presented an update to the EPA Regulatory Steering Committee (RSC) on August 20, 2003.
Additional briefings to the RSC will be held  throughout the process. Senior Management of the Office of Policy,
Economics and Innovation, where the Small Business Division is housed, has been briefed on a regular basis, at
least bi-weekly.

In developing their respective draft plans, the subgroups developed lists of  potential activities addressing their res-
pective areas and then prioritized them to identify the top priority activities that they would recommend. Once  all
sub-group priorities were received and compiled, the group combined similar actions and categorized them. The
revised compiled and  categorized list was reviewed by the  Subgroup Leaders, who opted to convert the list into
potential guiding principles to be reflected throughout the Implementation Plan.  At present, the EPA Small
Business Division is developing a compiled draft of all subgroup recommendations and top priorities. This revised
draft is expected to be completed in mid-January, 2004 and will be sent to all subgroup members for comment.

Although the Small Business Workgroup had established a timeline which anticipated completing the Implemen-
tation Plan in November, 2003, Workgroup members recognized that, due  to the complexity of the issues an
potential actions, as well as the process itself, more time would be needed  to complete the Plan.  At present, the
Workgroup estimates that Final Agency Review (FAR) would occur in March, 2004. A more defined timeline will
be developed once all comments are received on the revised draft to be released in mid-January, 2004.

The final Smaff Bus/ness Strategy is available at: html/pdf/Strateqy Final 062303.pdf

Contact: Elsa Bishop, 202/566-2814

                    Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002

        The Small Business Paperwork Relief Act (SBPRA) was passed by the 107th Congress in 2002 as H.R.327.  It
requires Federal agencies to take several steps to make it easier for businesses to find information needed to comply with
certain Federal requirements and it establishes an interagency task force to examine collection and dissemination of
information. SBPRA amends Federal law (USC 44, Chap. 35) to impose five very different requirements on Federal
agencies. Below is a summary of each requirement, and the status of how EPA is addressing that requirement.

Requirement 1:  Annually publish a list of compliance assistance resources in the Federal Register and on the web.  The
Small Business Administration compiled the first annual list by Agency, that the White House Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) published in the Federal Register on June 27, 2003, pp. 38525-38556.

Requirement 2:  Establish an agency point of contact as liaison for small business concerns. Karen V. Brown, Small
Business Ombudsman and Director of the Small Business Division, is EPA's Agency Point of Contact.

Requirement 3: "Make efforts to further reduce information collection burden for small business concerns with fewer
than 25 employees."  EPA's Small Business Division is establishing an Agency-wide workgroup to make efforts to
further reduce the paperwork burden on small businesses and identify quantifiable measures for reporting reductions.

Requirement 4: Interagency Task Force to study feasibility of streamlining requirements with respect to small business
concerns about the collection of information and strengthening dissemination of information.  The Task Force is led by
OMB. The Task Force has already met and focused on its first set of tasks:  1) identify ways to integrate information
collection across agencies so that small businesses can submit all required information to one point of contact, in single
format, with synchronized reporting; 2) look at feasibility and benefits of publishing a list of the "collections of
information applicable to small business concerns" by NAICS code, sector, or other manner; and 3) look at savings and
make recommendations for electronic submissions (reporting), and interactive reporting systems.  The Task Force
produced a draft report on these three tasks that was published by OMB in the Federal Register on May 9, 2003, pp.
25165-25186.  The Task Force is now being organized to take on three additional tasks: 4) make recommendations to
improve electronic dissemination of reporting information; 5) make recommendations to develop an interactive
Government-wide internet-based system to allow each small business to better understand and comply with applicable
Federal requirements; and 6) consider coordinating with States and Agency points of contact.  EPA representatives on the
Task Force to address these last three tasks are Kim Nelson, Assistant Administrator, Office of Environmental
Information, Jay Benforado, Director of the National Center for  Environmental Innovation, Jim Edward, Director of the
Compliance Assistance and Sector Programs Division in the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and
Karen V. Brown.  It is expected that the interagency work now underway for the Business Gateway and E-forms initiative
will serve to inform the work of the Task Force in the final three tasks.  The Task Force is expected to produce a report
on these tasks by June 28, 2004.

Requirements: Each agency shall submit a report to Congress on the number of enforcement actions taken with civil
penalty, the number of enforcement actions taken with civil penalty against small entity, the number of enforcement
actions as above where the penalty was reduced or waived, and the total dollar value of any reductions.  This report
shall be made for the year ending September 30, 2003, due on December 31, 2003, and the year ending September 30,
2004, due on December 31, 2004.  EPA's Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance has prepared and submitted
the report to Congress for the year ending September 30, 2003 with explanations of how the enforcement programs
operate so readers can better understand the data.

        You can find the SBPRA text and the US Code through the THOMAS web site, EPA's
point of contact for the SBPRA is Karen V. Brown, 202-566-2816, For more information or to
offer comments, contact Catherine Tunis at 202-566-2830 or
           'THOMAS is the official web site of the US Library of Congress. It is an excellent source of information on the status
   and text of bills, both in process and passed, contact information for your Senators and Representatives, and links to other
   government information.

                   Business Gateway Project
      The Business Gateway Project is one of twenty-five "E-Gov" initiatives under the
President's Management Agenda. It is an inter-agency effort being led by the Small
Business Administration and the General Services Administration that is intended to use
technology to help improve public access to government information and make it easier to
find and file Federal government forms. There are two components of the Business
Gateway: the Business Portal and the E-Forms Portal.

                             "Business Portal"

      The "Business Portal" will provide a "one-stop" access point for all the
government services and information needed to start, run, and grow a business and for
finding the information needed on legal and regulatory requirements and how to comply
with them. It is envisioned that the Business Portal will include: information on laws,
regulations, and compliance assistance; information and advice on entrepreneurial
development; information on loans, access to capital, grants and other financial resources;
an opportunity to file complaints or provide input/feedback; and information on selling
products and services to the federal government. The Business Portal is expected to be
available on October 1,2004.

                             "E-Forms Portal"

      The "E-Forms Portal" will provide a single place for accessing all federal
government forms used by businesses and citizens. Government to government forms
may also be included. In the beginning, forms will be made available in whatever format
they are now-electronic or paper. It is expected that the system will grow to provide for
forms that can be filled out, filed, and even signed electronically. The E-Forms Portal is
expected to be available March 1,2004.

      At the start of both components of the Business Gateway, the site will be mostly a
collection of links back to individual Agency sites where one can access or download
information or forms. As the system develops in the next few years, it is  envisioned that
its capabilities will grow and the information and forms will become integrated into a
common system.  While the information provided and received through the Portals will
still be managed by individual agencies, business users will be able to customize features
and all users should find smooth access to all federal government information and forms.
Contact: Catherine Tunis at 202-566-2830,

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                                         RECENT ACTIVITIES                     NATIONAL COWUANCEADVMORYPANEL

The National Compliance Advisory Panel (NCAP) has had a busy year trying to support the state SBAPs and CAPs.

Congressional Outreach - On February 26-27, 2003, NCAP members met with congressional representatives and/or
their staffs in Washington, DC. to increase awareness of the SBO/SBAP by high-ranking members of Congress and
their staffs; to introduce to them representatives of the US small business community who strongly support and can
attest to the benefits provided by the state SBOs/SBAPs; and to provide specific examples of direct assistance.

The NCAP visits focused on high-ranking leaders of the House and the Senate, and members of committees involved
in small business issues. A total of 42 congressional offices were visited, of which 20 were Senate Offices and 22
were House of Representatives Offices. Congressional leadership offices visited included top Senate and House
leadership; staff of Olympia Snow, Chair, Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship; and staff of
Congressman Donald Manzullo, Chair, House Small Business Committee.

Members felt that this Congressional Outreach effort was extremely successful and that it  significantly raised
awareness of the state SBAPs, as well as provided the vehicle for establishing a direct line between actual small
business owners and Congress. Shortly after these visits, Massachusetts re-established an SBO and an SBAP.

Meeting with EPA Administrator Whitman - The NCAP met with EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman on
February 27, 2003. Members discussed three key topics with the Administrator: 1) nationwide consistency of
programs; 2) multi-media services; and 3)  Tirst offender exemption."  Members felt the meeting went very well and
perceived  good reception from the Administrator. Letters were sent to Administrator Whitman thanking her for making
time to meet with the NCAP and to hear about the SBAPs.

EPA Small Business Summit - The NCAP participated in the National Summit on Small Business and the
Environment held in Washington, DC on March 13-14, 2003. Members felt the Summit was a great success and that it
was heartening to hear the emphasis on small businesses from top  EPA management. The Summit was attended by
most EPA Senior Management in an unprecedented show of support.

2003 Annual CAP Training - The NCAP was very involved in developing and presenting the 2003 Annual CAP
Training session held on Sunday, April 13 in Baltimore, Maryland, again in conjunction  with the Annual SBO/SBAP
National Conference.  Twenty-eight participants, of which fifteen were state CAP members, heard fellow-CAP
members discuss many topics of interest. The agenda for the annual CAP Training is developed in a collaborative
effort between the NCAP and EPA's Small Business Division, with various members of the NCAP participating as

NCAP News - NCAP members are very anxious to enhance their interaction with state CAP members in their
respective regions. To that effect, they agreed that each NCAP regional representative would directly forward the
NCAP News to all CAP members in his/her respective regional states. This approach proved unsuccessful due to
various factors. Thus, after discussion with National Steering Committee representatives, it was agreed that the NCAP
News would be sent to all - state CAP members, SBOs and SBAPs directly by the EPA Small Business  Division. This
new approach will start with the next issue of the newsletter in January of 2004.

The NCAP would also like to highlight activities undertaken by state CAPs and has created a new section in the NCAP
News ("State CAP Highlights") for that purpose. State CAPs are requested to provide input for future issues of the

Regional  Call Participation - During the National Conference in Baltimore, the NCAP requested that the National
Steering Committee poll regional representatives on potential participation by NCAP regional representatives in
regional calls. A poll of NSC representatives indicated that, while not all regions have regular conference calls, those
that do would welcome participation by NCAP members.  This  is another effort by the NCAP to establish more direct
communication with state CAPs and SBAPs in their regions.

Full Representation - For the first time since its creation in 2001, all ten EPA Regions are represented on the NCAP.

Contact:  Elsa Bishop, 202/566-2814

                      UPCOMING EVENTS
January 26,2004 - January 30,2004
AESF/US EPA Conference for Environmental and Process Excellence
Lake Buena Vista, FL
Contact Info: American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society at 407-281-6441
Web site:

March 9,2004 - March 10,2004
Living with TSCA
Arlington, VA
Contact Info: Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association at 202-721-4100
Web site:       E-mail:

April 18,2004 - April 20,2004
2004 ECOS Spring Meeting
Hot Springs, AR
Web Site:       E-mail:

April 19,2004 - April 22,2004
National Environmental Assistance Summit 2004: One Environment, One Conference
Baltimore, MD
Contact Info: National Pollution Prevention Roundtable at 202-299-9701
Web Site:     E-mail:

June 2,2004 - June 5,2004
2004 Small Business Ombudsman/Small Business Assistance Program (SBO/SBAP) National
Sacramento, CA
Contact Info: Business Environmental Resource Center of Sacramento County, California at
Web site:     E-mail: sbo-sbap@sacBERC

June 15,2004 - June 18,2004
US EPA 2004 Community Involvement Conference and Training; Going the Extra Mile: Meeting
Community Needs
Denver, CO
Web site:

                              HOLD THESE  DATES!
                           MARK YOUR CALENDARS
                                         for the
                          2004 SBO/SBAP  NATIONAL
                                    JUNE 1-5, 2004
                         SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
The 2004 SBO/SBAP National Conference will be held, June 1-5,2004 at the Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza
Hotel, 300 J Street, Sacramento, California. The phone number for the Holiday Inn is 916-446-0100.
You can reach the conference website at: and dick on the 2004
SBO/SBAP National Conference link.

Conference activities will begin on Tuesday, June 1,2004. An environmental field trip is scheduled for the
morning of Tuesday, June 1 and the Newcomers Orientation is from 4:00-7:00pm that evening. Regional
meetings will take place on the morning of Wednesday, June 2, and the conference opening session will
start at 12:30pm with a reception that evening.

The 2004 conference will offer high level informative plenary and breakout sessions. The breakout
sessions are based on two track themes: 1) Business and 2) Providers.  The Business Track will focus on
air, waste, and water issues that impact small business. The Providers Track will focus on partnering,
agriculture, and technical issues. Participants are also encouraged to take advantage of the two site visits
that will be offered on a first come first served basis.

The Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) Training is scheduled for Saturday, June 5, from 11:00am to
3:30pm. There will also be a CAP reception on the evening of June 5.

Please plan to attend this very exciting and informative conference that is designed to help the small
business community with their efforts to understand and comply with environmental regulations.

For more information about the conference contact Robert White, Business Environmental Resource
Center, at (916) 364-4110 or via e-mail at
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                     Environmental Protection Agency
                     Small Business Division
Fact Sheet
June 2003
                                Documenting  Your
                Environmental  Management  Plan
                               a Workbook for Small Business
                                        - A New Publication -

   Documenting Your Environmental Management Plan -A Workbook for Small Business (Workbook), produced
   by US EPA's Small Business Division, is now available! The Workbook is for small business owners who
   worry that what they don't know can hurt them and want to move away from "fire fighting" environmental
   issues. It shows them how to get to a proactive stance without disrupting their-day-to day business operations.
   It will help them formalize
   environmental management
   activities while increasing
   productivity and lowering         ^   Environmental Policy. Its purpose, what elements it should have, and how to
   costs-                             develop one.
   The Workbook allows the
   small business owner to get
   environmental management
   issues organized one step at a                                                 ._..._.
   time Each section includes       *  Getting it Written Down - Environmental Manual: A method to document what
                                     environmental activities are already being done, and how to find and address
                                     gaps to assure compliance.
                                  Responsibilities: Why everyone in the company needs to understand their
                                  environmental responsibilities, how to distinguish between critical and impor-
                                  tant ones, and how to document them.
an explanation of what needs
to be done, worksheets to
help the business owner
complete the tasks, and
examples of completed
documentation from two
hypothetical small busi-
nesses: a furniture refinishing
company and a marina. The
examples show how that
portion of the environmental
management plan (EMP)
might look once it is done.
Business owners who com-
plete all the worksheets will
be in a strong position to
obtain environmental  man-
agement system (EMS)
certification or other outside
recognition should they
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Small Business
                                                        Contact: Marcia Manley
                                                        Awards Subcommittee Chair
                                                        (775) 687-9309

January 6, 2004 - The Steering Committee for National Small Business Assistance and
Ombudsman Program (SBAP/SBO) is seeking nominations for the first annual Small Business
Environmental Stewardship Award. The award recognizes small businesses and/or trade
associations that have shown dedication and commitment to environmental stewardship. More
than one award may be given.

The Steering Committee represents delegated 507 Small Business Assistance Programs
throughout the nation and is part of a program that was designed by the U.S. EPA to comply with
the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.  The amendments include provisions that direct each
state to establish a program to assist small businesses in complying with regulatory requirements
under the Act.

The 2004 award will recognize exemplary performance in one or more of the following areas:
pollution prevention, reducing emissions, emission control and/or community air quality
leadership. A luncheon to honor the winner or winners will be held at the Holiday Inn,
Sacramento, on June 3, 2004.

Individuals, businesses and organizations may nominate themselves or others for the award by
submitting a completed form, completing the nomination form online, or by requesting a
nomination form from the Awards Subcommittee Chair. Nominations will be evaluated by a
committee of SBAP/SBO representatives, National Compliance Advisory Panel members (small
business owners), and the EPA Office of the Ombudsman.

The application period is now through March 1, 2004 and must be postmarked by that date.
Information about the Small Business Assistance Programs and the award is available  on the
Web Page at:

The Web Page is maintained by Audrey Zelanko,  Concurrent Technologies, Corp., representative for Small
Business Assistance Programs pursuant to funding by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Small Business

from the SBO/SBAP Steering
Mark Shanahan, Chairman
Small Business
                                                      Contact: Marcia Manley
                                                      Awards Subcommittee Chair
                                                      (775) 687-9309

January 6,2004 - The Steering Committee for the National 507 Small Business Assistance
and Ombudsman Program (SBAP/SBO) is seeking nominations for the first annual Small
Business Assistance 507 Program Recognition Award. The award recognizes 507 Programs
and individuals that have shown dedication and commitment to furthering small business
assistance and environmental compliance through education and outreach. More than one
award may be given.

The Steering Committee represents delegated 507 Small Business Assistance Programs
throughout the nation and is part of a program that was designed by the U.S. EPA to comply
with the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The amendments include provisions that direct
each state to establish a program to assist small businesses in complying with regulatory
requirements under the Act.

The 2004 award will recognize exemplary performance in one or more of the following areas:
leadership, outstanding service, outstanding accomplishments and/or outstanding
achievements. A luncheon to honor the winner or winners will be held at the Holiday Inn,
Sacramento on June 3,2004.

Individuals, businesses  and 507 programs may submit nominations for the award by
submitting a completed form, completing the nomination form online, or by requesting a
nomination form from the Awards Subcommittee Chair. Nominations will be evaluated by a
committee of SBAP/SBO representatives, National Compliance Advisory Panel members
(small business owners), and the EPA Office of the Ombudsman.

       The application period is now through March 1,2004 and must be postmarked by that
date to be eligible. Information about the Small Business Assistance Programs and the award
is available on the Web Page at:

                   Small Business Environmental Home Page

The Small Business Environmental Home Page (Home Page) continues to benefit the small business
community and Section 507 programs. This Home Page was developed and is being maintained by
Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC) under cooperative agreement funding provided by U.S.
EPA Small Business Division/Small Business Ombudsman's Office.  Developed in response to requests
from the State small business assistance programs (SBAPs) and the small business community, the
Home Page provides efficient access to EPA, state, and other environmental and pollution prevention
information focused on small business. Please note the following updates:

•  PLEASE FILL OUT THE ONLINE HOME PAGE SURVEY TODAY! Go to www.smallbiz- and click on the Home Page Survey button. It will take only a few minutes to
   fill out this survey.  CTC and EPA SBO are conducting this online survey to find out how the
   Home Page is doing and how we can improve it and make it easier to use.  The survey includes
   questions about why users visit the Home Page, how satisfied users are with the Home Page,
   any problems encountered, how we can improve it, and how users learned about it.

•  Thanks to all programs that participated in the Guidelines Survey conducted from June - October of
   this year. This survey, developed by the Guidelines Subcommittee of the National Steering
   Committee and CTC, was conducted  to develop a consensus regarding the usability of the Clean Air
   Act 507 Guidelines that were originally created by EPA.  The results are now posted on line. Go to  Also, don't forget to check
   out the results from the SBAP/Multimedia and Financial Assistance Program Surveys in the Surveys

•  A NEW web  page devoted to Environmental Control Technologies for small business has been
   launched and  can be found at The
   Technology Subcommittee of the National Steering Committee and CTC developed this web page.
   If you have any information/helpful links, please forward to Audrey Zelanko via email.

•  Also, more of the National Steering Committee subcommittee web pages have been launched.
   Currently on line are Multimedia, Technical, and Awards subcommittee web pages. Technology,
   Promotions, and Guidelines Subcommittee web pages are coming soon. To access all subcommittee
   pages, go to

•  The National Small Business Financial Assistance Work Group (NSBFAWG) needs your help!
   Charlie Kennedy and Pat Hoermann are no longer leaders of this effort. Will someone step forward
   to take on this valuable effort to help fellow 507 programs develop strategies to help small
   businesses get the financial assistance they need? For more information about the Work Group, go

•  Don't forget to use the Home Page often for the continually updated information at your
   fingertips: news and events, contact information, funding links and information, environmental
   compliance tools and regulatory updates, pollution prevention and ISO 14000 information, industry
   sector resources, and small business assistance resources (e.g., small business initiatives and policies,
   agency links,  National Steering Committee and CAP information, CAP/SBAP national logos,
   SBTCP Reports, conference presentations, small business web sites, publications, videos,
   performance measurement tools, Mid-Atlantic Region Small Business Assistance web page,

Send information, questions, and comments to: Audrey G. Zelanko at zelanko@smallbiz-, 412/992-5349

 Updated December 2003
 Small  Business Environmental

               Home Page

Supported by funding from the U.S. EPA Small Business Division/
          Small Business Ombudsman's Office
    www. small biz-en viro web. org

       Helping Small Businesses Access
        Environmental Compliance and
        Pollution Prevention Information
                                         Please send comments,
                                         suggestions, and informa-
                                         tion to Audrey Zelanko at:
Small Business Assistance

An overview of the state small business
assistance programs (SBAPs), web site
links, and a list of small business assis-
tance providers are included. Also
provided are information and links to
small business initiatives/policies/laws, small business
ombudsman (SBOySBAP National Steering Committee
information, national and state compliance advisory
panel (CAP) information, SBAP national logo, the State
Small Business Stationary Source Technical and
Environmental Assistance Program (SBTCP) Reports to
Congress, ten state demonstration projects, SBO/SBAP
conference presentations and photographs, online
survey results, and other helpful small business web
sites and documents.
Environmental Compliance
and Pollution Prevention
A regulatory updates database
allows you to search by environ-
mental law,  month, year, keyword, or
any combination for compliance
issues focused on small business.
Also included are: brief summaries of
major federal environmental laws and
applicable EPA links, calendar for
reporting deadlines and summaries of
environmental reporting requirements,
checklist for reporting and recordkeep-
ing requirements, links to state
environmental agencies and SBAPs,
expert systems for Class V motor
vehicle wells and auto dismantlers/
recyclers, and links to helpful
regulatory search/compliance
links and guidance documents.
Also included are links to pollu-
tion prevention, ISO 14000, and
recycling waste exchange web
                      Contact information is provided for EPA SBO, EPA regions
                      and small business liaisons, EPA headquarters and
                      regional SBAPs, EPA small business leads, OSHA regional
                      and area offices, state SBAPs, SBAP/SBO national steering
                      committee members, national and state CAP members,
                      trade association representatives, and key members of the
                      small business community.
                   Survey  Area on  Home
                   New survey for all Home Page users just
                   launched...Please take a couple of minutes
                   and fill this out on line today!
                   Guidelines survey was completed this fall and
                   overall results are now posted on line.
                   SBAP/Multimedia online survey was
                   conducted—results have been posted in a
                   searchable database.
                   Financial Assistance Program online survey
                   also was conducted and results have been
         Performance Measurement
                        A performance
                        measurement tools
                        and success stories
                        database provides
                        downloadable tools
                        and case studies
         from states, EPA, and other sources.
         Also available is EPA's Guide for
         Measuring Compliance Assistance
                  News and Events
                                 Publications and Videos

                                               A publications data-
                                               base provides brief
                                               summaries and
                                               direct access to
                                               online factsheets,
                                               guides, and other
                                  publications on a variety of environ-
                                  mental and small business assis-
                                  tance topics. Also provided are
                                  direct links to documents on the
                                  EPA SBO list of publications and
                                  selected small business
                 An upcoming events database provides a calendar of major
                 events. Also featured is a place to share news. Links to state
                 newsletters, EPA SBO Update Newsletters, and Small Business
                 Quarterly News Alerts are included.

                           The Small Business Environmental Home Page
                           provides access to environmental compliance
                           and pollution prevention information for small
                           businesses, state small business assistance
                           programs, trade associations, and other
                           technical assistance programs.
                                        Svrltj Snail |UBWMซ ant OM Eminraiul
 We need your comments and suggestions to make the
 Small Business Environmental Home Page your
 premier internet location for small business environ-
 mental information. Please send your comments,
 suggestions, and updates to Audrey Zelanko to keep
 the Home Page up to date and in line with your
 internet resource needs.
               Databases on the Home Page include:  upcoming
               events, publications, videos, regulatory updates, and
               performance measurement tools. Two additional data-
               bases share information from two surveys—one
               providing general information on the SBAP programs
               and multimedia issues, and the other focusing on
               financial assistance.
Industry Sectors
Links by industry sector
are provided. Also
included in this section
are links to Compliance
Assistance Centers,
trade associations, and
other helpful sites.
 How Much is the Home Page Used?
              (3rd Quarter 2003)

•  208,646 successful hits
*  39,169 user sessions
•  20,403 unique users
*  2,267 average number of hits per day
•  425 average number of user sessions per day
•  Top 5 most popular pages—State Financial
   Assistance Programs, Links to State Agencies, SBAP
   List of Contacts, Trade Associations, Small Business
   Assistance Home

"User statistics using "Web Trends" software
                                        Funding Help

                                        The Home Page links to a
                                        definition of 'small
                                        business,' state financial
                                        assistance programs, and
                                        federal and nonprofit
                                        financial assistance
                    Special Features  of  the  Home  Page
  National  Small Business
  Financial Assistance Work
  Group (NSBFAWG) web site

  This web site is home to the
  NSBFAWG. winch was created to
  respond to small business needs for
  financial assistance front the govern-
  ment.  A        .,! plan" of financial
  assistance is outline.''.! on the sit-
  well as how KI --Aait a pionram.
  success K'•          : NSBFAVYG
  activities,  incl i            online
  •jurvey of
  conducted'               • :>•>•"
5BO-SBAP Listserve

The list provides a forum for the
small business community to
exchange ideas and share informa-
tion on environmental compliance
and pollution prevention issues.
The list is open to SBOs, SBAPs,
small businesses, trade associa-
tions, technical assistance
programs, educators, researchers.
and other interested individuals.
Share information, ask questions.
jnd post replies to the list.  There ciirroiitlv "v.:;r 150 subscribers.
                                            Mid-Atlantic Region Small
                                            Business Assistance web

                                            Funded by EPA Region III. this
                                            site provides links to technical
                                            assistance, cost reduction and
                                            energy conservation, environ-
                                            mental technology develops
                                            and funding resources for stnaii
                                            businesses and assistance pro-
                                            viders in Delaware, District of
                                            Columbia, Maryland. Pennsyl-
                                            vania. Virginia, and VVo.'.t
          Audrey G. Zelanko. CTC. 425 6th Avenue—28th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15129 • Phone 412/992-5349 • Fax 412/992-5360
                 Home Office Phone 724/452-3221- Home Office Fax 724/452-5840 •

The Sector Strategies Program -
Working Together to Boost Performance
i^BectorS trategies
    Insight • Innovation • Res u/ is
The Sector Strategies Program is a cooperative working relationship among government, national trade
and service associations, state environmental agencies, and other stakeholders. The program identifies
the optimal set of actions to effectively reduce pollution and ease regulatory burden in each sector.

EPA staff are sector points-of-contact - a resource for regulators, businesses, and the general public.
As sector experts, analysts, and advisors, the points-of-contact facilitate government-industry
communications and develop sector-specific strategies to:

•  Overcome barriers to environmental improvement
•  Promote the use of environmental management systems
•  Measure performance

For more information on this program, visit the Sector Strategies web site at {HYPERLINK }, or contact one of the associations or EPA sector liaisons listed below.
Colleges &
Forest Products
Iron & Steel
Metal Casting
Metal Finishing
Paint & Coatings
Shipbuilding &
Ship Repair
Partner Trade Association(s)
• National Food Processors Association
• Portland Cement Association
• American Council on Education
• Association of Higher Education Facilities Officers
• Campus Consortium for Environmental Excellence
• Campus Safety Health & Environmental Mgmt Ass'n
• Howard Hughes Medical Institute
• Nat'l Ass'n of College & University Business Officers
• Associated General Contractors of America
• American Forest & Paper Association
• American Iron & Steel Institute
• Steel Manufacturers Association
• American Foundry Society
• North American Die Casting Association
• American Electroplaters & Surface Finishers Society
• Metal Finishing Suppliers Association
• National Association of Metal Finishers
• Surface Finishing Industry Council
• National Paint & Coatings Association
• American Association of Port Authorities
• American Shipbuilding Association
• Shipbuilders Council of America
• Synthetic Organic Chemical Manufacturers Association
EPA Point-of-Contact
Roger Holtorf, 202-566-2962
Carl Koch, 202-566-2972
Shai Morris, 202-566-2957
Peter Truitt, 202-566-2970
Rhea Hale, 202-566-2965
Tom Tyler, 202-566-2969
Jerry Newsome, 202-566-2967
Mike Hessling, 202-566-2960
Barry Elman, 202-566-2958
Kathleen Bailey, 202-566-2953
Shana Harbour, 202-566-2959
Janice Bryant, 202-566-2956

                       The Environmental Results Program
                Innovative Permitting Options/Self Certification

       Small businesses want to do the "right thing" environmentally. Environmental regulators want to
improve the environmental performance of large numbers of small sources. How can environmental
compliance be more closely linked with regulatory requirements and performance measurement? The
Environmental Results Program (ERP) offers one approach toward addressing these seemingly
incompatible environmental issues.

       In 1997, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP) established ERP
with a basic premise — small business compliance will improve if facilities have a better knowledge and
understanding of the state's regulatory requirements and the flexibility to satisfy those requirements.
MA DEP applied ERP to three small business sectors — printers, photo processors, and dry cleaners —
nearly 2,300 facilities that today are achieving more than 95 percent environmental compliance. In 1996,
before ERP started, less than 10 percent of the affected Massachusetts dry cleaners were even known to
MA DEP. As a result of a MA DEP/EPA partnership formed in late 2000, ERP applications across state
agencies has grown substantially.  Today, nearly 10 States, plus the District of Columbia, have joined
MA DEP in conducting or planning to conduct ERP projects across 8 business sectors. According to the
National Academy of Public Administration, MA DEP achieved two remarkable breakthroughs with

       "It expanded the universe of small businesses...on record with the state's regulatory system and it
       created a powerful incentive for the small business owner/operators to take personal
       responsibility for complying with environmental regulations."1

       ERP employs three linked tools - plain language compliance assistance workbooks and
workshops, periodic self-evaluation and certification of compliance status, and inspections and
performance measurement. ERP is a "data rich" management information system.  It provides regulators
the information they need to most effectively focus limited compliance assistance, inspection and
enforcement resources, as necessary, on those issues and facilities that are under-performing. For small
business owner/operators, ERP can reduce annual compliance fees, provide "one-stop" (i.e., multi-media)
shopping for environmental requirements, introduce pollution prevention and best management practices,
and allow regulatory flexibility.

        Several states are applying ERP to common business sectors. This allows states to share
planning and implementation experience as well as reduce the cost of creating ERP materials. Some
states also are conducting ERP projects in multiple sectors. Rhode Island, Maryland, Florida, Delaware,
and the District of Columbia are applying ERP to the auto repair/auto body sector.  Likewise, Tennessee,
Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Georgia are conducting or planning to conduct ERP projects for
underground storage tank owner/operators.  Another business sector that has attracted multi-state interest
is the auto recycling sector - Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont are discussing ERP
applications in this sector as well.

        Various ERP communication materials are available on the EPA and several state websites —
see the EPA site: , the MA DEP site \\ , the Florida site
www. dep. state, fl. us/waste/categories/hazardous/pages/autocert/htm , and the Rhode Island site . For further information contact Greg Ondich at:  202-566-2215
        1 " Transforming Environmental Protection for the 21st Century," The National Academy
of Public Administration, November 2000, Washington, DC. P. 34. See

                  EPA's Draft Report on the Environment
                  Review and Stakeholder Dialog Activities
   EPA released the draft Report on the Environment and accompanying Technical Document in
June 2003. In November and December 2003, EPA held stakeholder dialog meetings in Chicago,
Atlanta, San Francisco, Seattle, and Dallas. A Philadelphia meeting is planned for early February
2004. Stakeholder feedback in these sessions is proving very helpful in planning the future for
reporting on the environment and using environmental indicators in planning and management.

   In November 2003, EPA's National Advisory Council on Environmental Policy and Technology
provided comments developed from its Fall 2003 review of the draft report. During spring 2004,
EPA's Science Advisory Board will conduct a review focused on the science in the report.

   EPA continues to encourage comments from all interested parties, and the public comment
period has been extended through February 29, 2004. Copies of the draft report and technical
document can be downloaded from EPA's Environmental Indicators Initiative web site at . Printed copies can also be ordered by visiting the "Contact Us" page of
the indicators web site or by calling EPA's National Service Center for Environmental Publications
at 1-800-490-9198. Anyone wishing to comment on the draft report should visit the indicators web
site and link to the new E-DOCKET that has been created to receive and compile comments on the
report. The E-DOCKET also enables users to review the comments that others are making.
     2002 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Data Planned to be Made Publicly
                            Available in February, 2004

    The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) for reporting year 2002 (RY2002) will be posted on the internet on or about February 19,
2004. This posting of the TRI data on the internet will be the first phase of a two-phased approach
EPA will use for making RY2002 TRI data available to the public. EPA is calling this first phase
the TRI "Electronic Facility Data Release" (e-FDR). The second phase will take place later in 2004,
as part of the annual "Public Data Release" (PDR), and will include releasing TRI data through TRI
Explorer, Envirofacts, and a modified PDR hard copy report.

    TRI data made publicly available on the internet through the e-FDR will be accessible in limited
format, through the EPA Envirofacts database.  The  internet site to view the data will be The public will be able to view information contained on a Form
R or Form A Certification Statement submitted by a facility, or as modified to reflect any revisions
particular facility for a particular chemical. Electronic copies of these publications are available via
the Internet at.

For Further information contact: Steve Divito at: 566-0755

                          An eRulemaking Initiative Update
The eRulemaking Initiative began as one of twenty-four Presidential Management Agenda (PMA) initiatives, which were
announced by the White House in 2001. One of the principal goals of the PMA is to expand electronic government services to
citizens and businesses by leveraging existing information technology systems to create new applications and more efficient
operations.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the Managing Partner for the overall eRulemaking Initiative. Other
partner agencies in this initiative are the Department of Agriculture (USD A), Department of Defense (DOD), Federal
Communications Commission (FCC), General Services Administration (GSA), Government Printing Office (GPO), Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Department of Justice (DOJ),
Department, of Labor (DOL), the National Archives and Records Administration (KARA), and the Department of Transportation

The goals of the initiative are to 1) provide an easy and consistent way for public to search, view, and comment on proposed
federal rules (through the portal,; 2) create a federal government docket system that will be a repository
for rulemakings and related documents; and 3) enhance rulemaking practices within Federal agencies through the use of
electronic tools and services in an integrated federal rulemaking system.

Recent Initiative Activities

On October 3, the eRulemaking Program Management Office held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at the new location
on Vermont Avenue. This event commemorated the new eRulemaking office and celebrated the Initiative's accomplishments over
the past year. Rick Otis,  EPA's E-Gov Manager, recognized EPA's 10 federal partner agencies for their continuing commitment
to the initiative and welcomed the Department of Defense as the newest eRulemaking Initiative partner agency.

The newly formed eRulemaking Initiative Executive Committee had its  inaugural meeting in December. The eRulemaking
Executive Committee is  comprised of the Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and senior rulemaking managers from agencies
participating in the eRulemaking Initiative. The EPA CIO and the Deputy Administrator of the Office of Information and
Regulatory Affairs within the Office of Management and Budget serve as the Co-Chairs of the Committee. The Executive
Committee provides and oversees overall initiative strategy, resources, and timetables.

Inter-agency working groups have been established to address specific issues that arise. Currently,  there are eight working groups
that address issues regarding acquisition, budget, legal and policy, records management, portal, federal  docket
management system, the integrated federal rulemaking system and XML (extensible markup language). These work groups  meet
on a monthly basis or more frequently, if necessary. These workgroups are  chaired by different federal agencies and consist of
representatives from 20 agencies across the federal government., the federal-wide Web site for the public to access and  comment on regulatory information, is continuing to
enjoy a high level of public interest. In November 2003, the site crossed the two million successful hits mark (averaging 6,000
hits per day)! The Web site has received numerous awards, including 2003 Colborn Award Innovation in Rulemaking, the 2003
E-Gov Pioneer Award, the 2003 Citizen Service Secure EBiz Leadership Award, and the 2003 Grace Hopper Government
Technology Leadership Award.

Federal-wide Docket Management System

The eRulemaking Program Management Office welcomes Lockheed Martin as the third party integrator who will design and
develop the federal-wide docket management system.  Lockheed Martin  was selected by a seven person  interagency team and a
three person cost evaluation team. Lockheed has teamed up with Bearing Point and several small businesses, including
Apprimus, SOLUTRON, Vistronix and Xaware to assist in the implementation of the project.

The eRulemaking team continues its outreach to federal agencies participating in the eRulemaking initiative. To meet the goals of
the eRulemaking Initiative, the project will require migrating at least 30 existing federal agency electronic rulemaking systems
into the federal-wide system, and incorporating more than 150 other federal rulemaking entities into the system.

For Further Information Contact:  Kimberlie R. Orr at: (202) 566-1703.

            List of MACT Tools Available
                  EPA Air Toxics Implementation Assistance Tools
Tools include: Inspection checklists, Applicability Flowcharts, Brochures, MR&R Summaries, etc.
Sorted by Title
Updated January 2004
Implementation Assistant Tool/Document Title
Aerospace Manufacturing and Rework Facilities - Summary of
Requirements for Implementing the NESHAP

Air Pollution Control Technology Training Modules - Overview of
Carbon Adsorption, Wet Scrubbers, ESP etc. (CD, VHS available)

Architectural Coatings - Small Entity Compliance Guide

Boat Manufacturing: Brochure, map of sources, slides from
presentation, sample initial notification letter, checklists etc.

Chromium Electroplating and Anodizing NESHAP - A guidebook
on how to comply

Ethylene Oxide Commercial Sterilization and Fumigation
Operations NESHAP Implementation Document

Fabric, Printing, Coating & Dyeing,
Overview Brochure and Timeline available
Flexible Polyurethane Foam Production - Plain Language Guide

Guidance Document for Halogenated Solvent Cleaning NESHAP

General Provisions Various tools (e.g.. example forms) available

Halogenated Solvent Cleaning: Summary of Requirements for
Implementing the NESHAP

Hospital/Medical/Infectious Waste Incinerator Emission
Guidelines: Summary of Requirements for Section lll(d)/129
State Plans

Integrated Iron and Steel - Inspection checklists, applicability
flowcharts, compliance timeline






Implementation Assistant Tool/Document Title
Large Appliances (Surface Coating) Overview Brochure and
Timeline available at
MACT Implementation Strategy

Metal Coil (Surface Coating) Overview Brochure and Timeline
available located at

Metal Can (Surface Coating)
Overview Brochure and Timeline available
Metal Furniture (surface coating)
Overview Brochure and Timeline available
Municipal Waste Combustion: Summary of the Requirements
for Section lll(d)/129 State Plans for Implementing the MWC
Emission Guidelines

Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, Vol. 1:
Summary of the Requirements for the NSPS and EG

Municipal Solid Waste Landfills, Vol. 2: Summary of
Requirements for Section lll(d) State Plans for implementing
the MSW Landfill EG

Municipal Solid Waste Landfill MACT - Guidance on SSM
plan http://www.epa.eov/ttn/atw/landfill/lndfillpe.html

Municipal Solid Waste Landfill MACT - Example Moisture
Mass Balance Calculations for Bioreactor Landfills

Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations - Source
Identification: Lists of Sources Potentially Subject to the Rule

Off-Site Waste and Recovery Operations - The Plain Language
Implementation Assistance Document for Part 63 Subpart DD

Oil and Gas Applicability Flowcharts

Pesticide Active Ingredient - Implementation Document
(NOTE: Draft document only, no final will be released)




Implementation Assistant Tool/Document Title
Petroleum Refinery MACT Standard Guidance, Q & A online,
Summary of MRR,
Pharmaceutical MACT Rule (Expert system on applicability )
Pharmaceutical MACT Inspection checklist
Polyether Polyols Production - Implementation Document
Portland Cement Q & A Web-based Tool
Primary Aluminum Plain Language Guide to the NESHAP-40
CFR 63, Subpart LL: Summary of Requirements
PTE - A Guide for Small Businesses
Pulp and Bleaching System NESHAP for Pulp and Paper
Industry: Plain English Description
Pulp and Paper Combustion Sources NESHAP: A Plain
English Description
Pulp and Paper Combustion MACT II - Inspection checklists,
applicability flowcharts, compliance timelines
Refractory Products Manufacture - brochure, overview of
testing requirements, example calculations, and overview of
control options
Secondary Aluminum (Sweat Furnace Operations) Brochure
(11/00) and Plain Language Workbook (9/03), source
identification information
Secondary Aluminum example malfunction plan and
notification forms, source list, applicability flowcharts, and
summary of MRR
Ship Building & Repair - Inspection checklists, applicability
flowcharts, compliance timelines, CD
Taking Toxics Out of the Air Document - Summary of Toxics
program. http://www.eDa.Bov/oar/oaaps/takinfitoxics/

Wool Fiberglass - Inspection checklists, applicability







Implementation Assistant Tool/Document Title
Wood Furniture Manufacturing Operations NESHAP
Implementation Doc.
                 MACT Implementation Tools Projects Planned
Air Toxics Implementation Tool Project Title
Auto and Light Duty Truck
Ethylene Oxide Sterilizers - Revising existing tool
Industrial/Commercial/Institutional Boilers (MACT) (economically significant
rule^ http://www.epa.eov/ttnyatw/combust/boiler/boilerpg.html
Metal Furniture. OAQPS Emission Standards Division planning additional tools

Miscellaneous Coatings Manufacturing - Surface coatings sources

Miscellaneous Metal Parts.

Miscellaneous Organic NESHAP - 3 trainings planned in 2004
Paper and Other Web Surface Coating - latest tool development efforts can be
found on the Tool Development plan located at
Plastic Parts and Products

Plywood and Composite Board

Portland Cement - Revise Q & A Web-based Tool
Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE)

Reinforced Plastics. Final applicability flowchart and a final sample notification
form for RPC facilities to use. Other tools pending.
SOCMI Waste Water NSPS: Inspection checklist, applicability flow charts,
compliance timeline, Q & As, Relationship to other rules table
Wood Building Products
EPA Contact*
Gil Wood
David Painter
David Painter
Anna Duncan
Ingrid Ward
Marcia Mia
Ingrid Ward
Ingrid Ward
Tom Link
David Painter
Gary Blais
Anna Duncan
Tom Link
Gary Blais
*To contact one of these persons you can e-mail them by typing: last name.flrst For example, Ingrid Ward's
email address is:       For Further Information Contact: Lalit Banker at (919) 541-5420


                 What's New in  Chemical Accident Prevention

  EPA's Office of Emergency Prevention, Preparedness, and Response (OEPPR)

Regulatory Developments

Proposed Amendment to the Risk Management Plan (RMP) Program

        In July, 2003, EPA proposed to amend the Risk Management Program to include several new data
        elements and to change several requirements regarding the filing of Risk Management Plans. The
        comment period for this proposal has closed, and EPA is working diligently to issue the final rule at the
        earliest possible date.

        At the time of the final amendment's publication in the Federal Register, we will post information on our web
        site: We will also notify our List Serve subscribers.

Revised Version of RMP*Submit (Version 3)

        As you know, RMP*Submit is available free of charge by downloading it from our website. We are
        incorporating several improvements into a new version of RMP*Submit (Version 3). Improvements include
        larger screen size; larger fonts; indicators for critical and mandatory fields; improved data validation; a new
        NAICS selector to help you select your NAICS code; and an updated county name listing. RMP*Submit
        (Version 3) will be able to import RMPs created using the earlier version of RMP'Submit. RMP'Submii
        (Version 3) will also reflect any new reporting requirements resulting from the final amendment of the Risk
        Management Program rule. The new version of RMP*Submit will not be released until after the final rule is
        issued. As soon as RMP*Submit (Version 3) is available, we will notify our List Serve  subscribers.

Most RMP's Must be Fully Updated and Re-submitted

        If you are the owner or operator of a covered facility, you must fully update and re-submit a revised RMP at
        least once within five years of the postmark date of your initial submission. The majority of facilities have
        not re-submitted an RMP since the June 21,2001 reporting deadline.  This means that most RMPs must be
        fully updated and re-submitted by June 21, 2004. Additional information about re-submitting your RMP can
        be found in the RMP'Submit Users Manual and on the EPA website.

Chemical Safety: Sharing lessons learned

CCPS Publication on Reactive Chemical Hazards

        The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS), in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency,
        the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the American Chemistry Council,  and Synthetic Organic
        Chemical Manufacturers Association, has made available online, free of charge, the book Essential
        Practices for Managing Chemical Reactivity Hazards (2003). This book, intended for  safety managers,
        chemists, and engineers alike, helps both small and large companies address safe handling, processing
        and storing of chemicals that might become involved in uncontrolled chemical reactions.

        Persons wishing online access to this book will need to follow a onetime signup procedure through Knovel,
        CCPS's online book distributor, prior to gaining access to the document.

        For free access to this book, register at the Knovel website: http.7/

New Chemical Safety Alert/Health Information  Bulletin on Process Used In Oil Refinery Operations

        In partnership with OSHA, we recently issued Hazards of Delayed Coker Unit (DCU) Operations. This
        document aims to prevent chemical accidents by raising awareness among facilities,  workers, and
        emergency responders of the hazards associated with Delayed Coker Unit (DCU) operations.

        DCU operations are among the most hazardous in the refinery. Unlike other types of petroleum refinery
        operations, the DCU involves both batch and continuous operations. The batch stage of the operation,
        which involves drum switching and coke cutting, presents unique hazards and is responsible for most of the
        serious accidents attributed to DCUs.

        This alert can be viewed on the EPA website:
        httD://vosemite.eDa.aov/oswer/ceppoweb.nsf/vwResourcesBvFilename/delaved coker.pdf/SFile/delaved co


        Additional Alerts are available on the EPA's Preventing Chemical Accidents page:

OECD Guiding Principles Document

        The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has finalized several guidance
        documents related to chemical emergency prevention, preparedness, and response. The primary guidance
        document is the OECD's Guiding Principles for Chemical Accident Prevention, Preparedness, and
        Response. It is a comprehensive document to help governments, industry, and communities prevent and
        prepare for accidents involving hazardous substances resulting from technological and natural disasters, as
        well as sabotage. An interactive version of the Guiding Principles is available through the OECD webpage
        at the following address:

        A companion document, Guidance for Safety Performance Indicators, serves as a guide for key
        Stakeholders to use in determining if their implementation of the Guiding Principles or similar chemical
        emergency prevention, preparedness, and response programs, has led to improvements in chemical safety.
        This guidance should be published in an interim version in the next month and will be available in hard
        copy, on the web, and as an interactive version. The OECD is requesting volunteers to pilot the guidance
        over the next two years, provide their results and lessons learned, and publish a final, revised version in
        2005 based on the results of the pilot program. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kim
        Jennings on (202)564-7996 or by email:

Upcoming HAZMAT Spills Prevention Conference 2004

        The International HAZMAT Spills Prevention Conference,  organized by EPA, will be held in San Antonio,
        Texas on May 4 through 6, 2004.  The  host is the Bevar County Local Emergency Planning Committee
        (LEPC). The conference will feature workshops and lectures on chemical process safety, accident
        prevention, emergency management and planning, case studies, and regulatory requirements. Hands-on
        training on the CAMEOฎ program will also be available.  Exhibit booths are also available. For more
        information, visit the conference website at:
 CEPPO Joins Oil and Emergency Response Programs

        Effective June 26, 2003, the Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office (CEPPO) changed
        its name to the Office of Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (OEPPR). This new office
        will consolidate OSWER's emergency prevention, preparedness, and response duties by joining together
        the Oil Program Center, Emergency Response & Removal Center and CEPPO.
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             For regulatory questions, contact the RCRA, Superfund & EPCRA Call Center:
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                   Or, contact: Breeda Reilly at (202) 564-7983 or

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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. An SBIR 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, at least 51 percent owned by U.S.
citizens or lawfully admitted resident aliens, not dominant in the field of operation
in which it is proposing, and have its principal place of business 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.  Under Phase I, the scientific merit and
technical feasibility of the proposed concept is investigated. EPA awards firm-fixed-
price Phase I contracts  of up to $70,000 and the period of performance is typically
6 months. Through this phased approach to SBIR funding,  EPA can 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.

Phase II contracts are limited to small businesses that have successfully completed
their Phase I contracts. The objective of Phase II is to commercialize the Phase I
technology.  Competitive awards are based on the results  of Phase I and the
commercialization potential of the Phase II technology. In Phase II, EPA awards
contracts of up to $225,000 and the period of performance is typically 1 year. EPA
also offers up to $100,000 and 1 additional year as Phase II Options for firms with
third party financing  for accelerating commercialization and for technologies
accepted into the EPA Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program.

EPA's next Phase I Solicitation will open on March 25, 2004 and close on
May 25, 2004.  The Phase 1 Solicitation will be posted on the National Center for
Environmental Research WEBSITE at:


Please note that last year's Phase I solicitation is still posted on the EPA WEBSITE.
The solicitation includes a description of the SBIR Program, application requirements
and research topics. This solicitation is available by Fax. If you need a faxed copy or
if you have any questions, please call the EPA HELPLINE at:

                         1 (800) 490-9194



EPA's SBIR program provides financial support to help small science and technology based firms
develop new environmental technologies and ready them for commercialization. The program targets
research to prevent pollution, reduce water and air pollution, manage solid and hazardous wastes,
and improve environmental monitoring - in each case, addressing priorities that are based on the
Agency's Strategic Plan. In 2004, EPA will issue four (4) Phase I Solicitations. There will be
three special solicitations - Pacific Environmental Problems, Hazardous Waste Minimization
and Pollution Prevention - and the regular SBIR Solicitation. The special solicitations are
designed to meet the pressing needs of EPA including Office of Solid Waste (OSW), Office of
Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) and EPA Region IX (San Francisco). The opening and
closing dates are the same for all Phase I solicitations and Phase I contracts will be awarded for
$70,000 with the period of performance typically 6 months.  The regular solicitation will cover
all other EPA research topics and it will NOT include the OSW, OPPT or Region IX topics.
The 2004 Phase I Solicitation Schedule is as follows:

(Subtopics under Development. MAY include Agricultural Pollution Reduction, Estuarine and
Brownfield Clean-up, Wetlands Restoration, Air and Water Treatment Technologies, etc.)

(Subtopics under Development. MAY include advanced manufacturing approaches that
eliminate or reduce 30 priority chemicals, green product design, waste minimization
technologies, etc.)

(Subtopics under Development. May include Environmentally Sound Chemical Substitutions,
Greening the Automobile Supply Chain, Pollution Free Coating, Cleaner Production, etc.)

REGULAR PHASE  I SOLICITATION (Excludes Subtopics Described Above)
(Subtopics: Nanotchnology, Monitoring and Control of Air Pollution, Drinking Water and
Municipal/Industrial Wastewater Treatment, Solid Waste Recycling and Superfund Site
Remediation, Safe Buildings and Water Security and Monitoring/Measurement Technologies)

                  PHASE I OPENS:   MARCH 25, 2004

                  CLOSING DATE:   MAY 25, 2004


                                 THE REGULATORY PLAN
                               "STATEMENT OF PRIORITIES"

On Monday, December 22, 2003, EPA published in the Federal Register its Regulatory Plan, including
its "Statement of Priorities." In the Overview, EPA states that its top regulatory priorities are supporting
passage and implementation of the "Clear Skies Initiative" and completing rules that will reduce off-road
diesel engine emissions and reduce the risks from microbial pathogens, with a strong commitment to
sound science and economic analysis.

The Overview specifically states EPA's intent to provide "Attention to Small Businesses." The following
text is copied verbatim from the Federal Register:

"Helping small businesses improve environmental performance is a top priority for EPA. EPA offers a
variety of services for small businesses, including a toll-free hotline, a semiannual newsletter, online
expert systems, and for some sectors, compliance assistance centers that focus on the unique
environmental management issues facing specific industries. EPA also maintains a Small Business
Ombudsman which provides a point of contact for small businesses  and ensures compliance with the
Small Business Paperwork Relief Act of 2002.

In FY 2003, EPA updated its Small Business Strategy to unify its many small business services and
help small businesses fulfill their environmental responsibilities. The strategy focuses on improving
EPA's understanding of small business issues,  and improving small  businesses' understanding of EPA.
The strategy also aims to involve small businesses earlier in the regulatory development process and to
develop alternative regulatory approaches - such as self-certification procedures - that work better for
small businesses.  Other objectives include developing compliance tools to make it easier for small
businesses to comply as well as rewards that recognize small businesses for their environmental

In FY 2004, EPA will focus on implementing the Small Business Strategy. By better coordinating small
business activities, EPA aims to improve its technical assistance and outreach efforts,  minimize burden
to small businesses in its regulations and  simplify small businesses' participation in its  voluntary

The Plan includes a number of rules that may be of particular interest to small businesses as follows:

Rules intended to provide regulatory relief:
•  Office of Solid Waste Burden Reduction Project Final Rule
•  Increase Metals Reclamation from F006 Waste Streams Proposed Rule
•  Standardized Permit for RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Facilities Final rule
•  Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes and  Mercury-Containing Equipment: Changes to Hazardous
   Waste Regulations Final Rule

Rules which may have significant impacts on small businesses:
•  Standards and Practices for Conducting "All Appropriate Inquiry" Proposed Rule
•  Groundwater Rule
•  Lead-Based Paint Activities: Training and Certification for Renovation and Remodeling
•  Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Industry
•  Long-Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule
•  Stage 2 Disinfection  Byproducts Rule
•  Control of Emissions of Air Pollution from Non-road Diesel Engines and  Fuel

The complete Regulatory Plan and "Statement of Priorities" may be found in Federal Register Vol. 68,
No. 245, Book 2 of 4 books, issued Monday, December 22, 2003, pages 72417-72586. The Regulatory
Agenda is accessible at:


                                           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 71. 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 202-566-2855.
              CLEAN AIR ACT (CAA)

EPA Researching Deferral of Area Sources from Title
V Permitting in Anticipation of 2005 Deadline

    The deferral from TV permitting for 6 area source MACTs ends
Dec 05. EPA is looking into how the test under the ACT for exempting
area sources from TV could work for these MACT categories.  The test
says that the Adm must show how it would be "impractical, infeasible
or unnecessarily burdensome" on the sources to be permitted. EPA
hopes to make a decision soon on whether these area sources will be
required to get a TV permit or not. If they are exempted EPA must do  a
notice and comment rulemaking explaining how it applied the
exemption test of the ACT for each MACT category.  For further
information contact Steve Hitte at: 919-541-0886

Urban Air Toxics Strategy

    This Strategy is an integrated framework for addressing air toxics
in urban areas by looking at stationary, mobile, and indoor source
emissions. Air toxics can pose special threats in urban areas because of
the large number of people and the variety of sources of toxic air
pollutants, such as vehicles, large factories, gasoline stations, and dry
cleaners. Individually, some of these sources may not emit large
amounts of toxic pollutants, however, collectively can produce
potentially significant health effects.  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
Contact: Barbara Driscoll at 919-541-1051.

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air
Pollutants (NESHAP) Rules Update

Area Source Program

The EPA has a requirement under the Clean Air Act to list area source
categories to address 90 percent of the emissions  of 30 listed urban
Hazardous Air Pollutants (HAP). This effort is part of the Urban Air
Toxics Strategy, and is of interest to small business because it has the
potential to affect many small sources.
     EPA published the final Federal Register notice for area sources on
November 22, 2002.  That notice added 23 new area source categories
to those previously listed for a total of 70 area source categories. Of the
70 categories on the list, 15 have already been regulated. EPA is
currently in negotiations with a litigant to develop schedules for the
remaining area source categories.  We are also working on a strategy to
prioritize the work to be done, as well as to implement regulations for
the remaining area source categories.  More information on area source
standards is available at
Contact:  Lula Melton at 919-541 -2910.

Residual Risk and MACT standard Review Program

    Eight years (nine years for the 2-year MACT bin) after EPA
publishes a final technology-based NESHAP for a source category, we
are required to determine if the residual risk from air toxics emissions
for that source category are protective of human health  and the
environment with an ample margin of safety. We are also required to
review the technology-based standards every eight years after
publication.  Currently, there are around twenty residual risk and
MACT review standards development programs under way. The first
proposal is for coke ovens and should be out in the fall of 2003. For
more information on the program, source categories, and project
contacts, visit the web at
Contacts: Standards Development - Elaine Manning at 919 541-
5499 and Risk Assessment - Roy Smith at 919 541-5362

Section 112(j) (Hammer Date) Status

    All facilities that are major sources of HAP, and were listed in a
source category on EPA's source category list for which we have not
published a final NESHAP, were required to submit a Part 1 title V
permit application to their permitting authority by May 15, 2002 to
incorporate case-by-case maximum achievable control technology
(MACT). 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.

    The 112(j) permit  application process consists of two parts. Part 1
(that was due May 15, 2002) is basically a simple informational
notification that the source is subject to the section 112(j) rule and is  in
an affected source category.  Part 2 of the application would contain
the more detailed, comprehensive information necessary for the
permitting authority to  develop case-by-case MACT and issue a permit
within 18 months after receiving a complete Part 2 application. The
schedule for Part 2 depends on the specific source category. However,
we anticipate that our current schedule for completing the remaining  6
NESHAP will result in final standards prior to any Part 2 applications
being required. Once a final NESHAP has been signed by the
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Administrator, the Part 2 application is no longer necessary, and the
112(j) requirements are no longer applicable.

    Business that believe they may be affected sources should review
40 CFR 63, subpart 63.50 through 63.56, the April 5, 2002, Federal
Register, page 16582, and the May 30, Federal Register page 32586.
Additional information is also on EPA's Air Toxics Website at
http://www.epa.gOV/ttn/atw/l 12j/l 12jaypg.html
Contact: Rick Colyer at 919-541-5262.

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. See''list.html for more information on
these rules.

Organic Liquids Distribution (Non-Gasoline)

    Cm August  27, 2003 the Agency promulgated national emission
standards for hazardous air pollutants that  establish maximum
achievable control technology (MACT) for facilities distributing
organic liquids.  This standard addresses activities associated with the
storage and distribution of organic  liquids other than gasoline at sites
that produce or use organic liquids or serve as distribution points from
which organic liquids may be obtained for further use and processing.
See for a copy of the
final rule. Contact:  Martha Smith at 919-541-2421

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
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 (RfD) for ingestion exposure  will be recommended. The
assessment began in the Spring of 1999, and completion is expected in
calendar year 2004 or 2005.  The exact date depends on what additional
work might be necessary as a result of comments to be made in the
review process.  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.

            CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA)

 Effluent Guidelines Program

     Effluent guidelines are regulations for industrial discharges to
 surface waters and to publicly-owned treatment systems.  Final action
for effluent guidelines for the following three industries is scheduled for
the first half of 2004: meat and poultry products, construction and
development, and aquatic animal production (often called aquaculture).
Final action on revisions to the Centralized Waste Treatment industry
are noted in the Federal Register, dated  12/22/03. You can check for
updates on all of the effluent guidelines on the Internet at  Below, EPA reports on important progress.
    In November 2002, EPA announced a draft Strategy that describes
a process EPA may use to identify industries for which effluent
guidelines need to be revised  or developed, in compliance with Section
304(m) of the Clean Water Act. The draft Strategy, along with a
Federal Register  announcement and a Fact Sheet, are available on the
Internet at  EPA invites review and
comment on the preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan for
2004/2005 that appeared in the Federal Register on December 31, 2003

Meat and Poultry Products

    EPA proposed effluent guidelines for Meat and Poultry Products in
February 2002.  The proposal discussed new or revised discharge
standards for process water generated during meat and poultry
slaughtering, further processing, and rendering activities. In general,
the proposal focused on discharges from the larger  facilities in the
industry.  EPA proposed to revise and/or establish new source standards,
Best Practicable Technology (BPT) limits, and 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 BPT, BAT, and  Best Conventional Pollutant
Control Technology (BCT) limits for poultry slaughtering and
processing facilities based on specific production thresholds. EPA did
not propose to establish pretreatment standards for any Meat and
Poultry Products facilities, although the proposal solicited data and
information on interferences in Publicly Owned Treatment Works
(POTW) operations caused by Meat and Poultry Products discharges.
     By proposing not to establish pretreatment standards, and to
establish or revise requirements for direct discharging facilities
according to their production level, the proposal was unlikely 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.
     Based on comments on the proposal  and discussions with
stakeholders, EPA collected additional data and revised the
methodologies for estimating compliance costs and pollutant reductions.
EPA published a notice in the Federal Register in August 2003 to solicit
comment on the  new data and methodologies. The comment period
closed on October 14, 2003.  We are evaluating the comments and
preparing to take final action for these effluent guidelines in February

Construction and Development

     The public notice for the proposed effluent guidelines for
Construction and Development appeared in the Federal Register on
June 24, 2002; the public comment period closed in December 2002.
EPA proposed three options that relate to  the discharge of pollutants
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from construction sites. The proposal, supporting documents, and
related information are available on EPA's website at  The proposal
included options that work in conjunction with existing National
Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water
    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 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 conducted a series of public information meetings on the proposed
rule from July to September, 2002.  Final action is scheduled for March

Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production

     The public notice for the proposed effluent guidelines for
Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production appeared in the Federal
Register on September 12, 2002; the public comment period closed on
January 27, 2003. EPA received about 300 comments from federal,
state, and local government  agencies, industry associations,
environmental organizations, and private citizens.
     Prior to proposal, EPA  convened a Small Business Advocacy
Review Panel and solicited feedback from 22 small entity
representatives on various aspects of the proposal, including the scope
of the proposed rule in terms of production systems, species and sizes
of facilities to be covered. Pond production systems were not included
in the scope of the proposed rule as a result of the input from the small
entity representatives and others. EPA also refined aspects such as best
management practices and reporting requirements.  Many of these
requirements reflect comments  provided by the small entity
     The proposed rule applies  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) and produce 100,000 pounds of
aquatic animals or more per year through flow-through, recirculating, or
net pen production systems. The proposed regulation would establish
limits on the discharge of total suspended solids as a means of
addressing concerns about conventional and nutrient pollutants. The
proposed regulation also addresses concerns related to drugs and other
chemicals entering the Nation's waters from these facilities.  The
proposed production-based threshold of 100,000 pounds of aquatic
animals or more was established, in part, to minimize disproportionate
economic impacts on small businesses.
     EPA published a Notice of Data Availability (NOD A) in the
Federal Register on  12/29/03 to request comment on new data received
since the proposal. EPA will also discuss how this new data along with
data submitted with comments may affect the final regulation. In the
proposal, EPA indicated we would evaluate other production-based
thresholds based on new information such as the detailed survey
responses, which will also be discussed in the NODA. EPA encourages
facilities that may be affected by this rule to review the NODA and
provide comment. The rule is scheduled for final action in June  2004.

Centralized Waste Treatment

    EPA issued amendments to the effluent guidelines for the
Centralized Waste Treatment (CWT) industry late in the Federal
Register on December 22, 2003. The amendments delete limitations
for five metal and two organic pollutants from certain sections of the
regulation and also correct an error that had been published in the
December 2000 rule.  The reasons for the changes are described  in the
preamble to the final rule, which is available on EPA's website at (click "Centralized Waste Treatment").
    These changes reduce the economic impacts of the regulation on
CWT facilities, including small entities.  The estimated reduction in the
analytical laboratory costs of compliance is about $500,000.  In the
preamble to the final rule, the Administrator certifies  that the 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 amendments to the Centralized Waste
Treatment effluent guideline.

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 for
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 at least 50 million
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
February 16,2004.
    By November 1, 2004, EPA must propose regulations for all
existing manufacturing facilities  and for existing electric power
generating plants that use less than 50 million gallons of cooling water
a day.  EPA anticipates convening a Small Business Advocacy Review
Panel in early 2004 for the November 2004 proposed rule. You can
check for updates on the Cooling Water Intake regulations on the
Internet at http://ww\

Catalog of Federal Funding for Watershed Protection

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently
updated the Catalog of Federal Funding Sources for  Watershed
Protection as a searchable Web site on Internet. The Web site provides
information for small businesses and others on 84 Federal funding
sources that may be available to  help fund various watershed-related
projects. This Web site may be viewed at:
                                               JANUARY 2004

    When you go on the web site, you'll see that you can quickly
identify grant programs where businesses are eligible to apply. The
funding web site provides a general overview of specific grant
programs as well as basic contact information including web sites for
more information. The web site will be updated soon to reflect FY
2004 funding levels.
    We also have published a one-page flyer to publicize this new web
site. This flyer is available from EPA's Office of Wetlands, Oceans and
Watersheds clearinghouse, NSCEP, at no charge by calling 800-490-
9198 (please ask for the flyer called ACatalog of Federal Funding
Sources for Watershed Protection, @ EPA841 -F-03-001). If you have
any questions about this web site, please contact Anne Weinberg at  or 202-566-1217.

EPA's Free Web-based Watershed Academy Training

    As a small business person, you may be interested  in learning what
you and your business can do to protect your watershed. As has often
been said, Awe all live in a watershed, and we all need to do our part to
protect it. If you need an introductory or refresher course on  watershed
protection and what you can do, you may want  to visit EPA=s
Watershed Academy Web site at:
    EPA=s Watershed Academy Web enables any personal computer
with Internet access to become your watershed training  classroom B
when your schedule allows, and at no cost.  Watershed Academy Web
has a whole host of free training modules B about 45 separate modules
on  a wide range of topics. Topics include: principles of watershed
management, tools for watershed protection in developing areas,
agricultural and forestry management practices, stream  corridor
restoration tools, an Introduction to the Clean Water Act, and many
more.  You can go through these self-paced  modules, anywhere,
anytime.  All our peer-reviewed modules are interactive, rich in visuals,
and written in a style to optimize understanding of technical materials
by  general audiences.  No registration is required and again there is no
cost - just go online and start learning!

Watershed Management Training Certificate

     If you enjoy the training modules, you may want to earn the
Watershed Academy's Watershed Management  Certificate. The
certificate program recognizes web site visitors who  complete 15
required modules and pass their self-tests with grades of 70% or higher.
     People from all walks of life throughout the U.S. and many foreign
countries have completed the certificate  program. After completing the
certificate requirements, provide your full name and mailing address to . We will mail you a signed certificate to add to
your resume.

Watershed Academy Web CD

     EPA's Watershed Academy has recently produced  a free CD
version of its popular online watershed training program. We decided
to  reproduce our training materials on CD for many reasons.   More and
more personal computers can handle CDs.  The CD option saves money
for those with limited online access accounts, and is  faster than slow
 Internet providers at peak usage times. Moreover, CDs are portable for
 laptop use, and trainers can now utilize the  CD with  a projector to go
 through modules with larger audiences.  Users  can still meet all of the
 Certificate Program requirements on the CD alone.  The CD  uses the
Internet browser on each user's own computer, and looks and functions
identically to the online version. To order a CD, please call NSCEP,
our clearinghouse, at 1-800-490-9198 and request the Watershed
Academy Web on CD, publication no. EPA841-C-03-001.

Storm Water - Construction  General Permit

     On July 1, 2003, EPA, with the exception of Region 4, issued its
NPDES general permit for storm water discharges from construction
activities disturbing greater than one acre (aka, "the construction
general permit" or "CGP").  EPA Region 4 proposed its general permit
for construction activity on September 10, 2003 and expects to reissue
that permit in early 2004. Together these permits provide a permitting
option for all storm water discharges from construction activity located
in areas where EPA is the NPDES permitting authority. [EPA has
authorized 45 states and the Virgin Islands to administer their own
NPDES programs, consistent with EPA's regulations.  Those states are
responsible for issuing and  enforcing  permits under state regulations.  In
general, however, those states have issued permits that contain similar
requirements to those of EPA.]
     The CGP requires construction operators to submit a Notice of
Intent (NOI) to obtain permit coverage. NOIs require basic information
about the operator and the project site. EPA recently  announced
availability of its online "eNOI" system for submitting NOIs
electronically through the Internet at  Prior to submittal of
the NOI, operators must develop a Storm Water Pollution Prevention
Plan (SWPPP).  The SWPPP includes a description of the Best
Management Practices (BMPs) that will be used to reduce pollutants in
the storm water discharges.  EPA is currently developing a SWPPP
guide for use by construction site operators to clarify  permit
requirements applicable to  storm water control. That guidance  is
expected to be available in Spring 2004.
     EPA's regulations also provide an opportunity for a waiver from
the permit requirements for sites from one to five acres in size where
little or no rainfall is expected during the period of construction based
on a low predicted rainfall  erosivity.  While this waiver is currently
available, EPA is working on developing a form to simplify the
application process. Look  for that form in January 2004.
     Information about EPA's storm water construction program is
available at

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations -
Compliance Guide for CAFOs

     On November 14, 2003, the Producers Compliance Guide for
Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations was published on the EPA
website (  This document is the "plain
English" guide to the final  Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
(CAFO) rule. The audience for this guide are producers, technical
providers, and anyone wanting to understand Federal requirements for
CAFOs. Please note that this guide does not say exactly what each
operator would need to do.  Each operator must work with his
permitting authority to understand the requirements of the permit that
applies to their operation.
     Printed copies will  be available  in December from the National
Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) at 800-490-
9198 (for multiple copies)  or from the Water Resources Center at 202-
566-1729 (for single copies). Interested parties can place advance
orders at NSCEP. The document order number is 821-R-03-010.
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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations - Permit
Writers' Guidance Manual

    EPA will be publishing a document entitled "NPDES Permit
Writers' Guidance Manual and Example Permit for Concentrated
Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) " in January 2004.  This
document is intended to be one of several tools to assist in the
implementation of the recently revised NPDES regulations for CAFOs,
This guidance provides information to NPDES permit writers on
permitting requirements for CAFOs. It reflects the revisions to the
NPDES and Effluent Limitation Guidelines and Standards (ELGs) for
CAFOs (68 FR 7176; February 12,  2003) that became effective on
April  14, 2003 and replaces previous guidance, including the 1995
Guide Manual on NPDES Regulations for Concentrated Animal
Feeding Operations. For further information or to obtain a hard copy
of this guidance call Gregory Beatty at 202-564-0724.


Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Regulation Overview

This workbook, entitled Small Systems Guide to Safe Drinking Water
Act Regulations-The First STEP to Providing Safe and Reliable
Drinking Water-One of the Simple  Tools for Effective Performance
(STEP) Guide Series, provides general information about the various
Safe Drinking Water Act regulations, how the regulations relate to each
other, and how drinking water regulations fit into the multi-barrier
approach to microbial and chemical/radiological risks. Copies of this
booklet can be obtained from the Office of Water Resources Center or
by calling the  Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.  Please
reference Document Number EPA 816-R-03-017 when requesting
copies. Copies of this document can also be accessed on the EPA
website at

Asset Management Workbook

 This  booklet, entitled Asset Management: A Handbook for Small Water
 Systems - One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance  (STEP)
 Guide Series,  will help guide small drinking water systems through the
 process of developing an asset management plan. The booklet includes
 worksheets on completing a thorough asset inventory; prioritizing the
 rehabilitation  and replacement of assets; developing a simple asset
 management plan; and carrying out the plan.  The booklet also provides
 information about how asset management can help improve a small
 drinking water system's financial health and ability to provide safe
 drinking water. Copies of this booklet can be obtained from the Office
 of Water Resources Center or by calling the Safe Drinking Water
 Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Please reference Document Number EPA
 816-R-03-016 when requesting copies. Copies of this document can
 also be accessed on the EPA website at

 Sources of Financial and Technical Assistance for
 Small Systems

 This brochure identifies major sources of technical and financial
 assistance specifically targeted at small drinking water systems.  Each
 source listed in this document contains a  description about each
 source's mission, types of assistance that can be provided, and contact
 information.  Copies of this document can be obtained from the EPA
Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-4791 or at Please reference
EPA document # 816-K-02-005.

Asset Inventory Workbook for Manufactured Home
Communities and Homeowners Associations

EPA is currently developing a workbook to assist mobile home
communities and homeowners associations in conducting a simple
inventory of infrastructure for capital planning purposes.  This
workbook will be essential in keeping these types of water systems
running properly and making sure that the drinking water produced by
these systems is reliable, safe and affordable. EPA is expecting to have
this workbook completed by early spring 2004.  When completed,
copies of this document can be obtained from the Office of Water
Resources Center or the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 800-426-
4791 or at

Strategic Planning Workbook

The Strategic Planning Workbook is designed to help small drinking
water systems understand the concept of strategic planning and how
strategic planning can help them prepare their systems to meet public
expectations and regulatory requirements while maintaining
organizational and financial stability in the future. The booklet includes
worksheets to assist systems in the strategic planning process. To
access the booklet on-line, go to Copies  can be
obtained from the Office of Water Resources Center or by calling the
 Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791  (reference  Document
Number EPA 816-R-03-015).

 Preventative Maintenance Tool for Small Ground
 Water  Systems (Card File)

 EPA is currently developing a simple preventive maintenance tool for
 small ground water systems. The tool will consist of index cards that
 give preventive maintenance tasks to be accomplished on a daily,
 weekly, and monthly basis. The tool will also incorporate security-
 related tasks that could be accomplished in conjunction with the
 maintenance tasks. EPA is expecting to have this product completed by
 spring 2004. When completed, copies of this document can be obtained
 from the Office of Water Resources Center, by calling the Safe
 Drinking Water Hotline  at 1-800-426-4791, or on-line at

 Small System Partnership Solutions

 Water system capacity is the ability to plan for, achieve, and continually
 provide safe and affordable drinking water to customers, thereby
 increasing public health protection. Capacity development is the
 process through which drinking water systems acquire and maintain the
 technical, managerial and financial capabilities to consistently provide
 safe drinking water.  One tool that can be used to build capacity is
 system partnership solutions. This product provides an overview of
 steps that promote partnerships between systems. The product also
 provides examples of successful case studies of systems that have
 partnered with each other as a solution to achieving capacity. Copies of
 this document can be obtained from the EPA Safe Drinking Water
 Hotline at 800-426-4791 or at  Please reference
 EPA document # 816-R-02-022.
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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 each year.  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; results for the first
four years indicate that over 94% of systems required to prepare and
distribute these reports did so by the required deadline. EPA is
currently piloting a new, internet-based tool, CCRiWriter, to assist water
systems with preparing their CCRs. This web version updates the
earlier CD- based software and is intended to reduce the burden to
drinking water systems by walking them through CCR requirements
and regulations. Users answer a series of questions about regulated
contaminants, source water, and other required topics.  The website
allows systems to enter data, edit information, save reports and store
information on-line.  Standard information, such as definitions and
other required information, is already included to save  time. The on-
line software is available on the EPA website at

Source Water Assessments

States are making great progress in completing source  water
assessments for their public water systems, as required under the 1996
Amendments to the  Safe Drinking Water Act.  They have delineated
source water areas, identified potential sources of contamination within
those areas, evaluated the susceptibility of the drinking water supplies
to contaminants that may be released from these contamination sources,
and made the results of the assessments available to the public.
Assessments have been completed for 32,000 community water
systems, or 6 out of every 10 such systems, which provide the
overwhelming majority of the nation's population with drinking water.
EPA expects the balance of the assessments to be completed within the
year. Timely completion of the assessments is critical so the information
can be used to begin to move towards protection of drinking water
supplies. Information on source water assessments and how they are
available in any state can be found at individual state source water
websites which are accessible through EPA's source water website at
http://www.epa.eov/safewater/protect/protect.html .

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
 periodically determine whether or not to regulate at least five
 contaminants from the current CCL with a national primary drinking
 water regulation (NPDWR).  In a Federal Register notice, dated July
 18, 2002 (68 FR 42897), EPA announced its final determinations for
 nine contaminants which had sufficient information to make a
 determination. The nine contaminants are as follows:  aldrin, dieldrin,
 hexachlorobutadiene, manganese, metribuzin, naphthalene, sodium,
sulfate, and Acanthamoeba. EPA's determination is that no regulatory
action is appropriate or necessary for the nine contaminants, because
regulation of these contaminants would not present a meaningful
opportunity for health risk reduction for persons served by public water

Contaminant Candidate List - Publication of Notice of
Draft Report

The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), as amended in 1996, requires
the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to publish a list of
contaminants which, at the time of publication, are not subject to any
proposed or promulgated national primary drinking water regulations
(NPDWRs), that are known or anticipated to occur in public water
systems, and which may require regulations under SDWA (section 1412
(bXl))-  SDWA, as amended, specifies that EPA must publish the first
list of drinking water contaminants no later than 18 months after the
date of enactment, i.e., by February 1998 (henceforth referred to as the
1998 Contaminant Candidate List or the 1998 CCL), and every five
years thereafter. EPA plans to publish a draft report to notify the public
of its decision to carryover the 1998  CCL as the draft CCL2 early in
2004. The notice will also provide information on EPA's efforts to
expand and strengthen the underlying CCL listing process to be used
for future CCL listings, and will request public comment on CCL-
related activities to improve the drinking water contaminant listing

Six-Year Review - Publication of Notice with
Preliminary Decisions

Section 1412(bX9) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), as
amended in 1996, requires the Agency to periodically review existing
national primary drinking water regulations (NPDWRs) and determine
whether revisions are necessary.  On July 18, 2003, the Agency
announced in the Federal Register (68 FR 42907) its decisions for 68
chemical NPDWRs and the Total Coliform Rule (TCR).  Based on its
review, the Agency decided that the  68 chemical NPDWRs remain
appropriate at this time and that one rule, the TCR, should be revised.
 Long Term 1 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule

 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 purpose of the LT1ESWTR is 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
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use surface water or ground water under the direct influence of surface
water and serve fewer than 10,000 persons. The full text of the
LT1ESWTR as well as fact sheets and guidance materials may be found
at 1 eswtr.html.

Filter Backwash Recycling Rule Update

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. Ill,
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 beginning June 8, 2004. The Filter
Backwash Recycling Rule (FBRR) Technical Guidance Manual has been
developed to provide operators with practical guidance and relevant
information to assist them with the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule
provisions.  This guidance is available for download from EPA's
website along full text of the FBRR, fact sheets and other guidance
materials at

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 promulgated
in early 2004.

Stage 2 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule

EPA proposed a Stage 2 Disinfectants/Disinfection Byproducts Rule
(DBPR) on August 18, 2003 (68 FR 49547), and requested public
comment up to November 18, 2003. In response to requests for
extension of the public comment period, EPA issued a notice in the
Federal Register, extending the comment period to January 16, 2004 (68
FR 58057). 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" (a system that buys finished water
from another 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 (DBPs) for
people served by different points in the distribution systems of public
water supplies. EPA believes that this decreased exposure will reduce
risk from reproduct ive 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 DBPs.
Consistent with Safe Drinking Water Act requirements for risk
balancing, EPA will 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.

Small Systems Guide to the Disinfection Byproducts
Rule (One of the Simple Tools for Effective
Performance (STEP) Guide Series)

EPA is currently developing a simple workbook to guide small systems
in achieving compliance with the Stage 1 Disinfectants and Disinfection
By-Products rule.  The workbook will include worksheets and other
tabular and graphical tools to help systems organize their data and think
through compliance options.  EPA is expecting to have this workbook
completed by  Summer 2004.

Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule

EPA proposed the Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment
Rule (LT2ESWTR) on August 11, 2003, and requested public comment
up to November 10, 2003.  In response to requests for extension of the
public comment period, EPA issued a notice in the Federal  Register,
extending the  comment period to January 9, 2004 (68 FR 58057). 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 "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.


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 (66 FR 6975).  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 final
Implementation Guidance for the Arsenic Rule to aid states, tribes and
EPA's regional staff with rule implementation. EPA has also completed
a small community compliance guide called Complying With the
Revised Drinking Water Standard for Arsenic: Small Entity Compliance
Guide (One of the Simple Tools for Effective Performance (STEP)
                                              JANUARY 2004

Guide Series) and a Centrally Managed Point of Use Compliance
Strategy. EPA also finalized four Case Studies in Arsenic Treatment
Technologies. In addition, EPA has developed an Arsenic Treatment
Technology Evaluation Handbook for Small Systems.  All of these
documents, as well as other Arsenic related resources, are available on
the EPA website at
The Agency has held training sessions throughout the U.S. for state and
Regional personnel, drinking water providers, technical assistance
providers, and consultants.  On January 29, 2003, the Agency hosted
their first (ever) national satellite training on the arsenic rule, reaching
approximately 1000 participants.  On March 25, the Agency published a
final rule to clarify any potential ambiguity about the  unacceptability of
rounding compliance monitoring results above 10 ppb down to 10 ppb.

Complying With the Revised Drinking Water Standard
for Arsenic: Small Entity Compliance Guide (One of
the Simple Tools  for Effective Performance (STEP)
Guide Series

This self-help workbook is designed to help small drinking water
systems understand and achieve compliance with the revised Arsenic
Rule.  The workbook provides information for small drinking water
systems to help in their selection of appropriate arsenic compliance
options. Worksheets are also provided along with step-by-step
instructions on how to complete them and interpret monitoring results.
Additional blank worksheets can be requested separately.  This product
is currently available from the Office of Water Resources Center, or by
calling the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at  1-800-426-4791. Please
reference EPA Document Number EPA 816-R-02-008A for the
workbook and EPA Document Number EPA 816-R-02-008B for
additional blank worksheets. Copies of this document are also available

Arsenic Treatment Technology Evaluation Handbook

The Arsenic Treatment Technology Evaluation Handbook  addresses
state-of-the-art arsenic treatment for small systems and includes
discussion of process theory, design parameters, cost estimation,
compatibility with existing treatment processes, necessary pre- and
post- treatment, residual disposal, and process operation and
maintenance. Detailed example design calculations are provided.  The
handbook is intended for  use by consulting engineers, state engineers,
and technical assistance providers. Copies of this document can be
obtained from the Office of Water Resources Center, or by calling the
Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Please reference EPA
Document Number EPA 816-R-03-014 for the handbook or at

A Small System Guide to the Total Coliform Rule:
Monitoring Drinking Water Systems to Protect  Public
Health (One of the Simple Tools for Effective
Performance  (STEP) Guide Series)

This product is a self-help workbook that describes the need for
coliform monitoring and how the Total Coliform Rule (TCR)  applies to
small drinking water systems serving 3,300 people or less. Worksheets
are provided along with step-by-step instructions on how to complete
them and interpret the results of TCR monitoring. Additional blank
monitoring worksheets can be requested separately. Copies of these
products can be obtained from the Office of Water Resources Center or
by calling the Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Please
reference EPA Document Number EPA 816-R-01-017A for the
workbook and EPA Document Number EPA 816-R-01-017B for
additional blank monitoring worksheets.  Copies of this document can
also be obtained from the EPA website at

Drinking Water System Security Workbook for
Systems Serving Populations of 3,300 People or Fewer

EPA is currently developing a simple workbook to assist small systems
with drinking water system security. The workbook will emphasize the
importance of security to small drinking water systems serving
populations of 3,300 or fewer and how certain basic methods and
measures can be used to raise system security. It will also provide
guidance to these small drinking water systems on vulnerability
assessments, emergency response plans, and threats from attacks or
other intentional actions that would disrupt the supply of safe drinking
water.  EPA is expecting to have this manual completed by Summer

EPA Awards Water Security Training Grants

As part of EPA's initiative to  help small drinking water utilities assess
their vulnerabilities to terrorism, EPA Assistant Administrator for
Water, G. Tracy Mehan HI, announced the award of $1.5 million in
Grants for Water Security Training and Assistance to five nonprofit
training and technical assistance organizations. The grants are
authorized under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism
Preparedness and Response Act of 2002.  The following organizations
received grants: the Maryland Center for Environmental Training at the
College of Southern Maryland — La Plata, Md.; the National
Environmental Services Center at West Virginia University —
Morgantown, W.Va.; the National Rural Water Association — Duncan,
Okla.; the Rural Community  Assistance Program — Washington, D.C.;
the Water Environment Federation — Alexandria, Va.  Grant funds, up
to $300,000 per organization, were used to support "Train-the-Trainer"
efforts to build staff expertise in drinking water security and provide no-
cost training to state, tribal, or local agencies that assist drinking water
systems. The program's goal is to provide a pool professionals who can
deliver training and technical assistance to drinking water systems
serving populations of-less than 50,000 people. For more information
on EPA's water infrastructure security efforts visit

National Rural Water  Association (NRWA) Receives
EPA Grant to Help Small Systems with Vulnerability

Under an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency,  the
National Rural Water Association is implementing a project to assist
small community water systems serving populations between 3,300 and
10,000 people in conducting vulnerability assessments. These drinking
water systems are required to submit vulnerability assessments to EPA
under the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and
Response Act of 2002 (Act). Through a combination of training
sessions, on-site technical assistance, and internet based tools, the
National Rural Water Association is providing the necessary assistance
that will educate system personnel about the Act and provide assistance
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in preparing vulnerability assessments and emergency response plans.
There are approximately 4,400 community water systems serving
between 3,300 and 10,000 people in the 48 contiguous states and the
state of Alaska that must comply with the Act's requirements.  For
more information on EPA's water infrastructure security efforts visit

EPA Funds Small Wastewater Security Guide

Protecting Your Community's Assets: A Guide for Small Wastewater
Systems was developed by the National Environmental Training Center
for Small Communities with support from an EPA grant. This guide
helps utility managers, operators, and local officials improve security
and plan for emergency situations affecting wastewater treatment
systems.  The guide is designed for those who work with systems
serving less than 10,000 people, although it may also be of use to those
who work in larger systems, and is now available for download at

Vulnerability Assessments for Small and Medium
Water Utilities

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced its
upcoming seminar, "Vulnerability Assessments for Small and Medium
Water Utilities," offered at no-cost to employees of drinking water
utilities serving less than 50,000 customers. Registration and
information on the seminars can be found on-line at This seminar is part of
AWWA's security training program resulting from a 2003 Congressional
appropriation  and EPA is the responsible federal agency for project
oversight. AWWA will be conducting four other no-cost training
programs as a result of this Congressional appropriation. The programs
include security hardware education, crisis communications preparation,
an on-line emergency response planning course, and coordination
planning among emergency response agencies.

Top Ten List for Small Ground Water Suppliers

The Top Ten List for Small Ground Water Suppliers was developed to
assist small  public water suppliers with security and emergency
planning. The list includes tips to help suppliers protect their facilities
from tampering or contamination incidents, and to prepare for potential
emergencies.  For more information on EPA's water infrastructure
security efforts, visit

Response Protocol Toolbox: Planning for and
Responding to Contamination Threats to Drinking
Water Systems

EPA is making available the interim final Response Protocol Toolbox:
Planning for and Responding to Contamination Threats to Drinking
Water Systems. The Toolbox is designed to help the water sector
effectively and appropriately respond to intentional contamination
threats and incidents. It was produced by EPA, building on the
experience and expertise of several drinking water utilities, in particular,
the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Organized in
modular format, the Toolbox will be of value to drinking water utilities,
laboratories, emergency responders, state drinking water programs,
technical assistance providers,  public health and law enforcement
officials. This interim final release includes Modules 1 through 4, as
well as an overview. Users are encouraged to review the overview
before using other Modules. Please note that the Toolbox contains
guidance that may be adopted on a voluntary basis.  For more
information on-line, visit

             RECOVERY ACT (RCRA)

Hazardous Waste Generator Program Evaluation

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is studying means for
seeking information from its many stakeholders to evaluate the
effectiveness of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act's
(RCRA) hazardous waste generator regulatory program, as well as to
identify areas for improvement. With the information collected, the
EPA. along with our State partners, would evaluate and determine
whether changes to the hazardous waste generator would be
appropriate, and if so, develop and implement a hazardous waste
generator program strategy with the goals of fostering improved
program effectiveness, fostering a pollution prevention stewardship
philosophy, and reducing compliance cost, where practicable. All
subsequent efforts would be predicated upon resource availability. As
part of this effort, the Agency also will hold focus group meetings with
key stakeholder groups to discuss this subject further, including the
identification of priority concerns and potential solutions. Separate
Federal Register notices, would be announce these meetings.  An
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule making (ANPR) is anticipated by
March 2004.

Revised Standards for Hazardus Waste Combustion

    A date for a proposed rule is now anticipated early in
calendar year 2004. We will address further action on this in
future Updates. Additional information may now be found at the
EPA Hazardous Waste Combustion

RCRA Definition of Solid Waste Proposed Rule (Also
Known as the ABR Proposed Rule)

    The draft Proposal is a continuation of more than 10 years of work
on the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act (RCRA) definition of
solid waste, and a response to the decision of the D.C. Circuit Court in
Association of Battery Recyclers v. EPA (ABR decision), which
addresses the scope of EPA's authority over recycling under it's
hazardous waste program. The proposal has two major components: a
regulatory exclusion for materials that are recycled in a "continuous
process within the generating industry" and codification of long-
standing criteria used to determine whether recycling is "legitimate."
The proposal, which was published in the Federal Register on October
28, 2003 (68 FR 61558), has a 90-day comment priood ending on
January 26, 2004

RCRA Reporting And Recordkeeping Burden

    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.
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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 site
     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

EPA has published a Federal Register notice with the comment period
ending December 15, 2004.

Dyes and Pigments

On November 10, 2003, the Administrator signed a proposal for a new
hazardous waste listing for nonwastewaters from the production  of
certain organic dyes and pigments, and on 25  November 2003 the
proposed rule was published in the Federal Register. This action
addresses the potential human health and environmental risks posed by
these wastes, and determines that wastes containing mass loadings of
any eight constituents at or above the proposed levels  of concern should
be listed as hazardous wastes under RCRA to control any potentially
unacceptable risks. These wastes also are proposed to be added  to the
CERCLA  list of hazardous substances.  This action will be
implemented by EPA and States authorized under RCRA. There are no
small business impacts.  EPA previously proposed listing decisions for
the wastes of concern in 1994 Dyes and Pigments I  (D&P I) and 1999
(D&P II).  The 1994 and 1999 proposals had not been promulgated
because they relied on redacted data claimed by industry to be

Solvent-contaminated Shop Towels And Wipes

     EPA's Office of Solid Waste (OSW) has published a proposed rule
that, if made final, would change the regulations for 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 hazardous waste.  Under
most state programs, reusable towels are already  conditionally
excluded from regulation as hazardous waste.
     OSW's proposed rule is meant to both clarify and streamline
requirements for disposable and reusable solvent-contaminated shop
wipes, such as record-keeping and reporting, manifesting, so long as
generators meet specified conditions, such as  accumulating wipes in
covered containers, not transporting wipes with free liquids, and
transporting containers off site in containers that don't leak are met.
     The proposed rule was published on 20 November, 2003, and can
be found in the Federal Register at 68 FR 65586.

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
expects to publish a final rulemaking in 2004

Metal Finishers (F006) rulemaking

    Many metal finishers and other industrial sectors generate an
electroplating sludge as part of their production process that is
amenable to recycling, i.e., the sludge contains economically
recoverable amounts of metals such as copper, nickel, zinc, etc.
    Currently these sludges (F006) are listed hazardous wastes subject
to RCRA regulations. Many generators continue to send these sludges
for treatment and disposal when they could be recycled.  Similarly,
generators currently sending their sludges for recycling receive no
economic benefit for this practice. Since the mid-1990's, EPA has been
working with industry and the States to create incentives for safe
recycling and has promulgated rules to foster their practice. However,
EPA is interested in exploring whether further regulatory changes are
    EPA is currently evaluating several options that would provide
regulatory relief to generators and handlers releative to the current
RCRA subtitle C regulatory program. A Notice of Proposed
Rulemaking (NPRM) is  anticipated in Fall 2004.

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.

Recycling of Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs):  Changes to
Hazardous Waste Regulations
    This final rule will 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 forthcoming rule will 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
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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
A Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) was published in June
2002. A final rule is expected to be published in 2004.

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 were peer-reviewed
by three independent peer reviewers.  EPA published a Notice of Data
Availability on January 29, 2003 (68 FR 4481) which described the
results of the treatability studies and the peer review and discussed
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.
The Agency will promulgate the final Forms Rule in the Spring of
2004. The Agency has been  conducting additional analyses on  several
key issues related to the E-Manifest Rule, and expects that rule  will
extend at least another year beyond the schedule for completing the
Form Revisions.

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 completely 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 was published, on July 17, 2002, which, among other provisions,
amends some of the capacity requirements. However, following
concerns expressed by several trade associations reflecting impacts
foreseen by their facility members, EPA has published on April 17,
2003 a final rule extending the compliance dates in the SPCC rule by
18 months.
    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.


All Appropriate Inquiry Rules Being Developed

    EPA's Office of Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment, with the
Administrator's approval, convened a Negotiated Rulemaking
Committee to develop federal standards and practices for the conduct of
"all appropriate inquiry." The Small Business Liability Relief and
Brownfields Revitalization Act (the Brownfields Law) amends
CERCLA liability provisions governing the innocent landowner defense
and adds to CERCLA liability protections for bona fide prospective
purchasers and contiguous property owners. The law, as a condition for
obtaining liability protection, requires innocent landowners, bona fide
prospective purchasers and contiguous property owners to conduct all
appropriate inquiries to determine past ownership and uses of a property
prior to the purchase date of the property. The Law directs EPA to
develop federal standards and practices for "all appropriate inquiries."

    The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee was charter and convened
under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA)
and the Negotiated Rulemaking Act (NRA). The Agency conducted the
negotiated rulemaking proceedings with particular attention to ensuring
full and adequate representation of those interests that may be
significantly affected by the regulations that will set standards for
conducting all appropriate inquiries. Section 562 of the NRA defines
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the term "interest" as "with respect to an issue or matter multiple parties
which have a similar point of view or which are likely to be affected in
a similar manner." The Committee was composed of 25 members
representing parties with an interest in the rulemaking.  EPA monitored
committee membership carefully throughout the process to ensure that
there was a balanced representation from affected and interested
stakeholder groups.

    The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee held six multiple day
meetings over the course of seven months, beginning in April 2003.
The Committee arrived at a consensus document representing its
recommendation for a proposed rule on November 14, 2003.  All 25
members of the Committee participated in the development of the
document and came to consensus without dissent. The Committee's
consensus document is available on the EPA Website at:

    When a final rulemaking is promulgated it will replace the interim
standard established by Congress in the Brownfields Law, which is the
ASTM El527 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standard.

    The Office of Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment is chairing
an EPA workgroup tasked with developing the proposed rulemaking
package. The EPA workgroup will provide supporting analyses for the
proposed rulemaking, in compliance with applicable Executive Orders
and legislation. For additional information, contact Patricia Overmeyer
at (202- 566-2774)

                     ACT (EPCRA)

Major requirements of this 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 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.

Phosmet Proposed Rule
     •EPA is soliciting comment on a proposed rule which would delete
     phosmet from the list of EHS's under EPCRA. Phosmet is an
     organophosphate insecticide used on fruit, nut and certain field
     •The comment period for this proposed regulation will close on
     January 12, 2004.  The proposed rule, support documents, and
     public comments can be viewed online at the EPA docket website
     •www.epa. gov/edocket under Docket No. SFUND-2003-0007.
     The proposed rule can also be
     •viewed in the November  12, 2003 Federal Register (68 FR
     64041), or on the EPA website at:
     12/tri2 8308.htm.

For additional information about the EPCRA List of Extremely
Hazardous Substances, visit our Chemical Emergency Prevention and
Preparedness website.

Isophorone Diisocyanate Final Rule
    •This final rule amends the list of EHS's issued under EPCRA by
    changing the threshold planning quantity for Isophorone
    Diisocyanate (IPDI) from 100 pounds to 500 pounds.
    •This rule corrects the original threshold planning quantity for
    IPDI which was based on a mistaken assumption that IPDI is a
    reactive solid at standard temperature, when in fact it is a liquid
    and not highly reactive. EPCRA required EPA to publish a list of
    EHS's and to establish threshold planning quantities (TPQs) for
    each EHS.  Under EPCRA Section 302, a facility which has
    present an EHS in excess of its TPQ must notify the State
    Emergency Response Commission and Local Emergency Planning
    Committee, as well as participate in local emergency planning
The final rule can be viewed in the September 8 Federal Register (68
FR 52978), or on the EPA website at: http://www.epa. gov/fedrgstr/EPA-

Direct Final Rule and Proposed Rule: Trade Secrecy
Claims for Emergency Planning and Community
Right-to-Know Information; and Trade Secret
Disclosures to Health Professionals; Amendment
    •On November 14, 2003, the trade secret regulations under the
    Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
    (EPCRA) were amended to remove an incorrect mailing address
    and an outdated substantiation form for trade secrecy claims.
    •This amendment is effective on January 13, 2004, unless EPA
    receives adverse comments by December 15, 2003. The direct final
    amendment can be viewed in the November 14, 2003 Federal
    Register (68 FR 64719), or at the EPA website at:

Tier2 Submit 2003 Software Available
    •The Office of Emergency Prevention Preparedness and Response
    (OEPPR) is pleased to announce the release of TierZ Submit 2003
    software, now available for download from the OEPPR web site.
    Tier2 Submit 2003 has new features, meets participating State's
    Tier II requirements and will  be fully compatible with the new
    release of CAMEOfm (February 2004). The new software, in its
    third year, is now available at
    •At our site, you will also find background information on EPCRA
    Tier II requirements, links to  State Tier II information and
    frequently asked questions about Tier2 Submit. One issue that
    needs your attention is Tier2 Submit's compatibility with
    CAMEOfm. CAMEOfm is currently being revised to
    accommodate specific state changes and will be ready for
    download sometime in February.  Please check the CAMEO
    website frequently for the latest updates -
    http://www.epa. gov/ceppo/cameo/
    •If you have any technical issues with Tier2 Submit or CAMEOfm
    please don't hesitate to contact the RMP Reporting Center at:
    (301) 429-5018 (8am-4:30pm M-F) or via e-mail at:
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Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention
Office (CEPPO) Joins Oil and Emergency Response

Effective June 26, 2003, the Chemical Emergency Preparedness and
Prevention Office (CEPPO) changed its name to the Office of
Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response (OEPPR). This new
office will consolidate EPA's emergency prevention, preparedness, and
response duties by joining together the Oil Program Center, Emergency
Response & Removal Center and CEPPO.

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 and chemical categories.  Facilities that meet all three of the
following criteria are subject to EPCRA Section 313 release and other
waste management reporting: (1) have 10 or more full-time employees
or the equivalent (20,000 hours); (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 solvent recovery
services on a contract or fee basis)), or the facility is a federal facility;
and (3) exceed any one activity threshold such as 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 Item 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 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 1998 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 Item K-29.
    Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxic (PBT) Chemicals -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 313 list 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 other 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
Item K-29.

Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Public Data Release

     EPA released the 2001 TRI data on June  30, 2003.  TRI summary
information and data access is available via the web at The 2001 TRI Data Release Web
site 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
( as well as several other public access
tools available on the TRI website. EPA also released two electronic
publications summarizing the 2001 data: the 2001 TRI Public Data
Release (PDR) Report and the 2001 State Fact Sheets. The 2001 TRI
PDR Report (EPA 260-R-03-001) provides an overview of the 2001
TRI reporting year data including detailed analyses and supporting
tables for TRI releases and other waste management activities; an
overview of the persistent bioaccumulative toxic (PBT) chemicals
reported to TRI for the second time in the 2001 reporting year; an
analyses of the geographic distribution of TRI releases and other waste
management activities; and other information relating to TRJ data. The
PDR report serves as a companion volume to EPA's 2001 TRI State
Fact Sheets (EPA 260-F-03-002). The State Fact Sheets provide: a
general overview of TRI and the 2001 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 activities.  Electronic copies of
these publications are available via the Internet at 1.
     EPA released the 2000 TRI data on May  23, 2002.  TRI summary
information and data access is available via the web at 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
( as well as several other tools available
on the TRI website. EPA also released two electronic publications
summarizing the 2000 data: the 2000 TRI Public Data Release (PDR)
Report; and the 2000 State Fact Sheets. 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 activities; 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 activities; 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 activities.  Electronic copies of
these publications are available via the Internet at
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    EPA released the 1999 TRI Data on April 11, 2001. TRI summary
information and data access is available via the web at 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 Sheets. These documents are available on the TRI99 website
noted above or by calling (202) 564-9554 or by emailing (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 Both the 1998 TRI
Public Data Release Report and the 1998 Public Data Release State
Fact Sheets are available on the TRI98 website noted above or by
calling (202) 564-9554 or by emailing (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 (202) 564-
9554 or by emailing  More information is also
available via the TRI website at


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(eX4).  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 lead-based paint activities courses.  FR
 1/22/01, Page 7207-16. Item E-58.

Lead: Management and Disposal of Lead-based Paint

     EPA is proposing a rule under TSCA to provide new standards for
the management and disposal of LBP 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: Requirements for Lead-Based Paint activities in
Target Housing and Child Occupied Facilities-Section
610 Review.  40 CFR 745.
    In August, 1996, the Environmental Protection Agency
promulgated regulation to ensure that individuals conducting lead-based
paint activities in target housing and child-occupied facilities are
properly trained and certified, that training programs providing
instruction in such activities are accredited and that these activities are
conducted according to reliable, effective and safe work practice
standards. EPA will review this regulation pursuant to section 610 of
the Regulatory Flexibility Act.EPA solicited comments on the continued
need for the rule; the complexity of the rule; the extent to which it
overlaps, duplicates, or conflicts with other Federal, State or local
government rules;  and the degree to which technology, economic
conditions, or other relevant factors have changed since the rule was
promulgated.  Completion of the review of the comments and report its
outcome is expected in 2004. See EPA Docket ID No. OPPT-.2003-
0015 at

 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 December, 2003, 241 private sector environmental
 technologies had been verified, with over 100 in the testing process.  In
 2003,  ETV also began verifying homeland security technologies for
 monitoring and treating chemical and biological agents. Information on
 the ETV program may be accessed at the ETV web site at  The ETV program also has a listserv, ETVoice,
 which sends a brief monthly message highlighting new and updated
 information on the web site to anyone interested in the ETV program.
 You may subscribe to ETVoice through the web site. The ETV
 Program Director is Teresa Harten who may be reached at, or at 513-569-7565.
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                            Frequently Requested  Publications
       Opening Doors for America's Small Business, A New Guide to Help 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. 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.
[EPA Document 233-F-02-001] See SBO Item B-18.

                     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. [EPA Document 233-B-02-001]
See SBO Item B-20

                         Practical Guide to Environmental Management for Small Businesses

    The Practical Guide to Environmental Management for Small Businesses (Guide), produced by US EPA's Small Business Division, is now
available!  This new publication, based on Environmental Management System (EMS) concepts, is designed to help small businesses organize their
environmental management responsibilities in a productive and cost-effective way.  The final version of the Guide has been strengthened by the
suggestions of SBO/SBAP staff, small business owners, trade and industry organizations, and EMS experts within State environmental agencies and
EPA. The guide has been dubbed "the on-ramp to EMS for small businesses," and lauded for its pragmatic, step-by-step approach.
[EPA Document 233-K-02-001]  See SBO Item B-25.

                                 Documenting Your Environmental Management Plan

    The Booklet Documenting Your Environmental Management Plan. July 2003,79 pp.  "A Workbook for Small Businesses".  The
Workbook allows the small business owner to get environmental management issues organized one step at a time.  Each section includes an
explanation of what needs to be done, worksheets to help the business owner complete the tasks, and examples of completed
documentation from two hypothetical small business. The Workbook works as a support document to the, Practical Guide to
Environmental Management for Small Business. [EPA 233-K-03-001 ]. See SBO Item B-26

                               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 and the State Small Business Home Page 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.
[EPA Document 233-B-00-001]  See SBO Item B-16.

                     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 [EPA 233-B-00-002]. See SBO Item C-2.

                                         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 See SBO Item C-10. (Available only on Internet is an update, December 2001, but a copy is included in See
SBO Item C-10.) Also, included with the handbook in See SBO 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. [EPA Document 530-K-01-005] See SBO Item C-10.

*Large quantities are available for your conferences, mailings, and meetings.  Please call the Small Business
Ombudsman Hotline at 800-368-5888 to order.

Office of Advocacy
                A Voice for Small Business
   Small  Business   by  the  Numbers
                   Answers to  Frequently Asked  Questions
What is a small business?
The Office of Advocacy defines a small business for
research purposes as an independent business having
fewer than 500 employees. Firms wishing to be designated
small businesses for government programs such as contract-
ing must meet size standards specified by the Small Business
Administration (SBA) Office of Size Standards. These stan-
dards vary by industry; see

How important are small businesses to
the U.S. economy?

Small firms
• Represent more than 99.7 percent of all  employers.
• Employ more than half of all private sector employees
• Pay 44.5 percent of total U.S. private payroll.
• Generate 60 to 80 percent of net new jobs annually.
• Create more than 50 percent of nonfarm private gross
domestic product (GDP).
• Supplied 22.8 percent of the total  value of federal prime
contracts (about $50 billion) in FY 2001.
• Produce 13 to  14 times more patents per employee than
large patenting firms. These patents  are twice as likely as
large firm patents to be among the one percent most cited.
• Are employers of 39 percent of high tech workers (such as
scientists, engineers, and computer workers ).
• Are 53 percent home-based and 3  percent franchises.
• Made up 97 percent of all identified exporters and pro-
duced 29 percent of the known export value in FY 2001.

Sources: U.S. Bureau of the Census; Advocacy-funded research by Joel
Popkin and Company (Research Summary #211); Federal Procurement Data
System; Advocacy-funded research by CHI Research, Inc. (Research
Summary #225); Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey;
U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration.

How many small businesses are there?
In 2002, there were approximately 22.9 million businesses
in the United States, according to Office of Advocacy esti-
mates. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) estimates there
were 26.4 million business tax returns in 2002; however, this
number may overestimate the number of firms, as one busi-
ness can operate more than one taxable entity.
   IRS estimates the number of sole proprietorships (roughly
equivalent to nonemployers) increased by 1.9 percent in 2001
and by 2.7 percent in 2002. Census data show there were 5.7
million firms with employees and 16.5 million without
employees in 2000. Applying the sole proprietorship growth
rates to the nonemployer figures and similar Department of
Labor growth rates to the employer figures produces the 22.9
million figure.

How many businesses open and close
each year?
Estimates for businesses with employees indicate there
were 550,100 new firms and 584,500 closures (both about
10 percent of the total) in 2002.

  Starts and Closures of Employer Firms, 1990-2002
New Firms
Firm Closures
e = Estimate using percentage changes in similar data provided by the U.S.
Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration

Sources: U.S. Bureau of the Census; Administrative Office of the U.S.
Courts; U.S. Department of Labor. Employment and Training Administration.

How many new jobs do small firms create?

In 1999-2000 (according to the most recent data), small
businesses created three-quarters of U.S. net new jobs
(2.5 million of the 3.4 million total). The small  business
share varies from year to year and reflects economic trends.
Over the decade  of the 1990s, small business net job creation
fluctuated between 60 and 80 percent.
   Moreover, according to a new Bureau of the Census
working paper, start-ups in the first two years of  operation
accounted for virtually all of the net new jobs in the economy.

Sources: U.S. Bureau of the Census; Administrative Office of the U.S.
Courts; Endogenous  Growth and Entrepreneurial Activity in Cities by Zoltan
). Acs and Catherine  Armington, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Bureau
of the Census, Working Paper #CES-WP-03-2, January 2003.
The SBA's Office of Advocacy was created by an act of Congress in 1976 to protect, strengthen, and effectively represent the nation's small
businesses within the federal government. As part of this mandate, the office conducts policy studies and economic research on issues of con-
cern to small business and publishes data on small business characteristics and contributions. For instant access to small business resources,
statistics, and research, visit the Office of Advocacy's home page at

What is small firms' share of employment?
The small business share of employment has remained
steady at 50 percent. Although small firms create more than
half of net new jobs, some small firms will become large firms
as new jobs are created. Of 114.1 million nonfarm private sec-
tor workers in 2000, small firms with fewer than 500 workers
employed 57.1 million, large firms, 56.9 million. Smaller
firms with fewer than 100 employees employed 40.9 million.

What is the survival rate for new  firms?
Two-thirds of new employer firms survive at  least two
years, and about half survive at least four years. Owners
of about one-third of the  firms that closed said their firm was
successful at closure. Major factors in a firm's remaining
open include an ample supply of capital, the fact that a firm
is large enough to have employees, the owner's  education
level, and the owner's  reason for starting the firm in the first
place, such as freedom for family life or wanting to be one's
own boss.
    Business survival also varies by industry and demograph-
ics. The industry with the highest 1992-1996 survival rate for
firms owned by white non-Hispanics was oil and gas extrac-
tion (82 percent survival  rate over the four-year period).
African Americans were  most successful in legal services (79
percent), and Hispanic and Asian Americans in  health servic-
es (66 percent and 76 percent, respectively).
Sources: Business Success: Factors Leading to Surviving and Closing
Successfully by Brian Headd, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Bureau of
the Census, Working Paper #CES-WP-01 -01, January 2001; Advocacy-funded
research by Richard }. Boden (Research Summary #204).

How are small businesses financed?
About 82.5 percent of small firms used some form of credit
in 1998. Small firms use many different sources of capital,
including their own savings, loans from family and friends,
and business loans from financial institutions.  Credit cards,
credit lines, and vehicle loans are the most often used types of
credit. Commercial banks are the leading suppliers of credit,
followed by owners and finance companies.

      Small Firms using Financial Services, 1998
     (Percent reporting use of various types of credit)
Credit Type
Any Credit
Credit Types
Credit Cards
Credit Cards
Total Small






Minority- and



 Source: Tabulation from Survey of Small Business Finances, 1998, from the
 Federal Reserve Board.

 What role do women, minority, and veter-
 an entrepreneurs play in the economy?
 •  Women owned 5.4 million businesses that generated $819
 billion in revenues, employed more than 7 million workers,
and had nearly SI50 billion in payroll in 1997. About three-
quarters were sole proprietorships with receipts under $50,000.
• Of U.S. firms in 1997, 5.8 percent were owned by
Hispanic Americans, 4.4 percent by Asian Americans, 4.0
percent by African Americans, and 0.9 percent by American
Indians. Of total minority-owned business receipts, Asian
American-owned businesses earned more than 51 percent;
Hispanic Americans, 31 percent; African Americans, 12 per-
cent; and American Indians, 6 percent.
• Veteran self-employed people numbered about 1.6 million
or 14 percent of all U.S. self-employed in 2001.

Sources: Advocacy publications - Women in Business, 2001; Dynamics of
Women-Operated Sole Proprietorships, 1990-1998; Minorities in Business,
2001; veteran self-employment data from a special tabulation of the Current
Population Survey.

How do regulations affect small firms?

Very small firms with fewer than 20 employees spend 60
percent more per employee than larger firms to comply
with federal regulations. Small firms spend twice as much
on tax compliance as their larger counterparts.

       Cost of Federal Regulations by Firm Size,
             All Business Sectors (Dollars)
Type of Cost per Employee for Firms with:
Regulation <20 Employees 500+ Employees
All Federal Regulation
Tax Compliance
 Source: The Impact of Regulatory Costs on Small Firms, an Advocacy-funded
 study by W. Mark Crain and Thomas D. Hopkins, August 2001 (Research
 Summary #207).

 Whom do I contact about regulations?

 To submit comments on proposed regulations, send email
 to To  follow up on regulatory enforce-
 ment issues, email

 How can I get more information?
 For more detailed information from the Office of
 Advocacy, visit Sign up at for email delivery of news releases,
 The Small Business Advocate newsletter, small business
 research findings and statistics, and regulatory communications.
    Office of Advocacy economic research can be found at Specific points of interest include:
 •  Firm size  data (static/dynamic for the U.S., states and met-
 ropolitan statistical areas):
 •  Small firm lending studies (1994-present):
 •  State economic profiles (1998-present):
 •  The Small Business Advocate monthly newsletter (1996-
    Direct other questions  to (202) 205-6533 or via e-mail to

                 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 hi 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           •  Members are small business owners/operators
    federal agencies' compliance and enforcement           •  Report to the National Ombudsman about
    actions                                              comments and issues specific to their regions
•  Reviews small businesses' comments                  •  Provide input regarding federal agency
•  Rates federal agencies on their responsiveness to           compliance activities affecting small entities in
     small businesses' comments                             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

Regions/Members July, 2003
Region 1
Larry S. Schneider
Coldwell Banker
324 Mills Road
Newcastle, ME 04553
Region 2.
W. Timothy Howes
Howes & Howes
26 Anderson Street
Raritan, NJ 08869
Region 3
Frank A. Ursomarso, Sr.
Union Park Automotive
Group, Inc.
P. O. Box 2508
Wilmington, Delaware 19805
(302) 573 5202
Region 4
George Dobbins, Jr.
Southern Communications
Five North Third Street
Memphis, TN 38103
Region 5.
Lloyd E. Falconer
Seward Screw Products, Inc.
16377 Third Street
P: 815-247-8411
Region 6.
Harold McAlpine
Christmas Tree Farm
197 Christmas Tree Land
Bismark,AR 71929
Region 7.
Clark D. Stewart
Butler National Corp
19920 W 161" Street
Olathe, K.S 66062
Region 8.
Salvador Gomez. Jr.
Source One Management ,lnc
1225 17*31
Suite 1500
Denver. CO 80202
(303) 832-8600
Region 9.
Robert L. Gore
Becker Realty Corporation
50 S. Jones Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89 107
(949) 260-8070
Region 10.
Carl Grossman
Public Private Partnerships,
4800 SW Macadam Avenue,
Suite 309
Portland. OR 97239
LeoR. Blais
Pawtuxet Valley Prescription
85 Sandy Bottom Road
Coventry, RI 02816
Eric Jenkusky
Spark Management Resources
1 12 Central Avenue
Oneonta, NY 13820
Felix J. Jackson
DataProbe Technical Service
9722 Graffs Mill Dr., Suite
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(443)-83 1-3047
Douglas McFarland
Radio Station 98.9 -
926 Trowman Lane
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464
Lyle J. Clemenson
Clemenson Enterprises, Inc
PO Box 406
Brookly Park, MN 55445
Mary Ann Weems
Weems Galleries and Framing
2509 Don Juan Loop, N.E.
Albuquerque, NM 871 12
Paul Kinyon
Realty Advisors LLC
4800 N. River Blvd. NE, Ste
Cedar Rapids. IA 5241 1
James J. Larsen
Sioux Steam Cleaner Corp
One Sioux Plaza
Beresford, SD 57004
Frank T. Ballesteros
PPEP Microbusiness &
1100E. Ajo Way, ซ09
Tucson, AZ 857 13
Milford E. Terrell
DeBest Plumbing &
Mechanical, Inc
1 1 477 W. President Dr.
Boise, ID 83713
(208) 322-4844
James M. Knott, Sr.
Riverdale Mills Corporation
456 Hill Street
Whitinsville, MA 01588

Doug Hilbert
Professional Technical
3001 Coolidge Rd, Ste 403
East Lansing, MI 48823
(517)333-9363, Ext. 12
A. Joseph Shepard
Regent Capital Partners, Inc.
661 1 Hillcrest Avenue, #501
Dallas, TX 75205-1301
Jeanette Prenger
ECCO Select
3101 Broadway, Suite 460
Kansas City, MO 641 11
Michael Stransky, FAIA
375 West 200 South, Ste 100
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Patricia A. Chevalier
Blue Hawaiian Helicopters
105 Kahului Heliport
Kahului, HI 96732
Shiao-Yen Wu
9500 Roosevelt Way NE
No. 100
Seattle, WA 98 115
David A. Tibbetts
Smith, Segel, & Sowalsky
50 Congress Street
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02 109
(508) 234-7804

Martin L. Shaffer
American Vending
8 Army Road
Clarksburg, WV 26301 23219
R. Bruce McCrory
Kiker Corporation
3150 Lees Lane
Mobile, AL 36693-5227

Jose Cuevas, Jr.
1701 N. Big Spring Street
Midland, TX 79701
James J. Ziebarth
RR l.Box 14A
Wilcox, NE 68982

' Barry M. Gold
Barry M. Gold & Co.
2402 Michelson, Ste 225
Irvine, CA 926 12- 1323
Michael Dahmer
Systems Associates, Inc.
573 Glacier Drive (PO Box
Jerome, ID 83338
Laura L. Monica
High Point Communications Group
553 Route 3A Bldg 3
Bow, OH 03304-3242

Pamela Mazza
Piliero, Mazza & Pargament
888 17th St. NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006
Paul Hsu, Ph.D.
Manufacturing Technology, Inc.
70 Ready Avenue, N.W.
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 664-6007

Nikki Sells
Express Personnel Services
2045 S. Waverly
Springfield, MO 65804

**=Vice Chair


EPA's Office Of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance uses several policies to respond to the environmental compliance needs
of small business.


EPA's Small Businesses Compliance Policy (SBO Items # 1-13 and B-22) provides small businesses with incentives to participate
in compliance assistance activities and programs, or conduct environmental audits.  Under this policy, EPA will eliminate or
reduce civil penalties provided the small business satisfies all of the following four criteria:
•       The small business voluntarily discovers a violation. Violations may be discovered by the business through participation
        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. The disclosure must be sent in writing to EPA or
        the appropriate State or 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 serious 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.
Contact: Jonathan Binder at (202) 564-2516. Policy is available by calhng (800) 368-5888 or online at'ance/mcentives/srnallbusiness/index.html.


EPA's Policy on Incentives for Self-Policing: Discovery, Disclosure, Correction and Prevention of Violations (commonly known
as the EPA Audit Policy) (SBO Item #1-13) 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 realized as a result of noncompliance.
Contact: Jon Silberman at (202) 564-2429. Policy is available by calling (800) 368-5888 or online at


EPA's Enforcement Response Policy (SBO Item # 1-13) provides 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 Enforcement Response 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.
 Contact:  Jonathan Binder at (202) 564-2516.  Policy is available by calling (800) 368-5888 or online at

                     EPA's Small Business Compliance Policy

Purpose of the Policy

        The 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 encourages small businesses to learn about environmental compliance and pollution prevention
        through the wide range of training, checklists, mentoring, and other activities 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.

Who Qualifies to Use the Policy

•       The Policy defines a small business 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.

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

         Q      Corrections Period - the business corrects the violation and remedies any damage associated with
                 the violation within 180 davs 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.

         O      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 has not used the 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;
                  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.

         Please see the actual Policy for more specifics on the criteria and on ineligible violations.

         *In the rare instance where the small business has obtained a significant economic benefit from the
         violations) (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 June 2003, EPA has never sought to collect economic benefit since the Policy was
        originally issued in 1996.

Applicability to States and Tribes

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

Information and Location of the Policy

•       For questions about the Policy contact Jonathan Binder at (202) 564-2516. The policy is available by
        calling (800) 368-5888 or on-line at Information
        about using the Policy and the types of violations that have been disclosed and any disclosures that have
        prompted EPA to collect economic benefit are posted 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 the Policy.
EPA Regional Contacts
                Policy Contacts
                                                Small Business Liaison
Region 1:
Region 2:
Region 3:
Region 4:
Region 5:
Region 6:
Region 7:
Region 8:
Region 9:
Joel Blumstein
Ronald Lockwood
Frank Fritz
Angela Blackwell
Carol Baschon
Bertram Frey
Tinka Hyde
Jodi Swanson-Wilson
Marcia Moncrieffe
Efren Ordonez
Charles Sheehan
Becky Dolph
David Rochlin
Leslie Guinan
George Hays
Brian Riedel
Dwight Peavey
Ronald Lockwood
David Byro
Annette Hill
Glynis Zywicki
David Gray
Jan Lambert
Maureen Kiely
Angela Baranco-Mason
Region 10:
Meg Silver
Robyn Meeker

                EPA'S REVISED AUDIT POLICY - Effective May 11, 2000
General Information

Formal Tide:     "Incentives for Self-Policing:
               Discovery, Disclosure, Correction and
               Prevention of Violations"

Citation:        65 FR 19,617 (April 11, 2000)

Web Site:
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 discover}' - 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
Voluntary discovery, that is, not through a legally
required monitoring, sampling or auditing procedure.

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

Independent discovery and disclosure, before EPA
likely would have identified the violation through its ow
investigation or based on information provided by a
Correction  and remediation within 60 calendar days,!
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 year;
or those that have occurred as part of a pattern of
violations within the  past 5 years at another facility(ies)
owned or operated by the same company; if the facility
has been newly acquired,  the existence of a violation
prior to acquisition does not trigger the repeat violation
 Certain types of violations are ineligible - those thai
 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
 Silberman at (202) 564-2429.

                     The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has
sponsored partnerships with industry, academic institutions, environmental
groups, and other agencies to establish Compliance Assistance Centers
for 13 industry & government sectors.  These resources can help you
understand your environmental obligations, improve compliance,
and find cost-effective ways to comply.
Visit all  Centers  at  www.assistancecenters  .net
Border Center: A web site for
businesses importing hazardous waste
across the U.S.- Mexico Border, with
information to help them understand &
Construction Industry Compliance
Assistance Center. An environmental
compliance assistance web site for
contractors and builders/developers.

CCAR-GreenLink: Helps the auto
service and repair community identify
common sense ways to comply with
environmental regulations.
ChemAlliance: Provides innovative web
site features to direct chemical
manufacturers to compliance assistance
information and resources.

Environmental Compliance for
Automotive Recyclers: Provides plain
language explanation of environmental
regulations affecting automotive

Local Government Environmental
Assistance Network: Serves as the
"first-slop-shop" by providing EMS,
planning and regulatory information for
local government officials.
                       • l .{ AN
 For more information, contact Tracy Back,
 202-564-7076 or e-mail:
 back. tracy@epa .gov
                                       National Agriculture Compliance
                                       Assistance Center (Ag Center): Serves
                                       as the "first stop" for environmental
                                       compliance information for the
                                       agriculture community

                                       National Metal Finishing Resource
                                       Center: Provides comprehensive
                                       environmental compliance and technical
                                       assistance to the metal finishing
                                       industry.              ."g"A^
                                    IIIf*'  t\,

                                       Paints & Coatings Resource Center
                                       Provides regulatory compliance and P2
                                       information to organic coating facilities, i
                                       Printed Wiring Board Resource
                                       Center  Provides regulatory compliance
                                       and P2 information to printed wiring
                                       board manufacturers,   t^—\/\f
                                    JPWBRC __

                                       Printers National Environmental
                                       Assistance Center (PNEAC): Provides
                                       compliance and P2 information, as well
                                       as two e-mail discussion groups.
                                                                    rM Si
                                       Transportation Environmental
                                       Resource Center (TERC): Provides
                                       compliance information for air, shipping.
                                       barging, rail, and trucking
                                                           TRANS Si
                                        FedSite: Serves as the "first stop" for
                                        information about environmental laws
                                        and regulations that affect Federal
                                        departments and agencies.



                                 EPA SMALL BUSINESS OMBUDSMAN

Toll Free                        Local and DC Area                              Fax
(800) 368-5888                    (202) 566-2855                                  (202) 566-2848

  smallbiz.ombudsman(ฃ),	Homepage

EPA Web Pages and Hotlines                                             Phone Number

•   National Service Center for Environmental Publications	  800-490-9198
        ( 	  513-489-8190
•   Indoor Air Quality Information Clearinghouse	  800-438-4318
•   Radon	  800-767-7236
•   EPA Energy Star 	  888-782-7937
•   Clean Air Technology Center 	  919-541-0800 (English)
        (	  919-541-1800 (Spanish)
•   Office of Transportation and Air Quality	  734-214-4333
•   Emission Measurement Center 	  919-541-0200
•   Stratospheric Ozone Information 	  800-296-1996
•   Acid Rain (emission trading, auctions, Information)	  202-564-9620
•   Safe Drinking Water Hotline	  800-426-4791
        (w w w.
•   National Small Flows Clearinghouse (WV Univ)	  800-624-8301
•   Storm Water Phase II Information	  866-352-7755
•   Water Resource Center 	  202-566-1729
•   National Solid & Hazardous Waste Ombudsman 	  800-262-7937
        Washington Metro Area	  202-566-2920
•   Wetlands Information 	  800-832-7828
•   U.S. EPA RCRA, Superfund & Underground Storage Tanks Hotline	  800-424-9346
        Washington Metro Area	  703-412-9810
•   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
•   Bio-Pesticide Contact	  703-305-7973
•   National Pesticide Information Center	  800-858-7378
•   EPA Waste Wise/Waste Reduction	  800-372-9473
•   Office of Environmental Justice Information Line 	  800-962-6215
•  Chemical Emergency Preparedness, Prevention & Response Office	  202-564-8600
     (CEPPO) Small Business Liaison
•  Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 	  800-490-9194
•  EPA Inspector General (IG) 	  888-546-8740
•  Compliance Assistance Centers	  202-564-7076
•  Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization	  202-564-4100


OTHER WEBSITES & HOTLINES                    Phone Number

• Small Business Environmental Home Page	(412) 992-5349
• Recycling Hotline	(800) 253-2687
• National Technical Information Service (NTIS)	(800) 553-6847
    (  	(703) 605-6000
• National Response Center for reporting oil spills and hazardous	(800) 424-8802
    substance releases
    Washington Metro Area	(202) 267-2675
• Department of Energy (DOE)-National Alternative Fuels Hotline	(800) 423-1363
• Energy-efficiency & Renewable Energy Clearinghouse  	(800) 363-3732
    (Operated by the DOE)
• DOT-Hazardous Materials	(800) 467-4922
• CHEMTREC Chemical Transportation Emergency Line, operated by  	(800) 262-8200
    Chemical Manufacturers Association
• Center for Management Courses on ISO 9000/14000	(800) 745-5565
• National Lead Technical Information Center	(800) 424-5323
• Small  Business Administration 	(800) 827-5722
• Regulatory Fairness Boards (SBA)	(888) 734-3247
• Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) 	(800) 321-6742
    (Worker Safety Referral Services)
• American Lung Association	(800) 577-LUNG
• Consumer Product Safety Commission	(800) 638-2772
• Radon Auto Emission & Sun Safety (National Safety Council)	(800) 557-2366
• INFOTERRAAJSA	(202) 566-0544
• Government Printing Office  	(202) 512-1800
• National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health	(800) 356-4674
• National Environmental Service Center (Water)	(800) 624-8301
    ( homepage.html)
• American Association of Poison Control Centers	(800) 222-1222


REGION  1     CT, ME, MA, NH, Rl, 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          (303)312-6262
          9    AZ, CA, HI, NV, GU                 Angela Baranco-Mason   (415)947-4262
          10    AK,ID,OR,WA                    Robyn Meeker          (206)553-7154

                                                                January 2004
Office of Air and Radiation
Air Control Technology Assistance Center
Dennis Doll (Satellite Broadcasts/Training)
Jerry Lawson (Energy Star - Small Business)
Karen Blanchard (Program Review)
Kim Teal (Coatings Rules)
Lalit Banker (Federal Small Business Assistance)
Racqueline Shelton (New Source Review Program)
State SBO/SBAP CAAA Section 507 Contacts
Steven Hitte (Title V Deferrals)
Tom Eagles (Regulatory Steering Committee)

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 (Environmental Management Systems)
John Flowers (Water Alliance for Voluntary Efficiency)
Kitty Miller (Regulatory Steering Committee)
Marta Jordan (Concentrated Aquatic Animal Production)
Michael Osinki (Point of Contact for Small Systems)
Paul Shriner (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 U)

Office of Prevention, Pesticides & Toxic Substances
Angela Hofmann (Regulatory Steering Committee)
Beth Anderson (Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange)
Bob Torla (Biopesticides Ombudsman)
Chris Kent (Pollution Prevention/P2 State Coordinator)
David Giamporcaro (OPPT Industry/Small Business Liaison)
Deborah Savage (Tellus Institute/Environmental Accounting)
John Myers (Reg-in-a-Box)
Karen Chu (Design for the Environment)
Lena Ferris (Pollution Prevention)
Linda Arrington (Pesticides Ombudsman)
Michael Hardy (Antimicrobial Ombudsman)
Priscilla Flattery (General)
Sandy Evalenko (SBREFA Panels)
State P2 Technical Assistance Programs
Separate listing
Separate listing

Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
Anita Cummings (Waste Minimization)
Breeda Reilly (112r Risk Management Plans, EPCRA 311-312,
 and Integrated Contingency Plan-"One Plan")
Carolyn Offutt (Superfund Brochures)
Gerain Perry (Regulatory Steering Committee)
Jackie Tenusak (General)
Linda Garczynski (Brownsfield)
Patricia Washington (OSWER Brochures)
EPA Regional Public Liaison for Superfund, RCRA, OSWER
  Issues (formerly Regional Superfund RCRA Ombudsmen)
Terry Grist (Recycling)
Sammy Ng (Underground Storage Tanks)

Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
Jonathan Binder (Small Business Policy)
Melissa Marshall  (SBREFA 222 RegFair program)
Barry Hill (Environmental Justice)
Beth Cavalier (Supplemental Environmental Compliance)
Brian Moss (Homeland Security)
David Nielsen (UST Enforcement)
Gerard C. Kraus (Regulatory Steering Committee)
James Edward (Compliance Assistance General)
Joanne Berman (Compliance Assistance Plan)
Jon Silberman (Audit Policy)
Karin Leff (Compliance Assistance-Cross Cutting Issues)
Rochele Kadish (Compliance Assistance Measurement)
Lynn Vendinello (Performance Measurement)
Nicholas Targ (Environmental Justice)
Richard Satterfield (Audit Protocols)
Robert Knox (Environmental Justice)
Tracy Back (Compliance Assistance Centers)

Office of Research and Development
Connie Bosma (Steering Committee)
Jim Gallup (Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR)
Theresa Harten (Environmental Technology Verification)

Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relation
Reynold Meni (Small Business Issues)
Mark Stevens (Legislative Counsel)
Paul Guthrie (Regulatory Steering Committee)

Separate listing


Office of General Counsel
Debbie Dalton (Dispute Resolution/Reg-Neg)                  202-564-2913
Hale Hawbecker (Small Business)                            202-564-5546
James Nelson (General)                                     202-564-5532
Mark Kataoka (Regulatory Steering Committee)                202-564-5584

Office of Administration and Resources Management
 & Office of Acquisition Management
Conine Sisneros (Competition Advocate)                      202-564-4321
Judy F. Davis (Acquisition Management)                      202-564-4310
Len Bechtel (Regulatory Steering Committee)                  202-564-1867

Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Patricia Durrani (National Training Officer)                    202-564-4386
Jeanette Brown (Procurement Opportunities)                   202-564-4100

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)
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)                     202-566-1640
Gail Froiman (PBT Rule Implementation Guidance)             202-566-0677
I Mei Chan (Regulatory Steering Committee)                  202-566-2103
John Dombrowski (TRI Compliance Assistance)                202-566-0742
Rick Westlund (Paperwork Reduction Act)                     202-566-1682

Office of State/Local Relations
Andy Hanson (Regulatory Steering Committee)                 202-564-3664
Janice Berry-Chen (Small Communities)                      202-564-7202
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 (Regulatory & Policy  Review)            202-564-7253
Angela Suber (Outreach and Assistance Coordinator)            202-566-2827
Brett Snyder (Small Business Economics)                      202-566-2261
Catherine Tunis (Voluntary Programs/Measurement/Recognition)  202-566-2830
Cheryl Hawkins (Voluntary Programs)                        202-566-2803

Chris Knopes (Project XL)                                  202-566-2165
Dan Fiorino (Performance Incentives)                         202-566-2869
Daniel Eddinger (Innovative Approaches)                      202-566-2820
Elsa Bishop (Marketing Communities & Training)              202-566-2824
Geoff Anderson (Smart Growth)                             202-566-2832
George Wyeth (Environmental Management Systems)           202-566-2203
Gerald Filbin (Community-based Environmental Protection)      202-5 66-2182
Greg Ondich (Environmental Results Program)                 202-566-2215
Jay Benforado (Environmental Innovations)                    202-566-2800
James Malcolm (Hazardous Waste/Pesticides-TRI-EPCRA)     202-566-2821
Joan Crawford  (SBREFA Issues)                             202-564-6568
Julie Spyres (Performance Track)                             202-566-2885
Karen Brown (Small Business Ombudsman,                   202-566-2816
 Small Business Point of Contact & CAA 507 Programs)
Ken Munis (Regulatory Steering Committee)                   202-564-6581
Lanelle Wiggins (Economist-Natl. Ctr for Env. Economics)      202-566-2372
Larry Tessier (Asbestos/LeaoVRadon/Indoor Air/Mold)           202-566-2829
Pat Bonner 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)     202-566-2954
Sandy Germann (Speech Writer/Innovations)                   919-541 -3061
Stuart Miles-McLean (Regulatory & Policy Review)            202-564-65 81
Tom Nakley (Water/Agriculture)                             202-566-2826

Regional Small Business Program Coordinators
DwightPeavey            (Region 1)                      617-918-1829
Ronald Lockwood          (Region 2)                      212-637-3413
David Byro                (Region 3)                 800-228-8711/(215) 814-5563
Annette Hill               (Region 4)                      404-562-8287
Glynis Zywicki            (Region 5)                      312-886-4571
David Gray                (Region 6)                 800-887-6063 (214) 665-2200
Jan Lambert               (Region 7)                      913-551-7768
Maureen Kiely            (Region 8)                      303-312-6262
Angela Baranco-Mason     (Region 9)                      415-947-4262
Robyn Meeker            (Region 10)                     206-553-7154

Regional Regulatory Contacts
Robyn McCarville          (Region 1)                      617-918-1182
OlgaMaisonet            (Region 2)                      212-637-3572
Marilyn Fisher            (Region 3)                      215-814-5263
Annette Hill               (Region 4)                      404-562-8287
Terry Stanuch              (Region 5)                      312-886-8044
LeticiaLane               (Region 6)                      214-665-7202
Alice Todd                (Region 7)                      913-551-7304
Sonya Moore              (Region 8)                      303-312-6825
Elizabeth Armour          (Region 9)                      415-947-4264
Robyn Meeker            (Region 10)                     206-553-7154


Compliance Assistance Coordinators
Mary Dever
Deborah Meyer
Betty Barnes
Delane Anderson
Linda Mangrum
Bonnie Romo
Carol Levalley
Liz Rogers
Angela Baranco
Robyn Meeker
(Region 1)
(Region 2)
(Region 3)
(Region 4)
(Region 5)
(Region 6)
(Region 7)
(Region 8)
(Region 9)
(Region 10)
                   Energy Star for Small Businesses Can Help You Save
                   Energy and Money
Energy Star has free information on its web site geared especially for small businesses
( that helps owners and operators cut utility bills by
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equipment that will use less energy, and if a small business joins as an voluntary Energy Star
partner, they can download or have mailed a free 100-page guide, "Putting Energy into Profits."
Partnership is free, requires no reporting, no required efficiency upgrade, and your individual use
of the web site is not tracked. (Energy Star does not use cookies on its site.) The business is
under no obligation, will not be contacted unless they ask, and their information will not be
supplied to anyone.  Sign-up entitles businesses to  call engineers toll-free at 1-888 STAR YES,
and/or to send questions by email for free tech support, calculations, money-saving strategies and
information.  Small business owners who have used the web site and free help line have cut
utility bills by up to 30%.  Energy Star Partners may submit a "success story" for public
recognition and consideration for annual awards. Nearly 9,000 small businesses and
congregations have already signed up as Partners as of December, 2003. Saving energy helps the
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                                    Small  Business
                              Assistance   Programs
 Sorring Small Bui
 Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Environmental Compliance Assistance Program,
 507 Programs, Compliance Assistance Provider, Technical Assistance Programs, Small Business
 Assistance Programs - many different names; all describing the same program.

 Section 507 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 required each state to create a program to
 help small businesses understand and comply with air pollution regulations.  Congress did this to
 provide a resource for smaller businesses previously unaffected by environmental requirements.
 Around the country, each  state, two territories, and the District of Columbia now house a free,
 non-regulatory assistance programs consisting of three components:
Small Business Assistance
Provides the detailed
technical assistance, publi-
cations, and tools to help
small businesses come into
or remain in compliance with
environmental regulations.

Compliance Advisory
Advisory panel made up of
small business owners and
representatives appointed
by state Governors and
Legislatures to consult and
advise on SBAP program

Small Business
An advocate acting on
behalf of small businesses
as it relates to
environmental issues.

           How Small Is a Small Business?
           -100 or fewer individuals - Clean Air Act definition; Other acts include other definitions
           - 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;
           - Typical customers of the program usually employ less than 25 individuals.
             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
             - Health Departments
Size of the Programs
The number of individuals in the SBAP/SBO
programs varies from 0-40 depending on the
particular state. The average SBAP operates
with a staff of two.
Program Budgets
ets range from $0 to
$2,000,000. About 98%
of the programs operate
with budgets less than

Steering the Future of the SBAPs
In 1995, the SBAPs formed a
Steering committee to help encour-  >>/
age better communication around
the  country between the state pro-
grams and EPA.
One representative and an alternate
from each EPA region serves on the Steering
Committee. Committee representatives partici-
pate in monthly conference calls, serve as conduits
for information to other assistance providers in
the  region, and act as focal points of contact to
disseminate information  to and from the SBAP
service providers. The Steering Committee pro-
vides a vehicle for identifying and resolving prob-
lems faced by the SBAPs.
               EPA Small Business Division
             Office ofPoScy, 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
        2004 Steering Committee
    Representatives and Alternates
Region 1:     Ron Dyer (ME)
            Judy Micro (VT)
Region 2:     Jasmine Blyden (VI)

Region 3:     Richard Rasmussen (VA)
            Terry Polen (WV)
Region 4:     Tony Pendola (NC)
            Willie Morgan (SC)
Region 5:     Phyllis Strong (MN)
            Renee Lesjak Bashel (Wl)

Region 6:     Darren Morrissey (AR)
            Larry Lashley (LA)
Region 7:     Dan Mickey (IA)
            Tom Franklin (NE)

Region 8:     Nick Melliadis (CO)
            Dan Clark (WY)

Region 9:     Robert White CA)
            Terrell Ferreira (CA)
Region 10:    Sally Tarowsky (ID)
            Linda Hayes-Gorman (OR)

        Chairman:  Mark Shanahan (OH)

        Vice Chairman:  Ron Dyer (ME)

                 State Small Business Ombudsman/Small Business Assistance Programs

 Gary Ellis, (SBO)
 Office of Education and Outreach
 AL Department of Environmental
 P.O. Box 30 1463
 Montgomery, AL 36130-1463
 334-394-4383 (F)
 800-533-2336 (N)

 Mike Sherman (SBAP)
 Air Division
 AL Department of Environmental
 P.O. Box 30 1463
 Montgomery, AL 36130-1463
 334-279-3044 (F)
 800-533-2336 (N)


 Bill Smyth (SBO)
 610 University Avenue
 Fairbanks, AK 99709
 907-45 1-21 88 (F)
 800 520-2332 (S)


 Brian Davidson (SBO)
 Deputy Director, Air Quality
 1110 West Washington Street
 Phoenix, AZ 85007
 800-234-5677 (S)

 Emily Bonanni (SBAP)
 Compliance Section, Air Quality
 1110 West Washington Street
 Phoenix, AZ 85007
 800-234-5677 (S)


 Richard Polito (SBAP
 Mancopa County SBEAP
 1001 NT Central, Suite 500
 Phoenix, AZ 85004
 602-506-7303 (F)


 Ron Alexander (SBO/SBAP)
 Department of Environmental
 P.O. Box 89 13
 8001 National Drive
 Little Rock, AR 72219-8913
 501-682-0880 (F)
 888-233-0326 (N)
                   ar us

Kathleen Tschogl (SBO)
Air Resources Board
1001 1 St
P.O. Box 28 15
Sacramento, CA  95814
916-322-4737 (F)
800-272-4572 (S)
 Terrell D. Feirra (SBAP)
 Air Resources Board
 10011 St
 P.O. Box 2815
 Sacramento, CA 95814
 916-322-4737 (F)


 Anupom Ganguli (SBO)
 Pubfic Advisor
 South Coast Management District
 Small Business Ombudsman
 21865 E.Copley Drive
 Diamond Bar, CA 91765
 909-396-3335 (F)
 800-388-2121 (S)


 Nick Melliadis (SBO)
 4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South
 Denver, CO 80246-1530
 303-691-1979 (F)
 800-886-7689 (S)

 Joni Canterbury (SBAP)
 4300 Cherry Creek Drive, South
 Denver, CO 80246-1530
 303-782-0278 (F)


 Robert Kaliszewski (SBO)
 Small Business Ombudsman
 Department of Environmental
 79 Elm Street
 Hartford, CT  06106-5127
 860-424-4153 (F)

Jo-Ann Smith (SBAP)
Permit Assistance Office
 CT Department of Environmental
 79 Elm Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5127


Kim Finch (SBO/SBAP)
 89 Kings Highway
Dover.DE  19901
302-739-6242 00

Sandra Handon. (SBO)
DC Dept of HealnVEHA
Air Quality Division
51 N Street, N.E., 5* Floor
Washington, DC 20002
202 535-1371(F)
  Olivia Achuko (SBAP)
  Air Quality Division
  EHA/Department of Health
  51 N Street, NE, 5* Floor
  Washington, DC 20002
  202 535-2997


  William Davis (SBO)
  Small Business Ombudsman
  Bureau of Air Monitoring and
  Mobile Sources
  Division of Air Resources
  2600 Blair Stone Road, MS-5510
  Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
  850-922-6979 (F)
  800-722-7457 (S)

  Stephen McKeough (SBAP)
  FL SBAP Technical Advisor
  Division of Air Resources
  2600 Blair Stone Road, MS-5510
  Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400
  850-922-6979 (F)
  800-722-7457 (S)


  Anita Dorsey-Word (SBO)
  4244 International Parkway, Suite
  Atlanta, GA 30354
  1-877-427-6255 (Toll Free)

  Lee Tate (SBAP)
  4244 International Parkway, Ste
  404-463-7100 (F)


  Patrick Felling (SBO)
  Environmental Ombudsman
  Compliance Assistance Office
  Hawaii Department of Health
  PO Box 3378
  Honolulu, HI 96801
  808-586-7236 (F)

  Robert Tarn (SBAP)
  HI Department of Health
  Clean Air Branch
  PO Box 3378
  Honolulu, HI  96801
                 State Small Business Ombudsman/Small Business Assistance Programs

Rose Marie Wilmoth (SBO)
Air Quality Representative for
Small Business
Office of Commissioner
Department for Environmental
14 Reilly Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-2150, x!28
502-564-4245 (F)
800-926-8111 (N)
Gregory C. Copley (SBAP)
Kentucky Business Environmental
Assistance Program
Gatton College of Business and
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0034
859-323-1907 (F)
800-562-2327 (N)


Roger Ward (SBO)
P.O. Box 4301
 Baton Rouge, LA 70821
 225-219-3971  (F)
 800-259-2890 (S)
William McGowan (SBAP)
EOEA/ Office of
251 Causeway Street Suite 900,
8th Floor
Boston, MA 021 14
617 626-1095 (F)
 Dick Lehr (SBAP)
 Environmental Assistance Division
 Small Business Assistance
 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-4313
 225-219-3309 (F)
 800-259-2890 (S)


 Ron Dyer (SBO)
 Department of Environmental
 Office of Innovation and
 State House Station 17
 Augusta, ME  04333
 207-287-2814 (F)
 800-789-9802 (S)

 Julie M. Churchill (SBAP)
 Small Business Assistance
  State House Station 17
  Augusta, ME 04333
  207-287-2814 (F)


  Andrew Gosden (SBO/SBPA)
  MD Department of the
  1800 Washington Boulevard # 735
  Baltimore, MD 21230-1720
  410-537-4477 (F)
  800-633-6101 (S)
  agosden@mde .state


  Robert Donaldson (SBO)
  MA Department of Environmental
   1 Winter Street 8th Floor
  Boston, MA 02108

Susan Holben (SBO)
Business Services
Michigan Economic Development
300 North Washington Square
Lansing, Michigan  48913

Dave Fiedler (SBAP)
MDEQ Env Science and Services
P.O. Box 30457
Lansing, MI 48909
51 7-335-4729 (F)
800-662-9278 (N)


 Troy Johnson (SBAP)
 520 Lafayette Road
 St. Paul, MN 55155
 651-297-8701  (F)
 800-657-3938 (S)

 Jesse Thompson (SBO)
 Small Business Ombudsman
 2380 Hwy. 80 West
 P.O. Box 20305
 Jackson, MS 39289-1305
 601-961-5541 (F)
 800-725-6112 (N)

 Randy Wolfe (SBAP)
 Small Business Technical
 Assistance Dir.
 2380 Hwy. 80 West
 P.O. Box 20305
 Jackson, MS 39289-1305
 601-961-5541 (?)
  800-725-6112 (N)


  Byron Shaw (SBAP)
  Missouri DNR
  1659 E. Elm Street
  P.O. Box 176
  Jefferson City, MO 65102
  573-526-5808 (F)
  800-361-4827 (N)


  Bonnie Rouse (SBO)/(SBAP)
  P.O. Box 200901
   1520 E. 6th Avenue
  Helena, MT 59620-0901
  406-444-6836 (F)
   800-433-8773 (N)
Brian Spangler (SBAP)
Mgr Bus and & Asst Prog
Prevention Bureau
Montana Dept if Environ Qlty
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901
406-444-6836 (F)


Tom Franklin (SBO)/(SBAP)
Small Business & Public
PO Box 98922
Lincoln, NE  68509-8922
402-471-2909 (F)
877-253-2603 (N)


Marcia Manley (SBO/SBAP)
NV Division of Environmental
 333 West Nye Lane
 Carson City, NV 89706-0851
 775-687-5856 (F)
 800-992-0900, x4670 (S)


 Rudolph Cartier (SBO/SBAP)
 Air Resources Division
 Department of Environmental
 6 Hazen Drive
 Concord, NH 03301-2033
 603-271-1381 (F)
 800-837-0656 (S)


 Joe Constance (SBO)
 Small Business Ombudsman
 20 West State Street
 P. O. Box 820
 Trenton, NJ  08625-0820
 609-777-4097 (F)
 800-643-6090 (N)

 Ky Asral (SBAP)
  Small Business Assistance
  P.O. Box 423
  Trenton, NJ 08625-0423
  609-777-1330 (F)
  kasral@dep.state.nj .us


   Rita Trujillo (SBO)
   2048 Galisteo Street
   P.O. Box 26110
   Santa Fe, MM 87505
   505-827-1523 (F)
   800-224-7009 (N)
   Steve Dubyk (SBAP)
   2044 Galisteo
   Santa Fe, MM 87505
   505-827-1543 (F)
   1-800-224-7009 (N)


Keith Lashway (SBO)
Environmental Service Unit
SBEO Director
Environmental Ombudsman Unit
30 S Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12245
518-292-5886 (F)
800-782-8369 (N)

John P. McKeqn (SBAP)
Technical Advisory Services Division
Business Assistance Unit
NYS Environmental Facilities
625 Broadway
Albany, NY  12207-2997
518-486-9248 (F)
800-780-7227 (S)


Edythe McKinney (SBO)
NC DENR Customer Service Center
Small Business Assistance Program
 1640 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1640
 919-715-7468 (F)
 877-623-6748 (N)

 Tony Pendola (SBAP)
 NC DENR Customer Service Center
 Small Business Assistance Program
 1640 Mail Service Center
 Raleigh, NC 27699-1640
 919-715-7468 (F)
 877-623-6748 (N)


 Dana Mount (SBO)
 ND Dept of Health
  1200 Missouri Avenue
 P.O. Box 5520
 Bismarck, ND  58506
 701-328-5200 (F)
  800-755-1625 (S)

  Tom Bachman (SBAP)
  ND Dept. of Health
  1200 Missouri Avenue
  Division of Air Quality
  P.O. Box 5520
  Bismarck, ND  58506
  701-328-5200 (F)
  800-755-1625 (S)


  Mark Shanahan (SBO)
  Clean Air Resource Center
  50 West Broad Street, Room 1901
  Columbus, OH 43215-5985
  800-225-5051 („,

  Rick Carleski (SBAP)
  Lazarus Government Center
  P.O. Box 1049
   Columbus, OH 43216
   614-644-3681 (F)

                 State Small Business Ombudsman/Small Business Assistance Programs

Judy Duncan (SBO)
Director Customer Service
P.O. Box 1677
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1677
800-869-1400 <

Kyle Arthur (SBAP)
Department of Environmental
P.O. 1677
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-1677
405-702-1000 (F)
800-869-1400 (N)


Rich Grant (SBO)
Small Business Ombudsman
Office of Compliance and
OR Dept of Environmental
811SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

Linda Hayes-Gorman (SBAP)
Air Quality Business Assistance
Oregon Department of
Environmental Quality
2146 NE 4* Street
Bend, OR  97701
541-388-6146 x274
541-388-8283 (F)


Jeanne Dworetzky (SBO)
Small Business Ombudsman
PA Department of Environmental
Office of Pollution Prevention and
Compliance Assistance
RCSOB, 15th Floor
P.O. Box 8772
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772
717-783-2703 (F)

Jon Miller (SB AP)
PA Dep Bureau of Air Quality
400 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8468
717-772-2302 (F)
800-722-4743 (N)


Evelyn Rodriguez (SBAP)
Environmental Quality Board
Air Quality Program Director
PO Box 11488
Santurce.PR  00919

Phyllis T. Copeland, (SBO)
Small Business Ombudsam
SCDHEC - EQC Administration
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201-1708
803-896-8999 (F)
800-819-9001 (N)

James Robinson (SBAP)
Technical Assistance Engineer
SCDHEC - EQC Administration
2600 Bull St
Columbia, SC 29201-1708
800-819-9001 (N)
803-896-8999 (F)


Joe D. Nadenicek (SBO)
Small Business Ombudsman
Department of Environment &
Natural Resources
Joe Foss Building
523 East Capitol
Pierre, SD  57501
605-773-6035 (F)
800-438-3367 (S)

Rick Boddicker (SBAP)
Department of Environment &
Joe Foss Building
523 East Capitol
Pierre, SD  57501
605-773-5286 (F)


Linda Sadler (SBO/SBAP)
Small Business Environmental
Assistance  Prog.
LAC Annex, 8th Floor
401 Church Street
Nashville, TO 37243-1551
615-532-8007 (F)
800-734-3619 (N)
liflda sadlcr@state


Israel Anderson (SBO)
Small Business Advocate
TCEQ (Mail Code 112)
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
512-239-3165 (F)
800-447-2827 (N)

Tamra Shae-Oatman (SBAP)
Small Business & Local Govt Asst
Section Mgr
TCEQ (Mail Code 106)
P.O. Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711-3087
512-239-1065 (F)
800-447-2827 (N)
toatman@tceq.state.tx. us

Renette Anderson (SBO)
UT Department of Environmental
Office of the Small Business
168 North 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4810
801-536-4457 (F)
800-458-0145 (N)

Ron Recce (SBAP) Environmental
UT Department of Environmental
Division of Air Quality
150 North 1950 West
P.O. Box 144820
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4820
801-536-4099 (F)
(800) 270-4440 (N)


Judy Mirro (SBAP)
SB Compliance Assistance
VT DEC Environmental
Assistance Division
Laundry Building
103 South Main Street
Waterbury.VT 05671
802-241-3273 (F)
800-974-9559 (S)


John Daniel (SBO)
Programs Coordinator
VApepartment of Environmental
629 E. Main Street
P.O. Box 10009
Richmond, VA 23240
804-698-4510 (F)
800-592-5482 (S)

Richard Rasmussen (SBAP)
Small Business Assistance
VA Department of Environmental
629 E. Main street
P.O. Box 10009
Richmond, VA 23240
800-592-5482 Ext 4394 (S)


Marylyn A. Stapleton
SBTAP Program Adm.
V.I. Department of Planning &
Natural Resources
Environmental Protection
Division, SBAP
Terminal Bldg, 2nd Fl
Cyril E. King Airport
St Thomas, VI00802
(340) 774-3320, X5167
(340) 714-9528-9549 (F)

Bernard Brady (SBO/SBAP)
WA Department of Ecology
Air Quality Program
P.O. Box 47600
Olympia, WA  98504-7600
360-407-7534 (F)
bbra461 @ecy.


Terry L. Polen PE, QEP (SBO)
WV Department of Environmental
10 McJunkin Road
Nitro, WV  25143
304-759-05 lOext 341

Gene M. Coccari (SBAP)
Technical Specialist
Small Business Assistance Program
WV DEP, Division of Air Quality
7012 MacCorkle Avenue, SW
Charleston, WV 25304
304-926-3637 (F)
gcoccan @m ail.dep state,


Pam Christenson (SBO)
WI Small Business
Clean Air
 Assistance Program
P.O. Box 7970 - 6™ FLOOR
201 West Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53707-7970
608-267-0436 (F)
800-435-7287 (N)

Renee Lesjak Bashel (SBAP)
WI Department of Commerce
PO Box 7970 e^FL
201 West Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53707-7970
608-267-0436 (F)
800-435-7287 (N)
rlesj akbashel@ commerce.state,


Dan Clark (SBO/SBAP)
Department of Environmental Quality
Small Business Ombudsman
HerscblerBldg. 4-W
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-3610 (F)
dclark@state.wy .us

Brian Lovett (SBAP)
Department of Environmental Quality
Technical Assistance Program
Herschler Bldg. 4-W
122 W. 25* Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-3610 (F)

                    State  Pollution  Prevention  Technical  Assistance Programs
 Region 1
 US EPA Region 1
 Abby Swaine
 1 Congress St.
 Suite 1100 (SPP)
 Boston, MA 02214-2023
 Ph: 617/918-1841
 Fx: 617/918-1810

 NEWMOA - P2Rx Center
 Terri Goldberg
 129 Portland St, Suite 602
 Boston, MA 02114
 Ph: 617/367-8558
 Fx: 617-367-0449
 tgoldberg@newmoa. org

 Connecticut OEP
 Robert Kaliszeweski
 79 Elm St
 Hartford, CT 06106
 Ph: 860/424-3003
 Fx: 860/424-4153
 robert. kaliszeweski@po. state, ct. us

 Maine DEP
 Peter Cooke
 State House Station 17
 Augusta, ME 04333
 Ph: 207/287-7100
 Fx: 207/287-2814

 Massachusetts OTA
 Paul Richard
 251 Causeway St
 Boston, MA 02114
 Ph: 617/626-1042
 Fx: 617/6261095
 paul. richard@state. ma. us

 Toxics Use Reduction Institute
 Janet Clark
 One University Avenue
 Lowell. MA 01854
 Ph: 978/934-3346
 Fx: 978/934-3050
 clarkjan@turi. org

 New Hampshire DES
 Stephanie D'Agostino
 6 Hazen Drive
 Concord, NH 03301
 Ph: 603/271-6398
 Fx: 603/271-2867
Rhode Island OEM
Richard Enander
235 Promenade St.
Room 250
Providence, Rl 02908
Ph: 401/222-6822x4411
Fx: 401/227-3810
renander@dem.state. ri. us

Narragansett Bay Commission
James McCaughey
One Service Road
Providence. Rl 02905
Ph: 401/461-8848x352
Fx: 401/461-6540
ppr@narrabay. com

Vermont ANR
Gary Gulka
103 South Main St
Waterbury, VT 05671
Ph: 802/241-3626
garyg@dec. anr state vt. us

US EPA Region 2
Tristan Gillespie
290 Broadway (SPMMB)
New York, NY 10007
Ph: 212/ 637-3753
Fx: 212/637-3771
gi/tesp/e tristan@epa gov
 New Jersey DEP
 Jeanne Mroczko
 401 E State St, PO Box 423
 Trenton, NJ 08625
 Ph: 609/777-0518
jmroczko@dep. state, nj. us

 Laura Battista
 138 Warren St
 Newark, NJ 07102
 Ph: 973/642-7539

 New York DEC-P2 Unit
 Mary Werner
 625 Broadway
 Albany, NY 12233
 Ph: 518/402-9469
 Fx: 518/402-9470

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

 Region 3
 US EPA Region 3
 Jeff Burke
 1650 Arch St(3E100)
 Philadelphia PA 19103
 Ph: 215/814-2761
 Fx: 215/814-2782

 Delaware DNR
 Robert Palmer
 89 Kings Highway
 Dover, DE 19901
 Ph: 302/739-6400
 Fx: 302/739-6242
 robert.palmer@state. tie. us

 MD Dept of Environment
 Laura Armstrong
 1800 Washington Blvd
 Baltimore, MD21230
Ph: 410/537-4158
Fx: 410/537-4477
larmstrong@mde. us

 PA Dept of Environment
Eric Thumma
PO Box 8772
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8772
Ph. 717/783-0542
Fx: 717/783-2703

PA Env Assistance
Warren Weaver
 110 Barbara Bldg II
University Park, PA 16802
Ph: 717/948-6520
Fx. 717/948-6721

Virginia OEQ
Sharon K. Baxter
PO Box 10009
Richmond, VA 23240
Ph: 804/698-4344
Fx: 804/698-4264
skbaxter@deq state, va. us

West Virginia DEP
Dave Bassage
Charleston, WV 25304
Ph: 304/926-3647
Fx: 304/926-3637
dbassage@dep. state, wv. us
Region 4
US EPA Region 4
George Walker
61 Forsyth St SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: 410-305-2738
Fx: 410-814-2783
walker. george@epa. gov
Waste Reduction Resource Center - P2Rx
1639 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699
Ph: 919-715-6534
Fx: 919-715-1612

Alabama DEM - P2 Unit
Gary Ellis
PO Box 301463
Montgomery, AL 36130
Ph: 334/394-4352

Florida DEP - P2 Program
Julie Abcarian
2600 Blair Stone Road
Tallahassee. FL 32399
Ph: 850/488-0300
Fx: 850/921-8061
Julie. abcarian@dep. state, fi. us

Georgia DNR- P2AD
Jancie Hatcher
7 MLK Jr. Dr. Suite 450
Atlanta. GA 30334
Ph: 404/651-5120
Fx: 404/651-5130

Kentucky DEP
Matt Hackathom
14 Reilly Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
Ph: 502/564-6716

Kentucky P2 Center
Cam Metcalf
420 Lutz Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
Ph: 502/852-0965
Fx: 502/852-0964

Mississippi DEQ
Thomas Whitten
PO Box 10385
Jackson, MS 39289
Ph: 601/961-5241
Fx: 601/961-5703
tom-whitten@deq. us

North Carolina DEHNR
Gary Hunt
PO Box 29569
Raleigh, NC 27626
Ph. 919/715-6500
Fx: 919/715-6794

South Carolina DHEC
Robert Burgess
2600 Bull St
Columbia, SC 29201
Ph: 803/896-8986
burgesre@columb30. dhec. state, sc. us

Tennessee DEC
Karen Grubbs
401 Church St
Nashville. TN 37243
Ph: 615/532-0463

Region 5
US EPA Region 5
Phil Kaplan
77 W. Jackson Blvd (DW-8J)
Chicago, IL 60604
Ph: 312/353-4669
Fx: 312/353-4788

Great Lakes Regional P2 Roundtable -
P2Rx Center
One East Hazelwood Drive

Champaign,  IL 61820
Ph: 800/ 407-0261
 Illinois EPA
 Becky Lockart
 1021 N Grand Ave. East
 Springfield, IL 62794-9276
 Ph: 217/524-9642
 Fx: 217/557-2125

 Waste Management Research Center
 George VanderVelde
 One East Hazelwood Dr.
 Champaign, IL 61820
 Ph: 217/333-8569
 Fx: 217/333-8944
 gwelde@ wmrc. uiuc. edu

 Indiana DEM
 Marc Hancock
 150 W. Market St., Suite 703
 Indianapolis, IN 46204-2811
 Ph: 800/988-7901
 Fx: 317/233-5627

 Clean Manufacturing Tech & Safe
 Materials Institute
 Alice Smith
 2655 Yeager Rd. Suite 103
 West Lafayette,  IN 47906
 Ph: 765/463-4749

 Michigan DEQ
 Marcia Horan
 PO Box 30473
 Lansing, Ml 48909
 Ph. 517/373-9122
 Fx: 517/373-3675
 horanm@state. mi. us

 Minnesota (MN TAP)
 Cindy McComas
 200 Oak St, SE, Suite 350
 Minneapolis, MN 55455-2008
 Ph: 612/624-1330
 Fx: 612/624-3370

 MN Pollution Control
 Cindy Hilmoe
 520 Lafayette Road North
 St. Paul, MN 55155
 Ph: 651/296-7783
 Fx: 651/297-8676

 MN Office of Environmental Assistance
 David Cera
 520 Lafayette Road North
 St. Paul, MN 55155-4100
 Ph: 651/215-0240
 Fx: 651/297-8709

 Ohio EPA
 Michael Kelley
 P.O. Box 1049
 Columbus, OH 43216-1049
 Ph: 614.'644-3469
 Fx: 614/728-2807

 Center for Environment & Energy - CEE
 Steve Brachman
 161 W. Wise , Suite 6000 Milwaukee, Wl
 Ph: 414/227-3160
 Fx: 414/227-3165
 brachman@uwm. edu

 Wisconsin DNR
 Lynn Persson
 PO Box 7921
 Madison, Wl 53707
 Ph: 608/267-3763
 Fx: 608/267-0496
perssi@ dnr. state, wi. us
           This list is updated and maintained on the EPA P2 Home Page at

                   State  Pollution Prevention  Technical  Assistance  Programs
Region 6
US EPA Region 6
Joy Campbell (6ENXP)
1455 Ross Ave Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75202
Ph. 214/665-8036
Fx: 214/665-7446

Southwest P2 Information Center - P2Rx
Ed Gonzalez
Univ of Texas - El Paso
500 W. University
El Paso, TX 79968
Ph: 915/74 7-6273
Arkansas IDC
James Gilson
PO Box 8913
Little Rock, AR 72219-0744
Ph: 501/682-0923
Fx: 501/682-0880

Louisiana DEQ
Gary Johnson
PO Box 82263
Baton Rouge, LA 70884
Ph: 504/7650229

New Mexico Environment Department
PO Box 26110
St Francis Dr.
Santa Fe. NM 87502
Ph: 800/219-6157
grsen_2ia@nmenv state nm us

Oklahoma DEQ
Dianne Wilkins
707 N Robinson
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Ph: 405/702-9128
Fax: 405/702-9101

Texas NRCC
PO Box 13087 -MC112
Austin, TX 78711
Ph: 512/239-3144
Fx: 512/239-3165
kzarker@tnrcc.state.tx. us

Gulf Coast Hazardous Substance
Jack Hopper
PO Box 10613
Beaumont. TX 77710
Ph: 409/880-8785
Fx: 409/880-2397

Lower Colorado River Authority
Mark Johnson
PO Box 220
Austin. TX 78767-0220
Ph: 512/473-3200
Fx: 512/473-3579

Clean Texas
PO Box 13087
Austin, TX 78711
Ph: 512/239-3187
Fx: 512038-3165

Region 7
US EPA  Region 7
Chet McLaugWin
901 N. 5" St (ARTD/TSPP)
Kansas City, KS 66101
Ph: 913/551-7666
Fx: 913/551-7065
P2 Regional Information Center - P2Rx
Rick Yoder
1133 Famam St. Suite 230
Omaha. NE 68508
Ph: 402/595-2381
Fx:  402/595-2385
contact@p2ric. org

Iowa DNR
Scott van der Hart
502 E. 9th St
DesMoines, IA 50319
Ph: 515/281-4367
Fx:  515/281-8895
A Waste Reduction Center
John Konefas
1005 Technology Parkway
Cedar Fall. IA 50613
Ph: 319/273-8905
Fax: 319/268-3733

Iowa DED
Wendy Walker
Ph: 515/242-4761
Fx:  515-242-4776

Kansas DHE
Janet Neff
Bldg. 283 , Forties Field
Topeka. KS 66620
Ph: 785/296-0669
Fx: 785/291-3266

KSU - P2 Institute
Ryan Green
133 Ward Hall
Manhatten, KS 66506
Ph: 800/578-8898
Fx: 785/532-6952

Missouri DEQ - TAP
David Goggins
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Ph: 573/526-6627
Fx: 573/526-5808

Nebraska DEQ. P2 Office
Stephanie Vap-Morrow
1200 N St. Suite 400
Lincoln. NE 68509
Ph: 402/471-7784
Fx:  402/471-2909
Stephanie, us

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology
Center (MEP)
Anne Brown
801 Campus Dr
Garden City, KS 67846
Ph: 316/276-9505
Fx: 316/276-9523
US EPA Region ป
Linda Walters
999 18th St. Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
Ph: 303/312-6385
Fx: 303/312-6741
Peaks to Prairies P2 Info Center - P2Rx
Montana State University Extension Service
PO Box 173580
Bozeman. MT 59717-3580
Ph: 406/994-3451
Fx: 406/994-5417
information@peaksloprairies. org

Colorado DHE
Margo Griffin (OE-B2-PPU)
4300 Cherry Creek Dr
Denver, CO 80222
Ph: 303/692-2979
Fx: 303/782-4969

Montana P2 Program
Michael P. Vogd
109 Taylor Hall
PO Box 173580
Bozeman, MT 59717
Ph: 406/994-3451
Fx: 406/994-5417
mvoget@montana. edu

North Dakota Dept of Health
Kent Bellard
PO Box 5520
Bismarck, ND 58506-5520
Ph: 701/328-5166
Fx: 701/328-5200
kbellard@state.nd us

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

Utah DEQ
Sonja Wallace
168 N 1950 West
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Ph: 801/536-M77
Fx: 801/536-0061

Wyoming DEQ
Stephen Roseberry
122 West 25th
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Ph: 307/777-6105
Fx: 307/777-3610
sroseb@state wy. us

Reg ion 9
US EPA Region 9
Eileen Sheehan
75 Hawthorn St (WST-1-1)
San Francisco, CA 94105
Ph: 415/972-3287
Fx: 415/947-3530

Western Regional P2 Network - P2Rx
Ed Gonzalez
6100 Neil Rd. Suite  400
Reno, NV 89511
Ph: 775/689-6675
Fx: 775-689-6689
wrppn@wrppn org

Arizona DEQ
Joseph Soesilo
1110 N Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Ph: 602/771-4205
Fx: 602/771-4138
CA Integrated Waste Management Board
8800 Cal Center Dr
Sacramento, CA 95826
Ph: 916/341-6620

CA Dept. of Toxic Substance Control
Kathy Barwick
PO Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812
Ph: 916/323-9560
Fx: 916/327-4494

Hawaii Dept of Health
Marlyn Aguilar
919 Ala Moana Blvd, Rm 212
Honolulu, HI 96814
Ph: 808/586-4226

Nevada Small Business Development
Kevin Dick
UNV, Reno
Business Bldg, Rm 411
Reno, NV 89557-0100
Ph: 775/689-6677
Fx: 775/689-6689

Region 10
US 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

Pacific NW P2 Resource Center - P2Rx
Crispin Stutzman
513 1st Ave. W
Seattle, WA 98119
Ph: 206-352-2050
Fx: 206-352-2049
cstutzman@pprc org

Alaska DEC
Tom Turner
555 Cordova St
Anchorage, AK 99501
Ph: 907/269-7586
Fx: 907/269-7600

Idaho DEQ
Patti Best
1410 N Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
Ph: 208/373-0502
Fx; 208/373-0342
Oregon DEQ
811 SW Sixth St
Portland, OR 97204
Ph: 503/229-5696
Fx: 503/229-5850
Washington DEC
Lynn Helbrecht
PO Box 47600
CHympia, WA 98504-7600
Ph: 360/407-6760
Fx: 360/407-6715
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   EPA Regional Public Liaison for Superfund, RCRA, OSWER Issues
                                    (formerly "Superfund Ombudsmen")
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (2272A)
Washington, DC 20460
(202) 564-4268
FAX (202) 501-0269

EPA Region I
1 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02114
FAX: (617)918-1291

EPA Region II
2890 Woodbridge Ave
Edison, NJ 08837
(888) 283-7626
FAX: (732)906-6182

1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA  19103
(800) 438-2474
FAX (215) 814-3015

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EPA Region IV
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-3104
(404) 562-8354
FAX: (404) 562-9988

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EPA Region V
77 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604-3507
FAX: (312) 886-4071
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (5204 G)
Washington, DC 20460
FAX (703) 603-9102

EPA Region VI
1445 Ross Avenue, 10* Floor
Dallas, TX 75202-2733
FAX: (303) 312-7025

EPA Region VII
901 N. 5th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
(800) 223-0425
FAX: (913) 551-7145

999 18th St. Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202-2466
800-227-8917, ext. 6600
FAX:  (303) 312-6961

75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
FAX:  (415) 947-3519

 1435 N. Orchard Street
Boise, ID 83706
(208)  378-5761
(800)  892-7609
Fax: (208) 378-5744

                         EPA Regional Indian  Coordinators
EPA Region I (CSP)
1 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02114
FAX: (617) 918-1510
Web Page:

CHRISTINE YOST, Indian Coordinator
EPA Region II (2PM-E-1)
290 Broadway
New York, NY 10007-1866
FAX: (212) 637-3772
Web Page:

BILL PATTON, Tribal Government Program Manager
EPA Region IV (AMB)
61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-3104
(404) 562-8632
FAX: (404) 562-9961
Web Page:

WILLIAM DEW, Director, Indian Environmental Office
EPA Region V (R-21J)
77 W. Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604-3507
FAX: (312) 353-9533
Web Page:

MAPLE BARNARD, Associate Director for Tribal Planning
EPA Region VI (6-XA-R)
 1445 Ross Avenue, Suite 1200
Dallas, TX 75202-2733
FAX: (214) 665-7360
Web Page:

WOLFGANG BRANDNER, Indian Coordinator
901 N. 5th Street
Kansas City, KS 66101
FAX: (913) 551-7267

CONNALLY MEARS, Director, Tribal Assistance Program
EPA Region 8 (8P-TA)
999 18th St. Suite 500
Denver, CO 80202-2405
FAX: (303) 312-6116
Web Page:

CLANCY TENLEY, Director, Tribal Program Office
EPA Region IX (CMD-3)
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
FAX: (415) 947-3562
Web Page:

SANDRA JOHNSON, Tribal Office Director
EPA Region X (TO-149)
1200 Sixth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 553-2887
Web Page:

JEAN GAMACHE, Tribal Team Lead
Alaska Operations Office
EPA Region X
222 West 7th Avenue, #19
Anchorage, Alaska  99513
FAX (907) 271-3424

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

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.

4      Develops policy and procurements impacting socioeconomic businesses
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*      Compile, collect and assemble statistical data on socioeconomic programs
4      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
4      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
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                                        •*" Small Disadvantaged Business
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                Assistance to Minority and Women-Owned Business Program
                                Under Agency Financial Assistance Programs
                                          (Grants and Cooperative Agreements)

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.

*       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
*       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
I Sharon M olden
11 Otto Salamon
III Romona McQueen
IV Rafael Santamaria
Man Robbins
V Sharon Green
VI Debora Bradford
VII Cecil Bailey
VIII Maurice Velasquez
DC Kathy Meltzer
X D. Lovelady
Cincinnati Norman White
RTF Jerry Dodson
Headquarters Lupe Saldana
CT, ME, Rl, MA, NH, VT


(202) 564-5353
                                                   OSDBU STAFF
        Jeanette Brown
        David Simon
        Kimberly Patrick
        Patricia Durrani
        Denean Jones
        Tammy Thomas
        Nattlie Twyman
        Etoon Thompson
        Thebra Harvey
        Darius White
Deputy Director
Attorney Advisor
Soc. Bus. Prog. Oft.
Info. MgmL Specialist
Program Specialist
SEE Employee
(202) 564-5386
(202) 564-4738
(202) 564-4298
(202) 564-4237
    The Office of Small 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.
OSDBU has a site on the Internet of general information and publications for small businesses interested in doing with EPA.  Our WEB address is:


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Toll Free Hotline: (800) 368-5888
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