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How can a small business owner get help understanding requirements and regulations?

The Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP), under the Office of the Administrator, advocates and fosters opportunities for direct and indirect partnerships, contracts, and sub-agreements for small businesses, socio-economically disadvantaged businesses, and Minority Academic Institutions. Additionally, OSBP furthers its overall small business advocacy through the Agency's Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman (ASBO), where the regulatory and environmental compliance concerns of small businesses are addressed.

The ASBO operates a toll-free hotline for the convenience of small businesses, trade associations, and the general public, seeking free, confidential help as it relates to asbestos and a variety of environmental regulatory topics.

ASBO Contact Information:

Hotline: 1-800-368-5888 or 202-566-1970 (DC area)
Mainline: 202-566-2075
Fax: 202-566-1505
Online Contact form

Or, you may write to:
EPA Asbestos & Small Business Ombudsman
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Mail Code: 1230T
Washington, D.C. 20460

EPA offers these electronic resources to assist small businesses with understanding and complying with environmental requirements which can be found at the Office of Compliance and Enforcement.

Regional compliance assistance is also available. Regional compliance assistance activities include developing and conducting workshops and training sessions, responding to questions from the regulated community, developing and distributing guidance materials and providing direct on-site compliance assistance. To get information about your local Compliance Assistance Coordinator, please go to your region's website.

Compliance Assistance Centers, http://www.assistancecenters.net/ Exit EPA Disclaimer
The Centers help businesses, local governments, and federal facilities understand federal environmental requirements and save money through pollution prevention techniques.

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  • Topic #: 23002-16140
  • Date Created: 07:13:2004
  • Last Modified Since: 09:04:2015
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