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The Oregon DEQ Air Quality Small Business Assistance Program provides technical assistance to address and prevent air quality violations at unpermitted or small sources. The program helps small businesses understand what permitting requirements apply to their industry sector and find practical, cost-effective solutions to their environmental concerns. The Small Business Coordinator works with trade associations, interest groups, suppliers and business owners with 100 or fewer employees. The program also represents the needs of small business in regulations across industry sectors and ensure that small business interests are represented during DEQ's rulemaking.
If you have questions regarding a pending or existing permit, please contact your
DEQ Regional Permit Writer. For all other questions, please contact
Hillarie Sales, Small Business Coordinator503-229-5448Call DEQ toll free at 1-800-452-4011. ext. 5448
The EPA recognized that the many facets of the 1990 Clean Air Act make it a difficult law to follow, particularly for smaller businesses with limited resources. As a result, the 1990 CAA required each state to develop a small business technical assistance program. With technical assistance limited to small business, it was necessary to define what qualifies a business as "small." Following are the criteria EPA established for state programs to define a small business:
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