Air Quality

Small businesses, along with large industries, are the backbone of the U.S. economy. Some emit regulated toxic and volatile pollutants regulated under the Clean Air Act. These regulations are in place to protect public health and the environment. According to the EPA, “For more than 40 years, the Clean Air Act has cut pollution as the U.S. economy has grown.” 

Air quality regulations can vary by state, but typically require small businesses to identify and calculate emission potentials, then determine if specific emissions require an air permit. This process can be very confusing for small business that don’t have an environmental team on staff. SBEAP can act as that team, helping small businesses navigate the emission calculation and permitting process.  

Air quality resources, rules and tools 

The resources below link to frequently used and new air quality EPA rules, as well as state or federal compliance assistance tools that have been developed. To find state-specific information not listed here, go to state contacts.  

Air quality compliance and pollution prevention tools