That depends! What you do, the
number of employees you have, and your annual revenues affect the “size
standards” of a business for Federal and US Small Business Administration
(SBA) activities. You’ll also
find that certain programs may have their own size standards based on
their unique requirements.
For example, Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAPs)
established through the Clean Air Act may be limited to helping businesses
with fewer than 100 employees and emissions less than 50 tons per year per
pollutant or 75 tons per year of combined pollutants. Check with
your state SBEAP contact for more information about the businesses they
SBA small business definition
Clean Air Act (Section 507)
State SBEAP contacts
Your Go-To Resource for Small
Business Environmental Assistance
The Small Business Environmental Home Page is here for two reasons:
small business assistance providers in
helping small businesses with environmental
compliance and sustainable business
To help small
businesses directly with basic environmental compliance and
sustainable business information, including but not limited to,
industry-specific best practices, regulatory guidance, and funding
opportunities for new environmental technologies.
Your state environmental agency and small business
environmental assistance program can help you with specific requirements for your
business. You can find lists
of state programs and
The Small Business Environmental Home Page is organized into nine major
sections, some of which are geared toward small businesses and others
primarily for assistance providers.
These sections can be found on the left side of this page. You can feel free to browse the entire site, but the most relevant pages
for you are listed below.
Contacts (federal, state, and trade)
State Small Business
Ombudsman/Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBO/SBEAP) List
EPA Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman (ASBO)
State Environmental Agency and
SBEAP Web Sites
Trade Association Contacts
Industry Sector Web Sites
New Rule Implementation
Compliance Web Sites and Resources
Air Compliance Web Sites
Publications and Factsheets
EPA ASBO Publications List
Key Small Business Publications
Who Are We?
Small Business Environmental Assistance Providers
Small Business Recognition Awards
State Compliance Advisory Panel
State CAP Web Sites
Listing of States With and Without a CAP
*Many publications on this web site are in "portable document format"
(PDF). In order to view and/or print a
specific document you will need a software viewer capable of viewing PDF
documents (i.e., Adobe Acrobat Reader).