Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) Description
To be the best provider of regulatory and technical assistance to Florida's small business community and to be recognized as such.
Through active partnerships with trade associations, private industries, state and federal agencies and other entities, and by promoting pollution prevention and technological advances, we envision a future when Florida's small businesses will be environmentally conscious and protective of Florida's environment, thus minimizing the need for environmental regulation.
To qualify for assistance as a small business, the business must have less than 100 employees, release less than 75 tons of all regulated air pollutants and release less than 50 tons of any single regulated air pollutant.
The Florida SBEAP provides compliance assistance with environmental regulations. You may contact the SBEAP office at 1-800-722-7457. This toll free line is meant to answer questions concerning environmental compliance as well as new federal and state air regulations.
Douglas Thornton [Small.Business@dep.state.fl.us] is Florida's Small Business Ombudsman.
Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP)
The Compliance Advisory Panel (CAP) is made up of a spectrum of small business owners and interested members of the public.
The CAP Members are appointed by the Governor, President of the Senate and Minority Leader of the Senate, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Minority Leader of the House of Representatives and by the Secretary of the Department, as stipulated in Florida's Statutes.
The duties of the CAP are to:
Last updated: April 19, 2012