Small Business Technical Assistance Program (SBAP)

The Small Business Assistance Program helps small businesses (less than 100 employees) comply with environmental regulations and reduce pollution and waste. The SBTAP provides simplified regulatory guidance documents, on-site assessments, training seminars, and technical research. The services are provided free of charge. Small Business Technical Assistance Program (SBAP) - Information Sheet

The program also coordinates the Department's Small Business Compliance Incentives Policy (SBCIP). This policy provides enforcement relief to small businesses for inadvertent violations that are discovered as a result of the business requesting assistance from the DEP. This policy enables businesses to use the DEP as an assistance provider without the fear of being penalized for inadvertent violations. See the policy Information Sheet or policy full text

Maine's Small Business Ombudsman contact Julie Churchill or tel. 207-287-7881