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Contact information
For information about the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program, contact:
Small Business Hotline
Toll free: 855-889-3021
DNRSmallBusiness@wisconsin.gov

Meet the team

The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) serves as a free advisory and non-regulatory resource to small business owners throughout the state. Through the program, Small Business Program specialists work as liaisons between small businesses and state (DNR) and federal (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) regulators. The staff creates "plain language" publications; answers compliance questions; responds to written and verbal regulatory inquiries; coordinates occasional environmental compliance workshops; and directs businesses to other pertinent technical assistance providers.

The SBEAP reaches thousands of small businesses each year through meetings, speaking engagements, workshops and publications. The program currently offers many different fact sheets, rule summaries, record keeping, reporting forms and other tools designed to make environmental compliance easier for Wisconsin businesses. The majority of this information is always available on the SBEAP web pages.

Lisa Ashenbrenner Hunt

Lisa Ashenbrenner Hunt

Lisa Ashenbrenner Hunt is a Small Business Environmental Assistance specialist and has been providing environmental regulatory assistance to small businesses since 2012. She has an academic background specializing in environmental policy and has private sector environmental compliance experience dealing with a wide range of environmental issues. Lisa strongly believes that good environmental stewardship and business success go hand-in-hand and looks forward to working closely with businesses to achieve those goals.

Contact information:
Lisa Ashenbrenner Hunt
Environmental assistance coordinator
608-266-6887

Renee Lesjak Bashel

>Renee Lesjak Bashel

Renee Lesjak Bashel is the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program manager. Renee has worked in the environmental field for over 20 years and has Bachelor of Science Degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Over her career Renee has held a variety of roles: for the DNR’s Air Program, doing compliance inspections, writing permits, and leading the operation permit team; for the Wisconsin Department of Commerce’s Small Business Clean Air Assistance Program, providing technical assistance on air pollution regulations; and for a local consulting firm as a project manager, completing air permit applications and annual reports for air, hazardous waste, Tier 2 and TRI, and conducting environmental compliance assessments. After returning to the DNR in 2015, Renee looks forward to coordinating a Small Business Environmental Assistance Program that can now provide assistance on the full range of environmental regulations to small businesses in Wisconsin.

Contact information:
Renee Lesjak Bashel
Environmental assistance coordinator
608-266-6977

Last revised: Wednesday March 22 2017