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Small Business Advisor newsletter

The Small Business Advisor (formerly known as the Clean Air Advisor) is a newsletter designed to provide environmental information to small businesses. The newsletter keeps you up to date about new regulations at both the state and federal level, trainings and conferences and more. All issues are in PDF format unless indicated otherwise.

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Issue date Topics and comments
August 2019 - Special Announcements
  • Register for Sept. 11 DNR webinar on hazardous waste management under new Generator Improvement Rule
  • Join the National SBEAP on Sept 4 for a webinar by USEPA on Surface Coating rule changes
August 2019 Advisor
  • Next webinar in series on Sustainable Practices
  • Flushing of pharmaceuticals is prohibited by US EPA as of August 21
  • Recycling Excellence Awards now accepting applications
  • Seeking storm water technical standard work team volunteers
July 2019 Advisor
  • Auto body refinishing operations can find regulatory information in one place
  • Air Program debuts easier way to track permit progress
June 2019 Advisor
  • DHS recommends new ch. NR 140 groundwater standards to DNR
  • New alternative work practice approved by USEPA for Asbestos NESHAP
  • Satellite accumulation requirements reference now available
  • Legislation introduced to modify Wisconsin's electronics recycling law
  • Updated DNR technical assistance document available on recycling electronics
  • Free noise webinar through WisCon
May 2019 Advisor - Announcements
  • Small Business Environmental Council meeting May 21
  • Webinar May 14: Driving Cost Savings with Your Environmental Management System
May 2019 Advisor - Special Edition
  • Celebrate Small Business Week May 5-11
  • A breath of fresh air: DNR celebrates Clean Air Month as Wisconsin’s air quality continues to improve
April 2019 Advisor - Special Announcement
  • Public comment period open on economic impact for hazardous waste rule revisions
March 2019 Advisor - Special Edition: Training Events
  • Save money by painting more efficiently
  • March OSHA Grain Stand-Up
  • E-Enterprise Combined Air Emissions Reporting Webinar
March 2019 Advisor
  • Announcing 2019 Hazardous Waste Decoded Webinar Series
  • Update on Hazardous Waste rule development
  • EPA Seeking Comments on Proposed Amendments to the Manifest Forms
  • Training on New Water ePermitting Option
  • Celebrate Small Business Development Centers on March 20, 2019
February 2019 Advisor
  • PFAS information available on DNR website
  • WisCon February Webinar: February 25
  • OSHA Training: March 21
  • Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant application period now open
  • Rural Economic Development Innovation (REDI) initiative
February 2019 Advisor - Special Edition
  • Renewable Energy Webinar Focuses on Reducing Operating Costs
January 2019 Advisor
  • Updates from DNR Hazardous Waste Program
  • SBDC Training Opportunity for Entrepreneurs
  • OSHA Updates
December 2018 Advisor
  • Gas Calendar Coming Soon!
  • Electronic signature available for official Air Program reports
  • E-cycle this holiday season!
  • Free Safety Training from WisCon
Special Edition - December 2018
  • Electronic signature available for official Air Program reports
November 2018
  • 2018 Green Tier Report
  • Shop Small Business
  • Wisconsin Asbestos Conference – December 7
  • Small Business Summit – December 11
October 2018
  • Updated instructions on the Air Permit Renewal application process available
  • More online resources available for Small Agricultural Businesses and Salvage Yards
  • Air Program report shows that monitored air pollutant levels continue to decrease statewide
September 2018
  • Small Businesses Weigh In
  • Learn about Environmental Regulations at FET Environment 2018
  • The Wisconsin Asbestos Conference is Open for Registration
August 2018
  • Join the Small Business Environmental Council at an open discussion
  • New resource addresses environmental performance during business lending
  • Draft guidance on satellite accumulation requirements available for public comment
  • Is your company SHARP?
  • Save the Date! The 2018 Wisconsin Asbestos Conference takes place December 7 in Wisconsin Dells
Special Edition - August 2018
  • Join DNR’s Small Business Environmental Council for a discussion on regulatory impacts at the Portage County Business Council
July 2018
  • Recorded webinars available on environmental responsibilities for construction projects
  • New exemptions available for wetland permitting
  • Safety resources for Wisconsin industry
June 2018
  • EPA launches e-Manifest system June 30, 2018
  • June is Safety Month
May 2018
  • Make your plans environmentally sound before you break ground! An introduction to environmental responsibilities for landowners, excavators and other construction contractors
  • DNR highlights successes during Clean Air Month this May
April 2018
  • Changes in EPA’s “Once-In-Always-In” policy
  • Business panel at FET South Central Chapter Water Issues seminar
  • DNR’s Air Program is the first federally authorized program in Wisconsin to accept e-signatures for official reports
  • US EPA Region 5 Outreach on Solvent Reduction Options
Special Announcements - March 2018
  • Correction on OSHA event – Handling OSHA Inspections
  • Two US SBA Regulatory Roundtables in Milwaukee
  • Two wetland program opportunities for public input
February 2018
  • Meet new U.S. SBA Advocates
  • Updated refrigerant recovery webpages now available
  • Session on handling OSHA inspections – March 8
January 2018
  • Reminders that annual reports are due soon
  • DNR offers Air Reporting System tutorial
  • Provide the right information to DNR when requesting a change to permits
December 2017
  • Small Business Environmental Assistance Program Welcomes New Staff
  • Dry Cleaner Calendars are Coming Soon
  • New SBEAP Resources Available
  • E-cycle Wisconsin Updates
November 2017
  • New Hazardous Waste Prevention and Management Section Chief
  • Two New Regulation Navigation Tools Available from U.S. EPA
October 2017
  • Small Business Environmental Council Meeting October 18th
  • SBEAP Updating Consultant List
  • FET Environment 2017 Conference
  • Governor's Northern Wisconsin Economic & Community Development Summit
  • Two Hazardous Waste Publications Updated
Special Edition August 2017
  • New contacts for DNR’s emissions inventory reporting
  • USEPA seeks input from Small Entities on definition of Waters of the US
August 2017
  • Two New General Permits Available from the Waterway and Wetland Program
  • The Wisconsin Recycling Markets Directory is Back!
  • Silica in Construction Roundtable
July 2017
  • Small Business Environmental Council Meeting July 19th
  • Two Hazardous Waste Guides Updated
  • OSHA Electronic Recordkeeping Deadline Extended
June 2017
  • Wisconsin receives 2017 National Small Business Environmental Assistance Program Award
  • Electronic reporting for DNR air pollution permits
  • Local businesses honored for improving air quality
May 2017
  • Public comment period open on EPA regulations
  • The department celebrates Clean Air Month and encourages citizens to Be Air Aware
April 2017 Special Edition
  • Celebrate Clean Air Month at the Clean Air Extravaganza
March 2017 Special Edition
  • You're invited to attend DNR's Small Business Environmental Council meeting on water regulations
February 2017
  • Nominations for Clean Air Recognition awards and Commuter Champion awards now open
January 2017 Special Edition
  • Air Quality Issues Seminars
January 2017
  • SBEAP attending Wisconsin Agribusiness Classic January 11th - 12th
  • Small Business Environmental Council Meeting on January 18, 2017
  • The DNR’s Small Business Environmental Assistance Program publishes new two-year gas station compliance calendar
  • OSHA is hosting recordkeeping courses in January and February
December 2016
  • Wisconsin Asbestos Conference 2016
  • 9th Annual Wisconsin Sustainable Business Conference
  • Self Audits for Hazardous Waste Management
  • Small Entity Guide for Silica released by OSHA
December 2016 Special Edition
  • Air quality still improving, DNR report shows
November 2016
  • Draft Updated Hazardous Waste Guidance available for public comment until November 21, 2016
  • Recycling Excellence Award Winners
  • DNR names new Recycling and Solid Waste Section Chief
  • Celebrate America Recycles Day
  • New air quality tool available for Wisconsin citizens and businesses
November 2016 - Special edition
  • Small Business Environmental Council Meeting on November 3, 2016
  • Governor's Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit
August 2016
  • Governor's Small Business Summit 2016
  • Wisconsin Asbestos Conference 2016
July 2016
  • Small Business Environmental Council meeting to be held July 28th
  • Thinking of purchasing property? Being aware of environmental regulations helps you make the right decision.
April 2016
  • Small Business Environmental Council Meeting April 21, 2016
  • Federation of Environmental Technologists, Inc. (FET) article on DNR’s Environmental Compliance Audit Program and Why it Is a Good Idea for your Business
  • Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) is announcing two opportunities for facilities interested in reducing their salt use
March 2016
  • Nominations for the Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air Recognition Awards and Commuter Champion Award open until March 18, 2016
  • Reminder - Emergency Engine Electronic Reports Due March 31, 2016
January 2016
  • Small Business Environmental Council Meeting January 28th
  • DNR’s Small Business Environmental Assistance Program publishes annual gas station compliance calendar
  • Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendars now available for 2016-2017
January 2016 - Special edition
  • FET Air Quality Seminars for 2016
  • FET Hazardous Waste Seminar - RCRA Refresher Training
December 2015
  • Gail Good Named Air Management Program Director
  • Susan Lindem Named the Air Program West Central Region Supervisor
  • New Streamlined Air Permitting Rules Effective Statewide December 1
  • Proposed Federal Rule: Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements – Available for comments
    until December 24, 2015
  • Proposed Federal Rule: Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals –
    Available for comments until December 24, 2015
  • EPA's Phase I Small
August 2015
  • You're invited to the 5th annual Governor's Small Business Summit
  • Public comment period now open on fine particle guidance and policy determination
  • September 11, 2015 deadline approaching for Diesel Truck Idling Reduction Grant Program
August 2015 - Special Announcement [PDF]
  • Wisconsin DNR rolls out new streamlined air permit
May 2015
  • May is Clean Air Month. Your business can help make a difference!
April 2015
  • New staff available to assist small businesses with air
  • Waste streams: What are your options
  • Clean Air Extravaganza set for May 21
  • Deadline approaching for Stage II vapor recovery grants
  • Public input opportunity: Guidance on importing soil or fill onto remediation site enrolled in VPLE
  • Funding available for agricultural producers and rural small businesses for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects
  • Comment period for EPA rule: Electronic reporting for New Source Performance Standards
March 2015
  • National Groundwater Awareness Week was March 8-14, 2015
  • Clean Air Awards Nominations Now Open
  • Follow DNR on LinkedIn
  • Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Now Accepting Applications for the Business Friend of the Environment Awards
January 2015
  • 2015 Compliance Calendar for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities Now Available
  • The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program will be presenting at the “Environmental Reporting and Air Issue Update,” sponsored by FET - Federation of Environmental Technologists, Inc., Air Committee
  • Reminder for Year-End Reporting
  • New DNR Guidance Available from Waste and Materials Management Program, and the Remediation and Redevelopment Program
  • Postcard Reminds Dry Cleaners of Annual Reporting
Back issues
  • Issues from 2000 through November 2014.
Last revised: Wednesday September 04 2019