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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
April 2020-Special Announcement
  • DNR solicitation of economic impacts on proposed revisions to chs. NR 700 to 799
April 2020
  • U.S. EPA selects a new Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman
  • New OSHA guidance on respirator use during N95 shortage
  • U.S. Chamber offers Small Business Virtual Town Hall – Fridays at 12 P.M.
  • Hazardous waste rule development update
March 2020 – COVID-19
  • COVID-19 message
March 2020 - Special Edition
  • Resources for managing healthcare waste related to COVID-19
  • Funding opportunities for small business during COVID-19 event
  • Assistance for Small and Disadvantaged Communities Drinking Water Grant
February 2020 – Special Edition
  • Going Live! A new Asbestos Renovation and Demolition Notification (ARDN) online system will be available February 24
February 2020
  • 2019 hazardous waste annual reporting
  • Reminder: National hazardous waste pharmaceutical sewering ban in effect
  • USEPA has released a Regulatory Navigation tool for Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
  • USEPA and Army Corps announce final rule to redefine "Waters of the United State"
January 2020 Advisor
  • Annual reporting deadlines for DNR programs are coming soon!
  • Learn about air emissions reports and permit policy updates at local seminars hosted by FET
  • Information for Air Pollution Registration Permits all in one place
December 2019 Advisor
  • 2020-2021 Dry Cleaner Compliance Calendars now available
  • Small Business Environmental Council meets on January 9, 2020
  • Wood energy assistance available
October 2019 Advisor
  • DNR Launches New Voluntary Environmental Assessment Program for Businesses
  • Air Program report shows continued improvements to state’s air quality
  • Next Small Business Environmental Council Meeting
  • Financial Resources
September 2019 Advisor
  • Register for webinar on updates to Lithographic Printing Rule
  • Kenosha County’s ozone nonattainment status reclassified
  • Methylene Chloride consumer paint and coating removal rule implementation - EPA issues compliance guide to assist small entities
  • WEDC offers no-interest loans to businesses affected by July storms
  • New e-Manifest user fees effective Oct. 1, 2019, through Sept. 30, 2021
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
Back issues
  • Issues from 2000 through 2017
Last revised: Friday May 15 2020