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Small Business Advisor archived newsletters

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.

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Issue date Topics and comments
November 2014 [PDF]
  • Recycling for Businesses
  • Low-Interest Financing Available to Companies Investing in Energy Efficiency and Waste Reduction. Applications Due December 8, 2014
  • SBA’s Online Portal Now Accepting 2015 National Small Business Week Award Nominations; Deadline January 5, 2015
  • Webinar "The Benefits of Implementing 5S" on December 16, 2014
  • Energy Bills are on the Rise with the Cold Weather, Get Help from “Focus on Energy”
October 2014 [PDF]
  • Small Business Environmental Council Meeting October 16th, 2014
  • Nominate Your Business or Organization for an SBA Award
  • Proper Disposal of Old Electronics for Small Businesses
  • October 5-11 is Fire Prevention Week
  • EPA’s Waters of US Proposal, Comments due October 20, 2014
  • EPA Proposes New Rule Regulating Mercury in Dental Amalgam Effluent
September 2014 [PDF]
  • Wisconsin DNR brings resources together to help to small businesses
  • Used Oil Management - Satisfying the Rebuttable Presumption Final Guidance Document
  • RICE (Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines) Reconsideration by EPA
  • Sustainable Seminar Series - Facilitating Employee Engagement in Sustainability Initiatives Webinar on September 25, 2014
July 2014 [PDF]
  • Apply for EPA’s Clean Air Excellence Awards
  • Governor's Small Business Summit
  • Growing Your Business: 8th Annual Volk Field Small Business Conference
  • Comments on U.S. EPA Proposed Amendments to New Source Performance Standards for Grain Elevators Due October 7th
June 2014 [PDF]
  • Dunn County Launches Plastic Film and Bag Recycling Awareness Program on June 12, 2014
  • DNR joins recycling initiative; Retailers, industry and local governments reinvigorate plastics recycling
  • DNR offer guide for proper construction and demolition waste disposal
May 2014 [PDF]
  • May is Clean Air Month. Your business can help make a difference!
  • Wisconsin celebrates Clean Air Month and reminds us that "It all adds up to cleaner air".
  • EPA announces funding availability to clean up diesel engines nationwide.
  • Class offering: Mechanics of starting a small business.
April 2014 [PDF]
  • SBA Wisconsin’s 2014 Award Winners
  • Save Energy and Money Through the Focus on Energy Program
  • Incentives to Use Renewable Energy
  • Looking for Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel
  • Rule Update Regarding Environmental Analysis and Review Procedures
March 2014 [PDF]
  • Nominations for the Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air Recognition Awards and Commuter Champion Award must be submitted by Friday, March 21, 2014.
  • Nominations for The Earth Day Business Sustainability Awards must be submitted by Monday, March 31, 2014.
  • Small businesses may apply for workforce training program grants under the Department of Workforce Development Fast Trac program by April 10, 2014.
February 2014 [PDF]
  • Reminder to southeast Wisconsin gas station owners to submit applications for Stage II Vapor Recovery System Removal Grants
  • Don’t forget to complete your air emissions inventory by March 3rd
January 2014 - Special Announcement [PDF]
  • Small Business Environmental Council invites public participation
January 2014 [PDF]
  • Stage II Vapor Recovery System Removal grants are now available
  • Small business compliance calendars available soon
  • New DNR policy on handling solvent-contaminated wipes to take effect January 31st
  • New engineers hired for sand mine compliance
October 2013 [PDF]
  • Wisconsin DNR announces AWaRe Division annual report
  • Eco-driving class set for over-the-road truckers
September 2013 [PDF]
  • EPA to reconsider RICE rules
  • Office of Business Support and Sustainability welcomes new printing sector specialist
  • Air Management Study Group promotes collaboration on air issues
August 2013 - Special Announcement [PDF]
  • You're invited to the 2013 Governor's Small Business Summit
July 2013 [PDF]
  • New ROP Coordinator: Ted Cauwels
  • DNR taps experienced hand to be new frac sand contact
  • Wisconsin Plastic Film Recycling Initiative
  • Fact sheets on Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine (RICE) regulations now available
  • Information on selling E15 available to fuel retailers
June 2013 - Special Announcement [PDF]
  • Ozone chat set for Thursday, June 13
April 2013 [PDF]
  • Kristin Hart is New Air Permits & Modeling Section Chief
  • DNR Welcomes New Small Business Ombudsman
  • New Fact sheet Available for Local Water Plants
  • How is the Online Registration Permit Application Working?
  • "It All Adds Up" theme highlights DNR's Clean Air Month this May
February 2013 - Special Announcement #2 [PDF]
  • DNR seeks comments on new process to open up agency guidance development to the public
February 2013 - Special Announcement [PDF]
  • Time to nominate for two Wisconsin Partners for Clean Air awards programs
February 2013 [PDF]
  • Live Chat on DNR Green Tier Program
  • Retrospective Review of DNR Rules Affecting Small Business - Phase 2 Final Report Now Complete
  • EPA Issues Final Adjustments to the Air Toxics Standards for Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Boilers at Area Source Facilities
November 2012 - Special Announcement [PDF]
  • Governor's Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit
November 2012 [PDF]
  • Coming soon…2013 Compliance Calendar for Gasoline Dispensing Facilities
  • State Leadership and Small Business Owners Discuss Job Creation at the 2012 Governor's Small Business Summit
  • DNR seeks public comment on rules affecting small businesses
October 2012 [PDF]
  • You're Invited to the 2nd annual Governor's Small Business Summit
April 2012 [PDF]
  • DNR seeks input from small businesses - retrospective review of rules
March 2012 [PDF]
  • Small Business Environmental Council welcomed to DNR
  • New Small Business Ombudsman
  • Update on boiler rule for small sources
January 2012 [PDF]
  • Small Business Clean Air Advisor is revived!
  • Changes proposed by USEPA on boiler rules for large and small sources
  • Metal fabrication and finishing operations annual certification due!
  • Emergency generator definition reconsideration
  • Food Processing Environmental Assistance Center's webinar series starting January 24, 2012
Winter 2011 [PDF]
  • EPA Gets 30-Day Delay for Combustion Rules
  • EPA's Miscellaneous Surface Coating Rule Deadline is Here!
  • FET Air Compliance and Reporting Requirement Seminars
  • How Has the SBCAAP Helped Your Business?
Spring 2010 [PDF]
  • Form due July 1st for Plating and Polishing Operations
  • Greenhouse Gas Reductions Calculator
  • Funding Still Available in the State's Energy Program
  • DNR's NEW RACT Rule for Lithographic Printers
  • Advisory group forms to address hazardous air emissions from agricultural waste
  • Door and Manitowoc Counties are Now Meeting the 8-Hour Ozone Standard
  • Wisconsin Profitable Sustainability Initiative
2000-2009 [PDF]
  • Issues for 2000 through 2009. If you would like copies of any back issues of the newsletter, please contact Lisa Ashenbrenner Hunt.
Last revised: Thursday December 10 2015