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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
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
2000-2014 [PDF]
  • Issues for 2000 through 2014. If you would like copies of any back issues of the newsletter, please contact SBEAP staff.
Last revised: Thursday November 21 2019