The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP)

The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) provides free and confidential technical assistance for small businesses navigating state and federal air regulations, in partnership with the Empire State Development (ESD) Small Business Environment Ombudsman (SBEO). The SBEAP is available to answer questions at and can help business owners with free and confidential permitting and compliance assistance. See resources below for more information.

Eligibility: New York State Business with less than 100 employees

Fact Sheets: Guidance to reduce environmental impacts and meet regulatory requirements

Support: Sustainable tips to help your business move beyond compliance


  • Processes that could emit air contaminants
  • Actual and potential emissions
  • Regulatory requirements of regulated processes


  • Air facility registrations and state facility permits
  • Air emissions calculations, estimates, measurements as needed to meet regulatory requirements
  • Calculations and materials needed to apply for required air registration permits


  • Communications with DEC and applications for air registrations and permits
  • Developing and maintaining compliance plans
  • Troubleshooting compliance issues

Contact Information

Small Business Environmental Assistance Program
NYS Pollution Prevention Institute
Phone: (585) 475-7869

Small Business Environmental Ombudsman
Empire State Development
Phone: (877) 247-2329