Small Business Technical Assistance Program


The Mississippi Small Business Stationary Source Technical and Mississippi Environmental Compliance Assistance Program functions serve to sustain and consistently strengthen MDEQ’s relationship with outside communities, including elected officials, industry, small businesses, government agencies and civic and community groups. The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) provide training and support to small businesses to assist them in complying with environmental regulations. These programs provides information of interest to small business owners, small business assistance providers, and the public on EPA’s programs and resources available to small businesses.

Our program consists of three components working together to help small businesses:

About Small Business Technical Assistance Program

To contact staff link here.

Small Business Environmental Page

Helping Small Business Access Environmental Compliance Assistance and Pollution Prevention Information.

United States Small Business Administration (US SBA)

The U.S. Small Business Administration, established in 1953, provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. With a portfolio of business loans, loan guarantees and disaster loans worth more than $45 billion, in addition to a venture capital portfolio of $13 billion, SBA is the nation’s largest single financial backer of small businesses. Last year, the SBA offered management and technical assistance to more than one million small business owners. The SBA also plays a major role in the government’s disaster relief efforts by making low-interest recovery loans to both homeowners and businesses.

Mississippi Development Authority

The Mississippi Development Authority stands ready to assist whether you are an international or national corporation looking to expand or relocate, a Mississippi company poised for growth, an individual with a dream of starting a business, a film studio looking for the perfect movie setting, or a family or individual searching for the ideal vacation or retirement destination.

Mississippi Small Business Development Centers (MSBDC)

MSBDC provide business services state wide and consists of the State Office and SBDCs located across the State. The MSBDC LOCATIONS link provides contact information for all the SBDCs. MSBDC provides a variety of services to small businesses (less than 500 employees) including counseling, workshops and information services. Resources are available to assist in business plan development, market analysis, capital sources location, technology transfer, innovation development, federal grant location, and other managerial and technical support services. MSBDC also provides information on complying with Federal regulatory rules under the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act of 1996.

Compliance Assistance Centers

Provide industry-specific compliance information. These “virtual” centers promote links between the small business community and their technical and regulatory providers. Through plain-English guides, consolidated checklists and other tools, compliance assistance centers seek to minimize waste production and maximize environmental performance.

Provides comprehensive environmental compliance, technical assistance, and pollution prevention information to the metal finishing industry.

Offers training, state regulatory compliance guides, and two e-mail discussion groups on technical and regulatory issues.

Helps the automotive service and repair community identify flexible, common sense ways to comply with environmental requirements

Offers comprehensive easy-to-understand information on environmentally protective and agriculturally sound approaches to compliance.

Provides regulatory compliance and pollution prevention information to organic coating facilities, industry vendors and suppliers, and others.

Direct chemical manufacturers to information resources and plain-language compliance assistance material.

Serves as a “first-stop-shop” by providing environmental management, planning, and regulatory information for local government officials, managers, and staff.

Provides compliance assistance information for each mode of transportation – air, shipping and barging, rail, and trucking.

Provides regulatory compliance and pollution prevention information to printed wiring board manufacturers, industry vendors and suppliers, and others.

  • Auto Recyclers
    • Like many businesses, automotive recycling facilities are subject to federal, state and local environmental laws. The Environmental Compliance for Auto Recyclers (ECAR) Tour is designed to provide a state-by-state breakdown of the requirements that apply specifically to industry activities.
  • Construction Industry
    • Here you will find plain language explanations of environmental rules for the construction industry. Also provided are links to detailed information, including state regulations and other resources.
      EPA Small Business Gateway
      The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gateway to environmental information and contacts for small businesses.
  • Area Source Boiler Rule

Companies may be required to comply with the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Area Sources: Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional Boilers, 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart JJJJJJ, which was finalized by the U.S. EPA on March 21, 2011, and then amended on February 1, 2013. The Area Source Boiler Rule may affect small boilers and process heaters found at facilities such as schools, churches, country clubs, hotels, restaurants, manufacturing facilities, etc., but it does not apply to boilers that burn only gaseous fuels.FREE, Non-regulatory, Confidential and On-site Technical Assistance is provided by the Mississippi Small Business Environmental Assistance Program at business owner or manager request. For more information, call the SBEAP Hot Line at 800-725-6112.

Click the link below for additional Area Source Boiler Rule information: Area Source Boiler Rule Information