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  1. DCEO
  2. Small Business Assistance
  3. Environmental Assistance Program

Program Information

Located in the nonregulatory agency, this program provides free confidential information and services to help small businesses understand their environmental obligations.  Call 800-252-3998 or e-mail at

Services and information available include:

  • Toll-free helpline to answer environmental questions:  800-252-3998
  • Free quarterly newsletter, Clean Air Clips, to provide timely alerts about rule changes, reporting deadlines, and other articles of interest
  • Directory of environmental consultants
  • Easy-to-read fact sheets and guides
  • Industry-specific compliance assistance workshops
  • On-site consultation 
  • Permit applications on the Web site
  • Click here for SBEAP program brochure pdf


The Illinois Compliance Advisory Panel is a federally mandated advisory group under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.   In recognition that small businesses do not have the staff nor resources of larger companies, Congress mandated that each state provide a regulatory compliance assistance program for small businesses consisting of three components:  a technical assistance program, an ombudsman and a compliance advisory panel. 

CAP Appointed Members

The next scheduled meeting for the Small Business Environmental Assistance CAP is April 10 2013 in Springfield. 

CAP Meeting Agendas and Minutes

October 2013 CAP Meeting Agenda
July 2013 CAP Meeting Agenda
July 2013 CAP Minutes
April 2013 CAP Meeting Agenda
April 2013 CAP Minutes
January 2013 CAP Meeting Agenda
January 2013 CAP Minutes
October 2012 CAP Meeting Agenda
October 2012 CAP Minutes
July 2012 CAP Meeting Agenda
July 2012 CAP Minutes
April 2012 CAP Meeting Agenda
April 2012 CAP Minutes
January 2012 CAP Meeting Agenda
January 2012 CAP Minutes
October 2011 CAP Meeting Agenda
October 2011 CAP Minutes