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Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP)

Located at the Illinois Department of Commerce, a non-regulatory agency, SBEAP provides free confidential information and services to help small businesses understand their environmental obligations.  Click here for our SBEAP program brochure.

For more information call 800.252.3998 or email

SBEAP Services and Information Include:

News & Updates

Dry Cleaners:

Printed orders are being completed and will be delivered in early January

                                                                     Report Red Tape:

              Report Red Tape Here

The Clean Air Clips is a free, bimonthly environmental assistance newsletter.

To sign up, click here

Other Related Links:

Annual Emission Reporting and Emission Calculation Resources

Area Source National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAPS):

Industry Specific Information:

Environmental Information by Industry/Topic:
Aggregate Facilities
Auto Repair 
Chrome Electroplating
Construction & Demolition
Dry Cleaners
Fire Fighters
Gas Dispensing Facilities
Grain Handling Operations​
Managing Waste
Metal Refinishing
Misc. Paint Stripping and Surface Coating
Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE)
Salvage Yards

Local Environmental Regulations:

Local units of government may have applicable environmental regulations in addition to those at the state and federal level.  You may want to check with your local municipality or county offices, including the Public Health Department, building and zoning office, and local water treatment facility for applicable regulations and requirements for your business type. 

Environmental Consultants:

The SBEAP is currently retooling the online directory of environmental service providers and asks environmental companies who wish to be included in the new directory to complete the Environmental Services Application online by visiting:

Environmental service providers list themselves with the SBEAP indicating their areas of expertise or services provided.  The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity makes no attempt to qualify providers in the directory and inclusion in the directory does not in any way serve as an endorsement or guarantee of any company or service.  The Environmental Services Directory is not a comprehensive listing and only contains those companies who have voluntarily listed themselves with the program.

In addition, links to lists of certain professionals requiring a license or certification under various environmental programs with the State of Illinois are below:

Contact Us:

For free confidential help with your environmental questions, contact the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program at 800.252.3998 or by e-mail at