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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 palm card.

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.

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Other Related Links:

Annual Emission Reporting and Emission Calculation Resources
General Permits

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. 

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