The Small Business Assistance Program is mandated in Section 507 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. Under Section 507, small business stationary sources can receive free technical and environmental compliance assistance. Small businesses are defined as stationary sources that
- are owned or operated by a person that employs 100 or fewer individuals;
- are a small business concern as defined in the Small Business Act;
- are not a major stationary source;
- do not emit 50 tons or more per year of any regulated pollutant, and;
- emit less than 75 tons per year of all regulated pollutants.
Small Business Liaison – Air Quality
The Small Business Liaison – Air Quality is housed within the Air Quality Bureau of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The Liaison provides technical referral assistance to small businesses, facilitates resolution of complaints from small businesses regarding DNR's implementation of the Clean Air Act, and provides assistance to the Air Quality Bureau in developing and coordinating outreach assistance to small businesses for implementation of air quality regulatory requirements and programs.
Christina Iiams currently serves as the Small Business Liaison for Air Quality and may be reached at 515-281-4927 or Christina.Iiams@dnr.iowa.gov
Small Business Technical Assistance - IAEAP
The Iowa Air Emissions Assistance Program (IAEAP) is a program through the University of Northern Iowa's Iowa Waste Reduction Center. IAEAP provides non-regulatory technical assistance to small businesses dealing with State and Federal air emission regulations. The IAEAP assists small businesses in complying with new regulatory programs through education and outreach, provides training on how to complete and submit emission inventories and provides on-site assessments for small business.