FYI: Free Assistance to Make Your Business Environmentally Friendly

Small businesses and local governments in Texas can get valuable help in complying with environmental regulations free of charge and free of worry.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Small Business and Local Government Assistance (SBLGA) program is offering free and confidential site assistance visits to help employers throughout Texas identify and resolve environmental compliance issues. We also have an EnviroMentor program in which consultants, utility professionals, and lawyers volunteer their time and expertise to help small businesses and local governments comply with environmental rules. They provide advice on complex environmental problems, help fill out regulatory paperwork, and give answers to technical questions related to regulations, design requirements, waste reduction, and much more.

Both of these programs are available to independently owned businesses with 100 or fewer employees. Typical site visit participants include: Auto Body Shops, Automotive Repair Facilities, Auto Salvage Yards, Dry Cleaners, Fleet Maintenance Facilities, Foundries, Metal Finishers, Printers, Reinforced Plastics, Sawmill Operations, Small Airports and Tenant Operations, Surface Coaters, and the Wood Products Industry.

Small businesses in Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Lavaca, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio, and Victoria counties may contact Glenda Swierc, TCEQ Region 14 Small Business and Local Government Environmental Compliance Assistance Specialist, at 361/825-3421, or by email to take advantage of free and confidential environmental compliance assistance.

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Submitted by Glenda Swierc