What We Do and How We Can Help
The Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) offers compliance assistance services to help small businesses navigate the air quality regulatory process. More information about our services is available in the Small Business Assistance Program brochure and below.
Find out if your business meets the small business qualifications (follow additional link to archived site). Not sure if you need a permit? Our brochure, Does My Business Need an Air Quality Permit, may help you determine if you do.
Assistance with Paperwork
Preparing permit registration forms, applications, and other documentation
SBEAP staff can assist with filling out certain required paperwork needed by the small business. The extent of our assistance is dependent on our clients need and complexity. If air dispersion modeling is required you must contact an environmental consultant to assist you. SBEAP staff will assist the client with appropriate calculations, necessary attachments for applications, public notice guidance, and more.
Assisting with notification/reporting forms
SBEAP staff can help assist a business meet their reporting requirements to the Air Quality Bureau.
The SBEAP has created example record keeping forms for General Construction Permits 2, 3, and 5 for Aggregate, Asphalt and Concrete Batch Plants. These are available on the forms page.
Permit fee reductions
Air quality permit fees vary depending on the type of permit and complexity of the facility. Some small businesses may qualify for a reduced permit fee. The cost reduction is dependent on the number of employees and the amount of air emissions generated.
Small Business Compliance Assessments
The Air Quality Bureau has expanded its compliance assistance program to include compliance assessments. This service is available to qualifying small businesses that would like to take a positive step towards meeting the requirements in their air quality permit.
Those small businesses who have an air quality permit have operational obligations that are required by the permit. If you are not doing these, you may be in violation of your permit. The compliance assessment program allows a qualifying small business to make corrections before an inspection takes place. One advantage of using the program is that penalties associated with violations may be reduced or waived for the permit owner.
If you want to comply with your permit, and are not sure if you are, you may contact the Air Quality Bureau’s Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP). The SBEAP can answer questions you may have and also let you know if you qualify for assistance. If you qualify, a free compliance assessment of your facility may be performed. For an overview of the Compliance Assessment Program, see our Small Business Compliance Assessment Program brochure.
Contact Rosanne Sanchez at 505-222-9583 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You are also welcome to make an appointment and visit us at our Downtown Albuquerque office:
121 Tijeras Avenue NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102-3400
A link to a map of our location.