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Small Business Compliance Assistance Program
Free and Confidential Comprehensive Environmental Assistance

The Small Business Compliance Assistance Program (SBCAP) assists Vermont's regulated community in achieving compliance with environmental regulations and promoting cooperation between the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the regulated community.


The SBCAP focuses on outreach efforts to businesses to make them aware of new and existing regulations.

SBCAP encourages businesses to use pollution prevention (waste reduction) as a means of achieving compliance and reducing their overall regulatory burden whenever possible. Prevention is often the most cost effective way to deal with environmental compliance issues.  Assistance is provided through -


No cost , confidential, voluntary, on-site compliance assessments, as well as:




For more information, contact:

EAO's Compliance Specialist 


1 National Life Drive - Davis 1, Montpelier, VT 05620-3704
1-800-974-9559 (toll-free)
802-522-0224  (phone)

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The VT DEC Conditionally Exempt Generator (CEG) On-line Tutorial includes quizzes for users to test their knowledge, as well as many other useful links.  Register with the site and a Certificate of Completion will be awarded when you have successfully finished the course.  The site also maintains a Virtual Hazardous Waste Storage Area where you can also test your knowledge.


The Funding Opportunities Fact Sheet for Small Businesses will help you identify

funding sources and financial programs that are right for your business.


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s oil pollution prevention regulation requires facilities that maintain 1,320 gallons of oil prepare and implement a plan to

prevent discharges.  The plan is referred to as the Spill Prevention, Control & Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan. Learn important amendments to this

rule here.  Or go to our SPCC FAQ Page for more information (powerpoint presentation, guidance doc & model plan).


Act 250


Link to Vermont's Land Use Panel (ACT 250) most frequently asked questions (FAQ) page. 



Send a compliance question to the Business Compliance Specialist.


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 last updated 10/2013



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