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 and comply with their environmental obligations.  

News & Updates

Air Permits

Information About Clients We Serve

Registration of Smaller Sources (ROSS)

Environmental Regulations  

National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants​ (NESHAP)​

Environmental Consultants Directory 

Annual Emission Reporting and Emission Calculation Resources




​ ​Environmental Information by Industry/Topic:  ​

Aggregate Facilities



Chrome Electroplating

​​Construction & Demolition

​​​Dry Cleaners

​ Fire Fighters

Gas Dispensing Facilities

Grain Handling Operations​


Metal Refinishing

Misc. Paint Stripping and Surface Coating




Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE)

Salvage Yards



​​Frequently Asked Questions 


Easy-to-read fact sheets and guides

Links to Other Environmental Resources​

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