Small Business Permitting Assistance
Compliance Assistance Programs
The Clark County Dept. of Air Quality Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) has two programs that provide air quality assistance to small business owners and operators. The Small Business Permitting Assistance program helps with permitting and regulatory issues. The Compliance Assistance Program helps with air quality compliance issues.
What’s a “Small Business?” According to the Clean Air Act and the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) definition, “Small Business” is a business with 100 or fewer employees and is not a major stationary source for air pollutants.
What is SBAP’s goal? To assist small business in maintaining compliance with local and federal air quality regulations and permit conditions.
What regulatory assistance does SBAP provide? SBAP assists small business with the following:
Permitting – SBAP determines if the small business needs an air quality permit and may assist in completing the application. The SBA permitting specialist is available to explain the air quality regulatory and permitting requirements.
Compliance – SBAP provides information, guidance and on-site visits to help the small business maintain compliance with their air quality permit. The compliance assistance specialist can help small business comply with air permit record keeping, annual reporting, emission calculations for reporting, and air quality regulations. The forms are located on the Reporting Forms page.
Are you operating a small business in Clark County? Did you know that many businesses which emit air pollutants will require an air quality permit? A small sampling of businesses includes:
Do I need an air quality permit for my business or facility? For an assessment of whether an air quality permit is required, please contact the Department of Air Quality’s Small Business Assistance Permitting Specialist at 702-455-3455 or at email@example.com.
If I need an air quality permit, what forms do I need to submit? The Department of Air Quality’s Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) Permitting Specialist will be pleased to assist you with locating the proper forms, available on the Air Quality Department’s web site.
Who can assist me with completing the permitting forms? The Department of Air Quality’s Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) Permitting Specialist will be pleased to assist you with completing the permitting forms.
How long does it take to get an air quality permit? For issuance of a new minor source permit, the applicant should plan on a maximum of 150 days after the application is deemed complete, if no public participation is required. Permit renewals may take up to 75 days, and significant permit revisions may extend to 120 days.
How much does an air quality permit cost? Fees are shown in the Air Quality menu
above/left: Fees > Stationary Source The application fee for a new or revised minor source permit is currently $337 (2012). Permit review and other fees are available on the same menu.
When the permit is issued, the permittee will be invoiced for costs associated with the application review, including number of emission units and potential emissions. For specific issuance fee information, please contact the Department of Air Quality’s Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) Permitting Specialist.
Contact SBAP for assistance or further information!