Small Business Assistance
LDEQ's Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) provides environmental regulatory assistance and information to small businesses and communities.
A small business is defined as:
- 100 or fewer employees
- independently owned - not dominant in the field
- not a major facility
- not a publically traded company
SBAP operates in accordance with the Confidentiality option provided by the EPA Enforcement Response Policy, effective August 12, 1994, regarding Section 507 of the Clean Air Act. Under this policy, violations detected through assistance will be kept confidential.
Small Business Assistance during COVID-19
Here are some helpful links that can provide assistance to small businesses during COVID-19:
Assistance for Small Businesses from the U.S. Department of the Treasury
Coronavirus Small Business Guide from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources from the U.S. Small Business Administration
How to apply for unemployment in LOUISIANA during COVID-19 pandemic by the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)
COVID-19 Assistance by the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) SBA Louisiana District Office (504) 589-6685
The Small Business Assistance Program offers assistance with NetDMR. NetDMR is a web-based tool that allows facilities to electronically sign and submit LPDES discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) to the LDEQ. For information about NetDMR, click here.
All our CDX/NetDMR Assistance sessions for January 2020 are closed.
The CDX/NetDMR Assistance Sessions provide assistance in two ways:
- LDEQ Small Business Assistance staff in conjunction with the LDEQ NetDMR Team will help permittees in setting up their CDX/NetDMR accounts in NetDMR. The LDEQ staff will help the permittees one-on-one to establish their username and password at the CDX level and request access to their permit(s) at the NetDMR level. You can bring a completed registration packet to the assistance or you can fill one out there (click here for registration packet). Users who need help with already existing accounts are also welcome to attend.
- The LDEQ staff will also assist CDX/NetDMR Account Holders in submitting their NetDMRs. Account holders are asked to bring in their lab results and be able to login to their CDX/NetDMR accounts. If you had attended one of our previous CDX/NetDMR REGISTRATION Assistance sessions, please bring your completed registration sheets (remember your security questions' ANSWERS)! If you need NetDMR SUBMITTAL Assistance, click here for the GUIDANCE DOCUMENT.
If you would like to suggest a session in your area in the future, please call the Small Business Hotline at (800) 259-2890 or email email@example.com.
Small Business Assistance Program Resources
National Small Business Environmental Assistance Program Flyer
National Small Business Environmental Assistance Program Website
Dry Cleaners Compliance Calendar 2020
Notification of Change Form for ALL MEDIA (Water Permits, Air Permits, Waste Permits): NOC-1 Form
The following forms need a resubmittal of the original form if there is a change within the facility, ownership, etc.:
Notification Form for Industrial Generators and Transporters of Solid Waste
Solid Waste Notification Form for Collection Facilities and Non-Processing Transfer Stations
State of Louisiana Notification of Hazardous Waste Activity Form (HW-1)
Waste Tire Generator Notification Form
Environmental Air Regulations
Auto Body Shops
Bakeries, Breweries, Wineries, Distilleries
Chemical Formulators and Manufacturers
Creamatories and Funeral Homes
Decorative Chromium Electroplanting
Fiberglass Reinforced Plastics
Gasoline Bulk Plants
Individual Sewage Treatment
Oil and Gas Production
Ready-Mix Concerete Hot Mix Asphalt Plant
Rice Dry Feeder Mills
Shipyards and Surface Coating Operations