Business Assistance Program
Getting You the Answer
The APCD is staffed by engineers, scientists, planners, and technicians with a
wide variety of expertise. It can sometimes be difficult to determine who is the
right person to answer a particular question. Thatís where the Business
Assistance Program comes in to provide quick and easy access to the
information you need.
1. Compliance Assistance
APCD rules and permit conditions can be difficult to understand. Through the
Business Assistance Program we can explain those regulations, help you identify
how they may impact your business, and assist you in filling out forms and
preparing required reports.
2. Permit Assistance
If you need to apply for a permit or request a modification to your existing
permit, we can put you in touch with an engineering staff person familiar with
your type of business. That person can explain what information you should
submit to ensure that your permit is processed quickly and will accurately
describe your operations.
3. Pollution Prevention
The Business Assistance Program can assist you with the challenge of obtaining
the maximum economic viability of your business with minimal impact on the
environment. Through the APCDís Innovative
Technologies Group, we communicate with organizations throughout California
and the nation who are working to develop alternative pollution reducing
products and processes. We can put you in touch with technical and, in some
cases, economic assistance to develop pollution reducing strategies for your
business. See also Public Information/Pollution Prevention.
4. Business Assistance Line
A call to the Business Assistance Line connects you to a Business Assistance
Representative who will act as your guide to the staff and business resources
within the APCD. We can answer questions about permitting, fees, compliance, and
more. We can help you to design self-inspection programs, simplify your
recordkeeping, and identify ways to improve your compliance. For specific
technical issues, we can put you in touch with the staff member most qualified
to assist you. The Business Assistance Representative will ensure that
businesses have a voice in the system. We will listen to problems businesses are
having and help resolve them. Upon request, your call will be kept confidential.
Where Do I Start?
For information or assistance, call the Business Assistance Line (805)
961-8868, or e-mail
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