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Small Business Enterprise newsletter

The quarterly Small Business Enterprise covers compliance issues, pollution prevention and training. Plus, subscribers can get timely updates through GovDelivery.

Small Business Enterprise Newsletter

  • Small business regulatory or sustainability questions? Contact us - we’re here to help!
  • Flood preparedness protects your business and builds resiliency
  • Dangerous Man Brewing reduces BPA exposure from receipts
  • A low-salt diet…for your sidewalks
  • Up to $5M in MPCA diesel grants likely this fall
  • Industrial stormwater training workshop
  • MNTAP intern symposium features environmental business results - register today!

Published: August 09, 2018

Older issues in the archive.

  • Wayzata dry cleaner greens up operations with MPCA small business loan
  • Building owners required to have recycling for business tenants
  • Sunnyside Marina in Stillwater reuses wash water, eliminating water bound for river
  • Reducing water use has big impacts at several MN companies
  • Regulatory air update: proposed air quality rules for small sources open for comment until May 29

Published: May 25, 2018
  • Coming soon: Grants to reduce air pollution
  • Grant funding for a green chemistry summer intern at your company
  • Could your business gain from a Minnesota Materials Marketplace?
  • Minnesota Technical Assistance Program (MnTAP) news
  • MPCA regulatory updates
Published: February 08, 2018
  • Small business subscribers – we value your input!
  • Marina involves boaters to comply with state recycling law and save money
  • New environmental resources for brewers and distillers
  • MnTAP interns deliver results in 2017
  • Volkswagen settlement in Minnesota
  • MPCA regulatory updates
Published: November 27, 2017
  • Enterprise survey: What do you find helpful?
  • Recycling required in many metro businesses
  • Grain elevator outreach
  • MPCA regulatory updates
  • MnTAP updates
Published: August 09, 2017
  • Get an MPCA grant to help local brewers and distillers green up their operations
  • Legislative update from MPCA Commissioner John Linc Stine
  • MPCA loan helps green up Willmar business
  • BizRecycling grant helps local manufacturer increase recycling
  • Electric vehicles charge at Goodwill stores
  • New permeable parking lot at Childrens Dental Services
Published: April 26, 2017
  • Get new equipment with a MPCA small business environmental loan
  • MPCA regulatory updates
  • MN companies: Green chemistry and engineering intern grant
  • Tap into the multiplying power of a MnTAP intern
  • The air we breathe: The state of Minnesota’s air quality
  • Now accepting nominations: 25th anniversary Environmental Initiative awards
  • Discounted pricing for aqueous parts washer switch-out
Published: February 02, 2017
  • Focus on prevention - MPCA grants reducing air emissions
  • Environmental Initiative’s clean air assistance project
  • Reduce water use with a MPCA loan
  • MN businesses pushing toward circular economy
  • MPCA industrial stormwater regulatory updates
  • MPCA air regulatory updates
Published: November 07, 2016
  • Green project idea? Get a MPCA loan
  • $400,000 expected for MPCA diesel engine upgrade grants this fall
  • It’s time to renew training for some painters
  • MnTAP updates
  • MPCA industrial stormwater updates
Published: August 02, 2016
  • Small business grants for clean air
  • Out of the woods: Mississippi Mushrooms growing exotic fungus
  • Hennepin County business recycling grants - comply with state law
  • MPCA regulatory updates
  • Upcoming events - Environmental Initiative
  • New green product label - US EPA Safer Choice program
Published: April 25, 2016
  • Have environmental questions? We're here to help small business
  • Grants help Oscar’s Auto Body reduce air emissions
  • Are you an Air Aware Employer?
  • City of Minneapolis: Small business grants available to reduce air emissions
  • Made in Minnesota Solar Incentive Program accepting applications
  • SBEAP regulatory updates
  • MNTAP updates
Published: February 03, 2016
  • Grant focus: Valley Craft clears the air
  • Diesel grants: $270,000 will help save fuel, cut pollution from engines
  • Above and beyond — industrial stormwater management at Valmont
  • Business owners required to recycle
  • MNTAP interns and training opportunities
  • MNTAP E3 in painting --Apply now
  • Free energy assessments for small businesses
Published: November 04, 2015
  • State helps small businesses clear the air
  • Tiny Diner wins sustainable business award
  • MPCA offers a new air permit option
  • New restrictions on wheel weights
  • EPA chemical risk assessments
Published: August 20, 2015
  • Reducing chemical exposure from receipts
  • Reduce VOCs with help from MnTAP
  • Survey: Water-related businesses
  • 2015 Industrial stormwater permit updates
Published: May 06, 2015
  • Deadline: Air emission inventories due
  • Sign up now: Industrial Paint trainings available
  • Industrial stormwater permit updates
  • New ozone standard may mean tougher regulations
  • Training: Ten steps to hazardous waste compliance
  • MN leads the nation in pollution prevention
  • Better maintenance of paved surfaces
Published: February 13, 2015
  • Food waste at the Duluth Grill
  • MPCA small business loans help green up local business
  • Recycling to be required for commercial buildings
  • Looking to cut VOCs? MnTAP can help clear the air
Published: October 29, 2014
  • Small business VOC grants to clear the air - apply this week
  • Industrial Stormwater General Permit - reapply now
  • RETAP helps nonprofit save big on energy bills
  • Small business architectural paint management coming near you
  • Proposed amendments to NSPS for grain elevators - comments due Oct 7th
  • EPA funds sustainable and innovative products and research in small business - open now
Published: August 12, 2014

Inside: MPCA offers small-business grants to clear the air; Capital equipment costs holding you back? Consider a small business loan; MPCA Environmental Loan Program

Published: May 23, 2014

Inside: Money available from MPCA - Funding to reduce BPA exposure from receipts; Heavy-duty diesel grant funding for cleaner air

Published: April 03, 2014

Inside: Small business VOC reduction; Clear Lake Press keeps on greening; MnTAP interns and solid waste trainings; Made in Minnesota solar incentive amounts set for 2014; The right suppliers right here in Minnesota; Hennepin County business recycling grants available; Area Source Boiler Rule – new videos and Jan 20 deadline; Ideas from the web

Published: January 22, 2014

Inside: Don't miss MPCA grant opportunity for VOC reductions; Industrial stormwater updates; Minnesota ban on coal tar sealants coming January 2014; Where is your e-waste headed?; Seven tools you need to climb Mount Sustainability

Published: October 08, 2013

Inside: Greening at Warners' Stellian; ReUSE Minnesota: Making reuse happen; New tool explains stationary engine rules; DoItGreen Directory: Promote your green business efforts; Turfgrass maintenance trainings; MPCA looking for small business partners in VOC reduction; Rural MN Solar Initiative helps farmers, small businesses gain solar; Funding: MPCA Clean diesel grant helps reduce air pollution

Published: July 25, 2013

Inside: Green funding - Minneapolis grants for greening up auto maintenance; Rule watch - Revised federal boiler and stationary engines standards

Published: May 24, 2013

Inside: MPCA offers business assistance to reduce BPA; free energy assessments for small businesses; Mpls grants for dry cleaners switching from toxic perc; Mpls grants for auto maintenance; Charging while you work: A new guide for expanding workplace electric vehicle charging; 30 seconds and a gallon jug could save your commercial kitchen over $400/yr; Business news from MNTAP; Kare 11 featuring green business challenge

Published: April 30, 2013

Inside: Better maintenance of paved surfaces; Industrial Stormwater update; MPCA Grant Opportunity – reducing BPA in thermal papers; Study shows workers at "green" companies more productive; NPPR 2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program webinars; DfE safer chemicals list; EPA identifies substitutes for toxic flame-retardant chemical

Published: October 12, 2012

Inside: Small business highlight: Eco-friendly REI; Fairview reduces waste at the source; A new look for the Minnesota Materials Exchange; EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award winner - small business; All new grain elevator page

Published: August 10, 2012

Inside: MPCA Environmental Assistance Grants (due June 14); Workplace Charging for Electric Vehicles (due May 22); June Webinars on Stationary Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engines (RICE) #MNPCA_24

Published: May 17, 2012

Inside: Industrial stormwater—are you monitoring?; Helping truckers save money and clean up the air; Energy efficiency at a metal fabricator; Minnesota Business First Stop launched; New SBEAP regulatory tools; Resourceful Waste Management Guide updated #MNPCA_24

Published: May 01, 2012

Inside: RFQ solicitation for assistance providers; Workplace charging of electric vehicles; Reusable transport packaging funding; MPCA GreenCorps accepting applications; MPCA Environmental Assistance Loan program #MNPCA_24

Published: March 28, 2012

Inside: Industrial stormwater sampler; Green Chemistry in action: Salo Manufacturing; Burning used oil for heat; Online emission inventory reporting coming soon; Funding opportunities #MNPCA_24

Published: November 29, 2011

Inside: MPCA permit streamlining; NESHAP updates: 6H and 6X; MEI Award Winner: Mustard Seed Garden Center; Governors Award Winner: Public Pools Initiative; Events; Enterprise survey - Share your story!

Published: September 01, 2011

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Compliance calendars

Compliance calendars can be used to keep records and log inspections, keep you up to date on regulations affecting your business, and provide great ideas for pollution prevention and waste reduction (and related cost savings).

To request a free calendar, call the SBEAP hotline at 651-282-6143 or 800-657-3938.

Download and print a calendar. Note: to print like a calendar, set your print properties to "flip up" the pages.

Out of print

These calendars will not be updated, but you can print out monthly log sheets to help with your recordkeeping.

Environmental Guide for Small Businesses in Minnesota

PDF icon Environmental Guide for Small Businesses in Minnesota

Environmental Guide for Small Businesses in Minnesota

Created for small manufacturers as a user-friendly guide to Minnesota's environmental regulations. The goal is to give you enough information to quickly determine whether your business is subject to a regulation and where to go for more help.

  • Short chapters focused by rule areas.
  • A flow chart helps you determine which rules apply to your business.
  • Details on regulation and step-by-step approach to complying.
  • Resources for additional information and assistance.

Download or call the SBEAP Hotline to request a free printed copy: 651-282-6143 or 800-657-3938