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Business contacts: environmental know-how.

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 to learn about compliance

Business owners in the auto service and repair, agriculture and printing industries, among others, face substantial federal environmental regulations, and thus must stay on top of the latest requirements and technologies. But it can be difficult to get this information unless you're you're  

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), independent agency of the U.S. government, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1970 to reduce and control air and water pollution, noise pollution, and radiation and to ensure the safe handling and , however, has devised a way to help you get your business off the ground smoothly. In 1996, it established the first of what are now six "virtual" Small Business Compliance Assistance Centers designed to help small- to mid-sized companies obtain information about federal regulations via the Internet Internet

Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the
 and toll-free numbers specific to their industry. Having the proper information improves compliance and generates profits as well as savings.

Resources include pollution-prevention case studies; summaries and the full text of federal regulations; the most current regulatory actions; vendor listings; online chat rooms; training via satellite; and environmental management software and benchmarking
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Links to each of these sites and information on what they provide can be accessed by going to the Web address

* The National Metal Finishing Resource Center site targets metal finishers.

* The CCAR-GreenLink Automotive Compliance Information Assistance Center serves automotive technicians, auto body and repair shop owners, automotive trade associations, car dealer service departments and automotive educators and students.

* The Printers National Compliance Assistance Center site targets the owners of small printing businesses.

* The National Agriculture Compliance Assistance Center site targets farmers and farmworkers, product and service providers, and other agencies and associations.

* The Printed Wiring Board Manufacturing Center site targets printed wiring board manufacturers, industry vendors, suppliers, and federal, state and local agencies.

* The Transportation Compliance Assistance Center provides information on airline, shipping and barging, pipeline, railroad railroad or railway, form of transportation most commonly consisting of steel rails, called tracks, on which freight cars, passenger cars, and other rolling stock are drawn by one locomotive or more.  and trucking compliance.

Web sites for the chemical, local government and paints and coating industries are on tap for the end of the year.
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Title Annotation:Environmental Protection Agency establishes Small Business Compliance Assistance Centers to help small businesses learn about federal regulations for their industry
Author:Jones, Chandrika
Publication:Black Enterprise
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Oct 1, 1998
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