Small Business / Community Support


Melissa Hammond, Small Business and Pollution Prevention Coordinator
Phone: (785) 296-6603    Fax: (785)-296-1686
Email: mhammond@kdheks.gov

1000 SW Jackson, Suite 410
        Topeka, KS 66612-1367



Small Business/Community Support is responsible for coordinating the Kansas Environmental Conference, organizing the Pollution Prevention (P2) Awards, publishing the Kansas Environmental News electronic newsletter, serving as the liaison between KDHE and the Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP), and overseeing the Pollution Prevention Grant Program.

2016 Kansas Environmental Conference

The 2016 Kansas Environmental conference will be held August 9 - 11 at the Atrium Topeka Hotel & Convention Center in Hutchinson. This annual conference focuses on environmental compliance, pollution prevention, and sustainability.

A special Pollution Prevention (P2) Awards luncheon will take place Wednesday, August 10. It's not too late to be considered for an award! Please visit the Pollution Prevention Awards web page to learn more.

Ombudsman Services

The Division of Environment's Public Advocate for Small Businesses is your source of information about whom to contact within the Division of Environment with your problem or issue. If you have questions about whom to contact regarding your permit, pollution prevention technologies, or other questions, call Gary Mason at 785-296-1521.

KDHE Division of Environment Regulatory Agenda

KDHE's Division of Environment has numerous regulations currently in development. The regulatory agenda is updated semi-annually in late winter and late summer. The most recent version is dated February 2016.

Kansas Environmental News

The Kansas Environmental News is a semiannual newsletter with current regulatory information, issues, and upcoming events. To subscribe for free or access the archves, click on the link above.

Small Business Environmental Assistance Program

The Division of Environment contracts with Kansas State University's Pollution Prevention Institute to provide the state's Small Business Environmental Assistance Program. The program provides free and confidential help including answers to questions, on-site assessments, pollution prevention technologies, workshops, and publications. These services are provided for businesses to assist them in complying (and going beyond compliance) with environmental regulations. Please don't hesitate to click the link above or call 1-800-578-8898 with any questions or information needs.