Small Business / Community Support

Melissa Hammond
Bureau of Environmental Field Services
1000 SW Jackson, Suite 430
Topeka, Kansas 66612
FAX (785) 291-3266

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 Nathan Bainbridge at 785-296-8045.

KDHE Division of Environment Regulatory Agenda

KDHE's Division of Environment has numerous regulations currently in process. To view the regulatory agenda, click the link below. The regulatory agenda will be updated twice a year – in late winter and later summer.

DOE Regulatory Agenda (updated 01/03/2014)

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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. Visit their website at or call 1-800-578-8898.

These services are provided for businesses to assist them in complying (and going beyond compliance) with environmental regulations. Please don't hesitate to call them with any questions or information needs.

Upcoming Events

Kansas Environmental Conference
August 5 – 7, 2014
Wichita Marriott Hotel
Mark your calendars to attend the 2014 Kansas Environmental Conference. Look for the conference agenda the beginning of June at