Small Business/Pollution Prevention

Melissa A. Hammond, Public Service Executive
Phone: (785) 296-1526    Fax: (785) 559-4279

1000 SW Jackson, Suite 430
        Topeka, KS 66612-1367

2019 Kansas Environmental Conference

The 2019 Kansas Environmental Conference will be held August 13 – 15 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan, KS. This annual conference focuses on environmental compliance, pollution prevention, and sustainability.

A special Environmental Stewardship Awards luncheon will take place Wednesday, August 15. Please visit the Awards Program web page to learn more.

Ombudsman Services

Leo Henning

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 Leo Henning at 785-296-1535 or email at

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.