Small Business / Community Support

Melissa Hammond, Small Business and Pollution Prevention Coordinator
Phone: (785) 296-6603    Fax: (785)-296-1686

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.

2015 Kansas Environmental Conference

The 2015 Kansas Environmental conference was held August 18 - 20 at the Ramada Topeka Hotel & Convention Center. The conference, which focused on environmental compliance, pollution prevention, and sustainability, recorded an attendance of 375 individuals participating throughout the event. A short conference summary and links to the presentations given are available at the above link.

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 August 2015.

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.