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Technical Consultation

Technical consultations are one of the many ways SCAQMD helps businesses meet today’s air quality standards. SCAQMD’s Small Business Assistance Office offers free technical consultation services either on-site, by phone, or at SCAQMD headquarters to help business owners:

  • Determine if equipment, process(es) and/or operations require permitting and/or registration, or are exempt from regulation.
  • Assist with understanding permit conditions and rule requirements.
  • Provide business operators with a compliance determination by identifying areas of non-compliance.
  • Assist business operators in developing strategies to achieve compliance with AQMD rules and regulations.
  • Assist business operators with proper recordkeeping necessary to comply with permit conditions.
  • Provide assistance and liaison with other agency staff on permit processing, application filing, regulatory compliance, and fee issues.

All businesses with 100 or fewer employees or with annual gross revenues up to $5 million are eligible for this free on-site, and over-the-counter, or phone technical consultation service.

How to request a free on-site technical consultation

To request a complimentary on-site consultation, call 1-800-388-2121 or 909-396-3529, and/or send an email to smallbizassistance@aqmd.gov. To receive free over-the-counter assistance, you can also contact us to schedule an appointment when you know that you will visit our headquarters:

Diamond Bar - SCAQMD Headquarters
Tuesday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
21865 Copley Drive, Diamond Bar, CA 91765 
1-800-388-2121, FAX 909-396-3053

What to expect when help arrives

Your Small Business Representative will review SCAQMD rules and regulations which apply to your facility. During a walk-through of your facility, you and your SCAQMD representative will identify problem areas, evaluate pollution reduction responsibilities, and work together to find permanent, effective solutions. If something needs to be corrected, no tickets or fines will be issued, but you must agree in advance to correct the violations as quickly as possible. We generally allow two weeks to comply, and will also help you with your request for a variance from our Hearing Board if it will take more time.

Follow-up

Be sure to call your Small Business representative if you need additional help. He or she may also check with you from time to time to see if you need further compliance assistance. Ultimately, you are responsible for correcting any non-compliant conditions.


More information

Small Business Assistance Office
Toll-free: 1-800-388-2121
Ph: 909-396-3529

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