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Oregon's Business Assistance Program (BAP) provides technical assistance on air quality rules and related environmental issues. We help small businesses understand what rules apply to them, what requirements they need to comply with and what permitting requirements apply to their industry sector. We also work with them to find practical, cost-effective solutions to their environmental concerns.

The BAP works with trade associations, interest groups, suppliers, and directly with business owners. We focus on independently owned and operated businesses with 100 or fewer employees. However, we will provide assistance to any company that asks for help.

Information and technical assistance is FREE to Oregon businesses

Depending on the type of business you operate, you may be required to obtain a permit. To see whether you business needs an Air Quality Permit, or to look for technical information for your industry-specific sector, use the drop-down menu in the box below.

What type of business do you have? Select from the dropdown list.

Navigating permitting requirements can be confusing; therefore, if you have any questions we recommend that you contact your regional technical assistant. They can help walk you through the permitting process.

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 For more information about Small Business Assistance call Bryan Smith 503-229-5376 or email

For more information about Air Quality call 503-229-5696

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Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
Headquarters: 700 NE Multnomah Street, Suite 600, Portland, OR 97232
Phone: 503-229-5696 or toll free in Oregon 1-800-452-4011
Oregon Telecommunications Relay Service: 1-800-735-2900  FAX: 503-229-6124

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