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For Business

Registering & Permitting Businesses

Many businesses have reduced their air emissions by using improved control technology, properly training employees, maintaining equipment, and practicing good housekeeping. These actions have contributed to Benton County’s good air quality and improvements made over the last few decades.

Benton Clean Air’s regulations, policies and programs are designed to continue forward on this path in order to improve and maintain air quality today and for future generations.

If you are in business, chances are you deal with many public agencies. Benton Clean Air staff works hard to help business owners/managers know and understand the air quality regulations pertaining to their business. These efforts increase compliance, resulting in cleaner air for us all.

There are over 200 commercial and industrial operations in our annual registration program. Here is a partial list of the operations we work with:

  • Asphalt, concrete plants
  • Boilers
  • Foundries, mills
  • Coffee roasting
  • Crematories
  • Crushing operations
  • Dry cleaners
  • Emergency generators
  • Flares
  • Gasoline Storage and Dispensing
  • Landfills
  • Metal plating
  • Solvent or Stripping Operations
  • Wood Product Manufacturing

This list is not exhaustive. If you have any question if your business should be registered, please contact us.

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Other Business Requirements

Aside from permit and registration requirements specific to a facility or operation, there are general air quality regulations that apply to all businesses. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Asbestos (for reno & demo projects)
  • Dust and Odors
  • All Regulations & Fees