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Support for Businesses

The Environmental Compliance Outreach unit (ECO) resides in the DEP’s Bureau of Public Affairs. ECO’s mission is to foster the joint goals of economic development and environmental protection by offering compliance and technical assistance to NYC businesses and other organizations.

ECO’s four core programs include: Compliance Assistance (provide updated information on environmental rules and regulations), Green Business Development (encourage sustainable and economically viable business practices), Financial Referrals (identify sources of financing and incentive programs), and Regulatory Reform (maintain a healthy environment while also assisting with streamlining efforts such as Small Business First—see below).

Please visit to learn common business regulations, access resources to assist your business, and check on the status of a pending application or inspection.

Small Business First
The Mayor’s Office of Operations and the Department of Small Business Services in conjunction with other City agencies have launched Small Business First to dramatically improve the regulatory climate for businesses in New York City.
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Resources for Business Owners
Learn more about the most common environmental compliance issues, including Noise Requirements, Grease and Fat Disposal, and Backflow Prevention.
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How to Reach Us

Please call 718-595-4436 or e-mail

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