Small Business Advisor - April Events

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Small Business Advisor - April 2021

Event Announcements

Small Business Environmental Council Meeting May 6 at 1:00 PM

The next meeting of DNR’s Small Business Environmental Council will be held May 6 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM via Zoom.  Please contact DNR at to RSVP and the Zoom link will be sent to you.  The agenda and past meeting documents are available on the Council’s webpage. 

Storm Water Basics for Printers on June 3

DNR staff will be presenting at a Webinar hosted by Great Lakes Graphics Association on June 3, 2021 at 1:00 CST. The webinar will give an overview of Wisconsin’s Storm Water Program. Topics will include Storm Water Permit applicability related to the printing industry, exclusions (No Exposure Certification) from storm water permitting, requirements to maintain No Exposure Certification (NEC), an overview of the Tier 2 Wisconsin Pollution Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) General Permit for those who do not qualify for NEC, and typical sources of exposure unique to the printing industry.

Participants will be introduced to Wisconsin’s Storm Water Program. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for questions. The webinar will provide information on:

  • Wisconsin’s regulatory authority and framework for permitting
  • An introduction of the ePermitting System
  • An overview of the No Exposure Certification
  • An overview of the Tier 2 Wisconsin Pollution Discharge Elimination System (WPDES) General Permit

Go to the link to register for the webinar:

Think Energy Savings on Earth Day

Looking for something your business can do to celebrate Earth Day?  ENERGY STAR for Small Business has documented that average energy savings of 30 percent or more can be achieved in commercial buildings with no-cost actions, strategic investment, and smart operations and maintenance. These savings can be reinvested while improving the comfort, functionality, and appearance of your facility.

Visit the Energy Star training center for webinars, videos, slide sets, fact sheets, and a link to their Help Desk where you can ask questions.  You can download the free Action Workbook for Small Business.  Educate and engage your employees with Bring Your Green to Work resources.  Or learn how to use the free Portfolio Manager, a tool for comparing baseline energy and water use, and for tracking savings and pollution prevention.

For more information, visit

Reminder that Hazardous Waste webinars for Printers are available to view

Following 2020 revisions of the Wisconsin Administrative Code for hazardous waste requirements, the DNR, PRINTING United Alliance and the Great Lakes Graphics Association developed the Wisconsin Hazardous Waste Regulations webinar series. View recorded webinars at the links below:

Additional written resources may also help in understanding the requirements associated with your hazardous waste management. These can be found under the Waste tab on the Printers Portal webpage: