The federal Clean Air Act as amended requires each state to establish a Compliance Advisory Panel as part of their Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP).
As required in the Act, the Panel will review the SBEAP activities and assess effectiveness. Members will assist the development and review of reports on Program activities. The Panel will make periodic reports to EPA and the Air Pollution Control Board on SBEAP activities and their assessment. The Panel will review Program materials to determine understandability by small business owners. Additionally, the Panel will review Program service delivery to assess compliance with federal statutes.
The Act requires a Panel of not less than seven (7) members with the following membership appointments:
Commissioned under U.S. Code Title 42, Chapter 85, Subchapter (Title) V, Section 507, § 7661f of the Clean Air Act as amended.
|James Benjamin Hill, Jr.||Governor appointment of non business owners|
|Robert C. Wingfield, Jr.||Governor appointment of non business owners|
|Ben Buffinton||State Senate appointment of small business owners (Majority Leader)|
|Allen Sparkman||State Senate appointment of small business owners (Minority Leader)|
|State House appointment of small business owners (Democratic Leader)|
|Brad Thompson||State House appointment of small business owners (Republican Leader)|
||TDEC Commissioner appointment|