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  • The Office of Community Relations encourages and facilitates communication between the public and the Illinois EPA. "Public" means individuals, communities, businesses and other organizations, that have an interest in the activities and decisions of Illinois EPA.
  • The Office of Emergency Response Emergency Operations Unit is the branch of the Illinois EPA that is responsible for coordinating the Agency's response to environmental emergencies involving oil or hazardous materials and ensuring that subsequent environmental contamination is appropriately cleaned up
  • The Office of Pollution Prevention was created under the Illinois Toxics Pollution Prevention Act of 1989. This office promotes sustainable business practices, cleaner technologies and processes, and product stewardship through educational outreach, technical assistance and voluntary partnerships.
  • The Office of Small Business works with small businesses in complying with environmental requirements. The Small Business Office develops and publishes information specifically for small businesses, opens up channels of communication with small business associations and organizations, responds to questions/concerns from small business owners, and acts as an advocate for the small business community within Illinois EPA.
  • Illinois EPA's Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program operates pursuant to the Illinois Environmental Protection Act. The Act authorizes Illinois EPA to "establish and enforce minimum standards for the operation of laboratories."
  • The Office of Outreach and Policy disseminates information and provides support for Illinois EPA’s regulatory policies, and compliance assistance, including environmental education and sustainability initiatives.

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