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Environmental Results Program (ERP)

The New York State Small Business Sector's Environmental Results Program (ERP) is a multi-media, sector based regulatory approach that combines compliance assistance with self-certification and performance measurement to help small businesses understand their environmental requirements and improve their environmental performance.

ERP applies three integrated components to enhance and measure environmental performance:

Compliance Assurance, Self-Certification, & Performance Measurement Diagram
  1. Self-Certification: The owner or facility manager certifies that the facility is in compliance with environmental requirements. Facilities that are not in compliance file a "Return to Compliance" plan, which describes the corrective actions that the facility will take and a schedule to achieve full compliance.
  2. Compliance Assistance: Compliance assistance is provided through sector-specific workbooks and workshops that clearly explain facilities' environmental requirements as well as pollution prevention practices that go "beyond compliance".
  3. Performance Measurement: Random sampling and statistical analysis are used to measure the performance of ERP sectors and facilities, and to strategically target inspections and compliance assistance efforts.

Environmental Results Program for Auto Body Shops

In New York State, ERP is currently being implemented for auto body shops. Please click on the "important links" in the right column of this page for documents related to the Auto Body Shops ERP.