Department of Defense
U. S. Army Environmental Center - Western Regional Environmental Office

Rocky Mountain Arsenal Building 111, Commerce City, CO 80022-1748
Phone: 303-289-0117, Fax: 303-289-0272
Contact: Tim Blume, Regional Environmental Coordinator

The Army Regional Environmental Offices are dedicated to enhancing readiness and improving quality of life through sound stewardship of the environment. This office provides Army Coordination for Regions VIII, IX and X and is DoD Lead for Region VIII. Efforts focus on various regulatory matters of interest to or in support of Army installation environmental efforts. Essential tasks are to coordinate region-wide issues, provide review, analysis and comment on proposed and existing state regulations, facilitate partnering with states by articulating DoD/Army Positions, and publicize and share success stories and innovations. If you would like to browse meeting minutes about DoD's efforts to partner with other P2 providers in Region 8, click here.

Mid-America Manufacturing Technology Center (MAMTC)
10561 Barkley, Suite 602, Overland Park, KS 66212
Phone: 913/649-4333, 1-800/653-4333, Fax: 913/649-4498
Contact: Paul Clay, e-mail:; Lori Cook North, e-mail:

MAMTC is a not-for-profit organization that helps manufacturers increase sales, productivity, and quality, while reducing costs. Hands-on technical assistance and consulting are available to 21,000 manufacturers in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado and Wyoming. MAMTC primarily provides low-cost, hands-on consulting services to small and medium sized manufacturers to help them become competitive. The focus is on manufacturers' day-to-day production and business issues

Midwest Assistance Program, Inc. (MAP)
P.O. Box 4-D, Walthill, NE 68067
Phone: 402/846-5123
Contact: Ken Bruzelius, Executive Director; e-mail:

MAP was established in 1979 asa non-profit corporation and provides technical assistance and training relating to water, wastewater and solid waste. MAP's services benefit rural communities in nine states (Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming). Field-based staff offer community leaders tailored, on-site technical assistance and training, using a capacity-building approach at no cost. Midwest Assistance Program is dedicated to helping rural communities to be self-sustaining in the improvement of their environment and quality of life.

The Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE)
PETE is a non-profit organization established to facilitate, augment and broker academic, industrial and governmental partnerships to: meet the education and environmental training needs of the nation, promote environmental technology transfer, foster the participation of underrepresented minorities and women in environmental fields, and enhance U.S. economic development and international competitiveness. The PETE network consists of six regional public-private partnerships serving all fifty states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. territories. Its partners include over 700 community and technical colleges - which represent almost two-thirds of the two-year institutions in the United States, and multiple business, industry and governmental agencies.

Northwest PETE
Salish Kootenai College, P.O. Box 117, Pablo, MT 59855
Phone: 406/675-4800, Fax: 406/675-4838
Contact: Zetra Wheeler, Program Coordinator, e-mail:

Western Region PETE
PO Box 80362, Bakersfield, CA 39980-0362
Phone: 661/395-4676, Fax: 661-395-4384
Contact: Stephanie McCaughan, Regional Coordinator; e-mail:

Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
SARE is a USDA-CSREES competitive grants program with a regional orientation and leadership structure. Its mission is to expand knowledge and adoption of sustainable agriculture practices that are economically viable, environmentally sound and socially accpetable. SARE is designed to provide both a research and education base for the future economic viability of US Agriculture. Funding for SARE is authorized under Subtitle B of Title XVI of the Food, Agriculture, Conservation and Trade Act of 1990 (FACTA).

North Central Region SARE Program
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 13-A Activities Building, Lincoln, NE 68583-0840
Phone: 402/472-7081, Fax: 402/472-0280
Contact: Steve Waller, Coordinator;

Western Region SARE Program,
Utah State University, Plants, Soils & Biomet. Dept, UMC 4820, Logan, UT 84322-4820
Phone: 801/797-3394, Fax: 801/797-3376
Contact: Phil Rasmussen, Coordinator, e-mail:

999 - 18th Street, Suite 300, Denver, CO 80202-2466

Region 8 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) includes the six states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming; and 27 Tribal Nations. We work with state, local, and tribal governments in the region to carry out the nation's environmental laws.

Pollution Prevention
Phone: 303/312-6390, Fax: 303/312-6741
Judy Wong, Director, e-mail:
John Larson, P2 Team Leader, e-mail:
Linda Walters, Grants, e-mail:
Gilbert Bailey, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, e-mail:

The Region 8 Pollution Prevention (P2) program serves a variety of customers to make pollution prevention the environmental strategy of choice. P2 staff work through voluntary programs and partnerships with business and industry, state and local governments, citizens groups and other federal agencies to prevent pollution in the Region 8 states. We also provide technical assistance and administer grant funding for P2 demonstration projects.

Small Business Assistance Program
Phone: 303/312-6390, Fax: 303/312-6741
Anne-Marie Patrie, e-mail:
Phone: 303/312-6524, Fax: 303/312-6064
RobLaidlaw, Small Business Liaison (Acting), e-mail:
Phone: 303/312-7064, Fax: 303/312-7061

The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 required that all States develop a program to assist small businesses in meeting the requirements of the Act. Since then, these programs have expanded to provide assistance in other environmental areas, including water and waste issues. EPA has established its own Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) to provide technical assistance to these State small business programs.

US Small Business Administration (SBA)
Region VIII Office, 721 19th Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80202-2599
Phone: 303/844-0500, Fax: 303/881-7998
Contact: Kathleen Piper, Region 8 Administrator, e-mail:

The U.S. Small Business Administration, established in 1953, provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. With a portfolio of business loans, loan guarantees and disaster loans worth more than $45 billion, in addition to a venture capital portfolio of $13 billion, SBA is the nation's largest single financial backer of small businesses. Last year, the SBA offered management and technical assistance to more than one million small business owners. The SBA also plays a major role in the government's disaster relief efforts by making low-interest recovery loans to both homeowners and businesses. The US SBA is dedicated to providing customer-oriented, full-service programs and accurate, timely information to the entrepreneurial community.