About EPA

About the Office of Small Business Programs (OSBP)

What We Do

OSBP advocates and advances the business, regulatory, and environmental compliance concerns of small and socio-economically disadvantaged businesses and minority academic institutions. The office:

  • develops programs to stimulate and improve the involvement of small business, minority business, and women-owned business enterprises in the overall EPA procurement process,
  • increases and encourages the utilization and participation of disadvantages business enterprises in procurements funded by EPA assistance agreements,

The Agency's Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman (ASBO), located in OSBP, supports the environmental and compliance performance of small businesses while reducing the regulatory burden on small businesses, including the cost of compliance and the adverse impact on business operations. ASBO also:

Programs and projects managed by OSBP

Mail code: 1230T | EPA mailing addresses
Location:  EPA Headquarters at Washington, D.C. Federal Triangle campus

OSBP Organization

Kimberly Patrick, Director

Vacant, Deputy Director

OSBP includes:

  • Procurement Opportunities Support Team
    Lamont Norwood, Team Leader
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
    National Program Coordinator  
    Teree Henderson
  • Joan B. Rogers, Asbestos and Small Business Ombudsman