Welcome to the K-State Pollution Prevention Institute's website.

The K-State Pollution Prevention Institute (PPI) is housed within the College of Engineering at Kansas State University and provides free, confidential, and technical environmental assistance. Started in 1989, PPI is dedicated to serving Kansas businesses and organizations in environmental compliance and pollution prevention technical assistance.  Entirely grant-funded, PPI operates various technical assistance programs. 

Featured programs 

Environmental regulations assistance:  K-State PPI operates the Kansas Small Business Environmental Assistance Program (SBEAP) whose goal is to assist small businesses (approximately 100 employees or less) with understanding and complying with environmental regulations.  In addition to on-site assistance, PPI hosts various webinars and trainings on specific environmental regulations. Training videos, environmental tools and publications are located throughout our website.

Pollution prevention assistance: Funded through various grants from the EPA, KDHE, USDA, and Department of Energy, PPI provides technical assistance to industry, institutions and communities to further their pollution prevention goals. These services  focus on reducing emissions or wastes at the source through process, technology or material changes. 

Intern program: The PPI intern program pairs engineering and environmental science students with Kansas business and industry. PPI recruits, hires, trains, and mentors the interns who work on-site at the Kansas facility for 10 weeks during the summer. 

Featured compliance assistance resources

Boiler NESHAP navigation tool - New 

Air permitting and compliance training - Slides & videos posted

Air emissions tools - calculators and tutorials - New 

Five steps to determine whether your facility needs an air permit - Updated



“I was very pleased with (the intern), I wasn’t sure what to expect but was very satisfied at the end and am anxious to have another intern.”

P2 intern host company

“This is a great program that should be expanded.”

Small business client

“SBEAP offers a bridge between what the regulations say and how the company should apply or implement the compliance action.”

Small business client

“I  will gladly fill out the survey and send it back.  I’ve attached our monthly and rolling-year HAP and VOC reports that show a steady decline ever since we implemented your recommendations.  Most significant is the drop in HAPs after we incorporated the non-HAP solvent.  We got our VOCs under control due to a steady dose of educating the press operators on the proper solvents to use in various situations.  Also, all we had to do was “threaten” access restriction to solvents and immediately our solvent usage dropped.  Thank you for all you did!”

Lithographic printer


This Web site and many resources within were paid in part by the
Kansas Department of Health and Environment.


K-State Pollution Prevention Institute
(800) 578-8898 | sbeap@ksu.edu
2323 Anderson Ave., Suite 300, Manhattan, KS 66506