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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — New clean air regulations for Tennessee’s small businesses will be the topic of a free seminar presented in March by the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Service.

Owners and operators of printers, dry cleaners, small manufacturing plants, metal working and finishing operations, painting and other small businesses can learn what impact 1997 Clean Air Act amendments will have on their companies and what resources are available to them.

Risk management and small business compliance guidelines also will be discussed.

Anyone may attend, but the workshop will be most helpful to businesses with fewer than 100 employees that emit less than 50 tons per year of a single pollutant and not more than 75 tons per year of all regulated pollutants.

The seminar will be held in the following locations, beginning at 8 a.m.:

* Kingsport — March 4, East Tennessee State University-University of Tennessee at Kingsport, Room 234, 1501 University Blvd.

* Knoxville — March 5, Pellissippi State Community College, Goins Building Auditorium, 10915 Hardin Valley Road.

* Chattanooga — March 6, Chattanooga State Technical College, Advance Technologies Building, Room C30, Amnicola Highway.

* Memphis — March 11, State Technical Institute, Farris Building, Rooms A and B, 5983 Macon Cove.

* Jackson — March 12, West Tennessee Center for Agricultural Research, Extension and Public Service, Room 150, 605 Airways Blvd.

* Nashville — March 13, UT Center for Government Training, Room 505, 1720 West End Building.

For more information, contact the UT Center for Industrial Services at (615) 532-8657.

Other sponsors are the Tennessee Small Business Assistance Program, TDEC Division of Air Pollution Control, Chattanooga-Hamilton County Air Pollution Control Bureau, Knox Co. Air Pollution Control, Memphis-Shelby Co. Health Department, and the Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson Co. Health Department.