Focus On Environmental Assistance
Members of the Small Business Compliance Advisory Panel

This page was last updated May 2018



The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 require each State to prepare a plan for helping small businesses comply with provisions of the Act through the creation of compliance assistance programs. In 1992, Nebraska adopted legislation calling for the creation of the Small Business Compliance Advisory Panel and outlining its responsibilities.

Four members of the Panel are selected by the Legislature and are owners or representatives of small business stationary sources of air emissions. Currently, these members include:


Jim Hellbusch (Chair)
Duo Lift Mfg. Company, Inc
Columbus, NE
(402) 564-8023
Steve Rexroth
Miracle Workers Auto Collision
Lincoln, NE
(402) 474-7355
Jack Schreiner
Bruckman Rubber
Hasting, NE
(402) 463-3129
Rick Bettger
Omaha Car Care
Omaha, NE
(402) 496-4399
Two members are selected by the Governor to represent the general public who are not small business owners or representatives of small business stationary sources of air emissions. Currently, these members include:
Sharon Hueftle
South Central Economic Development District
Holdrege, NE
(308) 455-4770
Starr Lehl
Scottsbluff Economic Development Director
Scottsbluff, NE
(308) 630-6213
The Director of NDEQ appoints one member as Department representative to the Panel. The recent NDEQ representative on the SBCAP has left, and the Director is currently examining potential new appointees.