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The Environmental Quality Division administers and monitors the City of Jacksonville's air and water resource management activities, with particular emphasis on pollution control issues. It also enforces laws related to environmental quality issues. Testing water samples from Jacksonville's treasured St. Johns River. Our responsibilities include air, odors, noise, surface water, groundwater, underground storage tanks, hazardous wastes, wetlands and wildlife.

The Environmental Protection Board consists of nine members, appointed for four-year terms, who are chosen to represent industry, conservationist organizations, professional engineers, the medical profession, and the general public. This board develops regulations necessary for administration and enforcement of the city's environmental laws. It conducts investigations of complaints, takes testimony in matters under its jurisdiction and provides a hearing platform for environmental matters within the city. The EPB also conducts public outreach programs for schools, teachers, civic and private organizations.

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With cleanup ahead, Jacksonville mulls development deal for Talleyrand Superfund site
August 02, 2021
After sitting idle more than 40 years, a badly polluted part of Jacksonville’s Talleyrand waterfront could become a working dock again once a long-awaited cleanup is finished. 
 
North Florida Land Trust buys part of Intracoastal island chain for conservation
August 02, 2021
A Jacksonville nonprofit has bought part of an Intracoastal Waterway island chain that a businessman promoted as luxury home sites to try to protect the undeveloped property’s ecology. 
 
City permits CNG fuel facility for Waste Management
July 26, 2021
The Greenland Business Park project also will include an office and truck maintenance building.
 
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