Environmental Protection Board

Annual JEPB-UNF Environmental Symposium - CANCELLED

The 13th annual event, which had been planned for September and then postponed to October, has been cancelled.  The decision to do so was driven primarly because our desire to maintain the synergy and excitement of past events while doing so in a virtual setting was not entirely acheivable.  We do plan to partner with organizations to present a few uniquely focused environmental events through the remainder of the year.  Look forward to communications about those coming up.

Annual Environmental Excellence Awards

Our annual Environmental Excellence Awards will be presented during the last quarter of 2020.  Stay tuned for nomination announcements and more details.

About the Environmental Protection Board

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.

Regular board meetings are normally held on the third Monday of the month at 5 p.m. at 214 N. Hogan Street, 5th Floor, Conference Room West.

Most of the routine assessment of operations and enforcement actions are carried out first in standing committees of the board which meet at least once per month.

  • The Water Committee meets on Monday during the fourth week of the month at 4:30 p.m.
  • The Air and Odor Committee meets immediately following the Water Committee, but no earlier than 5:00 pm. 
  • The Education and Public Outreach Committee meets immediately following the Air Committee, but no earlier than 5:30 pm. 

NOTE:  Effective January 2019, the Water Committee and the Air Committee will meet on an as needed basis.  The Education Committee will meet as listed, unless noticed.  Any changes will be noted with the meeting packets. 

Committee meetings are held at:
     214 N. Hogan Street
     5th Floor, Conference Room West
     Jacksonville, FL 32202

For more information, please contact:

     James A. Richardson, II - EPB Administrator
     Environmental Quality Division - Neighborhoods Department
     214 N. Hogan Street - 5th floor
     Jacksonville, Fl 32202
     Phone:  (904) 255-7100
     Email:  jrichard@coj.net