Below you will find a description and information for upcoming EPB meetings and special events.

Environmental Protection Board Annual Calendar

Special Meeting Notice(s)

No special meetings scheduled at this time.

Public Hearing Notice(s)

NOTE:  The item below was deferred at the October 19, 2020 meeting.  It will be on the agenda for the November 16, 2020 meeting of the JEPB.  The meeting access is still the same.


(**No physical location will be available for this public meeting**)
The City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board gives notice that it intends to conduct a public hearing relative to a request from Groundwork Jacksonville seeking $100,000 to support the design and a feasibility assessment for the ecological restoration Hogans Creek.
The public hearing is authorized by Chapter 111, Ordinance Code and EPB Rule 1.   The hearing will be conducted on Monday, November 16, 2020. at 5:00 pm.  in Room 110 of the Ed Ball Building located at 214 N. Hogan St.  

Interested persons who cannot attend this JEPB meeting but who wish to submit public comments to be read during the public comment portion of the meeting regarding any matter on the agenda for consideration at the meeting may do so by emailing James Richardson at until 3:00 p.m. on the day of the meeting. The meeting agenda and materials can be obtained electronically at:
Please contact James Richardson by email at if you have any questions regarding this notice.  If you have a disability that requires accommodations to participate in the above Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board meeting, please call (904) 255-8200 or TTY (904) 255-5476, or email your request to no later than 12:00 p.m. on Friday November 13th (the business day before the meeting) and we will provide reasonable assistance for you. Requests for accommodations received after 12:00 p.m. the day before the meeting may not be met.
A recording of this meeting will be available upon request by emailing after its conclusion.
NOTE:  Due to COVID-19,  meeting locations are subject to change and meetings may be changed from an “in-person” meeting to a virtual (Zoom meeting)  as authorized by Executive Order 20-69, as amended, and City of Jacksonville Ordinance 2020-200-E.  Please refer to the City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board webpage at for meeting notices, cancellations, agendas, and further details.

Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of the Environmental Protection Board sets the agenda for the Monthly meetings and discerns issues of interest to the full board. The JEPB Chair, JEPB Administrator, EQD Chief and JEPB Board Counsel are members. Other members may attend as needed. The Steering Committee meets monthly on the second Monday of the month at 4:00 p.m.

NOTICE is hereby given that on November 9, 2020 at 4:00 P.M. the Steering Committee will meet via ZOOM.  

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Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board Monthly Meetings

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. The board also conducts public hearings whenever new rules, regulations, standards or funding requests are proposed. The public hearings are publicized in local newspapers and advance notice is given.

The public is invited to attend any meetings or hearings of the board in which they have an interest.

***For meeting summaries, please contact JEPB Administrator James Richardson at***

2020 JEPB Meeting Information

Monthly Meeting Agenda Information
February 18, 2020 JEPB Monthly Meeting
NOTE:  March 16, 2020  -  Cancelled
NOTE:  April 20, 2020 -  Cancelled
NOTE:  May 18, 2020  -  Cancelled
June 8, 2020 JEPB Steering Committee ZOOM Meeting Agenda
June 15, 2020 JEPB Monthly Meeting via ZOOM
July 20, 2020 JEPB Monthly Meeting via ZOOM
August 17, 2020 JEPB Monthly Meeting via ZOOM
September 21, 2020 JEPB Monthly Meeting via ZOOM
October 12, 2020 JEPB Special Meeting via ZOOM
October 19, 2020 JEPB Monthly Meeting via ZOOM
October 26, 2020 JEPB EPO Committee Meeting via ZOOM
November 9, 2020 JEPB Variance Workshop



Including change in meeting location and other processes

The City of Jacksonville is complying with CDC guidelines for its public buildings.  The Ed Ball Building is operating at limited capacity and social distancing measures will be in place.  Until further notice or unless otherwise specifically noticed, meetings of the JEPB will be conducted in Room 110 of the Ed Ball Building.  All seats in Room 110 will be marked to ensure safe spacing between individuals. Overflow seating may be made available in other rooms within the building and citizens may be asked to rotate into and out of Room 110 to speak at any public meeting.  All visitors to the Ed Ball Building are required to wear a mask to enter the building and are asked to keep them on once inside the building; masks will be provided for anyone who does not have a mask, and pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations may be available for individuals who are unable to wear a mask, as determined on a case by case basis.
Upon entry to the Ed Ball Building, all visitors must submit to the following screening procedures:

  • The designated public entry is located on the Hogan Street side of the building

  • answer questions on the Screening Form provided at the screening desk 

  • have their temperature taken with a contactless infrared thermometer

 Once inside the building, visitors will be directed to the appropriate meeting location.  Prior to public entry:  

  • The room will be arranged so all JEPB members and staff are separated by 6 feet. 

  • Using the 6-foot separation we will determine how many seats are available for the public. 

  • Overflow room(s) will be setup with the same 6-foot chair separation.  

  • Staff will be positioned outside the room filling out speaker cards for each person attending. They will  then be directed to one of the rooms.  Hand sanitizer will be available in the rooms.  

  • If there is a need to rotate public in for comments, all chairs and surfaces will be wiped down before seating.