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Environmental Protection Commission

Board Liaison: Picton Warlow

Board Type: Orange County
Enabling Legislation:
The Environmental Protection Commission was created by special act of the Florida Legislature, Special Acts Chapter 67-1830. House Bill 1031, effective May 19, 1984, renamed the commission formerly known as the Pollution Control Board. Ordinance No. 96-37, adopted by the Board of County Commissioners on November 12, 1996, increased the number of members to seven.
Membership:
Seven members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. Members must be Orange County residents and registered to vote.
Member Types:
  • 1 Agricultural Interests Representative
  • 1 At Large Representative
  • 1 Environmental Specialist
  • 1 Professional Environmental or Civil Engineer
  • 1 Recognized Environmental Conservation Organization Representative
  • 2 Regulated Business or Municipality Representative
Term Length: 2 Years
Term Of Office:
Initial terms of three members to expire December 31 in even-numbered years; initial terms of four members to expire December 31 in odd-numbered years. Thereafter, all appointments shall be made for the term of two years.
Powers and Duties:
The Environmental Protection Commission shall have the following duties, functions, powers, and responsibilities: A) Recommend revisions and amendments from time to time of appropriate rules and regulations reasonably necessary for the implementation and effective enforcement, administration, and interpretation of the provisions of the act [article] that provide for the effective and continuing protection of the environmental quality of the air, water, and land in the county. B) To review staff recommendations for appropriate fees to be charged by the county for the services rendered by the county under the provisions of this act [article]. C) To hold public hearings on appeals of staff decisions regarding environmental permits as designated by the Board of County Commissioners and, after publicly discussing the application and taking testimony and evidence from the applicant and public, submit its recommendation on the application to the Board of County Commissioners. D) To perform such other related duties, functions, and responsibilities as may be assigned to the commission from time to time by the Board of County Commissioners. E) To make recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners regarding improvements to the natural resources and environmental issues.
Meetings:
Last Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m., Environmental Protection Division, 3165 McCrory Place, Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32803

Learn more about Orange County public meetings at County Calendar.

Contact Person:
David Jones
Manager
Environmental Protection Division
(407) 836-1405

Last Revised: 2/29/2016

Member Name Member Type Term Expires
George Oscar Anderson At Large Representative 12/31/2018
Sally Atwell Regulated Business or Municipality Representative 12/31/2017
Mark A Ausley Recognized Environmental Conservation Organization Representative 12/31/2017
Flormari Blackburn Professional Environmental or Civil Engineer 12/31/2018
Mark N. Corbett Regulated Business or Municipality Representative 12/31/2018
Jonathan Huels Environmental Specialist 12/31/2017
David R. Ward Agricultural Interests Representative 12/31/2017

No vacancies at this time. Please check back later.

December 13, 2017

October 25, 2017

September 27, 2017

August 30, 2017

July 26, 2017

June 28, 2017

May 31, 2017

April 26, 2017

March 29, 2017

February 22, 2017

January 25, 2017

December 14, 2016


*This document is a draft and is provided as a courtesy. This document is not to be considered as the final minutes. All information contained herein is subject to change upon further review and approval by the appropriate agency/board/committee.