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Environmental Protection Commission

MMBR Liaison: Evelyn Cardenas

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:
Renee Parker
Manager
Environmental Protection Division
(407) 836-1420

Last Revised: 2/21/2024

Member Name Member Type Term Expires
Margaret Shan Atkins Recognized Environmental Conservation Organization Representative 12/31/2023
Billy Butterfield Agricultural Interests Representative 12/31/2023
Kelly Eger-Smith Environmental Specialist 12/31/2023
Peter J. Fleck Regulated Business or Municipality Representative 12/31/2023
Richard Alan Horn Regulated Business or Municipality Representative 12/31/2024
Karin Leissing Professional Environmental or Civil Engineer 12/31/2024

Agricultural Interests Representative
   (1 position)

At Large Representative
   (1 position)



March 27, 2024

  • Minutes - EPC Draft Minutes January 10, 2024.pdf (Draft)*

February 28, 2024

  • Minutes - EPC Draft Minutes January 10, 2024.pdf (Draft)*

January 10, 2024

  • Agenda - EPC Agenda - January 10, 2024.pdf
  • Minutes - EPC Draft Minutes December 6, 2023.pdf (Draft)*

December 6, 2023

  • Agenda - EPC Agenda - December 6, 2023.pdf
  • Minutes - EPC Approved December 6, 2023 Minutes.pdf
  • Minutes - EPC Draft Minutes December 6, 2023.pdf (Draft)*
  • Minutes - EPC Draft Minutes October 25, 2023.pdf (Draft)*

October 25, 2023

  • Agenda - EPC Agenda - October 25, 2023.pdf
  • Minutes - EPC Approved October 25, 2023 Minutes.pdf
  • Minutes - EPC Draft Minutes April 26 2023.pdf (Draft)*

September 27, 2023

  • Agenda - EPC Agenda - September 27, 2023.pdf

August 30, 2023

  • Agenda - EPC Agenda - August 30, 2023.pdf

July 26, 2023

  • Agenda - EPC Agenda - July 26, 2023.docx
  • Minutes - EPC Draft Minutes April 26 2023.pdf (Draft)*

May 31, 2023

  • Minutes - EPC Draft Minutes April 26 2023.pdf (Draft)*

April 26, 2023

  • Agenda - EPC Agenda - April 26, 2023.pdf
  • Minutes - EPC Approved April 26, 2023 Minutes.pdf
  • Minutes - EPC Draft Minutes March 29, 2023.pdf (Draft)*
  • Minutes - EPC Draft Minutes October 25, 2023.pdf (Draft)*

March 29, 2023

  • Agenda - EPC Agenda - March 29, 2023.pdf
  • Minutes - EPC Approved March 29, 2023 Minutes.pdf
  • Minutes - EPC Draft Minutes December 14, 2022.pdf (Draft)*

February 22, 2023

  • Agenda - EPC Agenda - February 22, 2023.pdf
  • Minutes - EPC Draft Minutes December 14, 2022.pdf (Draft)*


*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.