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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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River Life: The St. Johns reef system is still recovering from Hurricane Irma
April 13, 2021
Two artificial reefs were constructed in the St. Johns River in December 2014 by the city of Jacksonville in partnership with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Coastal Conservation Association.
Sea level rise bills pass Senate unanimously
April 13, 2021
Climate change is proving to be a bipartisan issue in the Legislature. Two high-profile bills to deal with the effects of climate change passed the Senate Wednesday, and companion bills in the House are nearing passage in that chamber. The bills aim to address the adverse effects of sea level rise and flooding caused by climate change.
 
Legislature gives final approval for renaming conservation area after Kristin Jacobs
April 13, 2021
The Legislature has signed off on a new measure honoring the late Rep. Kristin Jacobs.
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