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JEPB Rules and Variance Information


The Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board has been given authority to promulgate and adopt local environmental rules pursuant to Chapter 360.108, Municipal Ordinance Code. The rules are adopted from state and federal regulations or based upon studies and best management practices. All rules are presented at a public hearing with participation of affected parties or industries.   

Copies of the rules provided below, where possible, are in MS Word format in order to facilitate searchability.  Official signed copies, if needed, are available via email request.  Reading the documents provided below may require Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free from Adobe.

JEPB Rule 1
This rule relates to organization procedure and practice of the Environmental Protection Board.

JEPB Rule 2 
This rule relates to air pollution control.

JEPB Rule 3
This rule relates to water pollution.

JEPB Rule 4      Standard Land Use Coding Manual (SLUCM)
This rule relates to noise pollution control.

EPB Rule 5 (PDF - 1 pg)  REPEALED
This rule related to the control of TRS and VOC emissions from crude sulfate turpentine processing facilities.

JEPB Rule 6 
This rule relates to mobile sources.

JEPB Rule 7 (PDF 1.2 KB /24 pg)
This rule relates to hazardous materials.

JEPB Rule 8 
This rule relates to groundwater resource management.



The Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board (JEPB) is granted the authority to grant variances for just cause from any of the requirements or standards in the rules adopted pursuant to Chapter 362 (Air and Water Pollution) and Chapter 368 (Noise Control).  Variance requests may be made only in hardship or special cases on the basis of sound technical, economic and environmental data. 
The variance process is outlined in Chapter 360.111.  There are required notice and public hearings associated with each variance application which impact the processing time of applications.  Contact staff for more detailed information and explanation.  Variance applications and background information are provided below.
Irrigation Variance Application
Noise Variance Application            Background Information for Noise Variances

Approved Variance Orders in Effect

Project / Address Parcel RE Number Contractor Variance End Date
1173 Pecan Park Road 019566-0200 Summit Contracting Group December 31, 2023