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JEPB Rulemaking


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.

Periodically the JEPB may undertake the rulemaking process to create new rules or update existing ones.  In order tod o so, opportunties will be provided for the public to review proposed language and offer comments.     

Upcoming Rulemaking


The Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board (Board) gives notice that it intends to conduct a public hearing relative to proposed amendments to JEPB Rule 2 on September 19, 2022.  The hearing will be held in Room 1002 of the Ed Ball Building located at 214 N. Hogan Street, Jacksonville, Fl 32202. 
The hearing is authorized by Sections 73.102, 362.104(c), (e) and (m), Ordinance Code, and Board Rule 1.  The proposed amendments to Rule 2 will update provisions of the rule and address substantive changes made by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) since October 2021, as required by the Specific Operating Agreement between DEP and the City of Jacksonville's Environmental Quality Division.

Information for the JEPB Rule 2 - Air Pollution Rulemaking

Summary of Proposed Changes to JEPB Rule 2

Draft - JEPB Rule 2 - Air Pollution


Past Rulemaking

JEPB Rule 3 - Water Pollution  -  April 2022

Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board Rule 3 – Water Pollution (JEPB Rule 3) was initially adopted in 1984 and has undergone six (6) revisions.  The last revision of JEPB Rule 3 was ten years ago in 2011.  Public health concerns and the need for water quality improvement necessitated revision of JEPB Rule 3 to enact local measures to decrease the frequency and quantity of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) from wastewater collection and transmission systems regulated by JEPB Rule 3. The schedule below was used to update the rule:
  • Discuss potential Rule 3 rulemaking schedule               September 20, 2021  
  • Submit Request to Mayor                                               October 26, 2021
  • Deadline for Mayoral Response                                     December 26, 2021
  • Begin communication about rulemaking                        January 13, 2022
  • Open Public Comment Period                                        March 14, 2022
  • Rule 3 Workshop  (tentative)                                          March 17, 2022    3 – 4 pm via Zoom
  • JEPB Monthly Meeting                                                   March 21, 2022     (see Meeting Agenda page for details)
  • Publish Rulemaking Notice                                             March 21, 2022
  • Close Public Comment Period                                        March 31, 2022
  • Rule 3 Public Hearing                                                     April 18, 2022       (see Meeting Agenda page for details)
  • Publish Final Rule Notice                                                April 20, 2022
  • Final Rule Effective                                                         May 11, 2022  

Below you will find helpful information associated with the recent rulemaking.  

FINAL - JEPB Rule 3 - Water Pollution (effective May 11, 2022) 

Summary Table of Proposed Changes to JEPB Rule 3  

Workshop for JEPB Rule Changes  -  conducted March 17, 2022 

JEPB Administrator James Richardsonc conducted a workshop, via Zoom, on Thursday, March 17th at 3:00 pm.  His presentation shared the changes that are being proposed to JEPB Rule 3.  A link to the workshop recording and the presentation shared are below:
JEPB Rulemaking Workshop Presentation
JEPB Rulemaking Workshop