Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commissionupdated: June 2012

Commission History

The Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission was first established in 1949 as part of the Arkansas Water Pollution Control Act (Act 472 of 1949).

Since that time, it has undergone significant changes -- including a reorganization in 1991.

The Commission is the environmental policy-making body for Arkansas. With guidance from the Governor, the Legislature, the EPA and others, the Commission determines the environmental policy for the state and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality implements those policies.

Though the Commission and the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality work closely, each is distinctly different.

The Commission is comprised of 13 members, six representing state agencies and seven appointed by the Governor. The six agency representatives are directors -- or their designee -- of the:

  • Arkansas Department of Health
  • Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
  • Arkansas Forestry Commission
  • Arkansas Natural Resources Commission
  • Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission
  • Arkansas Geology Commission

The seven other members of the Commission represent each of the four congressional districts in the state. Each district must have at least one representative on the Commission, but no more than two representatives.

The Commission employs two people:

  • Charles Moulton - Interim Administrative Hearing Officer
  • Patricia Goff -- Commission Secretary

By law, the Commission must meet four times each year. In practicality, they meet once a month with the exception of November and December.


Contact Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission


Contact Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission


101 E. Capitol Ave.
Suite 205
Little Rock, Arkansas  72201
Phone: (501) 682-7890


 

Service Area

Statewide service provider in:
  • Arkansas


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