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Environmental Quality Control Board

The Environmental Quality Control Board (EQCB) hears requests for extensions of time for compliance and/or variances from the requirements of the Environmental Protection Code of Miami-Dade County, and other applications pursuant to Section 24-8 of the Environmental Protection Code of Miami-Dade County. The Board may also hear an appeal of any person aggrieved by any action or decision of the Director of the Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM).

The Environmental Protection Code of Miami-Dade is also known as Chapter 24 of the Miami-Dade County Code.

Application

Prior to filing an application, applicants are encouraged to meet with staff to obtain information on the hearing process, filing requirements, filing fees and to review completed applications and forms. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted or scheduled for a hearing. To schedule an appointment please call (305) 372-6764.

Advertising and Notices

The agenda for the EQCB hearing will be published prior to the hearing date in the Miami Daily Business Review and posted on the Miami-Dade County EQCB website.

The Clerk of the Board will send a Notice of the Hearing (Agenda) via email to the email address provided in the application. Please include email addresses in your application of all parties to receive Notice of the Hearing.

For interim sewage treatment plants only: A notice will be posted on the subject property to inform the public of the purpose, time and place of hearing for the proposed interim sewage treatment plant. 

Emergency Hearings

An applicant may request an emergency hearing before the EQCB. It is up to the EQCB to decide to hear emergency cases. Please contact the Clerk of the Board for further information with regard to this procedure.

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Petitions Heard by Board

Section 24-8 of the Miami-Dade County Code provides that the Environmental Quality Control Board may hear:

  • An appeal of any person aggrieved by any action or decision of the Director of the Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM). An appeal may be filed within fifteen (15) days from the date of action or decision.
  • A request for a variance from Chapter 24 of the Code of Miami-Dade County.
  • A request for an extension of time for compliance with the provisions of Chapter 24 of the Code of Miami-Dade County.
  • A request to modify an existing Board Order.
  • A request for approval of an Interim Package Sewage Treatment Plant.
  • An appeal from the decisions of the Director of DERM pursuant to a denial of an administration request for a variance to the requirements of the Federal Flood Insurance Program as established under Chapter 11C of the Miami-Dade County Code.
  • An application by private and/or public water or sewer service utilities for a statement of approved water quality or approved sewage service.

 

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Meeting Agendas, Memos and Rulings


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2018 EQCB Hearing Dates

 
All items advertised will be heard starting at 1:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Overtown Transit Villiage, 701 NW 1 Ct.

  • May 10
  • January 11
  • February 8
  • March 8 - Cancelled
  • April 12 - Cancelled
  • May 10
  • June 14
  • July 12
  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 8
  • December 13
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2019 EQCB Hearing Dates

All items advertised will be heard starting at 1:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Overtown Transit Villiage, 701 NW 1 Ct.

  • January 10, 2019
  • February 14, 2019
  • March 14, 2019
  • April 11, 2019
  • May 9, 2019
  • June 13, 2019
  • July 11, 2019
  • September 12, 2019
  • October 10, 2019
  • November 14, 2019
  • December 12, 2019
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EQCB Online Records

EQCB case files and transcripts of prior EQCB hearings are available in our online records system. To search EQCB case files, type ''EQCB'' in the case number field. To search for EQCB transcripts, type ''EQCB transcripts'' in the facility name field.

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EQCB

For more information about the Environmental Quality Control Board, email [email protected] or call 305-372-6764.

 

Environmental Considerations GIS

Environmental GIS map

Search the Environmental Considerations GIS Map to find out if a property may have any environmental features associated with it.

 
 
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