The Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) lobby remains open during the COVID-19 emergency as of 3/20/2020.  Lobby hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Online, phone and email services are still operational. Staff is working remotely and will continue to perform application/document reviews, on-line meetings, field inspections and investigations.

 *** If you are looking for information from the EPG (Emergency Policy Group) which is different from the EPC,

Executive Director

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Executive Director's Message

Janet L. Dougherty, Executive Director

Welcome to the website of the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County (EPC). Our mission here at EPC is protection of the natural resources of Hillsborough County.

We have a talented group of professional scientists, engineers and support staff working in the fields of:

  • Baywide Monitoring
  • Compliance and Enforcement
  • Environmental Education and Outreach
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Resource Regulation

As we continue to improve this site we encourage feedback and suggestions for future incorporation. The future of resource protection is dependent on a full understanding by all of us on why it is necessary. Fostering a culture of resource stewardship promotes individual and corporate responsibility for safeguarding our environment.

We hope to provide the tools for environmental education and information at this site and to serve as environmental extension agents to the citizens of Hillsborough County.