The Environmental Control Board (ECB) is dedicated to identifying and working toward controlling harmful environmental factors and to promote environmental awareness and enforcement. To obtain this objective our focus is on behavior modification, education and training.
The Environmental Control Board is a regulatory agency with an administrative court charged with the responsibility of adjudicating civil citations in accordance with Article 1, Section 40 of the Baltimore City Code.
What It Does
ECB is responsible for the enforcement of provisions of the Baltimore City Codes that specifically affect the sanitation, environmental, health, safety, and other quality-of-life issues. Specific duties and responsibilities of ECB include the following:
- Establishes procedures for the issuance and enforcement of environmental citations for violations under the ECB’s jurisdiction; procedures for the adjudication of these violations; and, procedures for enforcement of any abatement order contained in a citation.
- Establishes the form and wording of environmental citations.
- Trains code enforcement personnel.
- Provides for qualified officers to conduct hearings on contested environmental citations.
- Reviews any appeals of decisions of those hearing officers.
- Adopts rules and regulations necessary to carry out its duties.
Community Outreach and Education
The Environmental Control Board provides outreach services to community groups, schools, and other organizations. A member of the board or staff may be available to talk to your group about the functions of the city’s enforcement agencies, the ECB processes, summaries of city codes & regulations, and to answer questions and concerns. The presentation is available in both English and Spanish. If you are interested in having a representative from the ECB talk to your group, please contact Diane Kane at (410) 396-6909.