The Knox County Air Pollution Control Board (Board) meets at least quarterly each year and consists of nine (9) members, each of whom represent specific organizations within Knox County (see below for current members). The Board’s responsibilities are both legislative and judicial.
The Board has the power to adopt, after receiving the recommendation of the Division Director, rules and regulations prescribing standards and procedures for carrying out an air pollution control program within Knox County, or in conjunction with other counties and municipalities. Any such rules or regulations must be publicized and available for any interested person(s) to review and comment 30 days prior to their passage. Click for current regulations in public review.
Additionally, if any person is dissatisfied with the Division Director’s decision concerning a variance or any other ruling of the Division Director, they may appeal that decision in writing to the Board. The Board will then conduct a public hearing in accordance with the procedure outlined in the Knox County Air Quality Management Regulations Section 29 Appeals. Click for the Knox County Department of Air Quality Management Regulations .
Knox County Air Pollution Control Board Members
Cindy Pionke, P.E. (Chair)
Representing: Knox County Government
Mike Conger, P.E. (Vice-Chair)
Representing: Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization
Robert Thomas Burns, Ph.D., P.E.
Representing: The University of Tennessee
Chris Howley, P.E.
Representing: City of Knoxville
Linda P. Reeves, Ph.D.
Representing: Pellissippi State Community College
Representing: Knoxville Area Chamber Partnership
Robert R. Scott, P.E.
Representing: Technical Society of Knoxville
J. Chris Sharp
Representing: Citizens at Large
Tara Sturdivant, M.D.
Representing: Knoxville Academy of Medicine