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The Department of Environmental Protection collaborates with a number of different  committees and organizations on energy and sustainability issues in the County. If your non-profit or industry organization would like to partner with DEP on outreach efforts and be recognized on this list, please email us at  energy@montgomerycountymd.gov.

DEP provides also staff support for the County Executive’s Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee (EAQAC), which generally meets once a month at DEP’s offices. To get involved in EAQAC or other County Boards,  Committees, and Commissions, visit the Office of the County Executive’s webpage.

 

 Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee

The Energy and Air Quality Advisory Committee (EAQAC) is charged with advising the Montgomery County Executive and Council on issues related to energy and air quality. EAQAC was established by Montgomery County Code Chapter 18A-5.  The Committee is comprised of 15 County residents appointed by the County Executive and approved by the County Council.

The Committee has the following duties:

  • Advise the County Executive and the County Council on energy and air quality issues

  • Develop recommendations to promote and implement immediate and long-range energy and air quality consciousness in all segments of the community

  • Comment on or assist in developing programs to meet energy standards and to promote healthy indoor and outdoor air quality

  • Identify areas and methods to encourage voluntary participation in energy conservation efforts and air quality improvements

  • Educate the public and private sectors about the efficient use of energy and its direct benefits for improved air quality

  • Carry out duties assigned from time to time by the County Executive and the County Council.

 

Meetings

EAQAC generally meets on the first Wednesday of every month, from 7-9 p.m., at the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection offices (255 Rockville Pike, Suite 120, Rockville, MD 20850).

EAQAC meetings are open to the public.  Meetings may be postponed due to holidays, weather, or other factors, so please contact DEP to determine if the Committee is meeting at the designated time and place.

 

Meeting Agendas and Notes

Agendas and approved notes from previous meetings are available for download . You may need Adobe PDF Reader to view the files on this page.

 

Members

  • Chris Avery, Chair
  • Sean Boyle, Vice Chair
  • Foroud Arsanjani
  • Christina England
  • David Kathan
  • Jamie Pierce
  • Linda Tsang
  • Kavita Vaidyanathan
  • Reuven Walder
  • Dan Lauf
  • Ed Comer
  • Astrid Caldas
  • Charles Segerman

County Executive Urging Radon Testing in Existing Homes (PDF , 64KB) 

Notes

Letters to County Executive Concerning Radon  ( PDF, 64KB) – Recommendations Concerning Prevention of Lung Cancer by Reducing Radon Exposure.

Letter to Council President Nancy Navarro  ( PDF, 63KB)- Recommendations Concerning Prevention of Lung Cancer by Reducing Radon Exposure.

Letter to Council Vice President Craig Rice ( PDF, 64KB) – Recommendations Concerning Prevention of Lung Cancer by Reducing Radon Exposure.  

Notes

  • ​February 2013 ( PDF, 84KB)

  • Between 2013 and 2014, the EAQAC continued to meet, though notes are not available.

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