Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee on Petroleum Storage Tanks, established by Arkansas Act 173 of 1989, consists of seven members who are appointed by the governor. They represent state, industry, and private interests. The primary duty of the committee is to advise DEQ and make recommendations regarding claims for payment from the Arkansas Petroleum Storage Tank Trust Fund based on Regulation 12.

Advisory Committee Meeting Schedule

Meetings are tentatively scheduled for 9 a.m. on the last Wednesday of most months at DEQ's headquarters.

Advisory Committee Meeting Dates for 2020

  • January 29, 2020
  • February 26, 2020
  • March 25, 2020
  • April 29,2020
  • May 27, 2020
  • June 24, 2020
  • July 29, 2020
  • August 26, 2020
  • September 30, 2020
  • October 28, 2020
  • No Meeting in November
  • December 2, 2020

Advisory Committee Members

Name Phone Fax Affiliation Term Expires
Eckert, Al 501-221-0101 501-312-2021 AR Environmental Federation 12/31/2021
Crossfield, Vanessa 501-529-4555   Service Station Owners 12/31/2022
*Goings, John Mark 501-590-0326   Insurance Industry 12/31/2022
Howell, Chris 501-268-3921 AR Oil Marketers 12/31/2020
**McMillan, Jaycob 870-866-5490 AR Petroleum Council 12/31/2019
Benton, Murray 870-277-4124 Installs or repairs storage tanks 12/31/2021
Williams, Major Lindsey 501-618-8624 501-618-8633 AR Fire Marshal N/A

*Chairman
**Vice Chairman