Solid Waste Licensing Committee

The Arkansas Solid Waste Licensing Committee is an advisory committee to the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission (APC&EC) and DEQ.

The committee has the power and duty to:

  • Conduct inquiries and establish findings necessary to advise the commission and DEQ on irregularities encountered in the management of the licensing program
  • Conduct inquiries and establish facts necessary to advise the commission and DEQ on the actions of licensees
  • Recommend administrative sanctions, including but not limited to the suspension and revocation of licenses, as necessary to promote the professional integrity of solid waste licenses

Nine committee members are appointed by the commission and represent various government or industry groups. The 10th member, employed by DEQ, is appointed by the director.

SW Licensing Committee Members

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Name Phone Fax Affiliation Term Expires
Angela Sparks, Chair (870) 972-6353 ext. 4 (870) 972-0495 Craighead County RSWMD May 23, 2021
Warren E. Atkins, Vice-Chair (501) 888-4299 (501) 888-4589 City of Little Rock July 24, 2020
Jennifer Merritt, Executive Secretary (501) 682-0860 DEQ October 2, 2021
Jonathan Shane Ellis (870) 673-5746 Riceland Foods, Inc. May 23, 2021
Billy G. Sawyer (501) 318-8243 Garland County May 23, 2021
Charles R. Atkinson (501) 321-6911   City of Hot Springs May 23, 2021
Jodi A. Reynolds (501) 993-8966   Waste Management of Arkansas, Inc. May 23, 2021
Paige M. Davis (501) 374-1473 (501) 374-7523 Davis Rubber May 23, 2021
Wendy D. Bland (479) 795-0751   Benton County Solid Waste District May 23, 2021
Randy Harper (870) 574-4550   Arkansas Environmental Training Academy May 23, 2021

SW Licensing Committee Meeting Schedule

Meetings are at the call of the chairman but are usually scheduled for 10:30 a.m. every three months at DEQ's headquarters.

SW Licensing Committee Meeting Dates

Date Time Location
February 20, 2020 10:30 a.m. DEQ, 5301 Northshore Drive, Room 1E09

SW Licensing Committee Meeting Minutes