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

Eight committee members are appointed by the commission and represent various government or industry groups. The 9th member, employed by DEQ, is appointed by the director.

SW Licensing Committee Members

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Name Phone Fax Affiliation Term Expires
Jennifer Parslow, Executive Secretary (501) 682-0860 DEQ October 2, 2023
Jonathan Shane Ellis (870) 673-5746 Riceland Foods, Inc. May 23, 2022
Billy G. Sawyer (501) 318-8243 Garland County July 1, 2022
Joseph Hopper, Vice Chair (501) 450-6155 City of Conway February 26, 2024
Jeffery Barfield (870) 845-2866 Upper Southwest RSWMD May 23, 2024
Jodi A. Reynolds-Coffelt (501) 993-8966   Waste Management of Arkansas, Inc. May 23, 2024
Wendy D. Bland (479) 795-0751   Benton County Solid Waste District May 23, 2024
Randy Harper, Chair (870) 574-4550   Arkansas Environmental Training Academy June 21, 2024
Vacant        

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
May 18, 2022 10:30 a.m. DEQ, 5301 Northshore Drive, Room 1E09
August 11, 2022 10:30 a.m. DEQ, 5301 Northshore Drive, Room 1E09
November 3, 2022 10:30 a.m. DEQ, 5301 Northshore Drive, Room 1E09

SW Licensing Committee Meeting Minutes