Department of Planning and Development

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our office is open 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

TTY 711

12055 Government Center Pkwy., Suite 730
Fairfax, VA 22035

Joe Gorney,
Senior Environmental Planner & Staff Liaison to EQAC

Environmental Quality Advisory Council - Public Hearings

Each year, EQAC holds a public hearing to obtain input on issues of environmental concern.  The most recent public hearing was held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019.  The next public hearing is scheduled for January 8, 2020 at 7:30 PM in the Fairfax County Government Center (12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA), Conference Room 2/3.

The public is encouraged to attend EQAC's public hearing to share views on the state of the environment and to identify environmental issues applicable to Fairfax County.  Environmental issues considered by EQAC include water quality, air quality, noise, hazardous materials, solid waste, stream valley protection, wildlife management, light pollution, visual pollution, climate change response and adaptation, energy conservation, land use, transportation and the use and preservation of ecological resources. Please note that, while the public hearing is being held shortly after the completion of EQAC's Annual Report on the Environment, the public hearing is not intended to focus on the Annual Report but is instead intended to hear your views and concerns regarding environmental issues of interest to you.

The public is also invited to attend any EQAC meeting and to submit correspondence for EQAC's consideration at any time (to

Summaries of recent public hearings are provided below.  Many of these summaries reference written statements that were provided by speakers as well as written testimony provided prior to, at or subsequent to the public hearing. The written materials submitted in conjunction with the last four public hearings are provided below.  If you would like to review any of the written materials provided in conjunction with previous public hearings, contact Joseph Gorney of the Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning at 703-324-1267, TTY 711.

January 9, 2019
   Written materials submitted in conjunction with the January 9, 2019 public hearing

January 10, 2018
   Written materials submitted in conjunction with the January 10, 2018 public hearing

January 11, 2017 
   Written materials submitted in conjunction with the January 11, 2017 public hearing 

January 12, 2016 
    Written materials submitted in conjunction with the January 12, 2016 public hearing

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