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About ECB

The OATH Hearings Division holds hearings on what are called Environmental Control Board, or ECB cases. These cases involve summonses that are issued by 13 different City enforcement agencies responsible for protecting the public's health and safety and ensuring it has a clean environment. OATH Hearing Officers' decisions on these summonses are final unless an appeal from the hearing decision is filed and accepted. Either side (the respondent or the City agency) can appeal. If an appeal has been accepted, the OATH Appeals Division reviews the arguments made on appeal, as well as the hearing record, to determine whether the hearing decision is supported by the law and by a preponderance of the evidence in the record. It then drafts a decision on the appeal and presents it to a monthly panel composed of three rotating members of the ECB. The panel reviews the draft decision and votes to adopt or modify it. If the panel members are unable to reach an agreement on a particular decision, the appeal is referred to the full ECB to discuss and vote on the outcome. Appeal decisions issued after review by a panel or the full ECB are final.

Board Composition

  • The Chair is the Commissioner & Chief Administrative Law Judge of the Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH). OATH is the agency that oversees the operations of ECB, where the hearings on tickets take place.
  • Six members are Ex-Officio.
  • Six members are appointees.

Current Board Members

Go to ECB's calendar of events and meetings
Read the section of the New York City Charter that establishes the Board
View videos of ECB Board meetings 

Read Transcripts of ECB Board Meetings

2022

October 13, 2022 (September/October)
August 4, 2022 (July/August)
June 2, 2022 (May/June)
April 7, 2022 (March/April)
February 10, 2022 (January/February)

2021

December 9, 2021 (November/December)
October 5, 2021 (September/October)
August 12, 2021 (July/August)
June 10, 2021 (May/June)
April 15, 2021 (March/April)
February 18, 2021 (January/February)

2020

December 17, 2020 (November/December)
October 22, 2020 (September/October)
August 20, 2020 (July/August)
June 11, 2020 (May/June)
April 30, 2020 (March/April)
February 13, 2020 (January/February)

2019

December 5, 2019 (November/December)
October 17, 2019 (September/October)
August 22, 2019 (July/August)
June 20, 2019 (May/June)
April 18, 2019 (March/April)
February 28, 2019 (January/February)

2018

December 12 , 2018 (November/December)
October 25, 2018 (September/October)
August 23, 2018 (July/August)
June 28, 2018 (May/June)
April 26, 2018 (March/April)
February 22, 2018
January 25, 2018

2017

December 07, 2017
October 26, 2017
September 28, 2017
August 24, 2017
July 27, 2017
June 29, 2017
May 25, 2017
April 27, 2017
March 30, 2017
February 23, 2017
January 30, 2017

2016

December 22, 2016
November 17, 2016
October 27, 2016
September 29, 2016
August 25, 2016
July 28, 2016
June 30, 2016
May 26, 2016
April 28, 2016
March 31, 2016
February 25, 2016
January 28, 2016

2015

December 17, 2015
November 19, 2015
October 29, 2015
September 25, 2015
August 27, 2015
July 30, 2015
June 25, 2015
May 28, 2015
April 30, 2015
March 26, 2015
February 26, 2015
January 29, 2015

2014

December 18, 2014
November 20, 2014
October 30, 2014
September 18, 2014
August 28, 2014
July 31, 2014
June 26, 2014
May 29, 2014
April 24, 2014
March 27, 2014

ECB Quarterly Board Presentations

2017

ECB Board Presentation 1Q CY2017
ECB Board Presentation 2Q CY2017
ECB Board Presentation 3Q CY2017

2016

ECB Board Presentation 1Q CY2016
ECB Board Presentation 2Q CY2016
ECB Board Presentation 3Q CY2016
ECB Board Presentation 4Q CY2016

2015

ECB Board Presentation 1Q CY2015
ECB Board Presentation 2Q CY2015
ECB Board Presentation 3Q CY2015
ECB Board Presentation 4Q CY2015

2014

ECB Board Presentation 1Q CY2014
ECB Board Presentation 2Q CY2014
ECB Board Presentation 3Q CY2014
ECB Board Presentation 4Q CY2014

2013

ECB Board Presentation 1Q CY2013
ECB Board Presentation 2Q CY2013
ECB Board Presentation 3Q CY2013
ECB Board Presentation 4Q CY2013

2012

ECB Board Presentation 1Q CY2012
ECB Board Presentation 2Q CY2012
ECB Board Presentation 3Q CY2012

ECB Board Presentation 4Q CY2012

2011

ECB Board Presentation 1Q CY2011
ECB Board Presentation 2Q CY2011
ECB Board Presentation 3Q CY2011
ECB Board Presentation 4Q CY2011