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Air Pollution Control Board

Promoting regulations that keep Philadelphia's air clean.

Air Pollution Control Board

What we do

The Air Pollution Control Board advises the Department of Public Health on air quality issues, and promotes regulations that protect air quality standards, control air contaminants, and establish air quality objectives.

Meetings of the Air Pollution Control Board are open to the public. Information about the next Board meeting is posted when it becomes available.


Public Hearing Cancelled: On May 28, 29 and 30, 2024, a public notice for the PROPOSED PLAN APPROVAL, IP 22-000660 TO MEET THE REQUREMENTS OF REASONABLY AVAILABLE CONTROL TECHNOLOGY (RACT) III FOR ADVANSIX RESIN& CHEMICALS LLC FRANKFORD PLANT LOCATED IN PHILADELPHIA, PHILADELPHIA COUNTY (2501 MARGARET STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19137-1193) was published in The Philadelphia Inquirer and on June 1, 2024, in The Pennsylvania Bulletin. There was no request for a public hearing. The public hearing scheduled for Thursday, July 18, 2024, is CANCELLED.


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Philadelphia, PA 19153
Fax: (215) 685-7593


Board members

Frank Franklin, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H., Interim Health Commissioner
Frank Franklin, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H.

Interim Health Commissioner Dr. Frank Franklin has a background in injury epidemiology, forensic epidemiology, health policy, and the law.

Before his role as Interim Health Commissioner, Dr. Franklin served as Deputy Health Commissioner. Prior to that position, he was the Director of Epidemiology, Analytics and Evaluation Division at the Multnomah County Health Department. He also had the opportunity to work with an integrated substance use treatment and primary care agency as the Director of Treatment and Prevention Services.

Dr. Franklin received his doctoral training at The Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg of School of Public Health. He earned a master’s in public health and completed post-doctoral training in health policy from the Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Franklin also holds a Juris Doctor from the Kline School of Law at Drexel University. He is a member of the National Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Injury Control and Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Franklin’s career as a public health practitioner reflects a commitment to advancing population health and well-being through applied epidemiology, the law, and public policy.
Eddie R. Battle, Transportation Management
Thomas V. Edwards, Jr., Boiler Expert
Mariel D. Featherstone, Resident Householder
Arthur L. Frank, Business Representative
Carol Ann Gross-Davis, Ph.D., Resident Householder
Richard Pepino, Equipment Designer/Installer
Terry Soule, Fuel Expert