Structure of the EPA

The Act Creating the Environmental Protection Agency of Liberia clearly defines the administrative structure of the Agency; the functionalities consistence with roles and responsibilities as of key bodies and positions:

The National Environment Policy Council referred to as ‘Policy Council’ is the ultimate and highest decision - making body including policy formulation and direction of the Agency on issue of the environment.  The Board of Directors, referred to as the Board oversees the implementation and successful operations of environmental policy and functions of the Agency. The Board of Directors works directly with the Executive Director of the Agency to run the day-to-day operations of the Agency. The Executive Director is  the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The Executive Director is assisted by the Deputy Executive Director, who serves as the Head of all departments. The Deputy Executive Director oversees the workings of all managers who are also appointed by the Board in consultation with the Executive Director and the legal Department.

The Field Agents of the Agency are the Environmental Inspectors. They are designated in all part of the Country including Counties, Districts and sections. Every County has a county environmental committee and county environmental officers. The various districts in the country also have district environmental committee and district environmental officers.

Technical committees with specific function are often established by the Board based on the advice of the Executive Director as deemed necessary to give pieces of advice on major issue such as A technical Committee on Lands and Mines; A Technical Committee on Pollution; A Technical Committee on Health and Sanitation; A Technical Committee on Environmental Impact Assessment; A Technical Committee on Biotechnology; A Technical Committee on Forestry/Agriculture/Wildlife; and  A Technical Committee on Marine and Coastal Ecosystem.

Currently, the EPA functions as indicated below by the organogram: