The primary focus of the brownfields assessment program is to eliminate the threat of contamination and improve the quality of life in low income, high unemployment communities, while keeping environmental justice as a key focus.
The ABM is a non-regulatory advisory committee to the Council. Its directive is to make comments and recommendations regarding the management of Estero Bay and its watershed. The ABM collects and maintains data and it reviews and comments to regulatory agencies on issues affecting the watershed.
The Southwest Florida Local Emergency Planning Committee is mandated by law and establishes a unique public/private partnership of government entities and industry for the planning and reporting of hazardous and toxic chemicals.