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Ector County Environmental Enforcement Unit May Work Under County Commissioners

ODESSA, TX (KWES) -

The Ector County Environmental Enforcement Unit may be working under commissioners soon.

The unit was created by commissioner’s court three years ago.

They're responsible for the quality of the water supply and preventing illegal dumping.

Right now, the unit is working under County Attorney, Dusty Gallivan.

But if commissioners give it the green light, they'll be responding to them.

"One of the main reasons I suggested this -- there were two main reasons. One, there was an inherent conflict with me supervising them because my office also prosecutes those cases and it didn't seem right to have the prosecuting authorities supervise the investigative agency. Plus, the commissioners are the ones who actually get a lot of the phone calls concerning these activities and it makes it much easier for them to follow up with their constituents on how they have progressed on the complaints that were launched," said Gallivan.

Commissioners will make a decision in September.

If it's approved, it will go into effect on October 1.

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