COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE
COMMITTEE: Natural Resources and Conservation
MEMBERS: W. D. Childers (D-Pensacola), Chairman
Lew Brantley (D-Jacksonville), Vice Chairman
Richard J. Deeb (R-St. Petersburg)
Warren S. Henderson (R-Venice)
Henry Sayler (R-St. Petersburg)
John M. Vogt (D-Merritt Island)
Sherman S. Winn (D-Miami)
William G. Zinkil, Sr. (D-Hollywood)
TIME: February 21, 1973 4:QO P.M.
PLACE: Room 306, Capitol
S(1) Coastal boundary determinations provides authority and
Procedures for the setting of the mean high water line
\\ which is the boundary between private upland ownership
1 and state sovereignty lands, and for the setting of the
Mean low water line which is the base for determining
the offshore federal-state boundary.
2) State environmental permitting procedures the develop-
ment of more efficient and expedient methods for the
A/il handling of environmental permits (dredge and fill, boat
l" % docks, coastal construction, etc.) by a one-stop per-
jl..^ mitting program administered under ie aency.
3) Unitization of oil and gas resources substantial
P/ rewording of the present law (Section 377.28, F.S.) to
Provide greater efficiency in the recovery of oil and
gas resources through an equitable process of mutual
agreement among owners, operators and the state. The
proposal is basically a conservation measure and was
developed from existing unitization laws of other states.
Regulation of flood hazard areas similar to SB 201 of
last year which regulates uses within flood hazard areas
to prevent flood losses and minimize the necessity of
.. public works projects.
\ 5) Constitutional amendment relating to the Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission provides for annual legislative
approval and appropriation of the Commission's budget by
amending Section 9, Article IV of the Constitution.
Natural Resources and Conservation
S(6) Environmental protection similar to SB 524 of last
Sla year which permits an environmental review of state
Sponsored projects by state agencies. This implements
the provisions of Section 7, Article II of the Constitution.
(7) Local pollution control programs substantial rewording
of the present law (Section 403.182, F.S.) to permit
better coordination between state and local pollution
control programs by providing that the powers and duties
of the state be concurrent and supplemental to those of
the local authority.
(8) Regulation of motorboats according to the 1971 Federal
Safe Boating Act, the state is required to register all
motorboats and provide additional safety features. The
proposal reflects the requirements of the federal act.
(9) Topographic mapping amends the present law (Section
373.012, F,S,) to authorize the Department of Natural
Resources with sole responsibility for coordinating
topographic mapping in the state.
(10) Solid waste management provides for the orderly and
effective development of statewide solid waste manage-
ment and places the administrative authority of this
pollution control function within the Department of
(1) SB 4 by Senator McClain Protection of trees
(2) SB 23 by Senator Sayler Reenactment of certain defini-
tions in the pollution control statutes.
(3) SB 50 by Senator Sayler Appropriates $500,000 for
emergency water pollution cleanup, prevention and research.
(4) SB 74 by Senator Sayler Motorboat regulations.
(5) SB 83 by Senator Plante Eradication of the "love bug"