" that would eliminate the overlapping and duplication and promote
the efficient administration of the environmental and public
4. The Department of Environmental Regulation, the
Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Community
Affairs, the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the
Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, the Florida
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, and each of the water
management districts and regional planning councils shall:
a. By September 1, 1986, submit a written report
to the Environmental Efficiency Study Commission which identifies
the specific laws and rules they administer which overlap with or
duplicate that of another state or regional agency, and
b. By November 1, 1986, submit a written report
making specific recommendations as to how the overlapping or
duplication can be eliminated.
5. Staff for the Environmental Efficiency Study Com-
mission shall be provided by the House and Senate Natural
6. Funding for the cost and expenses of operating the
Environmental Efficiency Study Commission shall be from the
Governor's Contingency Fund.
7. This Act shall be effective upon becoming law.
Whereas, it is the intent of the Legislature to improve
the operation of and more efficiently administer the environmen-
tal and public health laws so as to eliminate this overlapping
and duplication without diminishing the agencies ability to pro-
perly protect the environment and public health.
Now therefore be it resolved:
1. This Act shall be known as and may be cited as the
Environmental Efficiency Act of 1986.
2. There is created an Environmental Efficiency Study
Commission as follows:
a. Three members to be appointed by the Speaker
of the House of Representatives.
b. Three members to be appointed by the
President of the Senate.
c. Five members to be appointed by the
Governor. The Governor shall designate one of his appointees as
3. The Environmental Efficiency Study Commission
a. Hold a minimum of five public hearings in
various places around the state where public comment and input
shall be received relative to the operation and administration of
state environmental and public health laws and rules.
b. Submit to the legislature by February 1,
1987, a report that clearly identifies overlapping and duplica-
tion in the administration of state environmental and public
health laws and rules, and which makes specific recommendation
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFICIENCY ACT OF 1986
Whereas, the Department of Environmental Regulation, the
Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Community
Affairs, the Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services,
the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, the Department
of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the water management
districts, and the regional planning councils each administer
laws and rules pertaining to the protection of the environment
and public health; and
Whereas, in 1975 Legislature enacted the Florida Environ-
mental Reorganization Act of 1975, whose purpose was to promote
more efficient, effective and economical operation of environmen-
tal agencies and to promote the proper administration of Florida
landmark environmental laws; and
Whereas, subsequent to that legislation numerous
statutory additions and revisions have been enacted pertaining to
protection of the environment and public health; and
Whereas, the above agencies have subsequently adopted
numerous rules pursuant to these laws; and
Whereas, in many areas the environmental agencies overlap
and duplicate one another in the administration of these laws and
Whereas, the resulting inefficiency caused by this
overlapping and duplication is costly, time consuming and waste-
ful of both public and private resources; and
nAKKY A. JUHNS'IN, 11 JAMES HAROLD THOMPSON
THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE
/ x, JOINT LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
FRED BREEZE, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Senator Bill Grant, Chairman Room 827, Capitol
Representative John W. Lewis, III, Vice-Chairman Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Senator Mary R. Grizzle Telephone (904) 488-2194
Senator Gwen Margolis
Representative S. L. "Spud" Clements, Jr.
Representative Peter M. Dunbar
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFICIENCY STUDY COMMISSION
OCTOBER 31, 1986
10:00 a. m.
ROOM 314, HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
1. Introductory Comments
2. Election of Chairperson
3. Organizational Items:
c. Meeting Schedule
d. Workplan and Timetable
e. Other Considerations
4. Other Business
Scheduled the next meeting for November 21 and set
the first public hearing for December 12 in Tampa.
Decided to have five other public hearings throughout
Named David Gluckman as Vice Chairman of the
There was a strong consensus that the commission would not
be able to accomplish its objectives prior to the statutory
deadline of February 1, 1987. The EESC will almost
certainly request an extension from the 1987 Legislature.
The next meeting of the commission has been set for November
21 in Orlando. The time and place will be announced in the
Florida Administrative Weekly.
SFlorida Land Council
402 WEST COLLEGE AVENUE
_- TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA 32301
Joseph A. Duda
chairman TO: Florida Land Council Members
Tom L. Rankin
ViceChairman FROM: Chuck Littlejoh
L.M. "Buddy" Blain
JackrMaoy SUBJECT: Environmental Efficiency Study Commission
Charles B. ittlejohn DATE: November 4, 1986
The first meeting of the Environmental Efficiency Study
Commission was held on October 31 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 314
of the House Office Building in Tallahassee. The following
members were in attendance:
A commission roster and meeting agenda is attached.
Fred Breeze of the Joint Legislative Management Committee
acted as staff to the commission during the meeting. The
EESC has authority to hire an executive director and a
budget of $100,000.
The commission has received reports from six regional
planning councils, the Northwest and Suwannee River Water
Management districts, Department of Environmental
Regulation, Department of Natural Resources, the Department
of Health and Rehabilitative Services, and the Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Jay Landers was unanimously elected Chairman of the EESC.
With Landers presiding, the commission took the following
Appointed a subcommittee of Gluckman, LaFrenz, and
Viessman to make recommendations on office space and