Title: Memo dated Jan. 30, 1986 enclosing copy of proposed environmental reorganization bill. 4p.
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Title: Memo dated Jan. 30, 1986 enclosing copy of proposed environmental reorganization bill. 4p.
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b) By December 1, 1986, submit a written report making

1 specific recommendations as to how the duplication can be

2 eliminated.

3 Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a

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Intergovernmental Relations and each state agency shall

1 provide assistance when requested by the committee.

2 Additionally, the committee shall be authorized to employ

3 staff and consultants as necessary to fulfill its

4 responsibilities.

5 5) The chairperson shall be elected by majority vote

6 of the other members. Appointments shall be made as soon

7 after July 31, 1986 as possible and the committee shall

8 continue to exist until July 31, 1987.

9 6) The Environmental Efficiency Study Commission

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11 a) Hold a minimum of five public hearings in various

- 12 places around the state where public comment and input shall

13 be received relative to the operation and administration of

14 state environmental and public health laws and rules.

15 b) Submit to the Legislature by February 1, 1987, a

16 report that clearly identifies duplication in the

17 administration of state environmental and public health laws

18 and rules, and which makes specific recommendations that would

19 eliminate the duplication and promote the efficient

20 administration of the environmental and public health laws.

21 7) The Department of Environmental Regulation, the

22 Department of Natural Resources, the Department of Community

23 Affairs, the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services,

24 the Department of Health & Rehabilitative Services, the

S25 Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commission, and each of the

26 water management districts and regional planning councils

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28 a) By September 1, 1986, submit a written report to

29 the Environmental Efficiency Study Commission which identifies

30 the specific laws and rules they administer which duplicate

31 that of another state or regional agency, and
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WHEREAS, in some areas the environmental agencies

1 duplicate one another in the administration of these laws and

2 rules; and

3 WHEREAS, this duplication is costly, time consuming and

4 wasteful of both public and private resources; and

5 WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Legislature to improve

6 the operation of the environmental and public health laws so

7 as to eliminate this duplication without diminishing the

8 agencies' ability to properly protect the environment and

9 public health, NOW THEREFORE

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11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:

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13 Section 1. This act shall be known as and may be cited

14 as the Environmental Efficiency Act of 1986.

15 Section 2.

16 1) There is created the Environmental Efficiency Study

17 Commission to consist of 15 members. The Governor, the

18 President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of

19 Representatives shall each appoint five members.

20 2) Each member shall be entitled to receive per diem

21 and expenses for travel, as provided in section 112.061,

22 Florida Statutes, while carrying out official business of the

23 committee.

24 3) The committee shall be staffed by an executive

""25 director and other personnel who shall be appointed by the

26 committee and who shall be exempt from the provisions of part

27 II of chapter 110, Florida Statutes, relating to the Career

28 Service System.

29 4) The committee shall be assigned, for administrative

30 purposes, to the Advisory Council on Intergovernmental

31 Relations within the Legislature. The Advisory Council on
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A bill to be entitled

1 An act relating to environmental and public

2 health; creating a 15-member Environmental

3 Efficiency Study Commission; providing for per

4 diem and travel; providing for staff; requiring

5 the commission to hold public hearings;

6 requiring a report to the Legislature;

7 requiring enumerated state environmental

8 agencies to prepare and submit a written report

9 making recommendations by December 1, 1986;

10 providing an effective date.

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.- 12 WHEREAS, the Department of Environmental Regulation,

13 the Department of Natural Resources, the Department of

14 Community Affairs, the Department of Health & Rehabilitative

15 Services, the Florida Game & Fresh Water Fish Commiss'ion, The

16 Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services, the water

17 management districts, and the regional planning councils each

18 administer laws and rules pertaining to the protection of the

19 environment and public health; and

20 WHEREAS, in 1975 the Legislature enacted the Florida

21 Environmental Reorganization Act of 1975, the purpose of which

22 was to promote more efficient, effective and economical

23 operation of environmental agencies and to promote the proper

24 administration of Florida landmark environmental law; and

25 WHEREAS, subsequent to that legislation numerous

26 statutory additions and revisions have been enacted pertaining

27 to protection of the environment and public health; and

28 WHEREAS, the above agencies have subsequently adopted

29 numerous rules pursuant to these laws; and

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