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(5) This section shall take effect July 1, 1986, except that if
appropriations substantially similar to those contained in this
section become law pursuant to House Bill 1282 or similar
legislation, this section shall not take effect and the provisions
thereof shall be null and void.
Section 62. (1) This section may be cited as Ehe "Environmental
Efficiency Act of 1986."
(2) There is created the Environmental Efficiency Study
Commission consisting of 15 members. The Governor, the President of
the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall
Each appoint five members.
(3) Each member shall be entitled to receive per diem and
expenses for travel, as provided in s. 112.061, Florida Statutes,
while carrying out official business of the commission.
(4) The commission shall be Staffed by an executive director and
other personnel who shall be appointed by the commission and who
shall be exempt from the provisions of part II of chapter 110,
Florida Statutes, relating to the Career Service System.
(5) The commission shall be assigned, for administrative
purposes, to the Joint Legislative Management Committee. The Joint
Legislative Management Committee and each state agency shall provide
assistance when requested by the commission. Additionally, the
commission is authorized to employ staff and consultants as necessary
to fulfill its responsibilities.
(6) Appointments shall be made as soon as possible after the
effective date of this act and the commission shall continue to exist
until July 31, 1987. A chairperson shall be elected by majority vote
of the other members.
C\ (7) The Environmental Efficiency Study Commission shall:
S (a) Hold a minimum of five public hearings in various locations
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 duplication in the administration of state
environmental and public health laws and rules, and which makes
specific recommendations that would eliminate the duplication and
promote the efficient enforcement and administration of environmental
and public health laws.
S (8) 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 programs, activities, or regulations the agency administers
which duplicate the programs, activities, and regulations of another
state or regional agency. The report shall also address the
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sufficiency of enforcement programs and point out weaknesses and
needs as well as unnecessary duplications in enforcement practices.
The report shall also contain an identification of any program,
activity, or regulation which is administered by more than one
division, bureau, section, subsection, office, or program office of
(b) By December 1, 1986, submit a written report to the
commission making specific recommendations as to how the duplication
can be eliminated.
(9) This section shall take effect upon this act becoming a law.
Section 63. (1) There is appropriated from the General Revenue
Fund to the Department of Environmental Regulation the sum of
$764,652 to be used for 26 positions. Six of these positions are
authorized for the new permit processing unit authorized by s.
403.0876(3), Florida Statutes, as created by this act, and the
remaining positions are authorized to carry out the department's
(2) This section shall take effect upon becoming a law.
Section 64. Subsection (10) is added to section 380.055, Florida
Statutes, to read:
(10) Acquisition of Big Cypress National Preserve and Addition by
Alternate Methods.--For purposes of acquisition in the Big Cypress
SAArea and Addition, the acquisition procedures provided in Chapter
337, Florida Statutes, may be utilized in lieu of Chapter 253,
Florida Statutes, where appropriate. The Governor and Cabinet, as
Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund, are authorized to
enter into an interagency agreement with the Department of
Transportation wherein the Department of Transportation may acquire
lands in the Big Cypress Area and Addition on behalf of the Governor
and Cabinet and be reimbursed therefore in a share proportionate to
the value of the interest acquired. Such acquired property shall be
titled in the name of the Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust
Fund except that DOT shall retain title to that portion of the
property needed for highway right-of-way.
Section 65. Subsection (10) of section 253.025, Florida Statutes,
is amended, subsections (11) and (12) are renumbered as subsections
(12) and (13) respectively, and a new subsection (11) is added to
said section, to read:
253.025 Acquisition of state lands.--
(10) Any conveyance to the board of trustees of fee title shall
be made by no less than a special warranty deed, unless the
conveyance is from the Federal Government, county government, or
another state agency or, in the event of a gift or donation by
quitclaim deed, if the board of trusetes or ts designee, determines
that the acceptance of such quitclaim deed is n the best interest of
the public. A quitclaim ded may also be accepted to aid in clearing
title or boundary questions. e-anether-staee-egeneyT The title to
lands acquired pursuant to this section shall vest in the board of
trustees as provided in s. 253.03(1). All such lands, title to which
is vested in the board pursuant to this section, shall be
administered pursuant to the provisions of s. 253.03.