Acquisition and Restoration Council – does not require Senate confirmation
The Acquisition and Restoration Council (ARC) provides assistance to the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund in reviewing the recommendations and management plans for state-owned lands. The Council is composed of 11 voting members, 4 of whom are appointed by the Governor. The Governor appoints the chair. The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission each also appoint a member. No appointee shall serve more than 6 years. Three members shall be from scientific disciplines related to land, water, environmental sciences. One appointee shall have at least 5 years of experience in managing lands for both active and passive types of recreation.
- One vacancy representing scientific disciplines related to land, water, environmental sciences (ARC currently has members from Leon, Orange and Pasco Counties)
Florida Communities Trust Governing Board – requires Senate confirmation
The Florida Communities Trust (FCT) undertakes, coordinates, or funds activities and projects which help bring local comprehensive plans into compliance and help implement the goals, objectives, and policies of conservation, recreation and open space and coastal elements of local comprehensive plans, or which otherwise serve to conserve natural resources and resolve land use conflicts, including but not limited to:
- Redevelopment projects
- Resource enhancement projects
- Public access projects
- Urban waterfront restoration projects
- Site reservation projects
- Urban greenways and open space projects
- Working waterfronts
- Two reappointments pending. In DEP’s court to make recommendations.
- One vacancy for former local government official in a municipality of 50K or greater in a county of 100K or greater (I.E. Ocala, Gainesville, Lakeland, Daytona, Deltona, Pt Orange, Tampa, Orlando, Jax, Miami, St.Pete, Hialeah, Ft. Lauderdale, etc)
Environmental Regulation Commission – requires Senate confirmation
The Environmental Regulation Commission (ERC) exercises the standard-setting authority of the DEP (such as rules for air, water, wetlands, waste). The commission is composed of seven members appointed by the Governor. The Governor appoints the chair. In making appointments, the Governor shall provide reasonable representation from all sections of the state. Membership shall be representative of agriculture, the development industry, local government, the environmental community, lay citizens, and members of the scientific and technical community who have substantial expertise in the areas of the fate and transport of water pollutants, toxicology, epidemiology, geology, biology, environmental sciences, or engineering.
- Two vacancies; requires a local government representative and an environmental community representative (ERC has representation from Alachua, Leon, Escambia, and Dade Counties)
Water Management District (requires Senate confirmation)– immediate vacancy for SWFWMD for Hillsborough/Pinellas county seat.
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