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Florida Secretary of Environmental Protection
|Florida Secretary of Environmental Protection|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2013-2014 FY Budget:||$1,289,288,103|
|Length of term:||Serves at the pleasure of the governor|
|Authority:||Florida Statutes, 20.255|
|Selection Method:||Appointed by governor|
|Assumed office:||January 2015|
|Other Florida Executive Offices|
|Governor•Lieutenant Governor•Secretary of State•Attorney General•Chief Financial Officer•Commissioner of Education•Agriculture Commissioner•Insurance Commissioner•Environmental Protection Secretary•Economic Opportunity Director•Public Service Commission|
The current secretary of environmental protection is Jonathan Steverson. He was appointed to this position by Gov. Rick Scott (R) in December 2014 and confirmed by the state Cabinet on January 13, 2015. Steverson replaced Herschel Vinyard in the office after Vinyard stepped down to return to the private sector.
The office of secretary of environmental protection is established by state law.
Florida Statutes, 20.255
The head of the Department of Environmental Protection shall be a secretary, who shall be appointed by the Governor, with the concurrence of three or more members of the Cabinet. The secretary shall be confirmed by the Florida Senate. The secretary shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor.
There are no specific qualifications for the office of Florida Secretary of Environmental Protection.
The secretary is appointed by the governor with the approval of three or more members of the governor's cabinet. The secretary is confirmed by the Florida State Senate and serves that the pleasure of the governor.
There are no term limits associated with the office of secretary of environmental protection.
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- See Energy policy in Florida for information on the state's energy portfolio and goals.
The secretary of environmental protection is the administrative head of the Department of Environmental Protection, which is "responsible for collecting and analyzing information concerning energy resources in this state; for coordinating the energy conservation programs of state agencies; and for coordinating the development, review, and implementation of the state’s energy policy."
- Administrative Services
- Air Resource Management
- Water Resource Management
- Environmental Assessment and Restoration
- Waste Management
- Recreation and Parks
- State Lands
- Office of Chief of Staff
- Office of General Counsel
- Office of Inspector General
- Office of External Affairs
- Office of Legislative Affairs;
- Office of Intergovernmental Programs
- Office of Greenways and Trails
- Office of Emergency Response
- See also: Florida state budget and finances
The budget for Department of Environmental Protection in Fiscal Year 2013-2014 was $1,289,288,103.
See also: Compensation of state executive officers
In 2012, the secretary received a salary of $140,000.
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Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 49
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
- Ocala Star-Banner, "Cabinet confirms new heads of FDLE and DEP," January 13, 2015
- Florida Statutes, "20.255," accessed December 12, 2012
- Florida Fiscal Portal "Senate Bill 1500 - Laws of Florida Chapter 2013-040," 215-242," accessed June17, 2013
- Council of State Governments, "SELECTED STATE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICIALS: ANNUAL SALARIES," accessed November 14, 2014
- The Council of State Governments, "Book of the States 2013, Table 4.11," accessed February 2, 2014