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The current officeholder is [[Herschel Vinyard]]. He was appointed to this position on January 3, 2011 by [[Governor of Florida|Gov.]] [[Rick Scott]] (R).<ref name="appoint">[http://www.dep.state.fl.us/secretary/news/2011/01/0111_01.htm ''Florida Department of Environmental Protection,'' "Governor Rick Scott Names Herschel Vinyard as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection," January 3, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 23:24, 10 June 2013

Florida Secretary of Environmental Protection
General information
Office Type:  Nonpartisan
Office website:  Official Link
Term limits:  None
Structure
Length of term:   Serves at the pleasure of the governor
Authority:  Florida Statutes, 20.255
Selection Method:  Appointed by governor
Current Officeholder

Herschel Vinyard.jpg
Name:  Herschel Vinyard
Assumed office:  January 3, 2011
Compensation:  $140,000
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The Florida Secretary of Environmental Protection is a state executive position in the Florida state government. The secretary heads the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, which is the state agency that oversees environmental management in Florida. He or she is appointed by the governor with the agreement of three or more members of the governor's cabinet.

Current officeholder

The current officeholder is Herschel Vinyard. He was appointed to this position on January 3, 2011 by Gov. Rick Scott (R).[1]

Authority

The office of secretary of environmental protection is established by state law.[2]

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.

Appointments

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.[2]

Term Limits

There are no term limits associated with the office of secretary of environmental protection.

Duties

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."[2]

Click here to view a larger-scale image of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Organizational Chart as of March 2013.

Divisions

  • 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[2]

Compensation

In 2012, the secretary received a salary of $140,000.

Contact information

Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 49
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Phone: 850-245-2118
Fax: 850-245-2128

See also

External links

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