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HB 4123 — Federal Environmental Permitting

by Rep. Burgin and others (SB 994 by Senator Dean)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Environmental Preservation and Conservation Committee (EP)

The bill repeals s. 373.4144(2), F.S., directing the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to file a report with the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives proposing any required federal and state statutory changes that would be necessary to accomplish consolidation of state and federal wetland permitting programs, and to coordinate with the Florida congressional delegation on any necessary changes to federal law. The section also renumbers the subsequent subsection of law and makes minor language changes.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2012.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 113-0