Env. Goldstar Recognition, Incentive Based Permitting
Our Position: oppose
Bill Number: 7171 (ENRC4)/HB297/SB738
Sponsor: Rep. Boyd & Senator Oelrich
Legislative Session: 2007
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|Florida Incentive-based Permitting Act: Creates "Florida Incentive-based Permitting Act" to establish Incentive-based Permitting Program; provides compliance incentives for specified environmental permitting activities; provides requirements & limitations; provides for administration by DEP; specifies application of program provisions; revises criteria for department permit issuance to conform; specifies application of program provisions to certain permits.|
|Effective Date: upon becoming a law. |
Senate bill by Senator Oelrich:
S738 GENERAL BILL by Oelrich (Similar H 0297)
Fla. Incentive-based Permitting Act [RPCC]
; provides for Incentive-based
Permitting Program; provides compliance incentives for certain
environmental permitting activities; provides requirements &
limitations; provides for administration by DEP; requires DEP to adopt
rules; specifies application of said program; revises criteria for DEP
permit issuance, to conform, etc. Creates 403.0874; amends 161.041,
373.413, 403.087. EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon becoming law.
01/23/07 SENATE Filed
02/08/07 SENATE Referred to Environmental Preservation and Conservation;
General Government Appropriations
03/06/07 SENATE Introduced, referred to Environmental Preservation and
Conservation; General Government Appropriations -SJ 00047
5/4/07: Sine die: all versions of this bill died.
4/28/07: HB7171 was not heard in House Policy Council 4/23/07 or 4/25
To learn more about Rep. Boyd's bill, which is like Rep. Stansels from last year, click here to keep up with status.
Click here to read about SB738
Contact Speaker Rubio and tell him not to agree to any amendments to his Gold Star bill.
4/21/07: CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ABOUT HB7171.
4/14/07: The House PCB was amended and voted on by the House Environmental Council and lobbyists for the industry spoke against the bill one after the other. The Senate version is not moving at this time.
3/20/07: The lobbyist for the industry,developers etc had done a strike everything after the enacting clause amendment for Speaker Rubio's legislation, the Gold Star Recognition program.
While Speaker Rubio's bill isn't the best, it recognizes that there are BAD ACTOR's or rather industry and businesses that pollute outside of their permits and should they want to build a new plant in a different location, they should not be allowed to receive incentives like streamlined permits, nor should they be allowed to expand their operations and pollute a new location.