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Under its Clearinghouse program, the Office of Intergovernmental Programs (OIP):

  • Administers the Florida State Clearinghouse – the state's single point-of-contact for the review of federal projects and federally funded activities – in accordance with Section 403.061(42), Florida Statutes (F.S.); Presidential Executive Order 12372; the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA); the Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) and other federal laws and policies.
  • Coordinates the Florida Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) position on the consistency of federal activities with departmental policies and regulations, and provides comments to the Florida State Clearinghouse.
  • Coordinates DEP's position on proposed transportation improvement projects being evaluated by the Florida Department of Transportation through its Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) process, and provides statements of environmental feasibility for proposed toll road projects operated by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, as required under Chapter 338, F.S.

Under its Comprehensive Plan program, OIP:

  • Coordinates the DEP's review of local government comprehensive plans, plan amendments, sector plans and rural land stewardship area plans under Chapter 163, F.S.
  • Provides input regarding specific growth management policy issues and coordinates DEP’s implementation of related recommendations.
  • Coordinates DEP's involvement in Florida's Areas of Critical State Concern program.

Last updated: June 11, 2015

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