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The Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs provides oversight and direction to DEP's four regulatory divisions and six regulatory district offices.

  • Division of Air Resource Management
  • Division of Water Resource Management
  • Division of Waste Management
  • Six District Offices

The structure of environmental regulation in Florida is based on a programmatic layout. There are four program divisions, which are each managed by a division director. Within the six district offices, a district director provides guidance and oversight to the same four program areas. While each district has some differences in how sections are composed, this approach is generally common to all districts. The divisions do not supervise these district program functions, but rather provide guidance for policy and consistency among districts.

Clifford D. Wilson lll
Deputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs

Clifford D. Wilson lllDeputy Secretary for Regulatory Programs Cliff Wilson provides oversight and direction to DEP's regulatory divisions and six district offices.

Wilson previously served as assistant deputy secretary of Land and Recreation at DEP. He oversaw all operational functions of the Division of State lands and developed a collaborative culture focused on customer service and program consistency. Before that, he served as assistant director in DEP's Northwest District Office.

Wilson is a professional engineer and graduate of Florida State University with a degree in civil engineering. He has been a Florida resident for more than 20 years and is an active member of the community. He has served as both vice president and president of the local Rotary club, is a member of the Florida Engineering Society and serves as an engineering mentor to students at Florida State University. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and child as well as playing golf, hunting and fishing.


Last updated: July 16, 2014

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