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Follow-up Report on the Division of State Lands of the Department of Environmental Protection, Report No. 96-25, December 1996
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  • The Department has improved some procedures and recordkeeping to address documentation needed in the lease and enforcement files. However, the Department has not addressed more significant findings related to maximizing the revenues derived from submerged land leases, recovering the costs of processing lease applications, and reducing the large backlog of submerged lands violations. By not addressing these recommendations, the Department has limited its ability to assess appropriate fees and adequately ensure the protection of sovereign submerged lands.

What were our earlier findings?

Report No. 12295 Program Audit of Submerged Lands Program, published in May 1994.

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 01-07 Justification Review: State Lands Program Florida Department of Environmental Protection, published in February 2001.

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