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Promoting Environmental Excellence Through Training & Partnerships
METRA is a not-for-profit partnership of professionals that provides environmental compliance training to the Central Florida small business community and local government agencies.
METRA's members consist of regulators, environmental product and service vendors, and the regulated community. Membership diversity is key to our success. Our members include over 25 government entities and private corporations.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Law Enforcement
St. Francis Smith, Special Agent
Special Agent St. Francis will describe the Florida DLE Taskforce Concept. How county policies and protocols impede the FDEP ‐ DLE direct assistance with Orange County and other counties’ environmental protection agencies.
From the FDEP website:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Crimes Unit consists of sworn law enforcement officers, divided up among various offices statewide. The Environmental Crimes Unit’s special agents, lieutenants and captain are fully constituted state of Florida law enforcement officers. The special agents are responsible for the investigation of environmental crimes and natural resource violations. Special agents also respond to natural or man-made disasters, civil disturbances and issues regarding public safety.
The division is responsible for enforcing the environmental laws and responding to incidents where environmental impacts are reported or discovered. The division uses enforcement actions to correct environmental issues and to bring businesses, individuals and entities into compliance with Florida’s environmental laws.
The unit works in conjunction with the Office of Emergency Response who provides technical and on-site assistance to ensure impacts to the environment and human safety are quickly and effectively addressed. Division staff respond to a variety of incidents, including petroleum spills, chemical manufacturing operation malfunctions and coastal oil spills.
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Board Member Duties
METRA board member duties include some or all of the following, depending on availability and interest:
Help arrange speakers for meetings
Represent METRA at partner organization events
Support the METRA scholarship program
Assist with training events such as Environmental Excellence Day
Attend one Board meeting per month
Attend at least four member meetings annually
Can serve in various positions of administration as interested (Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, Directors)
Assist with outreach, training, social media and other committee functions as able