Drew Bartlett Deputy Secretary for Ecosystems Restoration
Drew Bartlett, Deputy Secretary for Ecosystems Restoration, previously served as Director of the Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration. Before that, he was the Chief of the Standards, Monitoring & TMDL Branch at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 office, responsible for implementing those programs authorized by the Clean Water Act.
Prior to his work in surface water quality, Bartlett spent 10 years implementing programs under the Safe Drinking Water Act. For seven years, he administered the public water supply program in the Southeast through the transition of the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments. He also administered for three years the groundwater monitoring, wellhead protection and underground injection control programs in the Southeast.
The Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection coordinates the protection of the state’s coastal resources, including submerged lands and coastal uplands, aquatic preserves and national estuarine research reserves, and coral reef resources.
The Division of Water Restoration Assistance provides grants and loans to local governments, utilities and other agencies for projects that improve the quality and quantity of the state’s water resources and benefit the environment and local communities.
The Office of Water Policy addresses statewide water management issues in coordination with Florida's five water management districts and other agencies and partners.
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