The Resource Agency history for the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources

Agency history for the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources

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Agency history for the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
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Agency history for the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
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  • In 1970, the Governor's Management Commission Study recommended the creation of six "Deputy Governors" to assist the Chief Executive in his managerial duties. Compatible functions of government were grouped under these administrative heads, who would serve as the Governor's top management team. The Office of Secretary of Commerce and Resources was created on April 8, 1972. The Secretary of Commerce and Resources was responsible for assisting the Governor in implementing policies for the conservation and use of natural resources, for promoting economic development, providing managerial guidance and direction to Commerce and Resources agencies, and developing and promoting Commerce and Resources programs and budgets. In 1984 the Secretariat was split into two separate offices, the Secretary of Economic Development and the Secretary of Natural Resources.
  • The Secretary of Natural Resources is a member of the Governor's Cabinet, and is appointed by the governor, and is subject to confirmation by the General Assembly. The Secretary of Natural Resources was responsible for the direction of, or had jurisdiction over, the following state agencies and boards: Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Department (which became a division of the Department of Conservation and Recreation on July 1, 2004), Department of Conservation and Recreation, Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Department of Historic Resources, Marine Resources Commission, Museum of Natural History, Chippokes Plantation Farm Foundation, and the Virginia Council on Indians. The Secretary of Natural Resources also served as the chairman of the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation, and was a Board Member of the Chesapeake Bay Commission. Additionally, the Secretary of Natural Resources was responsible for many smaller boards and commissions related to water control, pollution, rivers, waste management, and other environmental and recreational issues.
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Agency history for the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
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  • This is not a record. It is background information about Virginia's state government records
  • Agency history compiled in 1994; reviewed in 2009; revised in 2009
  • Record Group 139
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  • The Library of Virginia
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Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources
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000492252

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