The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is administered by the State of Florida. The department protects, conserves and manages natural resources. It works to improve air quality, as well as restore and protect water quality in lakes and rivers. The department also oversees and manages parks and trail systems. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection offers outer continental shelf programs. The department manages a waste management division that regulates and registers aboveground and underground pollutant storage systems. In addition, it provides environmental education programs. The department s Bureau of Laboratories offers scientific information to assess the nature and extent of human disturbances on environment.