The TMDL Executive Committee meets annually to discuss progress and plans for moving forward. The next meeting will be held Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:00 am at the University Center, University of North Florida, 12000 Alumni Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224. Our thanks to UNF for providing a meeting room.
As always, the Executive Committee meeting will be a public meeting and anyone is welcome to attend. For further information or if you have items to suggest for the agenda, please contact the committee facilitator, Tiffany Busby, at TLBusby@wildwoodconsulting.net or call 904-797-2721.
St. Johns River Basin Management Action Plan
The LSJR BMAP identifies the management strategies necessary to achieve the nutrient TMDLs for the main stem of the river from the confluence of the Ocklawaha River north to the mouth of the river. The Final Order has been assigned OGC Case No. 08-2428.
Provides information dissemination and exchange among stakeholder groups.
Secures stakeholder participation in the detailed allocation and implementation stages of the TMDL process, bringing in diverse expertise and perspectives.
Provides a forum to assemble stakeholder allocation agreements and forge consensus on an implementation plan.
Improves linkages between TMDL implementation and growth management decisions of local governments.
Industry: Mr. Lake Ray III, President, First Coast Manufacturers Association
Agriculture: Mr. Prim Parker, Chair, North Florida Growers Exchange
Builders: Mr. Peter C. Hallock, P.E., Civil Engineering Analysis & Forensics
Utility Authorities: Mr. Paul Steinbrecher, P.E., Environmental Services, JEA
Environmental Interest: Mr. Don Loop, Executive Director, Stewards of the St. Johns
Environmental Interest: Dr. Gerry Pinto, Associate Research Scientist, Jacksonville University
Regional Planning Councils: Ms. Elizabeth Payne, Chief Executive Officer, Northeast Florida Regional Council
Local Government: Mr. Tom Morris, Executive Director, Clay County Utility Authority
Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services: Ms. Angela Chelette, P.G., Environmental Administrator, Office of Agricultural Water Policy.
MSW - Public Works: Mr. William Joyce, P.E., Public Works Department, City of Jacksonville
Florida Department of Environmental Protection: Mr. Gregory Strong, Northeast District Director (Committee Chair)
St. Johns River Water Management District: Dr. Ann Shortelle, Executive Director, St. Johns River Water Management District
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers: Mr. Eric Summa, Environmental Branch Chief, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Local Government Utilities: Mr. Steve Swann, P.E., City Engineer, City of Atlantic Beach
Military: Ms. Mary Beth E. Oxendine, P.E., Air & Water Section Head, U.S. Navy
Local Government/MS4: Mr. Jay Brawley, P.E., County Engineer, St. Johns County
Ex Officio/Middle Basin: Mr. Hugh Harling, Executive Director, East Central Florida Regional Planning Council
Ex Officio/Middle Basin: Mr. Aaron Watkins, Central District Director, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
General Committee Characteristics:
The committee was appointed in 2002 by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)-Northeast District Director Ernie Frey and continues to meet at least annually, now that the allocations are being implemented. The type and number of seats was adjusted slightly (increased) during the process, but the overall distribution of representation by various entities has remained consistent. The most difficulties have been to maintain active participation by the two environmental interest seats as well as to achieve good communications back and forth with agricultural interests through an individual representative.
The committee has seats that represent a larger number of individual stakeholders because the total number of affected entities was too large to have each entity on the committee.
The current DEP-Northeast District Director Greg Strong handles appointments if personnel changes occur or committee members become inactive.
The committee notes, procedures, archives and administration are handled by an independent facilitator (Tiffany Busby) under contract with DEP.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.