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Lower St. Johns TMDL Executive Committee

Meeting Information

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 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.

TMDL Goals

  • 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.

Executive Committee

  • 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.

For more information about the committee, please contact Tiffany Busby at 904-797-2721 or email


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August 30, 2022 - 3:36pm

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