Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm CST
Northwest District (General)
17007 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL32413
The purpose of the meeting is to receive public comments regarding the renewal of the Ecosystem Management Agreement (EMA) between the Department and the St. Joe Company for portions of Bay and Walton counties, in accordance with Section XV, paragraph 4. of the EMA. The EMA, implemented in October 2004, authorized dredging and filling in waters of the state, established two mitigation banks, and authorized construction and maintenance of stormwater facilities associated with residential, commercial, recreational and institutional projects, including compliance with state water quality standards.
The Department will present a brief overview of the EMA as well as provide a list of the projects approved under the EMA since October 2004. Specifically, the Department will receive public comment on whether there is cause for the Department to terminate the EMA.
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.