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Posted on: February 6, 2020

Notice of Meeting/Workshop Hearing - On Behalf of DEP

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: 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 list of approved projects can also be viewed on the Department’s web site at: https://floridadep.gov/northwest/nw-compliance-assurance/documents/st-joe-company-ecosystem-management-agreement-and-saj

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Diana Athnos, Department of Environmental Protection, 160 Governmental Center, Suite 201, Pensacola, FL 32502, (850) 595-0557

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: Diana Athnos at (850) 595-0557. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

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