Ocean Rehab will be in attendance of this meeting.
The Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Assessment and Restoration Support announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, March 2, 2010, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, March 3, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
PLACE: University of Miami, Rosenstiel School Auditorium, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Virginia Key, FL 33149
GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: This meeting is being held to aid the Department in establishing numeric nutrient criteria for estuaries and coastal waters in the following areas: Florida Bay, Florida Keys, Biscayne Bay, and Southeast Coastal Reef Tract (Key Biscayne to Vero Beach).
The Department is seeking to gather information on individual marine systems that will serve to support statewide criteria development and provide a solid foundation to establish nutrient criteria appropriate for each specific area. The initial effort consists of identifying currently available data and soliciting local area expertise, including members of the Numeric Nutrient Criteria Technical Advisory Committee (Nutrients TAC). The purpose of the meeting is to solicit and discuss information regarding nutrients and documented associations between nutrients and ecological conditions within the estuaries. While not intended as a meeting of the Nutrients TAC, one or more members of the Nutrients TAC may participate and provide comments at this meeting.
A copy of the agenda is attached.
Meeting Contact: Ken Weaver, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Assessment and Restoration Support, MS #6511, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400, (850)245-8414 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.