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Public Hearing for the Kampachi Fish Farms, LLC - Velella Epsilon draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit: Jan. 28, 2020 @ Mote Marine
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a local public hearing January 28, 2020 on a draft NPDES permit which authorizes the discharge of industrial wastewater from a marine net-pen aquaculture facility located in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 45 miles southwest of Sarasota, Florida (near 27° 7’ 20.51”N, 83° 12’ 1.37”W). The project would culture a single cohort of approximately 20,000 Almaco jack (Seriola rivoliana) and produce a maximum annual harvest of 88,000 pounds.
The public hearing will be at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 28 at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium in the WAVE Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. People wishing to register to attend or speak can do so at: bit.ly/2rl0dFF
Manasota Key Beach Nourishment document updates sent in President Ruthman's 12/5/19 email to all members
12/5/19 memo to the Sarasota County Commission regarding the Manasota Key Beach Restoration Project.
Specifically, this update includes the latest information on estimated project costs and estimated costs that may be assessed to the property owners through a Municipal Services Benefit Unit (MSBU) to partially fund the project.
MSBU outreach map PDF: areas referenced in Sarasota County Planning Department 12/5/19 memo
Manasota Key Beach Nourishment FACT SHEET 2019 / Manasota FAQ_Final
South Siesta Key Beach Re-nourishment Project November 9, 2015 / 15 pages analysis, data, maps and conclusions
The SSKBRN project was funded as a Municipal Service Benefit Unit (MSBU) and this document is the analysis requested “to study the costs of the beach renourishment project in relation to the project benefits that would accrue to the property owners and to the public. Those benefits include recreational benefits, storm protection, and the effect on real estate values. “
Concluding remarks include:
“In addition and to answer the MSBU test, I have concluded, based on this study, that the proposed project will preserve and enhance the market values of the properties that are part of this project by more than the cost assessed to each of the specific property owners.”
Obtained October 14, 2019 from William Weeks, FDEP manager. Posted October 14, 2019