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LOSOM Project Delivery Team meeting scheduled

By USACE - | May 5, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District announced a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting on May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The LOSOM PDT has developed an array of balanced plans, based on the in-depth input that it has received from the LOSOM sub teams, stakeholders and members of the public.

“The LOSOM team has been listening to and coordinating closely with our stakeholders and members of the public since January of 2019,” Tim Gysan said. “We really appreciate all of the valuable input we’ve gotten over the past several years, as well as the ongoing interest, investment of time, and continued engagement in the effort to develop a balanced plan.”

“We will be rolling out the array of balanced schedules at the PDT meeting in May. We will work through the details of each schedule and how they seek to honor the perspectives we have heard on balanced performance. The team will be looking for feedback from the PDT and the public on how these balanced plans seek to address all of the project purposes — flood control, water supply, navigation, recreation, and preservation of fish and wildlife, while also providing improved memory, flexibility and balance,” he added.

“Our goal is to have a tentatively selected plan or TSP by July, the release of a draft NEPA document for public comment by January, the release of a final NEPA document by July of 2022, and a Record of Decision by October of 2022, so that we have the best possible plan ready to implement as soon as the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation is complete at the end of 2022,” Gysan said.

PDT members include only the federal officials and elected officers of state, local or tribal governments or their designated employees with authority to act on their behalf acting in their official capacities.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the government agency PDT meeting and provide comment during the designated Public Comment periods. Log into the Webinar first and have it call your phone in order to avoid background noise so all participants can hear the discussion clearly.

Mute your phone and mute your computer upon joining the meeting. All lines except those who are scheduled to speak will be muted during the meeting.

LOSOM PDT meeting

May 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

https://usace1.webex.com/meet/lisa.e.aley

+1-844-800-2712 US Toll Free

+1-669-234-1177 US Toll

Access code: 199 737 9512

Password: 1234

Attendees are asked to announce themselves when they join the meeting by signing in via the chat function with full name and affiliation, as well as either “PDT” or “Public.” Also, mute phones and computers upon joining the meeting; all lines except those who are scheduled to speak will be muted.

There will be opportunities for public comment. Those who would like to provide comment are asked to wait until the public comment period is announced to add their name to the chat to do so. When announced, provide full name and affiliation again via the chat to reserve the opportunity to comment.

Comments can also be submitted to LakeOComments@usace.army.mil, using the recommended subject line of “LOSOM PDT Meeting Comments.”

Additional information is available at www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOSOM/.