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LOSOM Project Delivery Team meeting, workshops set

By USACE - | Jun 14, 2021

USACE W.P. Franklin Lock and Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District announced a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Project Delivery Team (PDT) meeting on June 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and PDT technical workshops on June 22 and June 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“The Corps will host a Project Delivery Team Meeting on June 17 to present a high-level overview of the Iteration 2 modeling results and discuss the schedule for PDT evaluation of the final alternative array,” LOSOM Project Manager Tim Gysan said. “The Corps will also host two technical workshops to interactively evaluate the details of the alternatives.”

“We request that the PDT technical experts come to the workshops prepared to the provide their interpretation of the data as it relates to their area of expertise,” he said. “We have a lot of work to do to get us to the preferred alternative by August and look forward to engaging the PDT for in-depth evaluations during the workshops.”

“Our goal is to have a draft preferred alternative for stakeholders to consider as of July 16 and the final preferred alternative by Aug. 4; the release of a draft EIS for public comment by February 2022, the release of a final EIS by July of 2022, and a Record of Decision by November 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.”

The data sets for the Iteration 2 Alternative Array of the six balanced schedules are available at ftp://ftppub.sfwmd.gov/outgoing/LOSOM/Iteration_2/. Frequently asked questions on how to access the data are available at www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOSOM/.

Included in the posting are eight modeling scenarios encompassing the project baselines — Existing Conditions (ECBr) and No Action Alternative 2025 (NA25) — and alternatives (AA, BB, CC, DD, EE1 and EE2). Data from the three models (RSMBN, RSMGL and DMSTA), as well as two performance measure comparisons between the runs, are included. A simulation summary table is available at the parent directory and each performance measure sets contains its own directory listing reference pdf to assist with navigating through the thousands of available tables, graphics and files.

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 — ITERATION 2 PERFORMANCE REVIEW

June 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

https://usace1.webex.com/meet/earl.t.gysan

Call-in toll-free number: 844-800-2712

Call-in number:669-234-1177

Access Code: 1997788788

LOSOM ITERATION 2 EVALUATION TECHNICAL WORKSHOP

June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Call-in toll-free number: 844-800-2712

Call-in toll number: 669-234-1177

Access code: 199 737 9512

Password: 1234

LOSOM ITERATION 2 EVALUATION TECHNICAL WORKSHOP

June 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Call-in toll-free number: 844-800-2712

Call-in toll number: 669-234-1177

Access code: 199 737 9512

Password: 1234

Attendees are asked to announce themselves when they join the meeting or worship by signing in via the chat function with full name and affiliation, as well as either “PDT” or “Public.”

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/.