TBRPC AGENCY ON BAY MANAGEMENT
TBEP TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
4000 Gateway Centre Boulevard #100 ⋅ Pinellas Park, FL 33782
http://www.tbrpc.org/abm
https://tbeptech.org/committees/tac
 
JOINT MEETING AGENDA
January 21, 2016
9:00 AM
Tom Ash, Natural Resources/Environmental Impact Review Committee Chair
Kelli Hammer-Levy, TAC Co-Chair
Tim MacDonald, TAC Co-Chair
 
    1. CALL TO ORDER / WELCOME
    2. PUBLIC COMMENT/ ANNOUNCEMENTS
    3. TBEP CCMP UPDATES (REQUEST FOR COMMENTS)
Nanette O’Hara, TBEP, will summarize the following draft TBEP CCMP Action plans and solicit feedback from committee members:
 
BH-1 Implement the Tampa Bay Master Plan for Coastal Habitats
BH-2 Establish and Implement Mitigation Criteria for Tampa Bay
TX-1 Address Hot Spots of Contamination
TX-4 Understand Impacts and Identify Sources of Emerging Contaminants and Personal Care Products
PH-2 Continue Source and Risk Assessments of Human and Ecosystem Health Indicators Suitable for Tampa Bay
PH-4 Reduce Human and Pet Waste to Ensure the Continued Viability of Traditional Bay Recreation Areas and Waters Safe For Fishing and Swimming
DR-1 Develop a Plan for Beneficial Uses of Dredged Material in Tampa Bay
DR-2 Continue to Evaluate Impacts to Wildlife from Dredging Activities**
 
The draft actions will be available at the meeting. Some can be found here: http://www.tbeptech.org/news/173-draft-ccmp-actions-for-comments.
 
Action: Provide feedback on revised CCMP Action Plans
    1. FDOT WATER QUALITY MITIGATION IN OLD TAMPA BAY
Dave Tomasko, ESA, will discuss ongoing and planned transportation projects within the Old Tampa Bay watershed that offer a unique opportunity to link regulatory oversight with site-specific projects to improve water quality in the bay. Preliminary results from an ongoing study will be presented that suggest that the construction of the Courtney Campbell Causeway (CCC) had already impacted seagrass resources in the area north and west of Rocky Point back in 1948, when adjacent portions of Old Tampa Bay had healthy seagrass meadows. Results from an intensive water quality and benthic community assessment in the area north of the CCC along the eastern terminus indicate that the reason for present day and historical seagrass impacts in that region of Old Tampa Bay are associated with the artificial creation of salinities that are lower and more variable than what can
be tolerated by most species of seagrass. A proposed project to treat stormwater runoff using conventional approaches, supplemented with a tidal restoration project, will be discussed as to its potential value to bring about ecological uplift.
 
Action: None. Information only.
  1. OTHER ITEMS
    • BASIS 6 Proceedings
    • Tampa Bay Dredging Advisory Meeting (following the Joint ABM/TAC meeting 1PM-3PM)
  2. ADJOURN

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