Details Category: TBEP Implementation Review Published: Thursday, 21 February 2013 20:33 Written by Ed Sherwood Hits: 2887
Every five years the Tampa Bay Estuary Program reports progress towards goals to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that the Program is making adequate progress implementing its Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). This is a requirement for the Program under the Clean Water Act (CWA) funding guidance.
The documents listed below make up this report and have been produced to fulfill the guidelines of this evaluation.
Tampa Bay Estuary Program 2013 Implementation Review Holly Greening Executive Director 263 13th Avenue S. Suite 350 St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Phone: (727)893-2765 Fax: (727)893-2767 Web: www.tbep.org TABLE OF CONTENTS Cover Letter Performance Measure Worksheets Core Element: Ecosystem Status and Trends Sub-Element: Assessment and Monitoring Worksheet List of Attachments and Links Sub-Element: Reporting Worksheet List of Attachments and Links Sub-Element: Research Worksheet List of Attachments and Links Core Element: Program Implmentation and Reporting Sub-Element: Financial Management Worksheet List of Attachments and Links Sub-Element: Outreach and Public Involvement Worksheet List of Attachments and Links Sub-Element: Program Planning and Administration Worksheet List of Attachments and Links Workplan Narratives Develop a long-term dredging and dredged material management plan for Tampa Bay. Narrative List of Attachments and Links In 2010, the TBEP Policy Board approved updated Coastal Habitat Restoration and Protection Goals. Narrative List of Attachments and Links Recovering an additional 5,103 acres of seagrass, while preserving the bay's existing seagrass beds and reducing propeller scarring of seagrasses. Narrative List of Attachments and Links Reducing the amount of toxic chemicals in contaminated bay sediments and protecting relatively clean areas of the bay from contamination. Narrative List of Attachments and Links Preventing increases in the bay's nitrogen levels to provide water clarity sufficient to recover an additional 5,103 acres of seagrass above that observed in 2010. Narrative List of Attachments and Links Establish and enforce manatee protection zones. Narrative List of Attachments and Links Reduce human and pet waste in traditional bay recreation areas. Narrative List of Attachments and Links Create a constituency of informed, involved citizens who understand the value of Tampa Bay and actively participate in restoring and protecting it. Narrative List of Attachments and Links Habitat Summary Habitat Accomplishments Restoration Summary (2007-2012 NEPORT) Acreage vs. Habitat (Annual, NEPORT) Map of habitat restoration projects (EPA website) Budget Summary Final Budget (2007-2013) Budget Summary (2007-2012, NEPORT) Leveraging by Role (2007-2012, NEPORT) Summary: Primary Leveraging Uses (2007-2012, NEPORT) Primary Leveraging Uses (2007-2012, NEPORT) Results and Accomplishments, Partnerships and Leveraging Clean Water Act TBEP - Clean Water Act Core Water Programs Support Addressing Challenges How 2008 challenges were addressed and external factors affecting TBEP Work Plan goals and progress New Signage On-Site Visit (Upon Completion)