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Wednesday, July 19 • 8:30am - 10:10am
AAA. The New UMAM: Proposed Revisions to Florida's Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method

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AAA.  THE NEW UMAM: PROPOSED REVISIONS TO FLORIDA’S UNIFORM MITIGATION ASSESSMENT METHOD 

Florida’s Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method (UMAM) is the primary method by which regulatory agencies determine the amount of mitigation necessary to offset impacts to wetlands and other surface waters and the number of mitigation credits to be assigned to a mitigation bank.  This course is a double session focusing on proposed revisions to the UMAM rule.  According to their website, the DEP intends to revise the UMAM rule to achieve more certainty and consistency across the state while still accounting for each region’s diverse ecological communities.  The goal is a more streamlined and straightforward UMAM rule that is easier to use on both ends – easier for the citizens or businesses applying UMAM and for the agency staff processing the applications.  This course will provide a variety of perspectives from a panel of expert UMAM practitioners who have been active in the efforts to revise UMAM.  Audience participation is strongly encouraged to provide constructive input to the Department regarding progress thus far and any further improvements which may be necessary.

Moderators
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Clark Hull

Principal, Clark Hull & Associates
ERP, UMAM, Mitigation Banking

Speakers
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Jeff Collins

Senior Project Manager, Cocoa Permits Section, US Army Corps of Engineers
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Penny Cople

Principal Scientist, Breedlove, Dennis & Associates
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Ed Cronyn

Senior Scientist/Group Manager, West Florida Sciences, Atkins North America
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Shannon Gonzalez

Senior Ecologist/Principal, Flatwoods Consulting Group, Inc.
Flatwoods Consulting Group Inc. (Flatwoods) is a Florida-based Small Business Enterprise (SBE) that assists clients in navigating complex environmental regulation. Our vision is to provide the highest quality consultation to our clients in a cost-effective manner. Our team of highly... Read More →
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Jennifer Smith

Southeast District Director, Department of Environmental Protection


Wednesday July 19, 2017 8:30am - 10:10am EDT
Key West/ Palm Beach