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Coastal Permitting and State Sovereign Lands [clear filter]
Wednesday, July 19
 

8:30am EDT

EEE. Permitting and Development in the Coastal Marine Environment

EEE.  PERMITTING AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE COASTAL MARINE ENVIRONMENT

So your proposed marina development is located over state owned, Sovereign Submerged Lands, or in an Aquatic Preserve.  How do you navigate the additional hurdles such as considerations over highly protected marine resources, greater limitations on project size or scope, limitations or even prohibitions on dredging, and a potential visit to the Governor and Cabinet.  Come hear from this panel of experts on strategies for project design, successful interaction with DEP staff, the Division of State Lands and navigate the process of gaining approval for your project from the Governor and Cabinet.

Speakers
avatar for David Clark

David Clark

Deputy Secretary for Land and Recreation, Department of Environmental Protection
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Spencer Crowley

Shareholder, Chair Miami Real Estate and Land Use Group, Akerman LLP
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Kevin Hennessy

Shareholder, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
avatar for Tim Rach

Tim Rach

Program Administrator, Division of Water Resource Management, Department of Environmental Protection
I've worked for the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection for over 25 years. Most of that time I've has been in the Environmental Resource Permitting (ERP) program. Feel free to ask me about any questions or issues related to ERP, Mitigation Banks, UMAM, State 404 and the use... Read More →


Wednesday July 19, 2017 8:30am - 10:10am EDT
Caribbean Salon VI

10:30am EDT

III. Beach Renourishment and Nearshore Hardbottoms

III.  BEACH RENOURISHMENT AND NEARSHORE HARDBOTTOM

Beach nourishment projects occur frequently in Florida and often these activities result in direct and indirect impacts to hardbottom. This session will examine the impact considerations associated with beach nourishment projects. Issues addressed will include: nearshore and offshore hardbottom, mixing zones, direct and indirect impacts; hardbottom mapping and monitoring techniques; assessing mitigation; and environmental permitting challenges. Examples of hardbottom impacts and the regulatory challenges will be discussed. Come prepared to listen, learn, and participate! 

Moderators
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Wayne Flowers

Shareholder, LEWIS LONGMAN & WALKER

Speakers
avatar for Penny Cutt

Penny Cutt

Senior Associate, Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc.
Penny Cutt is a Senior Associate with Gahagan & Bryant Associates, Inc. Her expertise is in marine and coastal environments, specializing in Joint Coastal Permitting, Environmental Resource Permitting, and biological monitoring. She has 23 years of experience, with 10 years in the... Read More →
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Erin Hodel

Project Scientist/Marine Biologist, CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.
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Tori White

Deputy Chief, Regulatory Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers


Wednesday July 19, 2017 10:30am - 12:10pm EDT
Caribbean Salon VI

1:30pm EDT

HHH. Seagrasses and Mangroves

HHH.  SEAGRASSES AND MANGROVES 

This session will present the types of permits (CCCL, ERP, JCP) as they apply to marine-related projects.  Issues addressed will include: how the ecology and biology of Florida’s seagrasses and mangroves drive the reality of regulatory responses; what restoration options and assessment strategies are available; the pitfalls of the permitting process, particularly with respect to monitoring and permit/mitigation compliance; and restoration site selection, techniques and monitoring includes in the context of the regulatory environment, including Habitat Equivalency Analysis and UMAM. This course provides excellent coverage of very complex subject. 

Moderators
avatar for Ed Steinmeyer

Ed Steinmeyer

Partner, Steinmeyer Fiveash LLP

Speakers
avatar for Mark Fonseca

Mark Fonseca

Senior Ecologist, CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.
I am interested in habitat restoration, particularly of seagrasses, including their valuation, ecological function, landscape dynamics and associated hydrodynamic environment particularly as it is influenced by wind waves, boat wakes and tidal currents. My recent activities include... Read More →
avatar for Raymond Dennis, III

Raymond Dennis, III

Senior Project Manager, Environmental Sciences, Stantec Consulting Inc.
For over 25 years, Mr. Dennis has dedicated his career to assisting clients in achieving their project objectives while protecting and restoring natural resources. The focus of Mr. Dennis’s scientific training and experience has been on coastal and freshwater wetland ecology, regulatory... Read More →
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Jennifer Smith

Southeast District Director, Department of Environmental Protection


Wednesday July 19, 2017 1:30pm - 3:10pm EDT
Clearwater/ Orlando
 
Thursday, July 20
 

8:30am EDT

GGG. Lessons Learned from Hurricane Matthew

GGG.  LESSONS LEARNED FROM HURRICANE MATTHEW

The State’s policies on coastal armoring, vulnerable structures, dune restoration, beach sand compatibility, and marine turtle habitat were all significantly tested in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew last October. Subsequent winter storms exacerbated the beach erosion issues. This dynamic panel of experts will cover lessons learned, including an examination of the State’s emergency orders, and how the State has prepared for the 2017 hurricane season. This course is designed for extensive audience participation!

Moderators
avatar for Danielle Irwin

Danielle Irwin

Director, Cummins Cederberg

Speakers
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Justin Green

Director, Division of Air Resource Management, Department of Environmental Protection
avatar for Patrick Krechowski

Patrick Krechowski

Of Counsel, GrayRobinson
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Scott Sanders

Director, Office of Conservation Planning Services, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
Fish and Wildlife Conservation considerations for land use planning and permitting.
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Herschel Vinyard

Foley & Lardner LLP


Thursday July 20, 2017 8:30am - 10:10am EDT
Caribbean Salon VI

10:30am EDT

DDD. Sovereign Submerged Lands and Aquatic Preserves

DDD.  SOVEREIGN SUBMERGED LANDS AND AQUATIC PRESERVES

This timely and informative course provides an overview of the latest changes, emerging issues and challenges with regard to DEP’s proprietary authority over state-owed submerged lands; includes a comprehensive update on which lands are considered “sovereign”; the latest trends in determining the boundary between public and private lands in the permitting process; recent developments regarding balancing the rights of riparian waterfront owners versus the public interest consideration in state-owned submerged land; and a discussion of special permit conditions, considerations and procedure and practices in requesting authorization to use sovereign submerged land for private uses.  Course designed for extensive audience participation.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Baumann

Andy Baumann

Shareholder, Lewis Longman & Walker
BiographyMr. Baumann’s practice focuses on civil and administrative litigation concerning environmental, coastal, sovereignty submerged lands, natural resources, land use, governmental and general commercial law. For over 25 years, Andy has represented private sector clients and... Read More →
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Matthew Butler

Associate, Isiminger & Stubbs Engineering, Inc.
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Jon Iglehart

District Director, South District, Department of Environmental Protection
Regulatory issues in SW Florida and the Keys Developing a certification program for wetland assessments


Thursday July 20, 2017 10:30am - 12:10pm EDT
Clearwater/ Orlando
 
Friday, July 21
 

10:30am EDT

FFF. Coastal Construction Control Line Permitting

FFF.  COASTAL CONSTRUCTION CONTROL LINE PERMITTING

Development within the dynamic and sensitive coastal beach environment requires a special permit from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. This course examines the regulatory framework and practical aspects of Coastal Construction Control Line permitting for beachfront structures and activities. Covers current agency procedures and practices with respect to structure siting and design, including respective responsibilities of state and local agencies; emerging agency policy; special permitting considerations for storm impact planning and emergency response, including appropriate use of coastal armoring structures. Always a timely and informative course. 

Moderators
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Deborah Getzoff

Senior Counsel, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.

Speakers
avatar for Christy Brush

Christy Brush

Environmental Regional Manager, Moffatt & Nichol
avatar for Jeff Collier

Jeff Collier

Shareholder, Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff & Sitterson
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Mark Powell

Isiminger & Stubbs Engineering, Inc.


Friday July 21, 2017 10:30am - 12:10pm EDT
Caribbean Salon I-II