May, 2010 Commission Meeting
||10:00am each day
||May 19 - 19, 2010|
||TradeWinds Island Grand
5500 Gulf Boulevard
St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
This meeting is
to the public
The sole purpose of this meeting is to provide a forum for Commissioners to discuss the agency's ongoing response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The Commission will not be taking action on specific regulatory issues.
All interested individuals may speak at workshops or meetings of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) within the guidelines established by the Commission. To ensure the public's opportunity to be heard and the orderly conduct of the meeting, the Chairman reserves the right to establish a time for adjournment of the workshop or meeting, to limit the time for speakers, and to limit the time allotted for specific agenda items.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting should notify the agency at least five calendar days before the meeting by calling 850-488-6411. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice).
- Call to Order
- Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag
- Introductions and Agenda Adoption
- Overview of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in April including efforts to control the flow and outcome of the spill and current status of the spill.
- Legal Framework - Overview of federal and state oil pollution response law, financial liability issues, and coordinated state legal actions.
- Overview of U.S. Coast Guard Sectors, Incident Command Structure and Florida's Emergency Operations Center.
- Summary of FWC response efforts - Use of FWRI geographic information systems mapping, pre-impact sampling, natural resource damage assessment, FWC staff deployments and other support.
- Characteristics of oil that may reach Florida waters and shorelines, preventative measures, the effects on Florida's fisheries, and wildlife including how we would handle oiled wildlife and potential impact to wildlife habitats.
- Marine fisheries issues - Areal fisheries closures, communication with stakeholders and federal management partners, economic relief options for fishers
- Gulf Oil Spill Economic Recovery Task Force
- Public Comment