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MAF News Report- July 6th

July 11, 2012 1:05 PM | Anonymous

Now Accepting Sponsors and Exhibitors for Annual Manufacturers Summit

MAF is gearing up for the MAF 9th Annual Manufacturers Summit and Marketplace on December 6-7, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport Hotel, Orlando, FL.  We are now accepting sponsors and exhibitors for the event.  Sponsorships are available for $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000.  Premium exhibit space is available for $1,500 and other exhibit space for $999.  The earlier you sign up, the longer your name or logo will be on the MAF web page as we post our exhibitors and sponsors as soon as they sign up.  This is added value advertising for these companies.  Attached are all the materials you need to sign up.  If you have questions, contact becky@nstephens.com.

Nominate Educators and Industry Colleagues

It’s the time of year to recognize your peers and partners who contribute to the positive promotion of advanced manufacturing in Florida, preparing and supporting Florida’s ready-to-workforce.  The award represents FLATE’s commitment to recognizing education and industry colleagues who make significant contributions to technology education, outreach, and training of today’s advanced manufacturing workforce. There are three categories:

  • ·         Manufacturing Secondary Educator of the Year
  • ·         Manufacturing Post-Secondary Educator of the Year
  • ·         FLATE Industry Distinguished Service Award

Awards are presented during the December MAF Annual Manufacturers Summit Awards Banquet in Orlando, Florida on December 6, 2012. Additional criteria and a fast and easy form is ready to use at www.fl-ate.org/awards. For additional information, please contact Dr. Marilyn Barger at barger@fl-ate.org

Florida Emergency Bridge Loan Program Provides Immediate Financial Help to Small Businesses Impacted by TS Debby

Florida small business owners who have been impacted by Tropical Storm Debby can now apply for an expedited interest-free, short-term loan through the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program.  Under the program, small business owners (from 2 to 100 employees) are eligible for up to $25,000 in interest-free financial help with 90 or 180 day terms based on individual business circumstances.

The emergency short-term loans help bridge the critical gap between when a small business makes application for and secures other permanent financial recovery resources, including sufficient profits from a revived business, receipt of payments on insurance claims or federal disaster assistance.

Governor Rick Scott has allocated $10 million from the General Revenue fund for the emergency bridge loan program. The appropriation is made through a budget amendment pursuant to the Governor's emergency declaration.  The following Florida counties are currently approved for the emergency bridge loan program: Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Franklin, Gulf, Hamilton, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Nassau, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Sarasota, Suwannee, Taylor, Union and Wakulla.

To be eligible, small businesses must have been established in Florida prior to June 25, 2012, and demonstrate physical damage as a result of Tropical Storm Debby. The need for the loan and use of proceeds must be directly related to the physical damages caused by Tropical Storm Debby. Applications may be downloaded at www.floridadisasterloan.org. Once completed, applicants should contact the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network at (850) 473-7800 or toll-free at (866) 737-7232 for submission instructions.  Website: www.floridasbdc.org. Applicants may also contact the SBDC Network for free help with completing the application.

 

Progress Energy and Duke Energy Have Merged
This week Progress Energy and Duke Energy announced the completion of their merger.  Combining the two companies creates the largest utility company in the United States and gives them the financial strength to meet the region’s energy needs in a reliable, affordable and environmentally sound manner. The company will continue to provide outstanding operational performance and strong customer service that customers can rely on. For now, they are still known as Progress Energy in the Florida service territory. Vinny Dolan will continue to be the state president. 

 

Short Notes

  • ·         MAF members should review TMDL lists to see if their receiving water is back on the list.  Please see attached memo from Hopping Green & Sams.
  • ·         The FDEP Estuary and Coastal Numeric Nutrient Criteria Development Meetings for northwest Florida have been rescheduled for July 24, 2012, 9am CDT, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Northwest District Office, 160 W. Governmental Street, Suite 308, Room 402, Pensacola, FL and July 25, 2012, 9am CDT, Gulf Coast State College, Gibson Lecture Hall, 5230 West U.S. Highway 98, Panama City, FL.

 

Florida Administrative Weekly – July 6, 2012

 

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: July 19, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

PLACE: Sylvan Lake Park, Conference Room, 845 Lake Markham Rd., Sanford, Florida 32771

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: This is a Public meeting to discuss issues related to the Lake Jesup Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP). The BMAP is the means for implementation of the Lake Jesup Nutrient Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). The primary topic of discussion during this meeting will be the BMAP annual update. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Samantha Fillmore, Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, MS #3565, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, (850)245-8418.

 

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announces a public workshop to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: July 23, 2012, 1:00 p.m. (CDT)

PLACE: Camp Helen State Park, The Lodge, 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413

DATE AND TIME: July 24, 2012, 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

PLACE: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Carr Building, Room 170 (M&L) Training Room, 3800 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000

DATE AND TIME: July 25, 2012, 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

PLACE: Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Avenue, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

DATE AND TIME: July 26, 2012, 1:30 p.m. (EDT)

PLACE: Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, Garden Center, 3109 E. Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33304

DATE AND TIME: July 27, 2012, 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

PLACE: Southwest Florida Water Management District, Sarasota Service Office, Governing Board Room, 6750 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34240-9711

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: These public workshops are for the Department to present the draft statewide total maximum daily load (TMDL) of mercury to the public and obtain feedback from interested stakeholders. A revised draft TMDL document (including the main report and appendices) will be placed on the Department’s TMDL website: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/tmdl/ by Friday, July 6, 2012, and will be provided upon request to interested parties by mail or via email distribution. The Department will accept written comments on the TMDL through August 27th, 2012. Written comments should be directed to: Jan Mandrup- Poulsen, Environmental Administrator, Watershed Evaluation and TMDL Section, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Mail Station #3555, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400 or email: jan.mandrup-poulsen@dep.state.fl.us

 

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Assessment and Restoration Support, announces a workshop to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 9:00 a.m. (CDT)

PLACE: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Northwest District Office, 160 W. Governmental Street, Suite 308, Room 502, Pensacola, Florida

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 9:00 a.m. (CDT)

PLACE: Gulf Coast State College, Gibson Lecture Hall, 5230 West US Highway 98, Panama City, Florida

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Rule development will address estuary-specific numeric nutrient standards for total nitrogen and total phosphorus for the following Panhandle estuaries: Perdido Bay, Pensacola Bay (including Escambia Bay), Choctawhatchee Bay, St. Andrews Bay, St. Joseph’s Bay, and Apalachicola Bay. The Pensacola workshop will cover the Perdido Bay, Pensacola Bay (including Escambia Bay) and Choctawhatchee Bay estuaries. The Panama City workshop will cover the St. Andrews Bay, St. Joseph’s Bay, and Apalachicola Bay estuaries. These public workshops were previously scheduled for June 26 and 27, 2012, but were postponed due to Tropical Storm Debby. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Eric Shaw, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Assessment and Restoration Support, MS #6511, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400, (850)245-8429 or email: eric.shaw@dep.state.fl.us..

 

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water Resource Management announces a workshop to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: July 26, 2012, 10:00 a.m. (ET)

PLACE: This is the first of three workshops that will be broadcast via webinars. Parties can register to attend the webinar via their personal computers with audio by telephone (regular long distance telephone charges will apply) or by speakers connected to their computer (no telephone charges will apply). Webinar registration is via  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/853186642.

DATE AND TIME: August 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m. (ET)

PLACE: This is the second of three workshops that will be broadcast via webinars.

Webinar registration is via https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/678645322

DATE AND TIME: August 16, 2012, 10:00 a.m. (ET)

PLACE: This is the third of three workshops that will be broadcast via webinars. Webinar registration is via: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/952961026.

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Pursuant to Section 373.4131, Florida Statutes (F.S.), as created by Chapter 2012-94, Laws of Florida (House Bill 7003), effective July 1, 2012, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in coordination with the five Water Management Districts (WMDs), is required to develop statewide environmental resource permitting (ERP) rules governing the construction, alteration, operation, maintenance, repair, abandonment, and removal of stormwater management systems, dams, impoundments, reservoirs, appurtenant works or works, or combinations thereof, to implement Part IV of Chapter 373, F.S. This rulemaking will rely primarily upon existing rules of DEP and WMDs, revised as necessary to achieve a more consistent, effective, and streamlined approach to implement the ERP program. Comments will be solicited to amend Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., an existing rule of DEP that currently incorporates by reference the rules of the WMDs used by DEP to implement its responsibilities under the ERP program. The chapter will be substantially revised to become the statewide environmental resource permitting rules.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Mary VanTassel, Department of Environmental Protection, at 2600 Blair Stone Rd., MS #2500, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400, (850)245-8486 or e-mail: Mary.VanTassel@dep.state.fl.us. The agenda and workshop information also are on the DEP Public Notice Calendar: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/public_notices/default.htm. (OGC #12-1058).

For questions about the webinars: Jennifer Butler, (850)245-8485. DEP has established an Internet site:

http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/wetlands/swerp/index.htm  to provide information about the rulemaking, including a link to a forum page to accept comments from the public. A link to that site also exists on the draft rules site at

http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/rules_dr.htm#erp.

 

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection announces a workshop to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: July 27, 2012, 9:30 a.m.

PLACE: Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Room 609, Tallahassee, Florida

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: This is a rule development workshop to discuss proposed changes to Chapters 62-716 and 62-722, F.A.C., in order to implement the 75% recycling goal created in Chapter 2010-143, Laws of Florida. The public may attend this meeting in person or via webinar. To join the webinar, register: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/964527570. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. A draft of the proposed rule will be available at: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/waste/categories/solid_waste/pages/rulemaking_62-716.htm.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Suzanne Boroff, Department of Environmental Protection, MS #4555, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, (850)245-8718 or email: Suzanne.Boroff@dep.state.fl.us.

 

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Assessment and Restoration Support announces a workshop to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Bob Martinez Center, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Room 609, Tallahassee, Florida

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: City of Leesburg Community Center, 109 E. Dixie Avenue, Leesburg, Florida

DATE AND TIME: Thursday, August 2, 2012, 9:00 a.m.

PLACE: South Florida Water Management District, Lower West Coast Service Center, Conference Room, 2301 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers, Florida

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To present information and receive public comments on proposed revisions to Chapters 62-302, 62-303, and 62-4, F.A.C., under the Triennial Review of state surface water quality standards. These public workshops are a follow up to public workshops held on May 15-17, 2012.  A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Eric Shaw, Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Assessment and Restoration Support, MS #6511, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2400, (850)245-8429 or email: eric.shaw@dep.state.fl.us. Additional information about the rulemaking may be obtained from the Department’s web site: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/wqssp/index.htm.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

July 9                     MAF Summit Planning Teleconference, 2:00 pm ET.  Dial in number is 712.775.7000; PIN 317371#. Open to those interested in helping! (This is a rescheduled teleconference)

 

July 18                   MAF Workforce and Education Partners Council Teleconference, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. E.T.  Dial in number is (712) 775.7000; PIN 317371#.

 

August 16            MAF Environmental Teleconference, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. E.T., Dial in number is (712) 775.7000; PIN 317371#.

 

October 18          MAF Environmental Teleconference, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. E.T., Dial in number is (712) 775.7000; PIN 317371#

 

December 6-7   MAF Manufacturing Summit and Manufacturers of the Year Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Orlando Airport Hotel, Orlando, FL. Now accepting sponsors and exhibitors. Go to www.mafmfg.com for more details or contact becky@nstephens.com.

 

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