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MAF Weekly Report- September 3, 2012

September 04, 2012 3:09 PM | Anonymous

MAF Weekly Report- September 3, 2012

 

As Fall Approaches Attention Turns to MAF Annual Summit

It’s not too early to sign up as a sponsor or exhibitor for the 9th Annual Manufacturers Summit on December 6-7, 2012 in Orlando. Please tell your suppliers too so they can showcase their abilities to serve the manufacturing sector.   See the attached flyer for more details and feel free to pass it along to your friends. 

 

VMA Raises the Bar

In late August the Volusia Manufacturers Association papered the halls of the Volusia County Advanced Technology College with magnificent posters from area manufacturing companies.  There were thirty posters on the wall the day of the event and more will be added in the future.  Manufacturers paid for their own posters, as large as 10’ wide. Students were seen busily writing down information shown on the posters.  After the poster unveiling, some 100 manufacturers and educators gathered for remarks, conversation and a barbecue dinner.  June Wolfe, MAF Center for Advanced Manufacturing Excellence, was on hand to talk about Dream It Do It, which was very well received. Our hats off to Mark Madore, VMA Chairman and Jayne Fifer, VMA President/CEO for leading this innovative education project!

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New Grant to Support Manufacturing Education in the Capital Region

Tallahassee Community College and its grant partners have received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support manufacturing education.  With the grant, a seamless pathway for Engineering Technology with degrees and programs that support the manufacturing industries in the greater Tallahassee region will be developed. The new project held its first advisory committee meeting last week at TCC's Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (AMTC) with over 15 partners from high schools, industry, FLATE and the regional EDC. The group set an aggressive timeline for implementation of the new high school and college programs.  A number of recruiting events and open houses will be hosted at the participating high schools this fall and the next advisory committee will meet in November. Industry partners were excited to be bringing this hands-on technical degree program to TCC, stating that it is critical for students to get a good mix of theory and practice.   If you are interested in participating, or want more information, please contact Bruce Batton (BATTONB@tcc.fl.edu) or Marilyn Barger (barger@fl-ate.org).

 

Short Notes

  • Statistics from Workforce Florida over the past year:
    • Florida's workforce system assisted more than 43,700 employers with an array of business-focused services;
    • Quick Response Training and Incumbent Worker Training programs  trained nearly 5,000 employees in 27 new and existing companies, helping provide new jobs and keep existing companies growing in Florida; and
    • Every month more than 29,000 Floridians find jobs after receiving assistance through the Workforce Florida job placement system. 
  • Hopping Green & Sams informed us that FDEP conducted a workshop on August 22, 2012, to discuss technical corrections to the used oil management regulations in Chapter 62-710, F.A.C. and the hazardous waste regulations in Chapter 62-730, F.A.C.  Written comments to FDEP regarding the draft rule changes are due by September 12, 2012, not September 21.  
  • The August 29, 2012 Environmental Update from Hopping Green & Sams is attached.
  • The Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals Annual Conference will be held in Orlando during the week of October 17th.  Some 1,000 people will be in attendance.  There will also be a job fair associated with the conference.  Of note, this is a great place to get information on products and services in the maintenance and reliability engineering field. Go to www.smrp.org for more information.

 

Florida Administrative Weekly – August 31, 2012

 

Department of Environmental Protection

RULE NO.: 62-304.335

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the rule is to adopt a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), and its allocations, for fecal coliform in the Perdido Bay Basin.

SUMMARY: The TMDL addresses a fecal coliform impairment in the Perdido Bay Basin. Specifically, the TMDL rule being proposed for adoption is for Brushy Creek. This water body was verified as impaired using the methodology established in Chapter 62-303, F.A.C., Identification of Impaired Surface Waters. The methodology used to develop the TMDL was the percent reduction method.

IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW (IF NOT REQUESTED, THIS HEARING WILL NOT BE HELD):

DATE AND TIME: September 27, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

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

THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Jan Mandrup-Poulsen, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Bureau of Watershed Restoration, Mail Station 3555, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, telephone (850)245-8448

 

Department of Environmental Protection

RULE NO.: 62-304.435

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the rule is to adopt a Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), and its allocations, for fecal coliform in the Upper East Coast Basin.

SUMMARY: The TMDL addresses a fecal coliform impairment in the Upper East Coast Basin. Specifically, the TMDL rule being proposed for adoption is for Pellicer Creek. This water body was verified as impaired using the methodology established in Chapter 62-303, F.A.C., Identification of Impaired Surface Waters. The methodology used to develop the

IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW (IF NOT REQUESTED, THIS HEARING WILL NOT BE HELD):

DATE AND TIME: September 27, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

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

THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Jan Mandrup-Poulsen, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Bureau of Watershed Restoration, Mail Station 3555, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, telephone (850)245-8448

 

Department of Environmental Protection

RULE NO.: 62-304.645

PURPOSE AND EFFECT: The purpose of the rule is to adopt Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs), and their allocations, for fecal coliform in the Springs Coast Basin.

SUMMARY: These TMDLs address fecal coliform impairments in the Springs Coast Basin. Specifically, the TMDL rules being proposed for adoption are for the 34th Street Basin, Clam Bayou Drain, Clam Bayou (East Drainage), Clam Bayou Drain (Tidal), Cedar Creek (Tidal), Cedar Creek, Curlew Creek Freshwater Segment, McKay Creek Tidal, McKay Creek, and Pinellas Park Ditch No. 1 (Tidal Segment). These water bodies were verified as impaired using the methodology established in Chapter 62-303, F.A.C., Identification of Impaired Surface Waters. The methodology used to develop these TMDLs was the percent reduction method.

Any person who wishes to provide information regarding a statement of estimated regulatory costs, or provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory alternative must do so in writing within 21 days of this notice.

IF REQUESTED WITHIN 21 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE, A HEARING WILL BE HELD AT THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE SHOWN BELOW (IF NOT REQUESTED, THIS HEARING WILL NOT BE HELD):

DATE AND TIME: September 27, 2012, 1:30 p.m.

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

THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULE IS: Jan Mandrup-Poulsen, Division of Environmental Assessment and Restoration, Bureau of Watershed Restoration, Mail Station 3555, Florida Department of Environmental Protection, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2400, telephone (850)245-8448

 

The St. Johns River Water Management District announces a workshop to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: September 14, 2012, 9:30 a.m. (EDT)

PLACE: St. Johns River Water Management District, District Headquarters, Governing Board, 4049 Reid Street, Palatka, Florida 32177.

Persons can attend the workshop in person or register to attend by webinar. Webinar registration information is available on the District’s website: http://www.floridaswater.com or can be obtained from Wendy Gaylord, Legal Administrative Assistant, (386)326-3026 or email: wgaylord@sjrwmd.com.

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Section 373.4131, Florida Statutes, became effective on July 1, 2012, and requires the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) in coordination with the five water management districts (WMDs) to develop statewide environmental resource permitting (ERP) rules. These rules are to rely primarily upon existing rules of the DEP and WMDs, but may be revised as necessary to achieve a more consistent, effective, and streamlined approach in the State’s ERP program. As part of its rulemaking, DEP also intends to incorporate by reference an applicant’s handbook. At least two volumes of the applicant’s handbook will apply in each WMD: (1) one volume that will include general and environmental procedures and forms that will apply statewide, and (2) a second volume specific to, and adopted by, the WMD that will set forth design and performance standards for stormwater quality and quantity and include basin designations and basin-specific rules within the WMD. These volumes will replace and/or amend the SJRWMD’s current applicant’s handbooks. Comments will be solicited regarding amendments to Chapters 40C-1, 40C-4, 40C-41, 40C-42 and 40C-44, F.A.C., and a document to be known as “Environmental Resource Permit Applicant’s Handbook, Volume II: For Use within the Geographic Limits of the St. Johns River Water Management District,” which is based on existing provisions contained in the SJRWMD’s current applicant’s handbooks.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Wendy Gaylord, Legal Administrative Assistant, (386)326-3026 or wgaylord@sjrwmd.com.

 

The Southwest Florida Water Management District announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: Monday, September 10, 2012, 2:00 p.m.

PLACE: Lecanto Government Building, 3600 West Sovereign Path, Room 280, Lecanto, Florida 34461

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: Discussion of task force business for the Citrus County Task Force of the Citrus/Hernando Waterways Restoration Council.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604, (352)796-7211 or 1(800)423-1476 (Florida Only), extension 4378 or online at www.watermatters.org/waterways.

 

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

DATE AND TIME: September 20, 2012, 10:00 a.m. (EDT)

PLACE: This workshop will be broadcast via webinar. 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/249668090.

Alternatively, persons may view the webinar at the following location where staff also will be available to accept comments.  Department of Environmental Protection, Bob Martinez Bldg., Rm. 609, 2600 Blair Stone Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32399.

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: In accordance with Section 373.4131, Florida Statutes, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), in coordination with the five Water Management Districts (WMDs), is developing statewide environmental resource permitting (ERP) rules governing the construction, alteration, operation, maintenance, repair, abandonment, and removal of storm water 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. This is the fourth workshop to solicit comments on the proposed Chapter 62-330, F.A.C., including forms, fees, and Applicant’s Handbook Volumes I and II that will be incorporated by reference. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: Mary VanTassel, Department of Environmental Protection by 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 will be posted on the DEP Public Notice Calendar: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/public_notices/default.htm  (OGC #12-1058).

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

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.

 

Bay Area Manufacturers Association

P.O. Box 167

1324 Seven Springs Blvd

New Port Richey, FL 34655 

727-536-5809

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