Friday, June 21, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Brooker Creek Preserve Environmental Education Ctr 
3940 Keystone Rd
Tarpon Springs, FL 34688

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Allison Yeh 
Plan Hillsborough 

LRTP Environmental Consultation Workshop 

The Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, and Hernando/Citrus MPOs are holding a regional workshop to discuss with Federal, State, and Tribal wildlife, land management and regulatory agencies potential environmental mitigation strategies to include as a part of the Long Range Transportation Plan updates.

Please click here to review the Regional and County Maps before or after the event. Please send comments to yeha@plancom.org no later than Friday July 5, 2019.

Register Now!    Each participant must register themselves. Registration will remain open through June 20.

FDOT | Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services | Florida Department of Economic Opportunity | Florida Department of Environmental Protection | Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission | Seminole Tribe of Florida | Southwast Florida Water Management District | US Environmental Protection Agency | US Fish & Wildlife Service are warmly invited. By participating in this workshop at a regional level, not only will more comprehensive insights and solutions be shared, but also, multiple agencies will be able to comment on five counties at once

Federal Strategies for implementing requirements for LRTP Updates for Florids MPOs

For highway projects, the LRTP must include a discussion on the types of potential environmental mitigation activities and potential areas to carry out these activities. The environmental mitigation discussion in the LRTP must be developed in consultation with Federal, State and Tribal wildlife, land management and regulatory agencies. The LRTP discussion can be at a systemwide level to identify areas where mitigation may be undertaken (perhaps illustrated on a map) and what kinds of mitigation strategies, policies and/or programs may be used when these environmental areas are affected by projects in the LRTP. This discussion in the LRTP would identify broader environmental mitigation needs and opportunities that individual transportation projects might take advantage of later. MPOs should be aware that the use of ETDM alone is not environmental mitigation. The use of ETDM is considered project screening and is not a systemwide review of the planning area. Documentation of the consultation with the relevant agencies should be maintained by the MPO. {23 CFR 450.324(f)(10)}. Participation in this workshop will satisfy these requirements for all four MPOs.

Lunch information

Bring your own bag lunch, or place your lunch order from Panera Bread when your register. You must register no later than 9:00 a.m. on June 20th to be included in the Panera order.

Beverages will be provided. Boxed Lunch is $12 to be paid by cash at the workshop. Each boxed lunch includes Chips, Pickle, and a Cookie served with your choice of the following Sandwiches:

Napa Almond Chicken Salad: Chicken raised without antibiotics, diced celery, seedless grapes, toasted almonds and our special dressing served with lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, salt and pepper on Sesame Semolina Bread.

Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT: Roasted turkey raised without antibiotics, applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, fresh avocado with pure mayo, salt and pepper on Sourdough.

Mediterranean Veggie:  Zesty sweet Peppadew™ piquant peppers, feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions and cilantro-jalapeno hummus with salt and pepper on thin-sliced Tomato Basil.