In 2014, Goodwyn, Mills, and Cawood were contracted by the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program to develop a comprehensive Management Plan (Plan) for the Fowl River Watershed, a process made possible by funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund. The purpose of this Plan is to protect the chemical, biological and cultural integrity and customary uses of Fowl River and its associated waters and habitats to support healthy populations of fish, shellfish, wildlife, and recreational uses. Completed in April 2016, the 500+ page Plan already has recommended measures being implemented. For example, in September 2016, a volunteer water quality monitoring program was established, and soon a comprehensive study of marsh health in the brackish zone of Fowl River will begin. To learn about the watershed and Plan goals and objectives the MBNEP is pleased to release a Plan summary, The Fowl River Watershed: Charting a Course for Preservation.
On March 24, 2017, EPA Administrator Pruitt issued an agency-wide memorandum on implementation of Executive Order 13777, which announced members of the required Regulatory Reform Task Force, and directed EPA program offices to seek public input on existing regulations and report findings to the Task Force by May 15.
Comment period ended on May 15, 2017
How to Comment: You may submit comments in writing, using Email, Docket or mail. Submit comments to:
Mail: Office of Policy Regulatory Reform, Mail Code 1803A, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20460
EPA Offices are conducting outreach described below (updates to the list may be found at https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/regulatory-reform#Public)
- April 24: The Office of International and Tribal Affairs will host an outreach call with tribal representatives on April 24, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EDT.
- April 24: The Office of Air and Radiation plans a public meeting via teleconference on April 24, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
- April 25: The Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization plans a public meeting on April 25, 2017, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. EDT.
- April 26: The Office of Water is planning to meet with water associations, including ECOS, ACWA, ASDWA, and GWPC on April 26, 2017, from 1 - 3 p.m.
- May 2: The Office of Water is planning a virtual listening session for the public on May 2, 2017, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
- May 4: The Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention will meet with the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee on May 4, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT.
- May 9: The Office of Land and Emergency Management, will host a public meeting to obtain public feedback on May 9, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT in Arlington, VA.
For more information about the public participation in regulatory reform, please visit https://www.epa.gov/laws-regulations/regulatory-reform#Public
Joint Public Notice
U.S Army Corps of Engineers-Mobile District, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-Region 4, and Alabama Department of Environmental Management
Maintenance Dredging and Placement Activities Mobile Harbor Project, Mobile County, Alabama
Joint Public Notice
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Alabama Department of Environmental Management for Proposed Maintenance and Placement of Dredged Material for Fly Creek Navigation Project.
In partnership with
MOBILE BAY NATIONAL ESTUARY PROGRAM'S
BUSINESS RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Invites you to participate in an Amphibious Assault clean-up of One Mile Creek and the Maple Street tributary as an implementation measure of the Three Mile Creek Watershed Management Plan.
When: Friday November 11th from 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. (join us all day or an hour or two). Lunch will be provided, along with gloves, pickers, and bags.
Where: One Mile Creek from the confluence with TMC to the headwaters in downtown Mobile and Maple St. tributary from street end to its confluence with One Mile Creek.
What: Removal of “legacy trash” by boat along shorelines and water surface.
Why: To address pervasive and long standing problem that compromises habitat value, water quality, and aesthetics.
Contact Rick Frederick with the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program for additional information, (251) 380-7941 or email@example.com
Please take a survey to help The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, develop a Habitat Restoration Plan and Watershed Comparison Tool to help prioritize conservation and restoration activities across our coastal watersheds. It is a short survey that allows you to rate the importance of different data layers from your perspective. Help us by taking the time to complete the survey. You can provide your name or remain anonymous. We look forward to your input. Please use the link below to take the survey.
DOCUMENT 001113 - ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS:
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS:
Sealed proposals will be received by Dauphin Island Sea Lab / Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP), Attention Roberta Swann, 118 North Royal St. Suite 601, Mobile, AL 36602 on April 21, 2016, until 2:00 PM (CDT), for:
Restoration of the Northern End of Mon Louis Island
Fowl River, Mobile County, Alabama
at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read. A cashier’s check or bid bond payable to Dauphin Island Sea Lab / Mobile Bay National Estuary Program in an amount not less than five (5) percent of the amount of the bid, but in no event more than $10,000, must accompany the bidder’s proposal. Performance and Payment Bonds and evidence of insurance required in the bid documents will be required at the signing of the Contract.
The work includes the construction of a 1,540 linear foot continuous riprap dike breakwater; filling of approximately 4 acres behind the breakwater for marsh creation (utilizing hydraulic dredging from a nearby open water borrow source); and maintenance dredging of the Federal Fowl River navigation channel using hydraulic dredging with disposal in the federally-approved open water disposal area.
Drawings and specifications may be examined at Owner’s offices as listed above. Plans are not expected to be available until approximately March 25, 2016.
Bid Documents may be obtained from the Engineer upon deposit of $200.00 per set, which will be refunded in full on the first two sets issued to each general contract bidder submitting a bona fide bid, upon return of documents in good condition within ten days of bid date. Other sets for general contractors, and sets for subcontractors and dealers, may be obtained with the same deposit, which will be refunded as above, less cost of printing, reproduction, handling, and distribution. Bid Documents will be available by contacting Engineer’s Office: Dana Glass, Thompson Engineering, 2970 Cottage Hill Road, Ste. 190, Mobile, AL 36606 (251-666-2443). Requests for the IFB Project Manual shall include a check made payable to “Thompson Engineering” along with mailing address, street address, telephone/fax number, and contact (including e-mail address). Electronic PDF sets of Bid Documents will be available free of charge and can be obtained from the Engineer by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org – and a download link will be provided.
A Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be conducted on April 7, 2016 at 10:00 AM (CDT) at the St. Rose of Lima Parish Hall, 2951 Durette Avenue, Coden, AL 36523. Bidders not in attendance at the Pre-Bid Meeting will not be allowed to submit a bid for construction of the project.
Bids must be submitted on proposal forms furnished by the Engineer or copies thereof. All bidders bidding in amounts exceeding that established by the State Licensing Board for General Contractors must be licensed under the provisions of Title 34, Chapter 8, Code of Alabama, 1975, and must show evidence of license before bidding or bid will not be received or considered by the Engineer; the bidder shall show such evidence by clearly displaying his or her current license number on the outside of the sealed envelope in which the proposal is delivered. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technical errors if, in the Owner’s judgment, the best interests of the Owner will thereby be promoted.
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