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Mosaic Workshops Scheduled - DeSoto County
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Upcoming Mosaic workshops are scheduled for July 27 and October 18. Call 662-469-8000 for time and location.
Mosaic owns around 23,000 acres of farmland in DeSoto County. The company wants 14,000 of those acres rezoned to allow mining. The workshops are part of a 2019 dispute settlement between the county and Mosaic, after county commissioners denied the rezoning in 2018. They are set to continue through 2023, when Mosaic plans to resubmit its rezoning request to DeSoto commissioners.
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July 17th – Charlotte Harbor Preserve State Park, Punta Gorda
August 21st – Circle B Bar Reserve, Lakeland
September 18th – Bird Rookery Swamp, Naples
October 16th – Emerson Point, Bradenton
November 20th – Oscar Scherer State Park, Venice
December 18th – Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park, Naples
NOAA seeks input on Gulf of Mexico aquaculture sites, including 3 off Florida
Upcoming Meeting - submit advance comments or speak on
Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. EDT
Follow this webinar link to view the meeting presentation:
To listen and provide comments, dial 800-857-5095 and use participant passcode: 9612327
Get Involved: Aquaculture Opportunity Areas
How to participate in the public comment period
NOAA Fisheries is holding a 60-day public comment period ending
August 1, 2022 to gather feedback from the public on the scope of the programmatic environmental impact statement. Written comments can be submitted electronically or by mail any time during the comment period.
Scoping Meeting Presentation (PDF)
Electronic Comments: Written comments can be submitted electronically via the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Go to regulations.gov and enter “NOAA-NMFS-2022-0044” in the search box. Click on the “Comment” icon, complete the required fields, and enter or attach your comments. Enter “N/A” in the required fields if you wish to remain anonymous.
Mail: Submit written comments by mail to Andrew Richard, Regional Aquaculture Coordinator, NMFS, Southeast Regional Office, 263 13th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Please include “Gulf AOA PEIS” on the envelope.
Public comments can also be submitted verbally at three virtual public scoping meetings:
Past Meeting Records:
Scoping Meeting June 8
Read Transcript (PDF) Listen to Recorded Meeting (MP4)
Scoping Meeting June 16 Read Transcript (PDF)
Listen to Recorded Meeting (MP4)
During the public scoping period, NOAA Fisheries is interested in data, comments, views, information, analyses, alternatives, or suggestions on: