LOSOM Project Delivery Team Meeting and technical workshops scheduled for June

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
Published June 10, 2021
Lake Okeechobee

Lake Okeechobee

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, announces a Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Project Delivery Team (PDT) Meeting, to be held Thursday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and LOSOM PDT Technical Workshops on Tuesday, June 22 and Wednesday, June 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"The Corps will host a Project Delivery Team Meeting on June 17 to present a high-level overview of the Iteration 2 modeling results and discuss the schedule for PDT evaluation of the final alternative array,” said LOSOM Project Manager Tim Gysan. “The Corps will also host two technical workshops to interactively evaluate the details of the alternatives.”

“We request that the PDT technical experts come to the workshops prepared to the provide their interpretation of the data as it relates to their area of expertise,” said Gysan. “We have a lot of work to do to get us to the preferred alternative by August and look forward to engaging the PDT for in-depth evaluations during the workshops."

“Our goal is to have a draft preferred alternative for stakeholders to consider as of July 16 and the final preferred alternative by August 4, 2021; the release of a draft EIS for public comment by February 2022, the release of a final EIS by July of 2022, and a Record of Decision by November of 2022, so that we have the best possible plan ready to implement as soon as the Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation is complete at the end of 2022.”

The data sets for the Iteration 2 Alternative Array of the six balanced schedules are available at this link: ftp://ftppub.sfwmd.gov/outgoing/LOSOM/Iteration_2/

Frequently Asked Questions on how to access the data are available at: www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOSOM/

Included in this posting are 8 modeling scenarios encompassing the project baselines (Existing Conditions (ECBr) and No Action Alternative 2025 (NA25)) and alternatives (AA, BB, CC, DD, EE1 and EE2). Data from the three models (RSMBN, RSMGL & DMSTA) as well as 2 performance measure comparisons between the runs are included. A simulation summary table is available at the parent directory and each performance measure sets contains its own directory listing reference pdf to assist with navigating through the thousands of available tables, graphics and files.

The Project Delivery Team (PDT) members include only the federal officials and elected officers of state, local or tribal governments or their designated employees with authority to act on their behalf acting in their official capacities.

Members of the public (PUBLIC) are welcome to attend the government agency PDT meeting and provide comment during the designated Public Comment periods.

*PLEASE log into the webinar first and have it call your phone in order to avoid background noise so all participants can hear the discussion clearly.

Please mute your phone and mute your computer upon joining the meeting.

All lines except those who are scheduled to speak will be muted during the meeting.

LOSOM PDT Meeting – Iteration 2 Performance Review
Thursday, June 17, 2021, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Call-in toll-free number: 1-844-800-2712
Call-in number:1-669-234-1177
Access Code: 1997788788

LOSOM Iteration 2 Evaluation Technical Workshop
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

+1-844-800-2712 US Toll Free
+1-669-234-1177 US Toll
Access code: 199 737 9512
Password: 1234

LOSOM Iteration 2 Evaluation Technical Workshop
Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

+1-844-800-2712 US Toll Free
+1-669-234-1177 US Toll
Access code: 199 737 9512
Password: 1234

Please announce yourself when you join the PDT Meeting or Technical Workshop by signing in via the chat function with your full name and affiliation, as well as either “PDT” for Project Delivery Team members or “Public” for members of the public.

There will be designated opportunities for public comment during the PDT meeting and technical workshops. If you would like to provide public comment, in addition to your initial check-in, we request that you WAIT to add your name to the chat to provide public comment until the public comment period is announced, and then provide your full name and affiliation to everyone on the chat again at that time to reserve your opportunity to provide public comment. This will make it easier for everyone to track who will be next up to provide public comment.

For those who cannot attend the online PDT meeting or technical workshops, but wish to provide a comment, please send those comments by email to LakeOComments@usace.army.mil (recommended subject: LOSOM PDT Meeting Comments).

Additional information is available at: www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOSOM/

The purpose of the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) effort is to reevaluate and define operations for the Lake Okeechobee Regulation Schedule that take into account additional infrastructure that will soon be operational.

Erica Skolte
561-801-5734 (cell)

Release no. 21-040