Click on any Recommended Management Action (RMA) below to see the full titles and supporting information. Each RMA has 3 accompanying documents:

  • RMA Brief: The most concise version of the RMA which includes the title, main objective, and some background information. This is the “Reader’s Digest Version”.
  • Final RMA: This is the final RMA as developed by the working groups based on information in the Tier 1 and Tier 2 worksheets as well as technical and community feedback.
  • Tier 1 and Tier 2 Information Worksheets: The original information-gathering documents used by the Community Working Group (CWG) members to develop their Recommended Management Actions (RMAs). These raw source documents aided CWG members in collecting data, information, and feedback about their RMAs. Please note that these documents may include information that is no longer pertinent to the current form of the RMA as they have evolved.
N-113: Eliminate Lake Worth Inlet Port Expansion Project
Eliminate Lake Worth inlet port expansion project to reduce siltation on coral reefs and keep coastal communities and habitat in balance.


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N-114: Reinstate Funding for Regulatory Agency Dive Teams to Monitor Reefs as needed
Reinstate funding for regulatory agencies (reinstate Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Southeast District Dive Teams) to provide in water permit compliance monitoring as needed for reef related projects, and assist other agencies with monitoring (fish/coral surveys).


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N-117: Improve Impact Minimization and Mitigation Activities for Unavoidable Impacts to Resources
Improve impact minimization and mitigation activities for unavoidable impacts to resources to reduce and offset lost ecosystem function; including the use of non-traditional mitigation strategies.


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S-1: Remove Tires and Debris from Broward County Artificial Tire Reef Projects (a.k.a. Osborne Tire Reef)
Remove tires and debris from failed Broward County (Ft. Lauderdale and Deerfield Beach) (a.k.a. Osborne tire reef) artificial tire reef projects and the reef tract to eliminate damage to existing corals.


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S-100: Support Redefining the Port of Miami Anchorage to Reduce Anchor Damage to the Reefs
Support redefining the Port of Miami anchorage zone to remove four areas with reported coral from the existing anchor zone, reduce anchor damage currently being caused by ships anchoring zone which includes some coral reef.


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S-101: Create a Required Training Program for Coastal Construction Project Contractors
Create a training program based on existing Best Management Practices (BMPs) that will be required for coastal construction on-site project contractors to be implemented by January 1, 2020, as required in a coastal construction permit.


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S-102: Integrate Quality Control Procedures and Triggers within Permits to Initiate Corrective Action During Coastal Development Projects
Develop and integrate more effective quality control procedures in the regulatory framework and triggers within permits for corrective action during coastal development projects to insure protection of marine habitat and species.


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S-103: Integrate Best Management Practices into Coastal Construction Project Design
Incorporate existing, and adaptively integrate, Best Management Practices (BMPs) into project design and construction practices to avoid and minimize impacts to coral reefs from coastal construction projects.


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S-104: Set New Turbidity Standards and Support the Improvement of Turbidity Monitoring Methods
Set new and appropriate water turbidity standards and support the efforts to improve turbidity monitoring methods for marine construction to limit damage from coastal constructions to reefs and associated habitats.


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S-106: Establish a Turbidity Monitoring Certification Program
Establish an educational turbidity monitoring certification to improve the quality of turbidity data that are used to evaluate project-related threats to resources.


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S-107: Encourage Biological Monitoring of Resources Impacted by Nourishment Projects
Encourage region-wide biological monitoring (e.g. via Beach Management Agreements) to document condition of resources that may be impacted by nourishment projects and inform regulatory decisions to ensure ecological functions are maintained.


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S-108: Revise/Create a Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method for Reef Environments
Revise/create Uniform Mitigation Assessment Method for coral reef environments to improve application of this rule to coastal ecosystems, to provide more consistent/accurate calculations, and to ensure ecological functions are maintained.


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S-114: Implement a Mechanism that Allows Permitting Agencies to Apply Lessons from Previous Projects to Future Projects
Create and implement mechanisms that allow permitting agencies to apply lessons learned from past projects to future projects to minimize impacts to resources and improve success of mitigation activities.


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S-116: Reduce Beach Raking
Maintain the ecological function of the wrack line by reducing beach raking practices.


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S-120: Improve Maintenance Activities of Beaches for Sustainability
Improve management and maintenance activities of beaches to reduce impacts to coral reefs (including nearshore reefs), make beaches more sustainable, and minimize need for future renourishment projects.


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S-124: Create Regional Ecosystem Based Beach Management Strategies
Facilitate the creation of regional (inlet-to-inlet) beach management strategies, such as can be achieved through a beach management agreement, which takes an ecosystem approach to projects such as beach nourishment and storm-water pipe removal to maintain beaches and protect resources.


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