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Project Title: FY 14 Long Island Sound Improvement Projects

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Grant ID Number:LI - 96187901-0
EPA Region:EPA R1AAShip:R01 - Region 1
Division/Office:Office of Ecosystem ProtectionLab/Office:
Grant Program:
Recipient Name: Connecticut DEEP
City:Recipient Type:State
State:CTCong District:90
Competition Status:
Award Date:08/12/2014Cum Award:$1,536,120
Project Start:10/01/2014Project End:09/30/2016
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FY 14 Long Island Sound Improvement Projects
As directed by Sections 119(d) and 320 of the Clean Water Act, this project implements recommendations of the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP). The grant supports activities to: 1) serve as the state coordinator to ensure full participation by Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP) on numerous LISS work groups (Habitat, Stewardship, Nonpoint, Total Maximum Daily Loads T(MDL), etc.), allow for effective technical integration and resource coordination including tracking and reporting, and provide technical support for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) revision and implementation; 2) oversee and conduct Long Island Sound (LIS) water quality monitoring activities, including monthly nutrient and hypoxia surveys, and conduct plankton community sampling and analyses; 3) support a state coordinator for a Habitat Restoration Initiative to promote stewardship, restoration and support sentinel site network; 4) Conduct water quality monitoring enhancements to support the hypoxia management in Long Island Sound; and 5) Support the Sentinel Monitoring Workgroup through the enhancement of the Sentinel Monitoring Data Citation Clearinghouse.

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Project Officer Leah ONeill 617-918-1633
Grant Specialist MaryEllen Stanis 617-918-1173

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