With the approval of the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) last fall, the Long Island Sound Study (LISS) has shifted focus from planning to implementation. This shift in focus is leading to changes in the organization and management of the Long Island Sound Study to involve the broader spectrum of people who will be involved in implementing the CCMP. The Citizen’s Advisory Committee is being revitalized and expanded, the Technical Advisory Committee is being reconstituted, and consideration is being given to expanding membership on other Long Island Sound Study Committees to help guide implementation activities.
Staff activities are also changing. Staff from EPA and the states of New York and Connecticut are now focusing on the details of a nitrogen reduction strategy to address the problem of low dissolved oxygen in the Sound. Low dissolved oxygen, or hypoxia is the most significant problem identified in the CCMP.
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