The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) has received the “third and final” environmental permit for the new location for the Miami International Boat Show at Miami Marine Stadium Park.
The permit, issued by the US Army Corps of Engineers, was approved on December 28. On December 30 and 31, the floating docks were delivered to the site. The NMMA said that dock installation began yesterday.
The US Army Corps permit was the third environmental permit needed to begin the show. The two others came from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on December 11. On December 15, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners voted to approve the show’s Class 1 special event permit. That last permit had been recommended for approval by the County’s Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources on November 17. But the commissions had delayed the vote by a month because of a lawsuit against the NMMA by the Village of Key Biscayne. That lawsuit was dismissed by a local judge in early December.
“We’re thrilled that the US Army Corps of Engineers has issued our third and final environmental permit,” said Cathy Rick-Joule, show manager, in a statement. “As we have for the past 30 years, we will operate the show with respect for the environment and in compliance with all local, state and federal requirements.”
The Miami International Boat Show will run from February 11-15.