ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA 2014 FEDERAL AGENDA

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1 ALACHUA COUNTY, FLORIDA 2014 FEDERAL AGENDA F. MARION TURNER, PARTNER 2111 WILSON BLVD., 8 TH FLOOR ~ ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA ~ Page 1

2 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS THE HONORABLE LEE PINKOSON, CHAIRMAN THE HONORABLE SUSAN BAIRD, VICE CHAIRMAN THE HONORABLE MIKE BYERLY THE HONORABLE ROBERT HUTCH HUTCHINSON THE HONORABLE CHARLES CHUCK CHESTNUT, JR. BETTY BAKER, COUNTY MANAGER Page 2

3 TABLE OF CONTENTS COUNTY SPECIFIC PRIORITIES PAGE 4 NO WRONG DOOR: COMPREHENSIVE MANAGEMENT OF OFFENDERS WITH CO-OCCURRING MENTAL ILLNESS AND ADDICTION DISORDERS...4 EMPOWERMENT CENTER / ONE-STOP CAREER CENTER FOR THE HOMELESS...4 POE SPRINGS RESTORATION...5 RESOURCE RECOVERY PARK...6 VETERANS TRANSITIONAL HOUSING UNIT...8 GENERAL LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY PAGE 9 ENTITLEMENTS & APPROPRIATIONS...9 TELECOMMUNICATION TAX & FINANCE TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE WATER RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT HOUSING & INSURANCE PUBLIC SAFETY & EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS HEALTH CARE ENERGY Page 3

4 COUNTY SPECIFIC PRIORITIES No Wrong Door: Comprehensive Management of Offenders with Co-Occurring Mental Illness and Addiction Disorders Alachua County seeks Federal funding assistance for a comprehensive plan to manage offenders with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse disorders. Historically, the justice and behavioral health treatment systems have dealt ineffectively with these offenders. This special population was often denied treatment because of lack of integration, housing availability, and other bureaucratic hurdles. Often, funding sources imposed limitations that actually prohibited treatment were shuttled from program to program, never actually receiving treatment; jails and prisons became the treatment of last resort. Alachua County proposes and integrated, coordinated continuum of care using evidencedbased practices where there will be no wrong door to enter treatment. Persons will be assessed and provided with a level of treatment consistent with individual need. This innovative approach could prove to be an effective keystone to alleviate jail overcrowding by reducing the recidivism rate which is prevalent with offenders suffering from a mental illness compounded by drug abuse. The County will explore funding opportunities from the following agencies: Department of Health and Human Services (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA) Department of Justice Empowerment Center / One-Stop Career Center for the Homeless The City of Gainesville recently purchased the former Gainesville Correctional Institute (GCI) property, a mothballed institution complex of 14 buildings and 70-plus acres of land, and plans to develop a full service Human Services campus providing a variety of public services for homeless/underserved individuals and families. Once fully restored, the campus will offer services such as employment training, laundry facilities, medical and dental, meals, case management, shelter, and other services. Funding is currently available to bring the first of the site s four dormitory buildings up to residential code, but the goal remains to utilize all of these structures as shelter facilities. The commercial and cafeteria located on site would not only provide an ongoing daily meal service for the residents, but also serve as a classroom for culinary training activities. Plans also include partnerships with private sector entities to provide additional services, including job training. Page 4

5 Alachua County supports the City s efforts and hopes to enter into a partnership to develop the site to its maximum potential. In conjunction with the City, the County seeks assistance from its Congressional Delegation to identify federal funding opportunities that will enable the project s stakeholders to leverage the local dollars currently being raised. The City has identified needs related to the renovation of the largest assets of Empowerment Center; the commercial kitchen & cafeteria, dormitory buildings and laundry facility. A total need of $950,000 exists to assist with the renovation and development of the Empowerment Center s commercial kitchen & cafeteria ($490,000), the dormitory building ($420,000), and the laundry facility ($40,000). With these renovations, a variety of human services and programs may be provided to homeless, foster care, and at-risk youth, young adult services, veteran and families of domestic violence. The County will explore funding opportunities from the following agencies: Department of Health and Human Services (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA) Department of Housing and Urban Development Department of Justice Poe Springs Restoration Executive Summary Alachua County proposes a demonstration project to showcase springs friendly best practices. Poe Springs Park is a 202 acre public park filled with scenic woodlands and rolling fields, located along the banks of the Santa Fe River, a State designated Florida Outstanding Water (OFW). Alachua County request funds to: 1) retrofit the park s existing conventional septic tank wastewater treatment system to an advanced performance-based treatment system to reduce nitrogen discharges to protect Poe Springs; 2) retrofit the park s public restrooms using low water plumbing fixtures to demonstrate water conservation; 3) establish springs friendly landscaping at high profile park and springshed locations; and 4) install signage and kiosks at the park explaining the demonstration project and informing the public about springs friendly personal actions they can take at home and at work to help protect Florida springs. Background Nutrients especially nitrogen compounds are of particular concern for the contamination of groundwater and surface waters. There are many sources of nitrate in the environment some natural and many that are from human sources. The sources of nitrate include atmospheric deposition, septic systems effluent, and effluent of wastewater treatment facilities, land application of septage and sewage sludge, commercial, residential and agricultural fertilizer applications, animal wastes and decay of organic materials. Page 5

6 Nitrate is highly mobile in surface water and groundwater. Unless conditions for denitrification exist, nitrate that has entered the groundwater does not readily undergo further transformation and the only way to reduce the concentration is through diffusion, dilution and dispersion into the surrounding groundwater and surface waters that have a lower nitrate concentration. In a conventional septic tank, sewage flows into the tank, where ammonification and some nitrification may occur. The septic effluent may become nitrified further once it is discharged into the drainfield and percolates through unsaturated soils. However, the third step denitrification is likely to be minimal in conventional septic tank. As a result, conventional septic systems, if properly maintained, do a good job of reducing pathogens and suspended solids, but do very little to lower nitrogen levels. Further treatment of the waste occurs in advanced treatment systems, all of which are considerably more expensive to purchase, install, and maintain than conventional septic systems. In Performance-Based Treatment Systems (PBTS), there is additional treatment which allows the effluent to meet specific performance-based standards e.g. reducing nitrate of phosphorous levels by 70 percent. PBTS designs differ, but all are engineered so the wastewater is exposed sequentially to aerobic and anaerobic conditions to allow for nitrification and denitrification. Needs include: Septic tanks retrofit demonstration project hard costs and monitoring and accounting work with DEP and UF and Water Management districts $200,000; High Profile Landscaping Project demonstration at Poe Springs $200,000; and Communication plan for public education programming $100,000. The County will explore funding opportunities from the following agencies: Environmental Protection Agency Department of Agriculture Resource Recovery Park Summary Economic innovation is a hallmark for Alachua County. Even during slow economic growth, large scale development, research and biotech related enterprises have positioned Alachua County as one of the most dynamic innovation environments in the State of Florida. In fact, leaders in Tallahassee and Washington have consistently played an important role in making our County a model for economic development. Building on this expertise, Alachua County will design a light manufacturing industrial park to recruit and grow waste based industries. Page 6

7 The Resource Recovery Park will be designed to promote and attract private sector manufacturing jobs. The site is collocated with Alachua County s existing Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Solid Waste Transfer Station, and adjacent to the Airport Authority District. This industrial park model will host a collection of complementary industries and entrepreneurial companies. Companies will process or manufacture products from recyclable and recovered materials in the regional waste stream. The Resource Recovery Park will be a model for other Florida communities working to reach the State of Florida s % recycling goal. These operations will also open the opportunity for counties within this region of Florida to have a more viable local option for marketing recyclable materials. The property is located in East Gainesville, an area which has been historically disadvantaged and underserved despite multiple attempts by the community to provide opportunities for growth. Based on preliminary estimates from county staff, a regional population base of 1 million people could support waste to reuse operations, creating 300 jobs and generating millions for the local economy. These new jobs will create synergies for entrepreneurs and makers fostered by the University of Florida s burgeoning innovation community. Summary Points Job Potential: 300 private sector jobs in manufacturing, engineering, managerial and logistics services. Material Supply: Over 660,000 tons of materials processed by FDEP certified recyclers, originates within a 50 mile radius of Alachua County. The region includes the counties of Alachua, Duval Clay, St. Johns, Flagler, Putnam, Marion, Levy, Dixie, Gilchrist, Columbia, Suwannee, Lafayette, Baker, Union, Bradford, and Lake. Most of these materials are currently sent to other locations for final processing and remanufacture. Strategic Location: Situated in the heart of Florida; close to I-75, I-10, rail lines and Jacksonville and Tampa Bay Ports, a Resource Recovery Park would be uniquely poised to serve the region and State. Track Record: There is a strong community ethic supporting recycling in Alachua County. In fact, the county has the highest traditional recycling rate in the State at over 50% for the last 3 years. Local Public-Private sector partnerships serve as brokers in the material commodities market. Building on Success: The Resource Recovery Park it is an extended development of the existing Leveda Brown Environmental Park and Transfer Station, and the approved Preliminary Development and Plan authorizes land uses that include light industrial and recycling operations. Page 7

8 The County will explore funding opportunities from the following agencies: Department of Commerce (Economic Development Administration) Department of Labor Veterans Transitional Housing Unit Adequate housing for the significant veteran population in Alachua County continues to be a priority for the County Commission as well as the Alachua County Housing Authority (ACHA). In 2008, the ACHA was awarded $1,995,500 from the Veterans Affairs Grant and Per Diem Program to assist with the establishment of veterans transitional housing in the City of Gainesville. Unfortunately, due to formidable opposition to a number of proposed sites coupled with staff transition within ACHA, the grant funds were not encumbered adequately in the allotted time, thereby causing the VA to terminate the grant in June of The notice of termination, however, was not transmitted until after the ACHA, working feverishly under a new director to take final steps to allow the authority to proceed on a project prior to the termination deadline, used $285,000 to purchase a parcel of land upon which to construct a project. With the balance of the grant funding having been returned to the VA, the ACHA does not currently have available assets to remit the $285,000 that was used to purchase the land, along with additional Fair Market Value assessments added by the VA bringing the total owed to well over $500,000. ACHA is currently trying to sell the property. Alachua County supports the efforts of the ACHA to work with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Members of the Florida Congressional Delegation to determine an acceptable solution to this issue, which will allow the authority to repay a fair and reasonable amount to the VA. The County will explore assistance from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Archer Water Infrastructure The City of Archer is a small community with a population of approximately 1,200, located in the southwest corner of Alachua County. Within the City, there are no publicly-owned or operated community wastewater collection, treatment, or disposal facilities. Two privatelyowned and operated package wastewater treatment plants serve only a small fraction of the population. All other residential and commercial establishments use septic tanks to dispose of their sewage. Page 8

9 Over time, private septic tanks and small private treatment facilities have become increasingly inadequate to meet the community s functional, economic, and environmental needs. Data collected indicates that the City of Archer has experienced a decline in commercial, industrial and residential activity over the last decade. Many stakeholders have attributed the lack of commercial and residential growth to the lack of a central wastewater collection and treatment system. A new, central wastewater collection and treatment system will allow for the removal of approximately 550 septic tanks from service in the City of Archer. The proposed project has the following features: The service area includes approximately 630 acres and contains approximately 550 potential sewer connections, the majority of which are residential. A sanitary sewer collection and transmission system will convey wastewater flows from the service area to a regional location for treatment. The proposed project is expected to provide the following benefits to the Archer community: Central wastewater collection and treatment infrastructure will reduce the nitrate loading to the unconfined aquifer by approximately 13,000 pounds per year. This estimate is based on 550 septic tanks discharging 200 to 250 gallons per day with approximately 35 milligrams per liter (mg/l) of total nitrogen. The proposed project meets the needs of the City and the requirements of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), prioritizing needs based on health, sanitation and security. Communities with well-conceived, high-quality infrastructure are more competitive in the regional marketplace. Alachua County supports Archer s efforts to construct this system and will work with City Officials to identify funding at the Federal level. The County will explore funding opportunities from the following agencies: Environmental Protection Agency Department of Agriculture Page 9

10 GENERAL LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY Entitlements & Appropriations BLOCK GRANTS Monitor and report on the status of funding for the Social Services Block Grant, the Community Services Block Grant as well as the program s formula grant structure. OPPOSE any efforts to eliminate or reduce block grant funding. IMMIGRATION Monitor and report on the status of federal reimbursement to counties for all costs related to detaining, and transporting undocumented immigrants. Monitor and report on the reauthorization of the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP), to reimburse state and local costs of incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens. FISCAL YEAR 2014 PROGRAMMATIC FUNDING REQUESTS FOR COMPETITIVE GRANTS SUPPORT federal programs in FY 2015 appropriations legislation that enhance County services through federal formulas and competitive grants and submit programmatic appropriations requests to the House/Senate Appropriations Committees that meet or exceed the President s Budget Request, for the following: Agriculture Rural Development Programs Commerce, Justice & Science Commerce Economic Development Administration; and Department of Justice State and Local Assistance Programs Energy & Water Development Army Corps of Engineers Construction and Operation and Maintenance; and Energy Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Interior & Environment EPA Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund; and Land & Water Conservation Fund Homeland Security State and Local Programs; and Federal Emergency Management Agency programs Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Health and Human Services Community Health Programs; and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs Page 10

11 Transportation & Housing and Urban Development Federal Aviation Administration Programs; Federal Highway Administration Programs; and Housing and Urban Development Programs including CDBG More specific funding requests will be submitted during the Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations solicitation process. Telecommunications COMMUNITY ACCESS PRESERVATION ACT SUPPORT passage of the S. 1789, the Community Access Preservation Act. The bill would preserve and protect Public, Educational and Government (PEG) community access television stations nationwide. With the Florida Sunshine Law mandating local government transparency through the televising of city council and county commission meetings, school board meetings, local emergency information and other public programming not otherwise broadcast on television, passage of this legislation remains critical to our ability to protect the availability of these much-needed channels. The legislation was recently introduced in the Senate by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and awaits action by the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. Works is also underway to introduce companion legislation in the House of Representatives. RURAL BROADBAND ACCESS SUPPORT efforts to provide access to broadband services to rural communities. Broadband technology will increase economic development and improve the quality of life for rural individuals and households. Alachua County supports funding for loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to assist with addressing the challenge of rapidly expanding the access and quality of broadband services into rural America. Tax & Finance TAX EXEMPT STATUS OF MUNICIPAL BONDS SUPPORT the preservation of the existing tax-exempt status of municipal bonds. Oppose legislative provisions that would repeal or eliminate the tax exempt status of municipal bonds. Oppose legislative provisions that would repeal, limit or cap the deduction for interest earned on new and outstanding municipal bonds. Page 11

12 MARKETPLACE FAIRNESS ACT SUPPORT, monitor and report on the status of legislative provisions for the collection of sales and use taxes from remote sellers and the effect on a state s ability to enforce state and local sales and use tax laws. ONLINE TRAVEL COMPANIES (OTCS) OPPOSE legislation that would preempt local taxing authority over Online Travel Companies (OTCs). Hotel taxes are a vital revenue source for counties in Florida and our tourism industry. This tax revenue source is being threatened by efforts of the OTCs to obtain preferential tax treatment at the expense of local government budgets. OTCs collect all funds from the consumers at the time rooms are booked, including taxes and fees. But they only remit taxes based on what it owes the hotel, rather than what it collected from the consumer, short changing local governments while pocketing the difference. This practice is currently the subject of numerous lawsuits across the country. Consequently, OTCs are seeking federal legislation to preempt the authority of state and local governments to impose and collect hotel taxes from the OTCs. QUALIFIED TARGET INDUSTRY TAX REFUND (QTI) SUPPORT The replication of the State of Florida s Qualified Target Industry (QTI) Tax Refund at the Federal level. The incentive is available for Florida companies that create high wage jobs in targeted high value-added industries. This incentive includes refunds on corporate income, sales, ad valorem, intangible personal property, insurance premium, and certain other taxes. Transportation & Public Infrastructure MOVING AHEAD FOR PROGRESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY (MAP-21) SUPPORT reauthorization of MAP-21and coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation on legislative principles that support Florida s infrastructure and economy, including(tbd): Efforts to enhance federal transportation revenue streams and replenish the Highway Trust Fund Full funding of transit programs Revision of the gas tax distribution formula to provide a fair and equitable distribution of collected revenues to Florida Page 12

13 Explanation: The federal surface transportation program, MAP-21 (P.L ), was signed into law in July Funding surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for fiscal years 2013 and 2014, MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted since It is set to expire on 9 September 30, Energy, Environment BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN INFRASTRUCTURE LOAN PROGRAM SUPPORT the New Opportunities for Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure Financing Act of 2014 (NOBPIFA, H.R. 3978), which would allow communities to access low-interest long-term loans for eligible bicycle and pedestrian projects. Building off of the popular Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program, the bill would create a new financing program with $11 million set-aside from within the $1 billion provided for TIFIA in MAP-21. Water Resources & Environment NUMERIC NUTRIENT CRITERIA RULEMAKING MONITOR implementation of EPA s Numeric Nutrient Criteria. On November 30, 2012, EPA approved the Florida Department of Environmental Protection s (FDEP s) version of Numeric Nutrient Criteria (NCNC). The EPA s approval should be strongly supported by local governments. Housing and Insurance NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act: SUPPORT revision of the Biggert-Waters Act to delay flood insurance rate increases that unfairly penalize Florida s consumers. FEMA Mapping Procedures: As FEMA amends flood hazard maps for Florida s counties, SUPPORT the agency s full coordination with local governments and technical experts to ensure technical and scientific accuracy of any final maps, which have the potential for negative economic impacts. Changes made to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) to secure its fiscal solvency, along with the release of new flood maps are causing dramatic increases in the cost of flood insurance. Florida holds 37 percent of the nation s flood insurance policies. Florida s homeowners have supported the NFIP with Page 13

14 more than $16 billion in payments since 1978, with only $3.7 billion in claims during the same timeframe Public Safety & Emergency Preparedness PUBLIC SAFETY SUPPORT federal programs for County law enforcement, such as: State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) provides partial reimbursement to counties for the costs associated with the detention and incarceration of undocumented criminal aliens. While it is the federal government s responsibility to protect and secure our nation s borders, local governments incur millions of dollars in un-reimbursed expenses each year as a result of housing undocumented individuals who violate state or local laws. Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program provides local governments with critical funding necessary to support a range of program areas including law enforcement, prosecution and courts, crime prevention and education, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, planning, evaluation, technology improvement, and crime victim and witness initiatives. Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Program provides local governments with critical funding necessary to advance public safety through community policing strategies. The County supports the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) which provides funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire new and/or rehire career law enforcement officers, and to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts, and the COPS Secure Our Schools (SOS) Program which grants funding to local governments working in partnership with public schools to improve school safety and prevent school violence within their communities. Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Reauthorization and Improvement Act promotes innovative and collaborative efforts between criminal justice and mental health systems and assists law enforcement with training on how to identify the symptoms of mental illness and the most effective ways to safely resolve encounters with these individuals. These specialized law enforcement-based programs include: Mental health courts; Mental health and substance abuse treatment for incarcerated individuals with mental illnesses; Community reentry services; and Crosstraining of criminal justice and mental health personnel. Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act Reauthorization that supports state and local efforts to prevent delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system. Page 14

15 Program funding supports direct funding for research, training and technical assistance, and evaluation of youth crime prevention programs, such as: Community-Based Violence Prevention; Internet Crimes Against Children; Juvenile Accountability Block Grants; Gang Reduction; and Enforcement of Underage Drinking Laws Programs. Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) Reauthorization administers financial and technical assistance to communities to facilitate the creation of programs, policies, and practices aimed at ending domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. OVW programs are designed to improve criminal justice responses to domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking and to increase the availability of services for victims of these crimes. Second Chance Act/Prisoner Re-entry Program provides federal grants to local government agencies and nonprofit organizations to provide employment assistance, substance abuse treatment, housing, family programming, mentoring, victims support, and other services that can help reduce recidivism. Nationwide Interoperable Public Safety Broadband Network that allows first responders nationwide to communicate with one another at all times and without delay. Such a program should: (1) ensure increased network capacity for first responders and public safety officials; (2) provide for an Emergency Response Interoperability Center to ensure that first responders nationwide can communicate with one another via public safety wireless broadband communications; and (3) establish a grant program to help fund the construction, operation and evolution of the public safety broadband network. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS SUPPORT programs for County emergency preparedness activities, such as: State Homeland Security Grant Program implements state Homeland Security strategies to address the identified planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events. FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Programs provides federal grants directly to local fire departments and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations to help address a variety of equipment, trainings and other firefighter-related needs this includes the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program which and the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) programs which provide funding for the hiring of firefighters and EMS personnel and fire public education campaigns. Health Care Page 15

16 HEALTH CARE Monitor and report on implications of health care reforms for potential fiscal and health delivery impacts. Monitor and report on implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and changes to Medicaid that would further shift the financial burden to states and counties. MEDICAID EXPANSION FUNDING With the State of Florida refusing the Medicaid Expansion funding through the Affordable Care Act, many counties have been severely burdened by have to make up the difference those funds would have covered. The Social Security Act authorizes multiple waiver and demonstration authorities to allow states flexibility in operating Medicaid programs. Specifically, the Section 1115 Waiver Demonstration program gives the Secretary of Health and Human Services authority to approve experimental, pilot, or demonstration projects that promote the objectives of the Medicaid and CHIP programs. The purpose of these demonstrations, which give States additional flexibility to design and improve their programs, is to demonstrate and evaluate policy approaches such as: Expanding eligibility to individuals who are not otherwise Medicaid or CHIP eligible Providing services not typically covered by Medicaid Using innovative service delivery systems that improve care, increase efficiency, and reduce costs. Alachua County SUPPORTS efforts to explore a demonstration project that would bring additional Medicaid funding directly to those residents with the greatest need. Page 16

17 VETERAN S HEALTH SUPPORT NACo s efforts to assure that: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) funds are made available to reimburse counties for the services provided to veterans eligible for VA services and for services provided to veterans awaiting determination of eligibility. VA funds are made available to reimburse services provided to veterans eligible for VA services by public and private providers under contract with the VA. U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) funds are made available to reimburse counties for the services provided to veterans eligible for DOD services. Appropriate county level data are available so that counties know how many veterans are returning to their local areas. Energy OIL POLLUTION ACT OF 1990 (OPA) / FLORIDA RECOVERY SUPPORT revisions to OPA to provide for greater participation from local governments as primary first responders in the protection of local communities. Page 17

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