South Central Palm Beach Island Comprehensive Shoreline Stabilization Project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), Jacksonville District is conducting a Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Town of Palm Beach and Palm Beach County’s proposal to construct beach nourishment and dune restoration projects between Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) R-monuments 128+955 and R–138+551 with sand placement and the construction of seven (7) low profile, shore-perpendicular groins (groin field). All sand is proposed to be sourced from an upland sand mine. The Corps will evaluate a range of reasonable alternatives, and identify and assess the project's anticipated environmental effects. An EIS is required since the Corps determined the project may result in potentially significant adverse effects on the human environment. A Draft EIS (DEIS) is scheduled to be available in April 2014 for a 60-day public review and comment, and the Corps will publish in April 2014 a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register that will start the comment period.