US Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District

Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study

Sunny Isles Beach

The purpose of this study is to address protection of critical infrastructure, reduction of structure damages, and evacuation route protection in response to the risks and effects of coastal storms and associated impacts such as sea level rise, storm surge, and extreme wind and tidal effects. This study started its official three year timeline in October 2018 and will terminate with a Chief’s report in September of 2021.  
Supplemental funding will allow the Corps of Engineers to complete a three-year feasibility study that evaluates measures for coastal storm risk management, sea level rise, and chronic flooding issues for Monroe County.
The Federal funding for this study is $3 million.

NEPA Scoping Meetings and Public Comment

"Scoping" is the step in the NEPA process when the public is invited to participate in identifying issues, alternatives, and potentially significant effects to be considered in the analysis. This helps the Corps identify and eliminate from detailed study issues that are not significant or that have been covered by prior environmental review.

Scoping Meeting

Members of the public and stakeholders are invited to learn more about the projects and provide input to both teams at the combined NEPA Public Scoping Meeting. The format of the meeting will be an open-house that will include informational poster boards and a presentation beginning at 4:30 p.m. The public can attend any time during the meeting hours (4 to 7 p.m.) and staff from both project teams will be available to answer questions and receive written comments from the public.

Combined NEPA Public Scoping Meeting
Miami-Dade County Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study and Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study
4 to 7 p.m. December 5, 2018
Miami Dade County Division of Environmental Resources Management (DERM) Training Room
701 NW 1st Court
Miami, FL 33136
** The site has MetroRail access and public parking across the street from the meeting location.

Please Submit Scoping Comments by Wednesday, January 9, 2019

or by mail:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
803 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510-1096
ATTN: Carissa Agnese, Biologist

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received disaster funds provided in Public Law 115-123, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. The act provides nearly $17.4 billion to the Corps for disaster recovery. Jacksonville District received $3.348 billion for long-term recovery investments in its area of responsibility, which includes Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This funding will go towards 13 studies and 22 projects that will reduce risk to communities damaged by storm events. The total Federal funding allocation for Jacksonville District recovery efforts so far exceeds $4 billion.