The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is seeking public comment regarding the use of waters within the State of Florida for navigation. The comment period closes April 18.
Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899 requires a Department of the Army permit for certain activities in, over, or under navigable waters of the United States. Navigable waters of the United States are those waters that are subject to the ebb and flow of the tide and/or are presently used, or have been used in the past, or may be susceptible for use to transport interstate or foreign commerce.
To provide clarity to the public regarding which waters are subject to permitting authority under Section 10, the Corps is performing an analysis of waterways in the State of Florida to determine the extent of navigability and identify the limits of Section 10 jurisdiction.
To assist with completion of the navigability studies, the Corps is seeking comments from the public regarding use of waters in the state of Florida for navigation. This includes identification of those rivers, streams, lakes, etc. associated with past, current, or potential future commerce, commercial traffic, or recreational activities.
Comments should be submitted in writing to the District Engineer or sent via email to the below addresses:
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
JACKSONVILLE DISTRICT CORPS OF ENGINEERS
ATTN: DETERMINATION OF NAVIGABLE WATERS
P. O. BOX 4970
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA 32232-0019
The complete public notice can be found on the Jacksonville District’s Regulatory Public Notice web page at: