The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a 30-day public comment period on the Draft Programmatic Agreement for the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA) A-2 Reservoir, Stormwater Treatment Area (STA) and associated seepage management features of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP). Comments are due November 1, 2019.
The Programmatic Agreement will establish the process the Corps will follow for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservations Act, to take into account the potential effects of the specific Project phase on historic properties. The agreement will be among the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida State Historic Preservation Office and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
Review the Draft Programmatic Agreement for the Everglades Agricultural Area A-2 Reservoir and Stormwater Treatment Area of the Central Everglades Planning Project: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll7/id/12434
Please submit comments by November 1, 2019 to Ryan.N.Clark@usace.army.mil.
Or by mail to:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019
The Draft Agreement is the product of multiple consultations with the Jacksonville District's federal, state, and tribal partners and is intended to address the evaluation of historic properties and potential effects to historic properties arising from the CEPP EAA A-2 and STA Project.
The EAA A-2 Reservoir, STA, and associated seepage management features will aid in the overall operation of CEPP, which begins the restoration of the central Everglades by reducing some of the discharges to the Northern Estuaries (Caloosahatchee River Estuary, Loxahatchee River Estuary, and St. Lucie River Estuary) and providing additional flow into the central portion of the Everglades.
For more on the EAA Reservoir portion of CEPP, visit: https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/SFWMDEAAReservoir
Release no. 19-072