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Corps announces additional public meeting in Florida Keys for Combined Operational Plan (COP)

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
Published Feb. 11, 2020
Combined Operational Plan (COP) Study Area Map

Combined Operational Plan (COP) Study Area Map

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces an additional public meeting in the Florida Keys, as well as the public meetings in West Palm Beach and Cutler Bay, for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Combined Operational Plan (COP). Public comments are due March 16.

The purpose of the COP is to define operations for the constructed features of the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park and Canal 111 South Dade Projects, while maintaining the congressionally authorized purposes of the Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) Project, to include flood control; water supply for agricultural irrigation, municipalities and industry; regional groundwater control and prevention of saltwater intrusion; enhancement of fish and wildlife; and recreation. The proposed action within the Draft EIS would occur within the Everglades of southeastern Florida in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

The public is invited to public meetings on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Combined Operational Plan (COP):

Public Meeting - Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (West Palm Beach)
6 - 8 p.m.
South Florida Water Management District
B-1 Auditorium
3301 Gun Club Road
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406

Public Meeting - Wednesday, February 19, 2020 (Islamorada)
6 - 8 p.m.
Founders Park Community Center
87000 Overseas Highway
Islamorada, Florida 33036

Public Meeting - Thursday, February 20, 2020 (Cutler Bay)
6 - 8 p.m.
Town of Cutler Bay Council Chambers
10720 Caribbean Boulevard
Cutler Bay, Florida 33189

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Combined Operational Plan (COP) is available for review and comment at: www.saj.usace.army.mil/COP. Information on the public meetings and how to provide public comment are also available at the same location (note: large files may take a few minutes to download).

Please submit public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Combined Operational Plan (COP) to Melissa.A.Nasuti@usace.army.mil by March 16, 2020. All comments should include “COP Draft EIS Comments” in the subject line.

Comments may also be submitted by March 16 to:
Melissa Nasuti
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, Florida 32232-0019

A copy of the report is also available at the following libraries:

Miami-Dade Public Library
Main Branch
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130

Miami-Dade Public Library
Homestead Branch
700 N Homestead Blvd.
Homestead, FL 33030

Broward County Public Library
Main Branch
100 S Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Broward County Public Library
Southwest Regional Library
16835 Sheridan Street
Pembroke Pines, FL 33331

View related Fact Sheets:

Modified Water Deliveries Fact Sheet: http://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll11/id/4170
G-3273 Pump Station Field Test Fact Sheet: http://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll11/id/4177
C- 111 South Dade Fact Sheet: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll11/id/4168


Contact
Erica Skolte
561-801-5734 (cell)
Erica.A.Skolte@usace.army.mil

Release no. 20-013