The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a 30-day public comment period on the Draft Programmatic Agreement for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) South. Comments are due May 7, 2020.
The Programmatic Agreement will establish the process the Corps will follow for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, to take into account the potential effects of the specific Project features on historic properties. The agreement will be among the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida State Historic Preservation Office, Everglades National Park, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
The Draft Programmatic Agreement is the product of multiple consultations with the Jacksonville District's federal, state, and tribal partners and is intended to address the identification and evaluation of historic properties and potential effects to historic properties arising from the Central Everglades Planning Project South.
Review the Central Everglades Planning Project South Draft Programmatic Agreement at www.saj.usace.army.mil/CEPPSouth.
Please submit comments by May 7, 2020 to Christopher.F.Altes@usace.army.mil (recommended subject “CEPP South Draft PA Comments”).
The Central Everglades Planning Project South is part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP), and will construct infrastructure for later operations to improve the quantity, quality, timing, and distribution of water flows to the Northern Estuaries, Central Everglades (Water Conservation Area 3 and Everglades National Park), and Florida Bay to aid in restoring pre‐drainage vegetative communities and habitat for fish and wildlife.
For more on the Central Everglades Planning Project South, visit: www.saj.usace.army.mil/CEPPSouth www.saj.usace.army.mil/CEPPSouth.
Release no. 20-028