NORFOLK, Va. --
NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Miami-Dade County, its nonfederal sponsor, will host a pair of online public meetings this month on the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study.
The public is invited to learn more about the study and its findings at the identical virtual sessions, scheduled for 5-7 p.m. June 9 and 1-3 p.m. June 11. USACE staff will be available to answer questions.
In addition, community members can contact study personnel during virtual office hours June 10 from 1-2 p.m. and June 18 from 5-6 p.m.
Discussion during any virtual session will not be documented as formal public comments. Directions for submitting comments are below.
The public meetings follow release of the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, which is available at www.saj.usace.army.mil/MiamiDadeBackBayCSRMFeasibilityStudy/.
The Draft IFR and Programmatic EIS, prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, identifies coastal storm flood risks to residents, industries and businesses; develops risk-management measures, and evaluates their impacts to public and natural environments.
To participate in the virtual public meetings or office hours, log in at https://usace.webex.com/meet/alicia.m.logalbo and enter your name and email address. For the presentation’s audio portion, call 877-336-1829 – access code: 9556794, security code: 1234. A backup line can be reached at 888-363-4749 (access code: 5073286, security code: 1234).
To submit comments on the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study, send an email to MDBB-CSRMStudy@usace.army.mil or visit http://arcg.is/fm0Xe. They can also be sent by mail to: Ms. Justine Woodward, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510. The deadline for all comments is July 20.
Interested media may contact the Norfolk District Public Affairs Office at 757-201-7606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.