NORFOLK, Va. --
NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Monroe County, its nonfederal sponsor, have released the Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement.
The public is invited to learn more about the study and its findings during a series of online virtual sessions. USACE staff will be available to answer questions:
- July 8, public meeting, 1-3 p.m.
- July 9, office hours, 1-2 p.m.
- July 13, public meeting, 5-7 p.m.
- July 14, office hours, 5-6 p.m.
The public meetings will feature a formal presentation, followed by an opportunity to ask questions.
Community members have until Aug. 10 to provide feedback on the draft plan. Discussion during any virtual session will not be documented as public comments. Formal submission steps are outlined below.
The Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement is available at www.saj.usace.army.mil/FloridaKeysCSRMFeasibilityStudy/.
The Draft IFR and 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 Florida Keys Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study, email FloridaKeysCSRM@usace.army.mil or send by regular mail to: Ms. Kathy Perdue, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510. The deadline is Aug. 10.
Interested media may contact the Norfolk District Public Affairs Office at 757-201-7606 or firstname.lastname@example.org.