Jacksonville, Fla. (June 30, 2021) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, is beginning preparation of an integrated Feasibility Study and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document to address coastal storm damages and risks along the shores of Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Johns County, Fla.
To that end the Jacksonville District will host two online public presentations July 15, 2021, to discuss its proposed Ponte Vedra Beach Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study. The presentations, which will include time for questions and comments, will be conducted July 15, 2021, from 3-5 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m.
Detailed directions for logging in and commenting during the online presentations will be published on the Jacksonville District website (https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/) and social media platforms (https://www.facebook.com/JacksonvilleDistrict/ and @JaxStrong) in the next few days.
The Jacksonville District and its non-federal sponsor, St. Johns County, signed a Feasibility Cost Share Agreement April 19, 2021, which authorizes the Corps to evaluate federal participation in coastal storm risk management opportunities for the shores of the county for a 50-year period. These public meetings will serve as the study’s NEPA scoping meeting, and will include an overview of the project study area and the NEPA process.
The district encourages the public to contribute their views, comments, information about environmental and cultural resources, study objectives and important features within the described project area for consideration in the study.
Comments on the proposed study must be received by close of business July 29, 2021, for consideration. Comments may be submitted via email to PonteVedraBeachCSRM@usace.army.mil. Please use “Ponte Vedra Beach CSRM NEPA Scoping Comments” in the subject line.
Comments may also be submitted via U.S. Postal Service to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 701 San Marco Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207, Attention: Mr. Darren Pecora.
All individuals who respond with comments will be included in future mailings, and others may be added to the mailing by making a written request via email to the address above.
For more information about Jacksonville District studies and projects, please visit www.saj.usace.army.mil.