Jacksonville District seeks public comment on Miami-Dade Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study, will conduct virtual Open House presentations

SAJ
Published Nov. 15, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Nov. 15, 2020) – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, will conduct two virtual Miami-Dade Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Feasibility Study Open House public presentations Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, to solicit public comment on its Draft Feasibility Study.

The study focuses on the damaging effects of erosion, flooding, and wave attack during coastal storms that threaten structures and infrastructure fronting the Atlantic Ocean in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The area is highly vulnerable to sea level change (SLC) which is expected to exacerbate these damaging forces into the future.

The study team has produced a draft report, which is currently available for public review and comment at https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll7/id/19570. Public comment is sought for consideration and inclusion in the final feasibility study through Dec. 12, 2021. 

To that end, the Jacksonville District will host two virtual Open House events, an afternoon and an evening session, to present details of the study and outline the federal process under which it is conducted. Each presentation will be followed by a period of open engagement to respond to questions and gather comments from the public.

The afternoon Open House will be conducted from 1-3 p.m., and the evening presentation will be conducted from 6-8 p.m.. Please see the detailed instructions below to participate and join us for either event, or for both.

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, 1-3 p.m., Eastern Standard Time:

To join the conference, open a web browser and go to https://ems8.intellor.com/login/841599.

Join the Webex event and follow the prompts to connect audio by computer or telephone.

For those who need to join via telephone, dial either 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694.

The presentation access code is 7732614 followed by the # sign.

Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, 6-8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time:

To join the conference, open a web browser and go to https://ems8.intellor.com/login/841614.

Join the Webex event and follow the prompts to connect audio by computer or telephone.

For those who need to join via telephone, dial either 888-251-2949 or 215-861-0694.

The presentation access code is 2457707 followed by the # sign.

                   For technical assistance during the presentations, please call the Webex support desk at 888-793-6118.

The public is encouraged to submit comments to the study team for consideration and incorporation in the study. In addition to registering comments through the chat feature of the Open House presentations, interested parties may submit comments via email to Kristen.l.donofrio@usace.army.mil, or by U.S. Postal Service to:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
ATTN: Kristen Donofrio
701 San Marco Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32207-8175

Comments must be received by Dec. 12, 2021, for consideration and inclusion in the study. Please join us for these informative presentations and help the Corps include as many public comments as possible in the study.

For additional information about the Miami Dade CSRM Feasibility Study, please go to https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/MiamiDadeCSRM/igphoto/2002891620/.

For more information about Corps studies and projects, please visit www.saj.usace.army.mil.

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Contact
David Ruderman
904-232-1623
David.J.Ruderman@usace.army.mil

Release no. 21-089