Jacksonville, Fla. (Feb. 4, 2022) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has published a Revised Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (RDSEIS) for the Port Everglades Harbor Improvements project for public review and comment.
The RDSEIS includes additional information gained since the publication of the December 2020 Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement and is being shared for additional public review and comment.
The authorized plan for the Port Everglades, Florida, project consists of deepening and widening various components within Port Everglades Harbor to increase navigational safety and efficiency. The project also includes a reconfiguration of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale.
Total quantity of sediment to be dredged from the federal channel is approximately 5.5 million cubic yards, and another approximately 400,000 cubic yards from non-federal berthing areas. At this time, all dredged material is proposed for placement in the Port Everglades Harbor Ocean Dredged Material Disposal Site, located approximately four statute miles from the eastern end of the outer entrance channel.
The Jacksonville District encourages public review and comment on the RDSEIS within the 45-day period beginning today and ending March 21, 2022.
The RDSEIS and related documents are available on the district’s website at https://www.saj.usace.army.mil/About/Divisions-Offices/Planning/Environmental-Branch/Environmental-Documents/. Scroll down to Broward County and click on the [+] to open another page. Then scroll down to the bottom of the list to find the RDSEIS and its supporting documents.
Please submit comments and questions via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They may also be sent by post to the address below; however, email is highly preferred.
Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District
Planning and Policy Division, Environmental Branch
Attn: Mr. Paul DeMarco
701 San Marco Boulevard
Jacksonville, Florida 32207-8175
Public comments must be received by March 21, 2022, for consideration.
Please be advised the Jacksonville District will conduct a virtual public presentation in early March to discuss the RDSEIS and respond to questions from the public. Details will be forthcoming and published on the district’s website and social media channels.
For more information about Corps of Engineers projects, please visit www.saj.usace.army.mil.