USACE Jacksonville publishes proposed FONSI and Draft SEA for Flagler County, Florida, Shore Protection Project, for public review and comment

Published Oct. 16, 2023

JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Oct. 16, 2023) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District announces the publication of a proposed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) and Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) for Flagler County, Florida Shore Protection Project, for public review and comment.

The Preferred Alternative consists of both federally own and non-federally owned components, both which will be constructed by USACE. The federal component includes dredging approximately 2.1 million cubic-yards of sand for a total of 1.3 million cubic-yards to be placed on Flagler Beach from 6th Street South to 28th Street South.  The non-federal component includes beach nourishment that takes place in both northern (approximately 7th Street North to 6th Street South) and southern (approximately 28th Street South to the north end of Gamble Rodgers State Park) extension tapers, along with staging and access areas, and construction of temporary access ramps.

The non-federal component includes dredging up to 405,000 cubic-yards of sand for a total of approximately 270,00 cubic-yards to be placed on Flagler Beach. Sand for both federal and non-federal beach nourishment will be sourced from an offshore borrow area. Sand for the temporary access ramps will be truck-hauled from an approved upland mine.

The public and all interested parties are encouraged to review the proposed FONSI, Draft SEA and associated appendices on the Jacksonville District’s Environmental Planning webpage –

On that page, scroll down to click on the “+” next to “Flagler,” which will open a collection of documents. Scroll down to “Flagler County Beach Erosion Control Project” to find the “Flagler County Shore Protection Project, Draft Supplemental Environmental Assessment” documents.

Comments will be accepted for review and consideration for a 30-day period. They may be submitted via email to or via U.S. Postal Service to:

Julia Lombardo
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
PD-EC, Planning Division
701 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, FL  32207

Comments must be received by close of business Nov. 16, 2023, for consideration.

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