Corps extends final comment period on Central Everglades report

Published Sept. 3, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will be extending the deadline to submit comments on the revised final report for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP).  Public, state and agency comments will be accepted through October 3.

“We’re extending the comment period to honor the requests from our stakeholders to do so. This is the final review period for all interested parties and we want to make sure everyone has adequate time to review the contents of the report and provide their input,” said Eric Bush, Chief of the Jacksonville District’s Planning and Policy Division.  “We’re close to the finish line, but we want to make sure we’re not leaving anybody behind in the process and ensure we’re delivering a quality report that we can all stand behind.”

The report is available on the project’s Web page at:   Comments will be accepted through Oct. 3, 2014. They can be submitted electronically to: or mailed to:               

Dr. Gretchen Ehlinger
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019

Comments and responses during the ongoing review period will be considered and incorporated as appropriate into the final report.  At the conclusion of the review period, the Chief of Engineers Report (also known as a Chief's Report) will be finalized for signature.  The signed Chief's Report will then be submitted to the administration for review. Based on this timeline, it is anticipated that the final Chief's Report will be submitted to Congress this fall.

The goal of CEPP is to capture water lost to tide and re-direct the water flow south to restore the central and southern Everglades ecosystem and Florida Bay. The Corps is jointly conducting this planning effort in partnership with the South Florida Water Management District.


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Jenn Miller
(904) 232-1613

Release no. 14-053