"Scoping" is the NEPA process step in which the public is invited to participate in identifying issues, alternatives and potentially significant effects to be considered in the analysis. This helps the Corps identify and eliminate issues within the detailed study that are not significant or have been covered by prior environmental review.
Community members and stakeholders heard more about the Miami-Dade County Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study and Miami-Dade County CSRM Feasibility Study and provided input at a combined National Environmental Policy Act Public Scoping Meeting on Dec. 5, 2018. It took place at the Miami-Dade County Department of Environmental Resources Management.
The open house included informational poster boards and a presentation by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers personnel from Jacksonville and Norfolk districts. Staff from both project teams answered questions and received written comments from the public.