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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Meeting TONIGHT

Post Date:02/20/2020 5:34 PM

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Dear residents,

Our sincere apologies for the short notice regarding a public meeting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering (USACE) is hosting TODAY, Thursday, 2/20/20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in our Town Council Chambers. There was some miscommunication in the event logistics and, unfortunately, this meeting was not promoted with time. Fortunately, public comments for this meeting will be accepted until March 16 and details on where to send them to are indicated below.

The USACE Jacksonville District is holding this public meeting in for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Combined Operational Plan (COP). The purpose of the COP is to define operations for the constructed features of the Modified Water Deliveries to Everglades National Park and Canal 111 South Dade Projects, while maintaining the congressionally authorized purposes of the Central and Southern Florida (C&SF) Project, to include flood control; water supply for agricultural irrigation, municipalities and industry; regional groundwater control and prevention of saltwater intrusion; enhancement of fish and wildlife; and recreation. The proposed action within the Draft EIS would occur within the Everglades of southeastern Florida in Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties.

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Combined Operational Plan (COP) is available for review and comment at: www.saj.usace.army.mil/COP.

Information on the public meetings and how to provide public comment are also available at the same location (note: large files may take a few minutes to download). Please submit public comments on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Combined Operational Plan (COP) to Melissa.A.Nasuti@usace.army.mil by March 16, 2020. All comments should include "COP Draft EIS Comments" in the subject line.

Comments may also be submitted by March 16 to:

Melissa Nasuti
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Jacksonville District
P.O. Box 4970
Jacksonville, Florida 32232-0019

A copy of the report is also available at various Miami-Dade Public libraries listed here.

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For additional questions or comments contact Erica Skolte at Erica.A.Skolte@usace.army.mil

Town of Cutler Bay

10720 Caribbean Blvd., Suite 105

Cutler Bay, FL 33189

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