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Corps taking comments on EAA draft agreement

By Staff | Oct 16, 2019

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Jacksonville District recently announced a 30-day public comment period on the draft programmatic agreement for the Everglades Agricultural Area A-2 Reservoir, Stormwater Treatment Area and associated seepage management features of the Central Everglades Planning Project.

Comments are due Nov. 1.

The agreement will establish the process the Corps will follow for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservations Act, to take into account the potential effects of the specific project phase on historic properties. The agreement will be among the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida State Historic Preservation Office and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

Review the agreement at usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll7/id/12434.

Submit comments to Ryan.N.Clark@usace.army.mil or Ryan Clark, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, P.O. Box 4970, Jacksonville, FL 32232-0019.

The agreement is the product of multiple consultations with the Jacksonville District’s federal, state, and tribal partners and is intended to address the evaluation of historic properties and potential effects to historic properties arising from the CEPP EAA A-2 and STA Project.

The EAA A-2 Reservoir, STA, and associated seepage management features will aid in the overall operation of CEPP, which begins the restoration of the central Everglades by reducing some of the discharges to the northern estuaries (Caloosahatchee River Estuary, Loxahatchee River Estuary, and St. Lucie River Estuary) and providing additional flow into the central portion of the Everglades.

For more information, visit www.saj.usace.army.mil/SFWMDEAAReservoir.