JACKSONVILLE — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District announces a virtual public Project Delivery Team (PDT) for the CEPP Operational Plan on Thursday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m.
“The purpose of this Project Delivery Team Meeting is to provide our partners, stakeholders and the public an update on the pre-formulation model runs and an introduction of the upcoming alternatives analysis for the CEPP Operational Plan in the southern part of our Central and Southern Florida system,” said Senior Project Manager Chrissie Figueroa.
The purpose of CEPP is to improve the quantity, quality, timing and distribution of water flows to the northern estuaries, Water Conservation Area (WCA) 3, Everglades National Park (ENP) and Florida Bay while increasing water supply for municipal, industrial and agricultural users. The purpose of the CEPP Operational Plan is to provide operating criteria for CEPP infrastructure, while integrating operations of related Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) and non-CERP projects that contribute towards achieving the goals, purposes and benefits of CEPP. The CEPP Project Operating Manual will be updated and will change the Combined Operational Plan (COP) Water Control Plan (the current operating plan for the WCAs, ENP and South Dade Conveyance System) which went into effect in 2020. Additional updates of the CEPP Operational Plan, with supporting NEPA as appropriate, will be prepared as additional CEPP components are completed in the future.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District is preparing a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) assessment for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) Operational Plan and has completed the scoping period. The goal of this meeting is to provide an overview of the plan formulation informational runs and introduce the plan formulation strategy and evaluation methodology, including the technical sub-teams.
*PLEASE log into the webinar first and have it call your phone in order to avoid background noise so all participants can hear the discussion clearly.
Virtual PDT Meeting for the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) Operational Plan
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2023, 1 to 3 p.m.
Please mute your phone and mute your computer upon joining the meeting.
All lines except those who are scheduled to speak will be muted during the meeting.
Please announce yourself when you join the PDT Meeting by signing in via the chat function with your full name and affiliation, as well as either “PDT” for Project Delivery Team members or “Public” for members of the public.
There will be designated opportunities for public comment during the PDT meeting. If you would like to provide public comment, in addition to your initial check-in, we request that you WAIT to add your name to the chat to provide public comment until the public comment period is announced, and then provide your full name and affiliation to everyone on the chat again at that time to reserve your opportunity to provide public comment. This will make it easier for everyone to track who will be next up to provide public comment.
For more information on the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) Operational Plan, please go to the following website: www.saj.usace.army.mil/CEPPOperationalPlan.