NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Miami-Dade County, its nonfederal sponsor, will host a pair of online public meetings this month on the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study.
The public is invited to learn more about the study and its findings at the identical virtual sessions, scheduled for 5-7 p.m. June 9 and 1-3 p.m. June 11. USACE staff will be available to answer questions.
In addition, community members can contact study personnel during virtual office hours June 10 from 1-2 p.m. and June 18 from 5-6 p.m.
Discussion during any virtual session will not be documented as formal public comments. Directions for submitting comments are below.
The public meetings follow release of the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Draft Integrated Feasibility Report and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, which is available at www.saj.usace.army.mil/MiamiDadeBackBayCSRMFeasibilityStudy/.
The Draft IFR and Programmatic EIS, prepared pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act, identifies coastal storm flood risks to residents, industries and businesses; develops risk-management measures, and evaluates their impacts to public and natural environments.
To participate in the virtual public meetings or office hours, log in at https://usace.webex.com/meet/alicia.m.logalbo and enter your name and email address. For the presentation’s audio portion, call 877-336-1829 – access code: 9556794, security code: 1234. A backup line can be reached at 888-363-4749 (access code: 5073286, security code: 1234).
To submit comments on the Miami-Dade Back Bay Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study, send an email to MDBB-CSRMStudy@usace.army.mil or visit http://arcg.is/fm0Xe. They can also be sent by mail to: Ms. Justine Woodward, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510. The deadline for all comments is July 20.