The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and non-Federal Sponsor, Collier County, Florida, announce the re-initiation of the Collier County Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study, and invite the public to attend two National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Scoping Meetings. The purpose of the study is to identify coastal storm flood risks from coastal storm surge, to evaluate measures formulated to manage the risk of coastal storm surge flooding to residents, industries, businesses, and infrastructure, and to improve human safety and coastal resiliency in Collier County and connecting municipalities: City of Naples and City of Marco Island.
The USACE plans to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and to reevaluate and reformulate plans and to reassess environmental impacts from reasonable project alternatives. The scoping process will aid in determining the scope of the analysis and any potential significant impacts. The process will also assist in identifying alternatives and the information needed to evaluate alternatives.
The scoping meetings will include one virtual meeting and one in-person meeting.
VIRTUAL MEETING (VIA ZOOM):
WHEN: APRIL 18, 2023
TIME: 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Registration is free and required; a unique meeting link will be provided immediately after registering.
WHEN: APRIL 26, 2023
TIME: 5:30PM – 7:30PM
WHERE: South Regional Library – 8065 Lely Cultural Parkway, Naples, FL 34113
This meeting will begin with a brief presentation followed by an open-house-style forum. Both meetings will include similar presentations; and both will have opportunities for the public to ask questions.
Written comments may be submitted at the in-person meeting, on the project website at colliercsrm-usacenao.hub.arcgis.com, by email to the project email address: Collier-CSRM@usace.army.mil, or by mail, addressed to: Ms. Kathy Perdue, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, 803 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510.
All comments must be received no later than May 8, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Perdue at (757) 201-7218 or Collier-CSRM@usace.army.mil.