The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) announces a 45-day public comment period for the Lake Okeechobee System Operating Manual (LOSOM) Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). Comments are due Monday, September 12, 2022.
The draft documents and instructions on how to provide comments are available at www.saj.usace.army.mil/LOSOM.
“Since the initial scoping phase in January of 2019, the LOSOM team has made an unprecedented effort to fully inform and engage our partners and the public in the development of a new regulation schedule for Lake Okeechobee, within an updated water control plan. We are extremely grateful for everyone’s contribution to this effort, whether they served as members of the Project Delivery Team, provided local knowledge and expertise, shared their perspectives and concerns, provided public comment, or assisted in so many other ways,” said Col. James Booth, Jacksonville District Commander. “Everyone’s continued, ongoing engagement with this process has been critically important to our ability to identify an operational strategy that balances our congressionally authorized project purposes.”
Five virtual public meetings will be hosted via WebEx. Each will focus on a different constituency. For dates and times, please visit the USACE website.
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