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Title: Central Everglades Planning Project, Integrated Project Implementation Report and EIS : Annex C, Draft Project Operating Manual
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Keywords: Everglades (Fla.)
Environmental protection--Planning
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abstract: The main purpose of this Draft Project Operating Manual (DPOM) is to provide an overview of water management operations after the integration of the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) elements. The project phase that this DPOM covers is the Project Implementation Report (PIR) phase. The DPOM is intended to provide the operating criteria associated with the new CEPP features to achieve the goals, purposes, and benefits outlined in the PIR, by improving the quantity, quality, timing, and distribution of water for the natural system, while providing for other water-related needs and meeting the requirements for protection of health and public safety. Report preparation is pursuant to Engineering Regulation (ER) 1110-2-240, and is in accordance with guidance contained in Engineering Manual (EM) 1110-2-3600, ER 1110-2-8156, and the Programmatic Regulations Draft Guidance Memoranda (GM) #5. All elevations referenced in this DPOM are in feet (ft.), and reference the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD). The final Project Operating Manual (POM) assumes completion of all CEPP components. The POM will undergo several updates and refinements over time as explained in Section 6 of the CEPP PIR and in this document. The triggers, thresholds, and knowledge gained over time will be used in future modeling and updates, and the POM will be developed in coordination with and consistent with the CEPP Adaptive Management Plan. Modifications and/or revisions to the POM will occur during subsequent project phases. Development of the POM is an iterative process that will continue throughout the life of the project. The POM will be updated at periodic intervals during the detailed design, construction and operational testing and monitoring phases of the project. Refinements to the operating criteria in the POM will be made as more project design details, data, operational experience, and general information are gained during these project phases. An interim POM will be developed based on the implementation schedule and shall cover operation as individual component or groups of components become fully functional and shall include operation criteria for construction periods. It is also anticipated that once the POM is completed and the long-term operations and maintenance phase is underway, it may be necessary to revise the POM from time to time based on additional scientific information and implementation of new Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Project (CERP) or non-CERP activities. The adherence to the authorized project purposes will be sustained through the periodic revisions to the POM. It is important to understand that the POM would develop over time as the details of the design of CEPP components are developed. The operations discussed herein represent the start-up operational strategy, recognizing that constraints in the system may be removed over time due to the completion of many of the CEPP components as well as other CERP and Non-CERP Projects. Refinements to the POM may be needed in response to phased implementation of CEPP components, changes during the design and construction phases, and the potential of reduced performance of components due to model limitations, among other factors. However, the fulfillment of the authorized project purposes will be preserved, through revisions and periodic updates to the POM as necessary. This draft is presented with the recognition that multiple revisions and operational refinements will occur over the life of the project, as described below in Figure 1-1.
Description: Project Implementation Report/Environmental Impact Statement
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 54 pages/4.332 Mb
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