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Title: Supplemental Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact : Review of Recent Storm Events and Flooding, Jacksonville Harbor Navigation Project, Duval County, Florida
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District
Keywords: Jacksonville (Fla.)
Inland navigation
Publisher: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Jacksonville District.
Abstract: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District (USACE), is implementing improvements to the Federally authorized navigation channel at Jacksonville Harbor, Duval County, Florida. A detailed description of this project can be found in the Final Integrated General Reevaluation Report II and Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (GRR/SEIS), Duval County, Florida, Jacksonville Harbor Navigation Study (April 2014). In summary, the 2014 GRR/SEIS recommended deepening the Federally authorized navigation channel to 47 feet from the entrance channel to approximately River Mile 13, two areas of widening at the Training Wall Reach and St. Johns Bluff Reach, and two new Turning Basins at Blount Island and Brills Cut. The purpose of the 2014 GRR/SEIS was to evaluate Federal interest in alternative plans (including the no-action plan) for reducing transportation costs at Jacksonville Harbor and the effects of the alternatives on the natural system and human environment, including economic development effects. The study area generally encompassed the St. Johns River from its mouth at the Atlantic Ocean near Mayport, Florida to River Mile 20 in Jacksonville, Florida. The non federal sponsor is the Jacksonville Port Authority. Port facilities and users within the study area include container and bulk shipping facilities at Blount Island, Dames Point, Talleyrand and several private terminal facilities including oil terminals and naval facilities. There is an opportunity to improve navigation at Jacksonville Harbor by reducing transportation costs for larger ships forecast to call at Jacksonville Harbor. This Supplemental Environmental Assessment (SEA) updates the 2014 GRR/SEIS, and specifically considers whether the recent flooding conditions in the vicinity of the Jacksonville Harbor Navigation Project following the 2017 nor’easter and Hurricane Irma constitute significant new circumstances or information relevant to environmental concerns and bearing on the project or its impacts.
Description: Supplemental Environmental Assessment
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
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