Army Corps of Engineers Releases Draft PA for Florida

10/15/2020 12:42 PM | ACRAsphere Blog Team

From the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District is accepting public comments on its Draft Programmatic Agreement for the Corps’ operations, navigation and shore protection programs in Florida.

The Programmatic Agreement (PA) establishes the process the Corps will follow for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservations Act (54 U.S.C. § 306108), which ensures the Corps’ decision on carrying out an undertaking associated with the operations, navigation and shore protection programs in Florida. Comments received will inform the Corps’ proposed review of effects to historic properties, the views of others regarding those effects, and the proposed actions to be taken under the PA for compliance.

Please submit comments by Nov. 12, 2020 to Ryan.Clark@usace.army.mil.

The PA is between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Florida State Historic Preservation Office, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Office of Renewable Energy and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and other interested parties.

The PA is the product of multiple consultations with the Corps’ federal, tribal, and state partners and is intended to address the normal Section 106 review process, create program-wide allowances for undertakings not requiring additional Section 106 consultation, and in some cases, deferring the evaluation of historic properties and potential effects to historic properties arising from the Corps’ operations, navigation and shore protection programs in Florida until a project is in the pre-construction, engineering and design phase.

To view the document, visit https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/utils/getfile/collection/p16021coll7/id/15877.


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