Collier County Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study Extension of Comment Period Announced

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and the nonfederal sponsor, Collier County, Florida, 

re-initiated the Collier County Coastal Storm Risk Management Feasibility Study and held two National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Scoping Meetings last month (April).  The comment period was going to end on, Monday, May 8 but has now been extended to Wednesday, June 7.

Written comments may be submitted on the project website at: , by email to the project email address:, 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 June 7, 2023.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Perdue at (757) 201-7218 or

The virtual meeting held on April 18, 2023, via Zoom was recorded and may be viewed at–UJzHR_AQo87a8OhpmsGkJYvXqtvNwKrxNKi8V0eWdCQvy7WMePhONg1kEKtpE.pdT3XKPneA1274LO?startTime=1681847958000; enter passcode: e7.iJv&1

Also, the materials from the public meeting will be available on the project website before the end of this week, at:

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.