Program Management Plan:
Public outreach is a process by which interested and affected individuals, organizations, agencies and governmental entities are informed of a project and its goals, and have the opportunity to participate in the decision making process. Public outreach supports the exchange of ideas and information among interested individuals and groups, which is critical to resolving the challenges involved in implementing the CERP. Outreach also creates and builds partnerships, involves the community, helps form mutual understanding, engenders trust, reduces conflict, and ultimately leads to a more complete project. Public outreach activities for CERP have a number of goals:
In addition to these outreach goals, federal and state laws and agency policies also require the Corps of Engineers and the South Florida Water Management District to provide effective public participation in the implementation of the CERP. These include the NEPA, the Federal Advisory Committees Act (FACA), the WRDA 2000, and the One Florida Initiative.
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Terry Hines Smith, USACE