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President Office — Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 1, 2017

CONTACT: Katie Betta, (850) 487-5229


President Negron: Army Corps of Engineers to Expedite Approval Process for Southern Reservoir

Tallahassee —

Florida Senate President Joe Negron (R-Stuart) today released the following statement regarding progress on the southern reservoir project outlined in Senate Bill 10 (2017).

 

“Today I spoke with Col. Kirk and he confirmed that the United States Army Corps of Engineers intends to expedite the federal approval process for the reservoir project outlined in Senate Bill 10. The Corps has determined the best option for achieving southern storage is not to seek new federal authority, but to use existing authority to pursue a modification to the current EAA Project Implementation Report. This development is entirely consistent with the options and timeline outlined in Senate Bill 10 and achieves the Legislature’s goal of moving forward on southern storage as expeditiously as possible.  I appreciate the Corps’ shared interest in promptly achieving our goal of reducing harmful discharges into our communities, and I look forward to continuing an efficient state and federal partnership on this important effort.”