1 e-quick look September 2014 Jacksonville Post Affecting the Future through Engineering Partnerships CERP Update at September Luncheon Hear the latest on CERP at the Jacksonville Post s September luncheon from Eric Bush, Chief of the Jacksonville District s Planning and Policy Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Here s what Bush had to say about extending the comment deadline to Oct 4 in a recent press release: We re extending the comment period to honor the requests from our stakeholders to do so. This is the final review period for all interested parties and we want to make sure everyone has adequate time to review the contents of the report and provide their input, said Eric Bush. We re close to the finish line, but we want to make sure we re not leaving anybody behind in the process and ensure we re delivering a quality report that we can all stand behind. The Draft Integrated Project Implementation Report (PIR) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for CERP is available online at: Comments can be submitted electronically to: The goal of CEPP is to capture water lost to tide and re-direct the water flow south to restore the central and southern Everglades ecosystem and Florida Bay. The Corps is jointly conducting this planning effort in partnership with the South Florida Water Management District.
2 Jacksonville Post DATE: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 LOCATION: Ramada Inn Mandarin 3130 Hartley Road Jacksonville, Fl AGENDA: Registration and Socializing 1200 BUFFET LUNCH TOPIC: Provide overview of the Corps' Everglades Restoration program with a focus on the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) as the next increment of restoration. Presentation will include Civil Works Transformation and SMART Planning. SPEAKER: Eric Bush, Chief of Planning & Policy Division, Jacksonville District, USACE (see bio on next page) COST: $17.00 private sector $10.00 public agency Please pay through PayPal on the web or if in person, provide exact amount with cash or if paying by check make the check payable to SAME RESERVATIONS: Go to the Jacksonville Post website to register: 2 EngAffect
3 U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS Eric Bush Chief Planning and Policy Division As Chief of the Jacksonville District s Planning and Policy Division, Eric Bush is responsible for strategic leadership and management of 90 professional employees engaged in water resources planning, environmental and economics work supporting the District s ecosystem restoration, navigation, shore protection and flood damage reduction missions. Jacksonville District s Planning and Policy Division is the largest Planning work unit in the Corps of Engineers and is responsible for developing planning decision and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for a wide range of studies including South Florida Everglades ecosystem restoration (the largest ecosystem restoration program in the U. S. as measured by fiscal investment), deep draft harbor improvements, and shoreline protection and flood damage reduction studies. Other mission-critical District planning programs include environmental analysis and mitigation planning, cultural resources, and application of ecosystem restoration science and adaptive management. Bush has been a Jacksonville District employee since 2001 and was Assistant Chief of Planning and Policy Division before assuming the position of Chief (Interim) in May Prior Jacksonville District assignments include Assistant Chief of Everglades Division, March 2008 to May 2011 and Chief of Restoration Planning Section, October 2005 to February Bush also served as a construction manager during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004/2005. Prior to coming to work for the Corps of Engineers, Bush worked for 10 years for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), including four years on the interagency planning team responsible for the development of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan. Bush holds a bachelor s degree in biological science from Florida State University (1981) and has earned three Commander s Awards for Civilian Service and an Achievement Medal for Civilian Service. Bush was awarded the Bronze defleury Medal for superior service to the Army Engineer Regiment in February September
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