The CERP programmatic regulations specifically require the development of six program-wide guidance memoranda and pre-CERP baseline document that are consistent with the programmatic regulations, applicable law, and establish additional procedures to achieve the goals and purposes of the Plan. The guidance memoranda and pre-CERP baseline are fundamental to the integrated framework; provide direction for using the tools for planning, implementation, and evaluation; and provide assurances that the goals and purposes of the Plan will be achieved.
As part of the consultation process required by the programmatic regulations, these draft documents containing the six guidance memoranda and the pre-CERP baseline have been made available for review by agencies and the public. The USACE and the SFWMD will also consult with the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force. The USACE and the SFWMD will then complete the guidance memoranda and pre-CERP baseline and submit them to the Secretary of the Army in accordance with the programmatic regulations.