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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING


AGENDA
September 13, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Location:
LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Louisiana Room
2000 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


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Tab Number Agenda Item

  1. Meeting Initiation 9:30 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
    1. Introduction of Technical Committee or Alternates
    2. Opening remarks of Technical Committee Members
    3. Request for Agenda Changes/Additional Agenda Items/Adoption of Agenda

  2. Report: Status of CWPPRA Program Funds and Projects (Jernice Cheavis, USACE) 9:40 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. Ms. Jernice Cheavis will provide an overview of the status of CWPPRA accounts and available funding in the Planning and Construction Programs.


  3. Report: Status of Unconstructed Projects (Brad Inman, USACE) 9:55 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The P&E Subcommittee will report on the status of unconstructed CWPPRA projects. There were no projects that were considered for “critical watch.”


  4. Decision/Report: CWPPRA Draft 2018 Report to Congress (Kaitlyn Carriere, USACE) 10:00 a.m. to 10:05 a.m. Kaitlyn Carriere will give an update on the draft Report to Congress. A request will also be made for approval to add an additional note to the FY 18 and FY 19 planning budget as it is related to movement of funds for this effort.


  5. Decision/Report: CWPPRA 20 Year Life Process Review (Brad Inman, USACE) 10:05 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. As a result of a motion made at the last Task Force meeting, the Technical Committee was tasked with reviewing the 20 year life process and identifying any improvements that can be made. The P&E subcommittee will present suggested improvements and recommendations regarding the 20 year life process for Technical Committee consideration.


  6. Decision: Request for a Change in Scope for the PPL 19 – LaBranche East Marsh Creation (PO-75) (Mike Nichols, NRCS) 10:15 a.m. to 10:25 a.m. NRCS and CPRA request approval for a project scope change for the PO-75 project.


  7. Decision: Request of a Transfer of O&M to Monitoring for the Grand White Lake Land Bridge Project (ME-19) (Leigh Anne Sharp, CPRA) 10:25 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. The Fish and Wildlife Service and Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority request Technical Committee approval to transfer $72,800 from the Grand-White Lake Land Bridge project (ME-19) O&M budget to the Monitoring budget to continue project monitoring requirements.


  8. Report/Decision: Request for Deauthorization of the Shoreline Protection, Preservation, and Restoration Panel Project (LA-0280) (Brandon Howard, NOAA) 10:35 a.m. to 10:50 p.m. NOAA and CPRA request deauthorization of the Shoreline Protection, Preservation, and Restoration Panel (LA-0280) demonstration project because overall cost have increased by 59%. The project cost increases have resulted from updated panel cost, engineering and design, and administrative labor costs. The total increase is $1,315,245. The revised engineering and design cost estimate for LA-0280 would be $1,089,733. The revised construction cost estimate for the project, including Construction S&I and S&A and contingency, would be $1,832,409. The revised fully funded cost would be $3,530,758. The revised Operation and Maintenance estimate (state and federal) for the project would be $596,854. The revised COE Admin estimate for the project would be $11,763. Therefore, the revised increases would be $576,269 for engineering and design, $676,044 for construction, $62,172 for O&M, and a $760 for COE Admin.


  9. Decision: Request of a Transfer of Monitoring to O&M for the Humble Canal Hydrologic Restoration Project (ME-11) (Darrel Pontiff, CPRA) 10:50 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The Natural Resources Conservation Service and Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority request Technical Committee approval to transfer $87,560.11 from the Humble Canal Hydrologic Restoration Project (ME-11) Monitoring budget to the O&M budget to complete project O&M requirements through August 2019.


  10. Decision: Request for a No-Cost Time Extension for TV-04 Cote Blanche Hydrologic Restoration (Britt Paul, NRCS) 11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. The Natural Resources Conservation Service and Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority request Technical Committee approval for a one year no cost time extension for Cote Blanche Hydrologic Restoration in order to continue working out the proposed final actions before closeout.


  11. Decision: Annual Request for Incremental Funding for FY21 Administrative Costs for Cash Flow Projects (Jernice Cheavis, USACE) 11:10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will request funding approval in the amount of $36,434 for administrative costs for cash flow projects beyond Increment 1. The Technical Committee will consider and vote to make a recommendation to the Task Force on the request for funds.


  12. Decision: Request for Funding for the CWPPRA Program’s Technical Services (Michelle Fischer, USGS) 11:15 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and CPRA are requesting funding for technical services for the CWPPRA program in the amount of $182,951. The Technical Committee will consider and vote to make a recommendation to the Task Force to approve the request for budget increase and funding for technical services in the amount of $182,951.


  13. Decision: Request for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Incremental Funding (Kent Bollfrass, CPRA) 11:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. The Technical Committee will consider and vote to make a recommendation to the Task Force to approve requests for total FY21 incremental funding in the amount of $2,383,860.11 and O&M budget increases in the amount of $150,000.
    1. PPL 9+ Projects requesting approval for FY21 O&M incremental funding in the amount of $2,045,805 and budget increases in the total amount of $ $75,000 for the following projects:
      • Four Mile Canal Terracing and Sediment Trapping (TV-18), PPL-9, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $6,941.00
      • Freshwater Introduction South of Highway 82 (ME-16), PPL-9, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $15,357.00
      • Black Bayou Culverts Hydrologic Restoration (CS-29), PPL-9, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $35,563.00
      • GIWW - Perry Ridge West Bank Stabilization (CS-30) PPL-9, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $7,208.00
      • Timbalier Island Dune and Marsh Creation (TE-40), PPL-9, EPA
        Budget increase amount: $75,000.00
        Incremental funding amount: $75,000.00
      • New Cut Dune and Marsh Creation (TE-37), PPL-9, EPA
        Incremental funding amount: $7,961.00
      • Grand Lake Shoreline Protection (ME-21), PPL-11, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $8,109.00
      • Barataria Barrier Island Complex (BA-38), PPL-11, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $175,528.00
      • Little Lake Shoreline Protection (BA-37), PPL-11, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $175,905.00
      • Pass Chaland to Grand Bayou Pass Barrier Island Shoreline Restoration (BA-35), PPL-11, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $6,909.00
      • Coastwide Nutria Control Program (LA-03b), PPL-11, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount (FY16): $1,194,275.12
      • Bayou Dupont Sediment Delivery System (BA-39), PPL 12, EPA
        Incremental funding request: $31,123.00
      • South White Lake Shoreline Protection (ME-22), PPL-12, USACE
        Incremental funding amount: $8,825.00
      • Whiskey Island Back Barrier Marsh Creation (TE-50), PPL-13, EPA
        Incremental funding amount: $42,156.00
      • East Marsh Island Marsh Creation (TV-21), PPL-14, EPA
        Incremental funding amount: $15,730.00
      • West Belle Pass Barrier Island Headland Restoration (TE-52), PPL-16, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $7,213.00
      • Bayou Dupont Marsh and Ridge Creation (BA-48), PPL-17, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $10,780.00
      • Grand Liard Marsh and Ridge Restoration (BA-68), PPL-18, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $7,130.00
      • Coastwide Vegetative Planting (LA-39), PPL-20, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $7,826.00
      • Oyster Bayou Marsh Creation and Terracing (CS-59), PPL-21, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $129,080.00
      • Bayou Dupont Sediment Delivery- Marsh Creation 3 (BA-164), PPL-22, EPA
        Incremental funding request: $77,186.00

    2. PPL 1-8 Project requesting approval for FY21 O&M incremental funding in the total amount of $338,055.11 and budget increases in the total amount of $75,000:
      • Isle Dernieres Restoration East Island (TE-20), PPL-1, EPA
        Budget Increase amount: $75,000.00
      • Incremental funding amount: $75,000.00
      • Cameron Creole Maintenance (CS-04a), PPL-3, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $104,209.00
      • Replace Sabine Refuge Water Control Structures at Headquarters Canal, West Cove Canal, and Hog Island Gully (CS-23), PPL-3, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $51,344.00
      • Black Bayou Hydrologic Restoration (CS-27), PPL-6, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $19,942.00
      • Humble Canal Hydrologic Restoration (ME-11), PPL-8, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $87,560.11

  14. Decision: Request for Monitoring Incremental Funding (Kent Bollfrass, CPRA) 11:40 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Technical Committee will consider and vote to make a recommendation to the Task Force to approve FY21 incremental funding in the amount of $11,484,723 and budget increases in the amount of $312,776.
    1. PPL 9+ Projects requesting approval for FY21 incremental funding in the amount of $815,403 and budget increases in the total amount of $119,239 for the following projects:
      • Barataria Basin Landbridge Shoreline Protection (BA27c), PPL-9, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $5,169.00
      • GIWW – Perry Ridge West Bank Stabilization (CS-30), PPL-9, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $5,339.00
      • Black Bayou Culverts Hydrologic Restoration (CS-29), PPL-9, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $75,256.00
      • Freshwater Introduction South of Highway 82 (ME-16), PPL-9, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $11,000.00
      • Grand-White Lakes Landbridge Protection (ME-19), PPL-10, USFWS
        Incremental funding request: $72,800.00
      • Delta Management at Fort St. Phillip (BS-11), PPL-10, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $42,396.00
      • Raccoon Island Shoreline Protection and Marsh Creation (TE-48), PPL-11, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $37,287.00
      • West Lake Boudreaux Shoreline Protection and Marsh Creation (TE-46), PPL-11, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $44,335.00
      • Coastwide Nutria Control Program (LA-03b), PPL-11, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount (FY16): $87,638.00
      • Dedicated Dredging on the Barataria Basin Landbridge (BA-36), PPL-11, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $12,409.00
      • Mississippi Sediment Delivery- Bayou Dupont (BA-39), PPL-12, EPA
        Incremental funding amount: $20,000.00
      • South White Lake Shoreline Protection (ME-22), PPL-12, USACE
        Budget increase amount: $119,239
        Incremental funding amount: $119,239
      • East Marsh Island Marsh Creation (TV-21), PPL-14, EPA
        Incremental funding amount: $115,035.00
      • Bayou Dupont Marsh and Ridge Creation (BA-48), PPL-17, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $30,663.00
      • Grand Liard Marsh and Ridge Restoration (BA-68), PPL-18, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $73,517.00
      • Coastwide Vegetative Planting (LA-39), PPL-20, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $63,320.00
    2. PPL 1-8 Project requesting approval for FY21 incremental funding in the amount of $322,671 and budget increases in the total amount of $193,537:
      • Isle Dernieres Restoration East Island (TE-20), PPL-1, EPA
        Budget increase amount: $30,000.00
        Incremental funding amount: $30,000.00
      • Cameron Creole Maintenance (CS-04a), PPL-3, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $76,870.00
      • Naomi Outfall Project (BA-03c), PPL-5, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $6,173.00
      • Sediment Trapping at the Jaws (TV-15), PPL-6, NMFS
        Budget increase amount: $69,019.00
        Increment funding amount: $69,019.00
      • Pecan Island Terracing (ME-14), PPL-7, NMFS
        Budget increase amount: $94,518.00
        Incremental funding amount: $94,518.00
      • East Sabine Marsh Creation Cycles 4 and 5 (CS-28-4), PPL-8, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $46,091.00
    3. Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) requesting approval for FY21 incremental funding in the total amount of $10,346,649.00:
      • Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) (LA-30) USGS
        Incremental funding amount: $10,346,649.00

  15. Additional Agenda Items (Brad Inman, USACE) 12:00 p.m. to 12:05 p.m.


  16. Request for Public Comments (Brad Inman, USACE) 12:05 p.m. to 12:10 p.m.


  17. Announcement: Date of Upcoming CWPPRA Dedication Event (Brad Inman, USACE) 12:10 p.m. to 12:15 p.m. A dedication ceremony will be held on October 10, 2018. The ceremony will be held at the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge in Grand Chenier, LA. More details will be provided via the CWPPRA Newsflash.


  18. Announcement: Dates of Upcoming CWPPRA Program Meeting (Brad Inman, USACE) 12:15 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. The Task Force meeting will be held October 11, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at the Port Authority of Lake Charles (Board Room), 1611 West Sallier Street, Lake Charles, Louisiana.


  19. Announcement: Scheduled Dates of Future Program Meetings (Brad Inman, USACE) 12:20 p.m. to 12:25 p.m.

  20. October 11, 2018
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    Lake Charles
    December 6, 2018
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee
    Baton Rouge
    January 2019
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    TBD


  21. Decision: Adjourn

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