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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING


AGENDA
December 6, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

Location:
LA Department of Natural Resources
LaSalle Building - LaBelle Room
617 North Third Street
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 9:50 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: Electronic Votes and Approvals (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 9:40 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. USACE will report out on recent electronic votes.


  4. Report: 20 Year Life Project Impact Analysis (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 9:50 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. As a result of a motion made at the October 2018 Task Force meeting, the Technical Committee was tasked with conducting a risk assessment on all completed projects and all projects within five years of their 20 year lives. The P&E Committee held a phone call on 14 November to discuss the path forward. USACE will report out on the P&E Committee’s discussion and next steps.


  5. Report: Deauthorization of the Shoreline, Protection, Preservation, and Restoration Panel (SPPR) Project (LA-280) (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 10:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. The Task Force approved initial deauthorization procedures for the SPPR demonstration project (LA-280). Written comments will be accepted until December 14th. Final deauthorization of the project will be considered for a vote at a later date.


  6. Report/Decision: CWPPRA 2018 Report to Congress (Kaitlyn Carriere, USACE) 10:10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. USACE and EPA will present the draft design of the 2018 Report to Congress to the Technical Committee to recommend to the Task Force for approval.


  7. Report/Decision: 28th Priority Project List (Kevin Roy, FWS) 10:20 a.m. to 11:00a.m. The Environmental Workgroup Chairman will present an overview of the ten PPL 28 candidate projects and one demonstration project. The Technical Committee will vote to make a recommendation to the Task Force for selecting PPL 28 projects for Phase I Engineering and Design. The Technical Committee may or may not select the demonstration project to move forward.



  8. Report/Decision: Request for Phase II Authorization and Approval of Phase II Increment 1 Funding (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 11:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. The Technical Committee will consider requests for Phase II authorization and approval of Increment 1 funding for cash flow projects for recommendation to the Task Force. Due to limited funding, the Technical Committee will recommend a list of projects for Task Force approval within available program construction funding limits. Each project listed in the following table will be discussed individually by its sponsoring agency. Following presentations and discussion on individual projects, the Technical Committee will rank all projects to aid in deciding which to recommend to the Task Force for Phase II authorization and funding.


  • Additional Agenda Items (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:40 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.


  • Request for Public Comments (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:45 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.


  • Announcement: Priority Project List 29 Regional Planning Team Meetings (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:50 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.
    January 29, 2019
    TBD
    Region IV Planning Team Meeting
    Lake Charles
    January 30, 2019
    9:30 a.m.
    Region III Planning Team Meeting
    Morgan City
    January 31, 2019
    10:00 a.m.
    Region I & II Planning Team Meeting
    Lacombe
    February 22, 2019
    10:30 a.m.
    Coastwide Electronic Voting
    (via email, no meeting)


  • Announcement: Date of Upcoming CWPPRA Program Meeting (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:55 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Task Force meeting will be held January 24, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana in the District Assembly Room (DARM).


  • Announcement: Scheduled Dates of Future Program Meetings* (Brad Inman, USACE) 12:00 p.m. to 12:05 p.m.

    January 24, 2019
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    New Orleans
    January 29, 2019
    TBD
    Region IV Planning Team Meeting
    Lake Charles
    January 30, 2019
    9:30 a.m.
    Region III Planning Team Meeting
    Morgan City
    January 31, 2019
    10:00 a.m.
    Region I & II Planning Team Meeting
    Lacombe
    April 11, 2019
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee Meeting
    Baton Rouge
    May 9, 2019
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force Meeting
    New Orleans
    September 12, 2019
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee Meeting
    Baton Rouge
    October 10, 2019
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force Meeting
    New Orleans
    December 5, 2019
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee Meeting
    Baton Rouge

  • Decision: Adjourn

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