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CWPPRA
COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING


AGENDA
December 5, 2019, 9:30 a.m.

Location:
Tulane River and Coastal Center
District Assembly Room (DARM)
1370 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, 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. Decision: Deauthorization of Caminada Headland Back Barrier Marsh Creation, Increment 2, Project (BA-193) (Karen McCormick, EPA) 9:50 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. EPA and CPRA, as the Lead Agency and Local Sponsor respectively, request the initiation of formal deauthorization procedures for the CWPPRA Caminada Headland Back Barrier Marsh Creation, Increment 2, (BA-193) Project. Because the benefit areas associated with the BA-193 project were combined with the Caminada Headland Back Barrier Marsh Creation, Increment 1, (BA-171) project, the BA-193 project number is no longer needed.


  4. Decision: Transfer of the Bayou Grand Cheniere Ridge and Marsh Creation Project (BA-173) from CPRA and FWS to the State (Brian Lezina, CPRA) 9:55 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. CPRA and FWS request to approve final transfer of the Bayou Grand Cheniere Ridge and Marsh Creaction Project (BA-173) to the State to be implemented through an alternate funding source. Written comments will be accepted until December 13th. The Technical Committee will vote to recommend approval to finalize transfer of BA-173 contingent upon any written comments.


  5. Decision: Request for a Change in Scope for the Barataria Bay Rim Marsh Creation Project (BA-195) (Quin Kinler, NRCS) 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. NRCS and CPRA request the Technical Committee recommend approval of a change in scope for the Barataria Bay Rim Marsh Creation Project (BA-195). The current ratio of total cost per net acres and the current ratio of the Average Annual Cost (AAC) per Average Annual Habitat Unit (AAHU) vary by 36.5% and 33.5%, respectively, from Phase 1 values.


  6. Report/Decision: 29th Priority Project List (Kevin Roy, FWS) 10:15 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. The Environmental Workgroup Chairman will present an overview of the eleven PPL 29 candidate projects. The Technical Committee will vote to make a recommendation to the Task Force for selecting PPL 29 projects for Phase I Engineering and Design.



  7. Report/Decision: Request for Phase II Authorization and Approval of Phase II Increment 1 Funding (Brad Inman, USACE) 10:50 a.m. to 11:25 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.


  8. Additional Agenda Items (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:25 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.


  9. Request for Public Comments (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:25 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


  10. Announcement: Priority Project List 30 Regional Planning Team Meetings (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:30 a.m. to 11:35 a.m.
    February 4, 2020
    10:00 a.m.
    Region IV Planning Team Meeting
    Lake Charles
    February 5, 2020
    9:30 a.m.
    Region III Planning Team Meeting
    Morgan City
    February 6, 2020
    10:00 a.m.
    Region I & II Planning Team Meeting
    Lacombe
    February 23, 2020
    10:30 a.m.
    Coastwide Electronic Voting
    (via email, no meeting)


  11. Announcement: Date of Upcoming CWPPRA Program Meeting (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:35 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. The Task Force meeting will be held January 29, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at the LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA in the Louisiana Room.


  12. Announcement: Scheduled Dates of Future Program Meetings* (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:40 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

    January 29, 2020
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    Baton Rouge
    February 4, 2020
    10:00 a.m.
    Region IV Planning Team Meeting
    Lake Charles
    February 5, 2020
    9:30 a.m.
    Region III Planning Team Meeting
    Morgan City
    February 6, 2020
    10:00 a.m.
    Region I & II Planning Team Meeting
    Lacombe
    April 2, 2020
    10:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee Meeting
    Baton Rouge
    May 7, 2020
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    Lafayette
    September 3, 2020
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee Meeting
    Baton Rouge
    October 29, 2020
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    New Orleans
    December 3, 2020
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee Meeting
    Baton Rouge
    *subject to change

  13. Decision: Adjourn



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