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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT
TASK FORCE MEETING


AGENDA
May 6, 2020, 9:30 a.m.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the CWPPRA Task Force will hold a virtual meeting in place of the regularly scheduled public meeting. This virtual meeting will take place on May 6th via WebEx. The public is invited to participate. Detailed instructions on how to access the meeting will be provided.

Location:
Virtual Meeting
https://usace.webex.com/meet/alice.p.kerl

Documentation of Technical Committee meetings (including minutes, attendance records, PowerPoint Presentations, and meeting binders) may be found at:
http://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/CWPPRA.aspx

Tab Number Agenda Item

  1. Meeting Initiation 9:30 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
    1. Introduction of Task Force or Alternates
    2. Opening remarks of Task Force 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 (Brad Inman, USACE) 9:50 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. USACE will report out on recent electronic votes and approvals.

  4. Report: Construction Update (Brad Inman, USACE) 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The CWPPRA agencies will provide a report on projects that are currently under construction and projects that have recently completed construction.

  5. Report: Public Outreach Committee Report (Jennifer Guidry, USGS) 10:15 a.m. to 10:35 a.m. The Outreach Coordinator will present the Public Outreach Committee report.

  6. Report: Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) Report (Leigh Anne Sharp, CPRA) 10:35 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. Ms. Leigh Anne Sharp will provide a report on CRMS.

  7. Report: Development of a Support Programmatic Project for Signage (Brad Inman, USACE) 10:55 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. Mr. Brad Inman will provide an update on the development of a support programmatic project for signage.

  8. Decision: Request of Funds for East Timbalier Island Sediment Restoration, Phase 1 (TE-25) Monitoring Cost During Closeout (Cecelia Linder, NMFS) 11:05 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. NMFS request Task Force approval based on the Technical Committee recommendation of $73,576.43 from the CWPPRA program's available funds, in order to financially close the long-term phase of the East Timbalier Island Sediment Restoration, Phase 1 project.

  9. Decision: Request For a No-Cost Time Extension for Cote Blanche Hydrologic Restoration (TV-04) (TBD, CPRA) 11:15 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. NRCS and CPRA request Task Force approval based on the Technical Committee recommendation of a one year no cost time extension for Cote Blanche Hydrologic Restoration in order to continue working out the proposed final actions before closeout.

  10. Report/Decision: Upcoming 20-Year Life Projects (Kaitlyn Carriere, USACE) 11:25 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The project sponsors will present recommended paths forward for projects nearing the end of their 20-year lives. The Task Force will vote based on the Technical Committee’s recommended paths forward for the following projects.
    1. Projects requesting approval for project closeout with no additional cost increase:

      BA-23
      Barataria Bay Waterway West Side Shoreline Protection
      NRCS
      1-Nov-20
      PO-06
      Fritchie Marsh Restoration
      NRCS
      1-Mar-21
      BA-26
      Barataria Bay Waterway East Side Shoreline Protection
      NRCS
      31-Mar-21
      CS-31
      Holly Beach Sand Management
      NRCS
      31-Mar-23
      ME-14
      Pecan Island Terracing
      NMFS
      10-Sep-23
      CS-27
      Black Bayou Hydrologic Restoration
      NMFS
      3-Nov-23
      TV-17
      Lake Portage Land Bridge
      NRCS
      15-May-24
      TV-18
      Four Mile Canal Terracing and Sediment Trapping
      NMFS
      23-May-24
      ME-19
      Grand-White Lake Landbridge Restoration
      FWS
      1-Oct-24
      PO-24
      Hopedale Hydrologic Restoration
      NMFS
      15-Jan-25
      TV-15
      Sediment Trapping at the Jaws
      NMFS
      19-May-25

    2. Projects requesting approval for closeout with a cost increase:

      PO-22
      Bayou Chevee Shoreline Protection
      COE
      17-Dec-21
      BA-03c
      Naomi Outfall Management
      NRCS
      15-Jul-22

    3. Projects pursuing project extension through formal evaluation:

      MR-03
      West Bay Sediment Diversion
      COE
      28-Nov-23
      MR-09
      Delta Wide Crevasses
      NMFS
      1-May-25


  11. Decision: CWPPRA Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) Update/Revisions (Kaitlyn Carriere, USACE) 12:00 p.m. to 12:10 p.m. USACE will present the requested changes and revisions to the CWPPRA SOP for Task Force approval based on the Technical Committee’s recommendation.

  12. Decision: FY21 Planning Budget Approval, including the PPL 31 Process, and Presentation of FY21 Outreach Budget (Process, Size, Funding, etc.) (Brad Inman, USACE) 12:10 p.m. to 12:25 p.m. The P&E Subcommittee will present their recommended FY21 Planning Program Budget development, including the PPL 31 Process.
    1. The Task Force will vote based on the Technical Committee recommendation to approve the PPL 31 Process include selecting four nominees in the Barataria and Terrebonne Basins; three projects in the Breton Sound and Pontchartrain Basins; two nominees in the Mermentau, Calcasieu/Sabine, and Tech/Vermilion Basins; and one nominee will be selected in the Atchafalaya Basin.
    2. The Task Force will vote based on the Technical Committee recommendation to approve the FY21 Outreach Committee Budget, in the amount of $452,113.
    3. The Task Force will vote based on the Technical Committee recommendation to approve the FY21 Planning Budget (includes Outreach Committee Budget), in the amount of $5,103,132.

  13. Report: Selection of Ten Candidate Projects to Evaluate for PPL 30 (Kevin Roy, FWS) 12:25 p.m. to 12:35 p.m. At the April 6, 2020 meeting, the Technical Committee selected ten projects as PPL 30 candidates for Phase 0 analysis as listed below.


    Region
    Basin
    PPL 30 Candidates
    Agency
    2
    Breton Sound
    Reggio Marsh Creation and Hydrologic Restoration
    EPA
    2
    Breton Sound
    Spanish Lake-Grand Lake Marsh Creation
    FWS
    2
    Breton Sound
    Phoenix Marsh Creation - West Increment
    FWS
    2
    Barataria
    Grand Bayou Ridge and Marsh Restoration - Phase 2
    FWS
    3
    Terrebonne
    Bay Raccourci Marsh Creation Increment II
    FWS
    3
    Teche-Vermilion
    North Marsh Restoration (North Increment)
    NMFS
    3
    Teche-Vermilion
    West Branch Marsh Creation on Marsh Island, LA
    NMFS
    4
    Mermentau
    Southeast Pecan Island Marsh Creation
    NRCS
    4
    Mermentau
    Flat Lake Gulf Shoreline Protection
    NMFS
    4
    Calcasieu-Sabine
    East Prong Marsh Creation and Terracing
    FWS

  14. Additional Agenda Items (Brad Inman, USACE) 12:35 p.m. to 12:35 p.m.

  15. Request for Public Comments (Brad Inman, USACE) 12:35 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

  16. Announcement: Date of Upcoming CWPPRA Program Meeting (Brad Inman, USACE) 12:45 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. The Technical Committee meeting will be held September 3, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (DARM), 7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  17. Announcement: Scheduled Dates of Future Program Meetings* (Brad Inman, USACE) 12:45 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
    September 3, 2020
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee
    New Orleans
    October 29, 2020
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    New Orleans
    December 3, 2020
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee
    New Orleans

    *subject to change

  18. Decision: Adjourn



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