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October 2020 CWPPRA Task Force Electronic Vote


As a result of the Hurricane Zeta impacts in New Orleans, LA on 28 October 2020, the October CWPPRA Task Force meeting was cancelled. By Task Force decision, it was resolved that an electronic vote would take place in lieu of rescheduling the October Task Force meeting. On 10 November 2020, Colonel Stephen Murphy formally requested an electronic vote on the following motions:

  1. The CWPPRA Task Force approves and adopts the minutes from the May 6, 2020 Task Force meeting.

  2. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation to initiate deauthorization procedures for the Ship Shoal: Whiskey West Flank Restoration (TE-47) Project.

  3. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation to initiate deauthorization procedures for the Caminada Headland Back Barrier Marsh Creation, Increment 2, (BA-193) Project.

  4. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation to increase the monitoring budget in the amount of $177,843 and increase the O&M budget in the amount of $1,604,151 for the Sabine Refuge Water Control Structures Replacement (CS-23) Project.

  5. The CWPPRA Task Force approves a change in scope for the East Leeville Marsh Creation and Nourishment (BA- 194) Project.

  6. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee's recommendation to transfer $976,475 from the Coastwide Vegetative Plantings (LA-39) Project's approved O&M budget to its approved Monitoring budget to balance past allocations and complete monitoring for the project life.

  7. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation to transfer $29,912 from the Grand-White Lakes Landbridge Protection (ME-19) Project's approved O&M budget to its approved Monitoring budget to complete final monitoring and reporting.

  8. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation to increase the Monitoring budget in the amount of $1,336,808 and increase the O&M budget in the amount of $3,259,349 for the Cameron Creole Maintenance (CS-04a) Project.

  9. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation to increase the O&M budget in the amount of $510,474 for the Oaks/ Avery Canal Hydrologic Restoration (TV-13a) Project.

  10. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for FY23 incremental funding for administrative costs for cash flow projects in the amount of $76,569.

  11. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for technical services for the CWPPRA program in the amount of $216,546.

  12. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for FY23 O&M incremental funding for PPL 9+ Projects in the total amount of $3,079,907.

  13. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for FY23 O&M incremental funding for PPL 1-8 Projects in the total amount of $3,071,271 and budget increases in the total amount of $85,000.

  14. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for FY23 Monitoring incremental funding for PPL 9+ Projects in the total amount of $1,392,529 and budget increases in the total amount of $137,047.

  15. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for FY23 Monitoring incremental funding for PPL 1-8 Projects in the total amount of $518,051.

  16. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for FY23 Monitoring incremental funding for the Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) in the total amount of $10,000,000.



The Task Force members reviewed each motion as stated above, and on 16 November 2020, all motions were approved and passed by the Task Force. The official electronic voting sheets can be found using the link below:
https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/environmental/cwppra/TF%20Meeting%20Minutes/2020/PUBLIC%20Final%20Package_29OCT2020_Task%20Force%20Electronic%20Vote.pdf?ver=FKhe-Eg2oiC21tX1qj5hwg%3d%3d

If there are any questions or comments regarding the electronic vote and approval of the above motions, please contact Ms. Sarah Bradley, CWPPRA Program Manager, by email at Sarah.C.Bradley@usace.army.mil or by phone at (504) 862-1723.




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