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Regional Planning Team Meeting Reminder


The CWPPRA Regional Planning Teams (RPT) will conduct virtual meetings to propose projects that will be considered for the 31st Priority Project List (PPL 31). All proposals consistent with the 2017 State Master Plan will be considered as possible nominees for the PPL 31 evaluation process. A lead agency will be assigned to each nominated project to develop fact sheets after the meetings. If you would like guidance on the development of projects that are consistent with the 2017 State Master Plan, please contact Kent Bollfrass of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) by email at kent.bollfrass@la.gov.

RPT Presentation Requirements:
Proposal presentations must be less than five minutes in length and all PowerPoint slide presentations must be no more than five slides. To smoothly operate in the virtual setting, those who wish to secure a spot on the agenda for their project proposal can fill out the PPL 31 project nomination form located at located in the announcements at https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/missions/environmental/cwppra.aspx and send it to Alice.P.Kerl@usace.army.mil by 25 January 2021.

Though not required, fact sheets and presentations are recommended to accompany your nomination form. Any factsheets submitted by the deadline will be posted online for reference during the meetings. PowerPoint presentations will be accepted up to 8 a.m. the day of the meeting and must be sent to Alice.P.Kerl@usace.army.mil.

* Note: Please present proposed construction cost including contingency in $5M range increments: $0-$5M, $5M-$10M,etc. It is also recommended that proposals include a project vicinity map.

The coastwide RPT vote will occur on February 23, 2021 via email to select up to 22 nominees (including demonstration project nominees) for Technical Committee approval. The details of the PPL 31 Planning Process can be found at:

https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/environmental/cwppra/PPL/PPL%2031/PPL%2031%20Process.pdf



Regional Planning Team (RPT) Meetings and RPT Leaders
February 2, 2021
10:00 a.m.
Region IV Planning Team Meeting
Kevin Roy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
February 3, 2021
9:30 a.m.
Region III Planning Team Meeting
Ron Boustany, Natural Resources Conservation Service
February 4, 2021
10:00 a.m.
Region I & II Planning Team Meeting
Sarah Bradley, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Kent Bollfrass, Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority


If you do not have access to a working computer or internet connection and need assistance, please contact Alice Kerl at 504-862-2396.



Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA)
Priority Project List 31
Regional Planning Team Meetings

Region 4 – Virtual (WebEx) – February 2, 2021, 10:00 am
Region 3 – Virtual (WebEx) – February 3, 2021, 9:30 am
Region 1 & 2 – Virtual (WebEx) – February 4, 2021, 10:00 am

AGENDA


Meeting Purpose: The Regional Planning Teams (RPTs) will accept project and demonstration project nominations for developing the 31st Priority Project List (PPL). Public comments are welcomed; however, no voting will take place at these meetings. RPTs will select PPL 31 nominees via electronic voting on February 23, 2021.

  1. Welcome and Introductions: RPT Team Leader, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), CWPPRA Representatives, Parish Representatives, State Representatives, RPT members

  2. PPL 31 Selection Process Brief Overview and Ground Rules for Today’s PPL 31 Nomination Meeting (RPT Leader)

  3. Explanation of Coastwide Voting Process (RPT Leader)*

  4. PPL 31 Project Nominations (Entire RPT)
    Nominees must be consistent with and support the 2017 State Master Plan.

  5. Announcements of upcoming PPL 31, Task Force, Technical Committee and Other Program Meetings

  6. Adjourn

*If not already identified, parishes within each basin will be asked to identify who will vote during the coastwide electronic vote before January 25th by emailing Alice.P.Kerl@usace.army.mil. No additional projects will be nominated after the RPT meetings, nor will any significant changes to projects proposed at these meetings be allowed. Public comments will be heard during the meeting and additional written comments may be forwarded to the CWPPRA Program Manager, Sarah Bradley, by February 18, 2021 for dissemination to the CWPPRA agencies.

Virtual - WebEx
https://usace1.webex.com/meet/alice.p.kerl
Meeting Number: 199 743 4008
USA Toll-Free: 844-800-2712
Access Code: 199 743 4008

Send comments to: Sarah Bradley
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
CEMVN-PM-R, RM 331
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118


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