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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING


AGENDA
April 1, 2021, 9:30 a.m.

Location:
Virtual Meeting-WebEx

Due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, the CWPPRA Technical Committee will hold a virtual meeting in place of the regularly scheduled public meeting. This virtual meeting will take place on April 1st via WebEx. The public is invited to participate. Detailed instructions on how to access the meeting are being distributed via Newsflash and can also be found in the link below: https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/environmental/cwppra/Announcements/April%20TC%20Joining%20the%20Webex.pdf?ver=Y-MSYQyL_pqEa3sFk4G6Zg%3d%3d


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 Technical Committee or Alternates
    2. Opening remarks of Technical Committee Members
    3. Request for Agenda Changes/Additional Agenda Items/Adoption of Agenda

  2. Announcement: Retirement of Dr. Sasser, CWPPRA Academic Advisory Group (AAG) Chairman (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 9:40 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Honoring Dr. Charles Sasser, the CWPPRA AAG Chairman, as he enters retirement.

  3. Report: Status of CWPPRA Program Funds and Projects (Jernice Cheavis, USACE) 9:50 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Ms. Jernice Cheavis will provide an overview of the status of CWPPRA accounts and available funding in the Planning and Construction Programs.


  4. Report/Decision: 2021 CWPPRA Report to Congress (Kaitlyn Carriere, USACE) 10:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. USACE will provide a report on the development of the 2021 Report to Congress. In addition, USACE will be requesting approval of the draft text.


  5. Report: Status of Development of the Support Programmatic Project for Signage (Kent Bollfrass, CPRA) 10:10 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. Mr. Kent Bollfrass will provide an update on the development of a support programmatic project for signage.


  6. Report/Decision: Upcoming 20-Year Life Projects (Kaitlyn Carriere, USACE) 10:20 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. The project sponsors will present recommended paths forward for projects nearing the end of their 20-year lives. The Technical Committee will vote on a recommendation to the Task Force on the path forward for the following projects.

    1. Projects requesting approval for project closeout with no additional cost increase:
      BS-11
      Delta Management at Fort St. Phillip
      FWS
      14-Dec-26
      ME-22
      South White Lake Shoreline Protection
      COE
      29-Aug-26
      TV-13a
      Oaks/Avery Canal Hydrologic Restoration
      NRCS
      11-Oct-22

    2. Projects requesting approval for closeout with a cost increase. NRCS and CPRA request approval of the path forward, approval an Operation and Maintenance cost increase of $4,831,086.25 (which includes funds to offset an O&M deficit of $92,639.25), and approval of a five year project life extension (thru December 18, 2026) to allow time for completion of the work:
      TV-04
      Cote Blanche Hydrologic Restoration
      NRCS
      18-Dec-21

    3. Projects pursuing project extension through formal evaluation:
      CS-23
      Sabine Refuge Structure Replacement (Hog Island)
      FWS
      10-Sept-23


  7. Decision: Request for a One Year Time Extension and Budget Transfer of Approved Monitoring to Approved O&M for Fritchie Marsh Restoration (PO-06) Project (Barry Richard, CPRA) 10:50 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. CPRA and NRCS request Technical Committee recommendation for approval of a One Year Extension to include a transfer of $100,000.00 from approved Monitoring to approved O&M to reconcile past expenditures and complete project close out efforts. Total approved project cost would not be revised.


  8. Decision: Request for a Transfer of Approved O&M to Approved Monitoring for Non-Rock Alternatives to Shoreline Protection Demonstration (LA-16) Project (Tommy McGinnis or Jody White, CPRA) 11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. NRCS and CPRA request Technical Committee recommendation for approval to transfer $5,243.49 from approved O&M to approved State Monitoring to reconcile the budget for project close out. Total approved project cost would not be revised.


  9. Decision: FY22 Planning Budget Approval, including the PPL 32 Process, and Presentation of FY22 Outreach Budget (Process, Size, Funding, etc.) (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 11:10 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. The P&E Subcommittee will present their recommended FY22 Planning Program Budget development, including the PPL 32 Process.

    1. The Technical Committee will vote on a recommendation to the Task Force to approve that the PPL 32 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 Technical Committee will vote on a recommendation to the Task Force to approve the FY22 Outreach Committee Budget, in the amount of $452,113.

    3. The Technical Committee will vote on a recommendation to the Task Force to approve the FY22 Planning Budget (includes Outreach Committee Budget), in the amount of $4,999,132.

  10. Report/Decision: Selection of Ten Candidate Projects to Evaluate for PPL 31 (Kevin Roy, FWS) 11:25 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Technical Committee will consider preliminary costs and benefits of the 31st Priority Project List (PPL) projects. The Technical Committee will select 10 projects as PPL 31 candidates to be evaluated for Phase 0 analysis, which will be considered later for final selection of projects that will be approved for Phase I (Planning and Engineering and Design). A demonstration project may or may not be selected to move forward.



  11. Additional Agenda Items (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 p.m.


  12. Request for Public Comments (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 12:00 p.m. to 12:10 a.m.


  13. Announcement: Date of Upcoming CWPPRA Program Meeting (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 12:10 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. The Task Force meeting will be held May 6, 2021 at 9:30 a.m.


  14. Announcement: Scheduled Dates of Future Program Meetings* (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 12:20 p.m. to 12:20 p.m.
    May 6, 2021
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    TBD
    September 2, 2021
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee Meeting
    TBD
    October 7, 2021
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    TBD
    December 2, 2021
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee Meeting
    TBD
    *subject to change

  15. Decision: Adjourn





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