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October 2021 CWPPRA Task Force Electronic Vote


As a result of the Hurricane Ida impacts in Southeast LA on 29 August 2021, 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 18 October 2021, 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, 2021 Task Force meeting.

  2. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation of the final draft of the 2021 CWPPRA Report to Congress.

  3. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for the changes and revisions to the scope change procedures in the CWPPRA SOP.

  4. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for the Ten-Year Support Programmatic Project for Signage in the amount of $2,767,206.00.

  5. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for the first three years of incremental funding for the Support Programmatic Project for Signage in the amount of $703,878.00.

  6. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for a 20-Year Project Life Extension of the Replace Sabine Refuge Water Control Structures at Headquarters Canal, West Cove Canal and Hog Island Gully (CS-23) Project.

  7. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for a change in scope for the Island Road Marsh Creation and Nourishment (TE-117) Project.

  8. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation to transfer $19,354.00 from the Four Mile Marsh Creation and Terracing (TV-18) Project’s approved O&M budget to its approved Monitoring budget to fund two years of CRMS photography analysis deemed important for final reporting for this project.

  9. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation to increase the Monitoring budget in the amount of $114,024.21 and increase the O&M budget in the amount of $43,789.00 for the Brady Canal Hydrologic Restoration (TE-28) Project to reconcile past expenditures in advance of financial closeout.

  10. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for a one-year time extension and O&M budget increase in the amount of $81,786.00 for the Bayou Chevee Shoreline Protection (PO-22) Project.

  11. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for FY24 incremental funding for administrative costs for cash flow projects in the amount of $80,954.00.

  12. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for technical services for the CWPPRA program in the amount of $216,546.00.

  13. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for FY24 O&M incremental funding for PPL 9+ Projects in the total amount of $2,486,543.00.

  14. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for FY24 O&M incremental funding for PPL 1-8 Projects in the total amount of $2,120,845.00 and budget increases in the total amount of $124,797.00.

  15. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for FY24 Monitoring incremental funding for PPL 9+ Projects in the total amount of $1,454,590.00.

  16. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for FY24 Monitoring incremental funding for PPL 1-8 Projects in the total amount of $314,269.21.

  17. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation for FY24 Monitoring incremental funding for the Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) in the total amount of $10,000,000.00.

The Task Force members reviewed each motion as stated above, and on 1 November 2021, 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/2021/FinalPUBLICPackage_7OCT21_TaskForce_ElectronicVote.pdf?ver=NyVzihF1MHbnEMqnJZ04ug%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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