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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT
Technical Committee Meeting


AGENDA
September 1, 2022, 9:30 a.m.

Location:
Virtual-WebEx
https://usace1.webex.com/meet/alice.p.kerl
Meeting Number: 199 743 4008

The CWPPRA Technical Committee will hold a virtual meeting in place of the regularly scheduled public meeting. This virtual meeting will take place on September 1st via WebEx. The public is invited to participate. Detailed instructions on how to access the meeting are included in the link below: https://www.mvn.usace.army.mil/Portals/56/docs/environmental/cwppra/Announcements/Joining%20the%20Webex_PublicInstructions.pdf?ver=75u6vjskPNyYEgSInKtFGw%3d%3d

Documentation of Task Force meetings (including minutes, attendance records, PowerPoint Presentations, and meeting binders) may be found at:
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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. Report:  Status of CWPPRA Program Funds and Projects (Jernice Cheavis, USACE) 9:40 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.

  3. Report: Status of Unconstructed Projects (Kaitlyn Richard, USACE) 10:00 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. The P&E Subcommittee will report on the status of unconstructed CWPPRA projects. There were zero projects that were considered for “critical watch.”

  4. Decision: Request to Incorporate Bio-Engineered Oyster Reef Demonstration (LA-08) into Rockefeller Refuge Gulf Shoreline Stabilization (ME-18) Projects and a Budget Increase (Jennifer Smith, NMFS) 10:10 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.
    1. NMFS and CPRA request the Technical Committee recommendation of approval to incorporate LA-08 into ME-18
    2. NMFS and CPRA request the Technical Committee recommendation of approval for a budget increase of $211,169.00 for ME-18

  5. Decision: Final Inactivation of East Leeville Marsh Creation and Nourishment (BA-194) Project (Patrick Williams, NMFS) 10:25 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. NMFS and CPRA request approval of a recommendation to the Task Force to finalize inactivation of the East Leeville Marsh Creation and Nourishment Project (BA-194) because of site conditions and increasing backlog of more cost-effective projects with limited program funds for construction. This will be contingent upon the 30-day public comment period.

  6. Decision: Six Month Time Extension Request for Bayou Chevee Shoreline Protection (PO-22) Project (Barry Richard, CPRA) 10:40 a.m. to 10:55 a.m. CPRA will request approval for a time extension request for the Bayou Chevee Shoreline Protection (PO-22) Project. The project’s end of life is December 2022, however a 6-month time extension is requested to ensure there is enough time to install signage and to close out the project.

  7. Decision: Request for a Monitoring Budget Increase for Freshwater Introduction South of Highway 82 (ME-16) Project (Kevin Roy, FWS or Leigh Anne Sharp, CPRA) 10:55 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. FWS and CPRA request a $39,776 Monitoring budget increase to complete monitoring activities, prepare a final report, and complete an end-of-project life assessment.

  8. Decision: Delta Wide Crevasses (MR-09) Project Life Extension (Dawn Davis, NMFS) 11:10 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. A formal assessment of cost and benefits for potential project life extension has been completed and the results will be presented. NMFS and CPRA propose a 20-year project life extension for MR-09. The resulting budget increase is $13,044,961 with a calculated cost effectiveness of $31,932 per acre over the additional 20 years. NMFS and CPRA are requesting the first year incremental request of $3,918,457.59. The Technical Committee will vote to make a recommendation to the Task Force to approve a project life extension and the incremental funding for the first year.

  9. Decision: Transfer of Funding from O&M to Monitoring for Barataria Bay Waterway East Side Shoreline Protection (BA-26) Project (Danielle Richardi, CPRA) 11:25 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. NRCS and CPRA will request approval to transfer funding in the amount of $500 from O&M to Monitoring in preparation for project closeout in the next fiscal year.

  10. Decision: Annual Request for Incremental Funding for FY25 Administrative Costs for Cash Flow Projects (Jernice Cheavis, USACE) 11:30 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will request funding approval in the amount of $98,451 for administrative costs for cash flow projects beyond Increment 1. The Technical Committee will consider and vote to make a recommendation to the Task Force on the request for funds.

  11. Decision: Request for Funding for the CWPPRA Program’s Technical Services (Michelle Fischer, USGS) 11:35 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and CPRA are requesting funding for technical services for the CWPPRA program in the amount of $218,386. The Technical Committee will consider and vote to make a recommendation to the Task Force to approve the request for budget increase and funding for technical services in the amount of $218,386

  12. Decision: Request for Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Incremental Funding (Kent Bollfrass, CPRA) 11:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Technical Committee will consider and vote to make a recommendation to the Task Force to approve requests for totally FY25 O&M incremental funding in the amount of $4,877,961.62 and O&M budget increase in the total amount of $23,231.00.

    1. PPL9+ Projects requesting approval for FY25 O&M incremental funding in the total amount of $3,678,829.75 for the following projects
      • Coastwide Vegetative Planting (LA-39)
            Incremental Funding Request: $5,373.00
      • Rockefeller Refuge Gulf Shoreline Stabilization (ME-18)
            Incremental Funding Request: $37,419.00
      • Cameron-Creole Grand Bayou Marsh Creation (CS-54)
            Incremental Funding Request: $9,509.00
      • Oyster Bayou Marsh Creation (CS-59)
            Incremental Funding Request: $129,080.00
      • Freshwater Introduction South of Highway 82 (ME-16)
            Incremental Funding Request: $16,623.00
      • Grand Lake Shoreline Protection (ME-21)
            Incremental Funding Request: $35,844.00
      • South White Lake Shoreline Protection (ME-22)
            Incremental Funding Request: $9,552.00
      • Four Mile Canal Terracing and Sediment Trapping (TV-18)
            Incremental Funding Request: $23,796.00
      • East Marsh Island Marsh Creation (TV-21)
            Incremental Funding Request: $29,447.00
      • Cole’s Bayou Marsh Restoration (TV-63)
            Incremental Funding Request: $530,251.00
      • West Belle Pass Barrier Headland Restoration (TE-52)
            Incremental Funding Request: $8,140.75
      • Barataria Basin Landbridge Shoreline Protection, Phase 3 (BA-27c)
            Incremental Funding Request: $208,100.00
      • Little Lake Shoreline Protection/ Dedicated Dredging Near Round Lake (BA-37)
            Incremental Funding Request: $2,130.00
      • Lost Lake Marsh Creation and Hydrologic Restoration (TE-72)
            Incremental Funding Request: $135,177.00
      • Hydrologic Restoration and Vegetative Planting in the Des Allemands Swamp (BA-34-2)
            Incremental Funding Request: $50,000.00
      • Coastwide Nutria Control Program (LA-03b)
            Incremental Funding Request: $2,273,878.00
      • Bayou Dupont Sediment Delivery- Marsh Creation and Terracing #3 (BA-164)
            Incremental Funding Request: $8,411.00
      • Grand Liard Marsh and Ridge Restoration (BA-68)
            Incremental Funding Request: $36,754.00
      • Goose Point Marsh Creation (PO-33)
            Incremental Funding Request: $86,970.00
      • Bayou Bonfuca Marsh Creation (PO-104)
            Incremental Funding Request: $14,537.00
      • Bayou Dupont Marsh and Ridge Restoration (BA-48)
            Incremental Funding Request: $3,863.00
      • Barataria Barrier Island Complex: Pelican Island and Pass La Mer to Chaland Pass Restoration (BA-38)
            Incremental Funding Request: $20,942.00
      • Pass Chaland to Grand Bayou Pass Barrier Shoreline Restoration (BA-35)
            Incremental Funding Request: $3,033.00

    2. PPL1-8 Projects requesting approval for FY25 O&M incremental funding in the total amount of $1,199,131.87 and budget increases in the total amount of $23,231.00 for the following projects
      • Cameron Creole Maintenance (CS-04a)
            Incremental Funding Request: $269,014.00
      • Replace Sabine Refuge Water Control Structures at Headquarters Canal,
        West Cove Canal, and Hog Island Gully (CS-23)
            Incremental Funding Request: $525,417.00
      • Freshwater Bayou Wetland Project (ME-04)
            Incremental Funding request: $13,114.00
      • Freshwater Bayou Bank Stabilization (ME-13)
            Incremental Funding Request: $79,007.00
      • Cote Blanche Hydrologic Restoration (TV-04)
            Incremental Funding Request: $54,474.00
      • Brady Canal Hydrologic Restoration (TE-28)
            Incremental Funding Request: $234,874.87
      • Bayou Chevee Shoreline Protection (PO-22)
            Budget Increase Request: $23,231.00
            Incremental Funding Request: $23,231.00

  13. Decision: Request for Monitoring Incremental Funding (Kent Bollfrass, CPRA) 12:15 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. The Technical Committee will consider and vote to make a recommendation to the Task Force to approve FY25 incremental funding in the total amount of $11,007,053.80.

    1. PPL9+ Projects requesting approval for FY25 Monitoring incremental funding in the total amount of $661,303.80 for the following projects
      • Black Bayou Culverts Hydrologic Restoration (CS-29)
            Incremental Funding Request: $42,523.00
      • Coastwide Vegetative Planting (LA-39)
            Incremental Funding Request: $24,648.00
      • Cole’s Bayou Marsh Restoration (TV-63)
            Incremental Funding Request: $18,930.00
      • East Marsh Island Marsh Creation (TV-21)
            Incremental Funding Request: $24,808.00
      • Freshwater Introduction South of Highway 82 (ME-16)
            Incremental Funding Request: $39,775.80
      • Rockefeller Refuge Gulf Shoreline Stabilization (ME-18)
            Incremental Funding Request: $37,196.00
      • Cameron- Creole Freshwater Introduction (CS-49)
            Incremental Funding Request: $48,028.00
      • North Lake Mechant Landbridge Restoration (TE-44)
            Incremental Funding Request: $18,836.00
      • West Lake Boudreaux Shoreline Protection and Marsh Creation (TE-46)
            Incremental Funding Request: $19,326.00
      • Coastwide Nutria Control Program (LA-03b)
            Incremental Funding Request: $234,754.00
      • Bayou Dupont Sediment Delivery System (BA-39)
            Incremental Funding Request: $1,728.00
      • Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation (BA-42)
            Incremental Funding Request: $42,370.00
      • Bayou Dupont Marsh and Ridge Creation (BA-48)
            Incremental Funding Request: $66,156.00
      • Bayou Dupont Sediment Delivery- Marsh Creation and Terracing #3 (BA-164)
            Incremental Funding Request: $40,180.00
      • Bayou Bonfuca Marsh Creation (PO-104)
            Incremental Funding Request: $2,045.00

    2. PPL1-8 Projects requesting approval for FY25 Monitoring incremental funding in the total amount of $345,750.00 for the following projects
      • Cameron Creole Maintenance (CS-04a)
            Incremental Funding Request: $110,803.00
      • Sabine Refuge Marsh Creation Increments 4 and 5 (CS-28-4)
            Incremental Funding Request: $45,989.00
      • Freshwater Bayou Bank Stabilization (ME-13)
            Incremental Funding Request: $4,857.00
      • Replace Sabine Refuge Water Control Structures at Headquarters Canal,
        West Cove Canal, and Hog Island Gully (CS-23)
            Incremental Funding Request: $184,101.00

    3. Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) requesting approval for FY25 incremental funding in the total amount of $10,000,000
      • Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (LA-30)
            Incremental Funding Request: $10,000,000

  14. Additional Agenda Items (Kaitlyn Richard, USACE) 12:40 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.

  15. Request for Public Comments (Kaitlyn Richard, USACE) 12:40 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

  16. Announcement: Dates of Upcoming CWPPRA Program Meeting (Kaitlyn Richard, USACE) 12:45 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. The Task Force meeting will be held October 6, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.

  17. Announcement: Scheduled Dates of Future Program Meetings* (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 12:05 p.m. to 12:05 p.m.
    October 6, 2022
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    TBD
    December 8, 2022
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee Meeting
    TBD
    January 2023
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    TBD

    *Dates are subject to change. Please check back with LAcoast.gov for the latest calendar.

  18. Decision: Adjourn



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