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CWPPRA
COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING


AGENDA
April 27, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Location:
US Army Corps of Engineers
District Assembly Room (DARM)
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA

Documentation of Technical Committee meetings 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. Report: Status of CWPPRA Program Funds and Projects (Jernice Cheavis, USACE) 9:40 a.m. to 9:50 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: Electronic Votes and Approvals (Brad Inman, USACE) 9:50 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Mr. Brad Inman will report out on recent requests approved via electronic vote.

  4. Report/Decision: Selection of Ten Candidate Projects and up to Three Demonstration Projects to Evaluate for PPL 27 (John Petitbon, USACE) 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Technical Committee will consider preliminary costs and benefits of the 27th Priority Project List (PPL) project and demonstration project nominees listed below. The Technical Committee will select 10 projects and may select up to 3 demonstration projects as PPL 27 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).


  5. Region
    Basin
    PPL27 Nominees
    Agency
    4
    Calcasieu-Sabine
    Sabine Marsh Creation Cycles 6&7
    FWS
    4
    Calcasieu-Sabine
    East Holly Beach Shoreline Protection
    NRCS
    4
    Calcasieu-Sabine
    North Mud Lake Marsh Creation
    NMFS
    4
    Mermentau
    Highway 82 South Marsh Creation and Terracing
    NMFS
    4
    Mermentau
    Deep Lake Spillway Modification/Mermentau Sub-Basin
    Hydrologic Restoration
    NRCS
    3
    Teche-Vermilion
    Lake Sand Marsh Creation and Shoreline Protection
    NRCS
    3
    Teche-Vermilion
    West Vermilion Marsh Creation and Shoreline Protection
    EPA
    3
    Terrebonne
    North Bayou DeCade Ridge and Marsh Creation
    NRCS
    3
    Terrebonne
    West LA Hwy 1 Marsh Creation
    NMFS
    3
    Terrebonne
    Bayou Terrebonne Freshwater Diversion
    NRCS
    3
    Terrebonne
    North Terrebonne Marsh Creation
    EPA
    3
    Terrebonne
    East Catfish Lake Marsh Creation and Terracing
    FWS
    2
    Barataria
    Northeast Turtle Bay Marsh Creation and Critical Area Shoreline Protection
    NRCS
    2
    Barataria
    East Bayou Lafourche Marsh Creation
    FWS
    2
    Barataria
    Grand Bayou Ridge and Marsh Creation
    FWS
    2
    Barataria
    Elmer’s Island Backbarrier Marsh Creation
    NMFS
    2
    Breton Sound
    Breton Landbridge Marsh Creation
    NMFS
    2
    Breton Sound
    East Delacroix Marsh Creation and Terracing
    NMFS
    2
    Breton Sound
    Mid Breton Land Bridge Marsh Creation and Terracing
    FWS
    1
    Pontchartrain
    Point aux Marchettes Shoreline Protection and Terracing
    FWS
    1
    Pontchartrain
    Cane Bayou Marsh Creation
    FWS
    1
    Pontchartrain
    Bayou Bienvenue Marsh Creation Increment 1
    EPA
    Coastwide
    Feral Swine Control
    FWS

    PPL 27 Demonstration Project Nominees
    Agency
    DEMO
    Living Blanket
    NRCS
    DEMO
    Shoreline Protection Utilizing Engineered In-Situ Native Material
    NRCS
    DEMO
    Crescent Stabilization System
    CPRA
    DEMO
    Marine Gardens/Marsh Armor
    COE

  6. Report/Decision: Upcoming 20-Year Life Projects (Brad Inman, USACE) 10:45 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The project sponsors will present recommended paths forward for projects nearing the end of their 20 year lives (includes demonstration projects which have an 8 year life). 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:
      CS-28-1
      Sabine Refuge Marsh Creation Cycle 1
      COE
      2022
    2. Projects requesting approval for project closeout, feature removal, and cost increase:
      TE-45
      Terrebonne Bay Shoreline DEMO
      FWS
      2016

  7. Decision: FY18 Planning Budget Approval, including the PPL 28 Process, and Presentation of FY18 Outreach Budget (Process, Size, Funding, etc.) (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. The P&E Subcommittee will present their recommended FY18 Planning Program Budget development, including the PPL 28 Process.
    1. The Technical Committee will vote on a recommendation to the Task Force to approve that the PPL 28 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 FY18 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 FY18 Planning Budget (includes Outreach Committee Budget), in the amount of $5,118,132.

  8. Decision: Request for Project Expansion (Garvin Pittman, CPRA) 11:10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. Due to favorable bids, the USFWS and CPRA would like to request expansion of the TE-72 project. The project expansion would create an additional 245 acres of marsh at a cost of $7,057,247.

  9. Additional Agenda Items (Mark Wingate, USACE) 11:20 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.

  10. Request for Public Comments (Mark Wingate, USACE) 11:25 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  11. Announcement: Date of Upcoming CWPPRA Program Meeting (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:30 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. The Task Force meeting will be held May 11, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Estuarine Habitats and Fisheries Center, 646 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, Louisiana.

  12. Announcement: Scheduled Dates of Future Program Meetings (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:35 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.

    May 11, 2017
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    Lafayette
    September 14, 2017
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee
    Baton Rouge
    October 12, 2017
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    New Orleans
    December 7, 2017
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee
    Baton Rouge

  13. Decision: Adjourn

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