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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT
TASK FORCE MEETING


AGENDA
May 11, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Location:
Estuarine Habitats and Fisheries Center
Conference Room 119
646 Cajundome Blvd.
Lafayette, Louisiana

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Tab Number Agenda Item

  1. Meeting Initiation 9:30 a.m. to 9:40 a.m.
    1. Introduction of Task Force or Alternates
    2. Opening remarks of Task Force Members
    3. Request for Agenda Changes/Additional Agenda Items/Adoption of Agenda

  2. Decision: Adoption of Minutes for the January 12, 2017 Task Force Task Force Meeting (Brad Inman, USACE) 9:40 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Mr. Brad Inman will present the minutes from the last Task Force meeting. Task Force members may provide suggestions for additional information to be included in the official minutes.

  3. Report: Status of CWPPRA Program Funds and Projects (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 9:45 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. Ms. Sarah Bradley will provide an overview of the status of CWPPRA accounts and available funding in the Planning and Construction Programs.

  4. Report: Electronic Votes and Approvals (Brad Inman, USACE) 9:55 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Mr. Brad Inman will report out on recent requests approved via electronic vote.

  5. Report: Construction Update (Brad Inman, USACE) 10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The CWPPRA agencies will provide a report on projects that are currently under construction and projects that have recently completed construction.

  6. Report: Selection of Ten Candidate Projects to Evaluate for PPL 27 (Kevin Roy,FWS) 10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. At the April 27, 2017 meeting, the Technical Committee selected ten projects as PPL 27 candidates for Phase 0 analysis as listed below. The Technical Committee also voted that no demo projects move forward.
    Region
    Basin
    PPL 27 Candidates
    Agency
    1
    Pontchartrain
    Point aux Marchettes Shoreline Protection and Terracing
    FWS
    1
    Pontchartrain
    Bayou Cane Marsh Creation
    FWS
    2
    Breton Sound
    Breton Landbridge Marsh Creation (West)
    NMFS
    2
    Breton Sound
    East Delacroix marsh Creation and Terracing
    NMFS
    2
    Breton Sound
    Mid Breton Landbridge Marsh Creation and Terracing
    FWS
    2
    Barataria
    Northeast Turtle Bay Marsh Creation and Critical Area SP
    NRCS
    2
    Barataria
    Grand Bayou Ridge and Marsh Creation
    FWS
    3
    Terrebonne
    North Bayou DeCade Ridge and Marsh Creation
    NRCS
    3
    Terrebonne
    East Catfish Lake Marsh Creation and Terracing
    FWS
    4
    Calcasieu-Sabine
    Sabine Marsh Creation Cycles 6&7
    FWS


  7. Report/Decision: Upcoming 20-Year Life Projects (Brad Inman, USACE) 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 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 less than a 20 year life). The Task Force will consider the Technical Committee’s recommendation to approve the paths 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
      2015

  8. Decision: Request for a No-Cost Time Extension for the East Mud Lake Marsh Management (CS-20) Project (Stuart Brown, CPRA) 10:45 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. NRCS and CPRA would like to request a no-cost time extension for the East Mud Lake Marsh Management project to December 2020.

  9. Decision: FY18 Planning Budget Approval, including the PPL 28 Process, and Presentation of FY18 Outreach Budget (Process, Funding, etc.) (Brad Inman, USACE) 10:50 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.The P&E Subcommittee will present their recommended FY18 Planning Program Budget development, including the PPL 28 Process.
    1. The Task Force will consider the Technical Committee’s recommendation to approve that the PPL 28 Process to include up to 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 in the Atchafalaya Basin.
    2. The Task Force will vote on a recommendation to approve the FY18 Outreach Committee Budget, in the amount of $452,113.
    3. The Task Force will vote on a recommendation to approve the FY18 Planning Budget (includes Outreach Committee Budget), in the amount of $5,118,132.

  10. Decision: Request for Lost Lake Marsh Creation and Hydrologic Restoration (TE-72) Project Expansion (Garvin Pittman, CPRA) 11:00 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. Due to favorable bids, the USFWS and CPRA would like to request expansion of the Lost Lake Marsh Creation and Hydrologic Restoration (TE-72) project. The project expansion would create an additional 245 acres of marsh at a cost of $7,252,592.

  11. Report: Public Outreach Committee Report (Nikki Cavalier, USGS) 11:10 a.m. to 11:25 a.m. Ms. Nikki Cavalier will present the Public Outreach Committee report.

  12. Report: Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) Report (Leigh Anne Sharp, CPRA) 11:25 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Ms. Leigh Anne Sharp will provide a report on CRMS.

  13. Additional Agenda Items (Col. Clancy, USACE) 11:40 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

  14. Request for Public Comments (Col. Clancy, USACE) 11:45 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

  15. Announcement: Date of Upcoming CWPPRA Program Meeting (Brad Inman,USACE) 11:50 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.The Technical Committee meeting will be held September 14, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (Louisiana Room), 2000 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

  16. Announcement: Scheduled Dates of Future Program Meetings (Brad Inman,USACE) 11:55 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

  17. 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


  18. Decision: Adjourn

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