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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING


AGENDA
September 14, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Location:
LA Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Louisiana Room
2000 Quail Drive
Baton Rouge, Louisiana


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 9:55 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 (Kaitlyn Carriere, USACE) 9:55 a.m. to 10:05 a.m. Mr. Brad Inman will report out on recent requests approved via electronic vote.

  4. Report: Status of Unconstructed Projects (Kaitlyn Carriere, USACE) 10:05 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. The P&E Subcommittee will report on the status of unconstructed CWPPRA projects. There were no projects that were considered for “critical watch.”

  5. Report: Land Area Change in Coastal Louisiana (1932-2016) (Brady Couvillion, USGS) 10:10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Brady Couvillion with USGS will present the data, net land changes, and land change trends in coastal Louisiana from 1932 to 2016.

  6. Report: Terrebonne Bay Shoreline Demonstration Project (TE-45) Monitoring Results (Glen Curole, CPRA; Dr. Earl Melancon) 10:30 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. Mr. Glen Curole and Dr. Earl Melancon will present the monitoring results and project effectiveness of the Terrebonne Bay Shoreline Demonstration Project.

  7. Decision: Terrebonne Bay Shoreline Demonstration Project (TE-45) Closeout, Feature Removal, and Cost Increase (Darryl Clark; FWS) 10:50 a.m. to 11:10 a.m. The Fish and Wildlife Service and Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) request to proceed to close the Terrebonne Bay Demonstration project (TE-45) and remove its features for an approximate cost of $538,529.

  8. Decision: Request for a No Cost Increase Time Extension for the Point au Fer Canal Plugs Project (TE-22) (Richard Hartman, NOAA) 11:10 a.m. to 11:20 a.m. NOAA Fisheries and CPRA request a one year no cost increase time extension for the Point au Fer Canal Plugs (TE-22) project. The project was constructed in 1997 with a 20 year life expiration this year. At the request of the landowner, signage is being replaced on most of the structures prior to closing out the project while the structures are to be left in place.

  9. Report/Decision: Request for early closeout and budget increase to reconcile O&M costs for the Highway 384 Hydrologic Restoration Project (CS-21) (Darrell Pontiff, CPRA) 11:20 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. CPRA and NRCS request early closeout of the CS-21. The project sponsors request $226,851.34 to reconcile current budget shortfall and cover close out costs. The project will be closed out by February 2018.

  10. Decision: Request for Initial Deauthorization of the Shell Beach South Marsh Creation Project (PO-168) (Karen McCormick, EPA) 11:40 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority request the initiation of formal deauthorization procedures for the Shell Beach South Marsh Creation Project (PO-168). It is recommended that the project be deauthorized because restoration of the project is being implemented within the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LATIG) Final Restoration Plan #1 as part of the Deep Water Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment settlement.

  11. Decision: Annual Request for Incremental Funding for FY20 Administrative Costs for Cash Flow Projects (Jernice Cheavis, USACE) 11:50 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will request funding approval in the amount of $34,083 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.

  12. Decision: Request for Funding for the CWPPRA Program’s Technical Services (Michelle Fischer, USGS) 11:55 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and CPRA are requesting funding for technical services for the CWPPRA program in the amount of $171,410. 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 $171,410.

  13. Decision: Request for a Project Extension and Budget Increase for the Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) for FY 2020 to FY 2039 (Leigh Anne Sharp, CPRA) 12:00 p.m. to 12:25 p.m. CPRA requests a project extension and budget increase for the Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) for FY 2020 to FY 2039 in the amount of $210,706,411.

  14. Decision: Request for Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Incremental Funding (Stuart Brown, CPRA) 12:25 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. The Technical Committee will consider and vote to make a recommendation to the Task Force to approve requests for total FY20 incremental funding in the amount of $3,013,954.
    1. PPL 9+ Projects requesting approval for FY20 incremental funding in the total amount of $2,818,707 for the following projects:
      • Freshwater Introduction South of Highway 82 (ME-16), PPL-9, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $15,056
      • Black Bayou Culverts Hydrologic Restoration (CS-29), PPL-9, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $34,899
      • GIWW - Perry Ridge West Bank Stabilization (CS-30) PPL-9, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $13,733
      • Four Mile Canal Terracing and Sediment Trapping (TV-18), PPL-9, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $6,710
      • Barataria Barrier Island Complex (BA-38) , PPL-11, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $12,184
      • Little Lake Shoreline Protection (BA-37), PPL-11, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $8,878
      • Pass Chaland to Grand Bayou Pass Barrier Island Restoration, (BA-35), PPL-11,
        Incremental funding amount: $6,767
      • Coastwide Nutria Control Program (LA-03b), PPL-11, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount (FY16): $1,443,703
      • South White Lake Shoreline Protection (ME-22), PPL-12, USACE
        Incremental funding amount: $8,651
      • East Marsh Island Marsh Creation (TV-21), PPL-14, EPA
        Incremental funding amount: $14,568
      • West Bell Pass Barrier Headland Restoration, (TE-52), PPL-16, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $7,085
      • Bayou Dupont Marsh and Ridge Creation, (BA-48), PPL-17, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $7,067
      • Grand Liard Marsh and Ridge Restoration, (BA-68), PPL-18, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $7,004
      • Coastwide Vegetative Planting (LA-39), PPL-20, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $1,232,402
    2. PPL 1-8 Project requesting approval for FY20 incremental funding in the total amount of $195,247:
      • Freshwater Bayou Wetland Protection (ME-04), PPL-2, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $11,645
      • Cameron Creole Maintenance (CS-04a), PPL-3, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $102,166
      • Replace Sabine Refuge Water Control Structures at Headquarters Canal, West Cove Canal, and Hog Island Gully (CS-23), PPL-3, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $ 49,849
      • Freshwater Bayou Bank Stabilization (ME-13), PPL-5, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $11,645
      • Black Bayou Hydrologic Restoration (CS-27), PPL-6, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $19,942

  15. Decision: Request for Monitoring Incremental Funding (Stuart Brown, CPRA) 12:40 p.m. to 12:55 p.m. The Technical Committee will consider and vote to make a recommendation to the Task Force to FY20 incremental funding in the amount of $12,591,710.62.
    1. PPL 9+ Projects requesting approval for FY20 incremental funding in the total amount of $625,849 for the following projects:
      • Barataria Basin Landbridge Shoreline Protection (BA27c), PPL-9, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $5,003
      • GIWW – Perry Ridge West Bank Stabilization (CS-30), PPL-9, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $5,169
      • Freshwater Introduction South of Highway 82 (ME-16), PPL-9, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $11,000
      • Four Mile Canal Terracing and Sediment Trapping (TV-18), PPL-9, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $50,000
      • Timbalier Island Marsh/Dune Restoration (TE-40), PPL-10, EPA
        Incremental funding amount: $49,934
      • North Lake Mechant Landbridge Restoration (TE-44), PPL-10, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $81,818
      • Delta Management at Fort St. Phillip (BS-11), PPL-10, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $39,808
      • East Sabine Lake Hydrologic Restoration (CS-32), PPL-11, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $61,636
      • Coastwide Nutria Control Program (LA-03b), PPL-11, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount (FY16): $92,233
      • Dedicated Dredging on the Barataria Basin Landbridge (BA-36), PPL-11, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $50,384
      • Goose Point/Pointe Platte Marsh Creation (PO-33), PPL-13, USFWS
        Incremental funding amount: $45,071
      • West Belle Pass Barrier Headland Restoration (TE-52), PPL-16, NMFS
        Incremental funding amount: $37,134
      • Coastwide Vegetative Planting (LA-39), PPL-20, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $96,659
    2. PPL 1-8 Project requesting approval for FY20 incremental funding in the total amount of $6,017:
      • Naomi Outfall Project (BA-03c), PPL-5, NRCS
        Incremental funding amount: $6,017
    3. Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) requesting approval for FY20 incremental funding in the total amount of $11,953,827.62:
      • Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) (LA-30) USGS
        Incremental funding amount: $11,953,827.62

  16. Additional Agenda Items (Brad Inman, USACE) 12:55 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  17. Request for Public Comments (Brad Inman, USACE) 1:00 p.m. to 1:05 p.m.

  18. Announcement: Date of Upcoming CWPPRA Dedication Event (Brad Inman, USACE) 1:05 p.m. to 1:10 p.m. A dedication ceremony will be held on October 11, 2017. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the USFWS Southeast Louisiana Refuges Complex (Big Branch) in Lacombe, LA. More details will be provided via the CWPPRA Newsflash.

  19. Announcement: Dates of Upcoming CWPPRA Program Meeting (Brad Inman, USACE) 1:10 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. The Task Force meeting will be held October 12, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana.

  20. Announcement: Scheduled Dates of Future Program Meetings (Brad Inman, USACE) 1:15 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.

  21. October 12, 2017
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    New Orleans
    December 7, 2017
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee
    Baton Rouge
    January 2017
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    New Orleans
    **Dates are subject to change. Please check back with lacoast.gov for the latest calendar.

  22. Decision: Adjourn

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