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COASTAL WETLANDS PLANNING, PROTECTION AND RESTORATION ACT
TECHNICAL COMMITTEE MEETING


AGENDA
December 7, 2017, 9:30 a.m.

Location:
LA Department of Natural Resources
LaSalle Building - LaBelle Room
617 North Third Street
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 9:50 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: Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Measures (CS-65) Project Update (Jason Curole, CPRA) 9:50 a.m. to 10:05 a.m. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority will give a presentation and update on the CS-65 RESTORE project, Calcasieu Ship Channel Salinity Control Measures, which may inform CWPPRA project decisions for that region in the future.

  4. Decision: Request for Final Transfer of the Shell Beach South Marsh Creation Project (PO-168) (Karen McCormick, EPA) 10:05 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority request the initiation of formal transfer procedures for the Shell Beach South Marsh Creation Project (PO-168). It is recommended that the project be transferred 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.

  5. Decision: Terrebonne Bay Shoreline Demonstration Project (TE-45) Closeout, Feature Removal, and Cost Increase (Darryl Clark, FWS) 10:10 a.m. to 10:30 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 $498,730.

  6. Decision: Monitoring Budget Increase for Highway 384 Hydrologic Restoration (CS-21) (Leigh Anne Sharp, CPRA) 10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. CPRA and NRCS request a budget increase of $20,000 for CS-21. In order to close-out the project early as proposed, monitoring needs $8000 to fill an overage and an additional $12,000 to update the final OM&M Report. The final report will include a land change analysis from USGS and CPRA’s end of project life assessment.

  7. Report/Decision: 27th Priority Project List (Kevin Roy, FWS) 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The Environmental Workgroup Chairman will present an overview of the ten PPL 27 candidate projects. The Technical Committee will vote to make a recommendation to the Task Force for selecting PPL 27 projects for Phase I Engineering and Design.

  8. Region
    Basin
    PPL27 Candidates
    Agency
    1
    Pontchartrain
    Point aux Marchettes Shoreline Protection
    FWS
    1
    Pontchartrain
    Bayou Cane Marsh Creation
    FWS
    2
    Breton Sound
    East Delacroix Marsh Creation and Terracing
    NMFS
    2
    Breton Sound
    Mid Breton Land Bridge Marsh Creation and Terracing
    FWS
    2
    Breton Sound
    Breton Landbridge Marsh Creation (West)
    NMFS
    2
    Barataria
    Grand Bayou Ridge and Marsh Restoration
    FWS
    2
    Barataria
    Northeast Turtle Bay Marsh Creation and
    Critical Area Shoreline Protection
    NRCS
    3
    Terrebonne
    East Catfish Lake Marsh Creation and Terracing
    FWS
    3
    Terrebonne
    North Bayou DeCade Ridge and Marsh Creation
    NRCS
    4
    Calcasieu-Sabine
    Sabine Marsh Creation Cycles 6&7
    FWS

  9. Report/Decision: Request for Phase II Authorization and Approval of Phase II Increment 1 Funding (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The Technical Committee will consider requests for Phase II authorization and approval of Increment 1 funding for cash flow projects for recommendation to the Task Force. Due to limited funding, the Technical Committee will recommend a list of projects for Task Force approval within available program construction funding limits. Each project listed in the following table will be discussed individually by its sponsoring agency. Following presentations and discussion on individual projects, the Technical Committee will rank all projects to aid in deciding which to recommend to the Task Force for Phase II authorization and funding.

    Agency
    Project No.
    PPL
    Project Name
    Phase II
    Increment I
    Request
    Fully-
    Funded
    Phase 1
    Cost
    Fully-
    Funded
    Phase II Cost
    incl O&M
    Total Fully
    Funded Cost
    Est.
    Net
    Benefit
    Acres
    Total Cost
    per Acre
    FWS
    BS-24
    22
    Terracing and Marsh
    Creation South of Big Mar
    $35,564,224
    $2,308,599
    $36,697,435
    $39,006,034
    314
    $124,223
    FWS
    BA-173
    23
    Bayou Grande Cheniere
    Marsh and Ridge
    Restoration
    $35,108,413
    $2,742,302
    $36,274,092
    $39,016,394
    237
    $164,626
    NRCS
    CS-49
    18
    Cameron-Creole
    Freshwater Introduction
    CU 2
    $18,567,073
    $1,614,405
    $24,015,234
    $25,629,639
    218
    $117,567
    EPA
    BA-171
    23
    Caminada Headland
    Back Barrier Marsh
    Restoration
    $28,726,929
    $3,354,935
    $30,168,626
    $33,523,561
    165
    $203,173

  10. Additional Agenda Items (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:45 a.m. to 11:50 a.m.

  11. Request for Public Comments (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:50 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.

  12. Announcement: Priority Project List 28 Regional Planning Team Meetings (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:55 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

    January 30, 2018
    1:00 p.m.
    Region IV Planning Team Meeting
    Grand Chenier
    January 31, 2018
    9:30 a.m.
    Region III Planning Team Meeting
    Morgan City
    February 1, 2018
    10:00 a.m.
    Region I & II Planning Team Meeting
    Lacombe
    February 27, 2018
    10:30 a.m.
    Coastwide Electronic Voting
    (via email, no meeting)

  13. Announcement: Date of Upcoming CWPPRA Program Meeting (Brad Inman, USACE) 12:00 p.m. to 12:05 p.m. The Task Force meeting will be held January 25, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 7400 Leake Avenue, New Orleans, Louisiana in the District Assembly Room (DARM).

  14. Announcement: Scheduled Dates of Future Program Meetings (Brad Inman, USACE) 12:05 p.m. to 12:10 p.m.

    January 25, 2018
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    New Orleans
    January 30, 2018
    1:00 p.m.
    Region IV Planning Team Meeting
    Grand Chenier
    January 31, 2018
    9:30 a.m.
    Region III Planning Team Meeting
    Morgan City
    February 1, 2018
    10:00 a.m.
    Region I & II Planning Team Meeting
    Lacombe
    April 12, 2018
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee Meeting
    Baton Rouge
    May 24, 2018
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force Meeting
    New Orleans
    September 13, 2018
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee Meeting
    Baton Rouge
    October 11, 2018
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force Meeting
    New Orleans
    December 6, 2018
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee Meeting
    Baton Rouge

  15. Decision: Adjourn

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