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January 2018 CWPPRA Task Force Electronic Vote

Due to the government shutdown that spanned from 20 January to 22 January 2018, the January Task Force meeting was canceled. By Task Force decision, it was resolved that an electronic vote would take place in lieu of the January Task Force meeting and on 2 January 2018, Colonel Michael Clancy formally requested an electronic vote on the following motions:
  1. The CWPPRA Task Force approves and adopts the minutes from the October 12, 2017 Task Force meeting.

  2. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation to approve final transfer of the Shell Beach South Marsh Creation Project (PO-168).

  3. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation to approve closeout of the Terrebonne Bay Demonstration Project (TE-45) and remove all features but the Reach A and B gabions for an approximate cost of $498,730.

  4. The CWPPRA Task Force approves a monitoring budget increase for the Highway 384 Hydrologic Restoration Project (CS-21) in the amount of $20,000.

  5. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee's recommendation of the following four projects for Phase I funding with a combined Phase I cost of $14,732,575:

    PPL27 Recommended Projects
    Agency
    Phase I Cost
    Mid Breton Land Bridge Marsh Creation and Terracing
    FWS
    $3,715,463
    Bayou Cane Marsh Creation
    FWS
    $3,239,930
    Sabine Marsh Creation Cycles 6&7
    FWS
    $3,824,731


  6. The CWPPRA Task Force approves the Technical Committee’s recommendation of the following projects for Phase II authorization and funding with a combined Phase II Increment I cost of $47,294,002:

    Recommended Phase II Projects
    Agency
    Phase II Increment I Cost
    Cameron-Creole Freshwater Introduction CU2
    NRCS
    $18,567,073
    Caminada Headland Back Barrier Marsh Restoration
    EPA
    $28,726,929
The Task Force members reviewed each motion as stated above, and on 9 February 2018, all motions were approved and passed by the Task Force. If there are any questions or comments regarding the electronic vote and approval of the above motions, please contact Mr. Brad Inman, CWPPRA Program Manager, by email at Brad.L.Inman@usace.army.mil or by phone at (504) 862-2124.

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