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


AGENDA
April 12, 2018, 9:30 a.m.

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


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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 (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 9:40 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Ms. Sarah Bradley 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 (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 9:50 a.m. to 9:55a.m. Ms. Sarah Bradley will report out on recent electronic votes and approvals.

  4. Decision: 2018 Report to Congress Outline (Kaitlyn Carriere, USACE) 9:55 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Ms. Kaitlyn Carriere will present the recommended outline and format for the 2018 Report to Congress for Technical Committee approval.

  5. Report/Decision: Selection of Ten Candidate Projects and up to Three Demonstration Projects to Evaluate for PPL 28 (Kevin Roy, FWS) 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. The Technical Committee will consider preliminary costs and benefits of the 28th 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 28 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).

    Region
    Basin
    PPL 28 Nominees
    Agency
    4
    Calcasieu-Sabine
    East Prong Marsh Creation and Terracing
    FWS
    4
    Calcasieu-Sabine
    Long Point Bayou Marsh Creation
    EPA
    4
    Calcasieu-Sabine
    North Mud Lake Marsh Creation
    NMFS
    4
    Mermentau
    Southeast White Lake Marsh Creation
    NMFS
    4
    Mermentau
    Southeast Pecan Island Marsh Creation and Freshwater Enhancement
    NRCS
    4
    Mermentau
    Gulf Shoreline Protection at Beach Prong
    FWS
    3
    Teche-Vermilion
    Southeast Marsh Island Marsh Creation and Nourishment
    EPA
    3
    Teche-Vermilion
    North Marsh Restoration (North Increment)
    NMFS
    3
    Terrebonne
    East Catfish Lake Marsh Creation and Shoreline Protection
    FWS
    3
    Terrebonne
    West Louisiana Hwy 1 Marsh Creation
    FWS
    3
    Terrebonne
    North Bayou Decade Ridge and Marsh Creation
    NRCS
    3
    Terrebonne
    Small Bayou LaPointe Marsh and Ridge Restoration
    FWS
    2
    Barataria
    East Golden Meadow Marsh Creation
    EPA
    2
    Barataria
    Grand Bayou Ridge and Marsh Restoration
    FWS
    2
    Barataria
    Three Bayou Bay Marsh Creation
    EPA
    2
    Barataria
    East Bayou Lafourche Marsh Creation
    FWS
    2
    Breton Sound
    East Delacroix Marsh Creation and Terracing
    NMFS
    2
    Breton Sound
    Breton Landbridge Marsh Creation (West) River aux Chenes to Grand Lake
    NMFS
    2
    Breton Sound
    Bayou Terre aux Boeuf Ridge Restoration and Marsh Creation
    NRCS
    1
    Pontchartrain
    Bayou Bay Jaune Marsh Creation
    EPA
    1
    Pontchartrain
    Miller Bayou Marsh Creation
    NMFS
    1
    Pontchartrain
    Central Wetlands Hydrologic Restoration
    EPA
    Coastwide
    Coastwide Hydrologic Improvements
    NMFS

    PPL 28 Demonstration Project Nominees
    Agency
    Demo
    Shoreflex II
    NMFS
    Demo
    Biogenic Oyster Shoreline Stabilization
    TBD
    Demo
    Marine Gardens/Marsh Armor
    TBD

  6. Report/Decision: Upcoming 20-Year Life Projects (Sarah Bradley, 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. 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:
    TE-28
    Brady Canal Hydrologic Restoration
    NRCS
    2020
    BA-02
    GIWW to Clovelly
    NRCS
    2020
    TV-14
    Marsh Island Hydrologic Restoration
    COE
    2021

  7. Decision: FY19 Planning Budget Approval, including the PPL 29 Process, and Presentation of FY19 Outreach Budget (Process, Size, Funding, etc.) (Sarah Bradley, USACE) 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. The P&E Subcommittee will present their recommended FY19 Planning Program Budget development, including the PPL 29 Process.
    1. The Technical Committee will vote on a recommendation to the Task Force to approve that the PPL 29 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 FY19 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 FY19 Planning Budget (includes Outreach Committee Budget), in the amount of $5,008,132.

  8. Additional Agenda Items (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:15 a.m. to 11:20 a.m.

  9. Request for Public Comments (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:20 a.m. to 11:25 p.m.

  10. Announcement: Date of Upcoming CWPPRA Program Meeting (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:25 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The Task Force meeting will be held May 24, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at the Estuarine Habitats and Fisheries Center, 646 Cajundome Blvd., Lafayette, Louisiana.

  11. Announcement: Scheduled Dates of Future Program Meetings (Brad Inman, USACE) 11:30 p.m. to 11:35 p.m.


  12. May 24, 2018
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    Lafayette
    September 13, 2018
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee
    Baton Rouge
    October 11, 2018
    9:30 a.m.
    Task Force
    New Orleans
    December 6, 2018
    9:30 a.m.
    Technical Committee
    Baton Rouge


  13. Decision: Adjourn

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