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Regional Planning Team Meeting Reminder

The CWPPRA Regional Planning Teams (RPT) will meet to propose projects to be included on the 30th Priority Project List (PPL 30). All proposals consistent with the 2017 State Master Plan will be considered as possible nominees for the PPL 30 evaluation process. A lead agency will be assigned to each nominated project to develop fact sheets. If you have questions or would like guidance on the development of projects that are consistent with the 2017 State Master Plan, please contact Wes Leblanc of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) by email at

New RPT Presentation Requirements:
*Proposals must be less than five minutes.
*All Powerpoint slide presentations must be no more than five slides.
*Powerpoint presentations must be emailed to no later than 3:00 p.m. the day before the RPT meeting OR must be provided on a CD (no flash drives please) 30 minutes before the RPT meeting.
* Note: Please present proposed construction cost including contingency in $5M range increments - $0-$5M, $5M-$10M,etc. It is also recommended that proposals include a project and vicinity map.

The coastwide RPT vote will occur on February 20, 2020 via email to select up to 22 nominees (including demonstration project nominees) for Technical Committee approval. The details of the PPL 30 Planning Process can be found at:

Regional Planning Team (RPT) Meetings
Feb. 4, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Region IV
Port Authority of Lake Charles (Board Room)
1611 West Sallier Street, Lake Charles, LA
Feb. 5, 2020
9:30 a.m.
Region III
Port of Morgan City - Office
7327 Hwy 182, Morgan City, LA
Feb. 6, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Region I & II
USFWS Southeast La. Refuges Complex (Big Branch)
61389 Highway 434, Lacombe, LA
(Region 1 will follow immediately after Region 2)
Feb. 20, 2020
10:30 a.m.
Coastwide Electronic Voting (no meeting, email only)

RPT Leaders
Region I
Wes Leblanc
Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
Region II
Sarah Bradley
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Region III
Ron Boustany
Natural Resource Conservation Service
Region IV
Kevin Roy
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA)
Priority Project List 30
Regional Planning Team Meetings

Region 4 – Lake Charles – February 4, 2020, 10:00 am
Region 3 – Morgan City – February 5, 2020, 9:30 am
Region 1 & 2 – Lacombe – February 6, 2020, 10:00 am

Meeting Purpose: The Regional Planning Teams (RPTs) will accept project and demonstration project nominations for developing the 30th Priority Project List (PPL). Public comments are welcomed; however, no voting will take place at these meetings. RPTs will select PPL 30 nominees via electronic voting on February 20, 2020.

  1. Welcome and Introductions: RPT Team Leader, Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), CWPPRA Representatives, Parish Representatives, State Representatives, RPT members
  2. PPL 30 Selection Process Brief Overview and Ground Rules for Today’s PPL 30 Nomination Meeting (RPT Leader)
  3. Explanation of Coastwide Voting Process (RPT Leader)*
  4. PPL 30 Project Nominations (Entire RPT)
    Nominees must be consistent with and support the 2017 State Master Plan.
  5. Announcements of upcoming PPL 30, Task Force, Technical Committee and Other Program Meetings
  6. Adjourn

*If not already identified, parishes within each basin will be asked today to identify who will vote during the coastwide electronic vote. No additional projects will be nominated after the RPT meetings, nor will any significant changes to projects proposed at these meetings be allowed. Public comments will be heard during the meeting today and additional written comments may be forwarded to the CWPPRA Program Manager, by February 13, 2020 for dissemination to the CWPPRA agencies.


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