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Regional Planning Team Meeting Reminder

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The CWPPRA Regional Planning Teams (RPT) will conduct hybrid meetings (in-person with an option for virtual participation) for presentation of project proposals to be considered for the 33rd Priority Project List (PPL 33).  All proposals consistent with the state’s 2017 and/or (draft) 2023 Coastal Master Plan will be considered as possible nominees for the PPL 33 evaluation process. A lead agency will be assigned to each nominated project to develop fact sheets after the meetings.  If you would like guidance on developing projects consistent with the master plan, contact Kent Bollfrass of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) by email at Suggested considerations for proposal development include: cost-effectiveness, synergy with other restoration projects, addressing critical areas of need, providing landbridge function and structural framework, and critical infrastructure protection. 

RPT Presentation Requirements:
Those who wish to secure a spot on the agenda for their project proposal can fill out the PPL 33 project nomination form located in the announcements at: and send it to by 1 February 2023. Please note that proposal presentations* must be less than five minutes in length with no more than five slides per project proposal.

Though not required, fact sheets and presentations are recommended to accompany your nomination form. Any factsheets submitted by the deadline will be posted online for reference during the meetings. Although virtual presentations will be allowed, those planning to present proposals are encouraged to attend the RPT meetings in person if possible.

* Note: proposed construction costs including contingency should be presented in $5M range   increments: $0-$5M, $5M-$10M, etc. It is also recommended that proposals include  project vicinity maps.

A coastwide electronic vote will occur on February 23, 2023 to select up to 22 nominees for Technical Committee approval.  Details of the PPL 33 Planning Process can be found under Project Priority Lists at:

Regional Planning Team (RPT) Meetings                RPT Leaders
Feb. 7, 2023           9:30am           Region IV                Kevin Roy, USFWS
Feb. 8, 2023           9:30am           Region III                 Ron Boustany, NRCS
Feb. 9, 2023           9:30am           Regions II & I          Elizabeth Jarrell, USACE & Kent Bollfrass, CPRA                                                                                          

If you do not have access to a working computer or internet connection and need assistance, please contact Elizabeth Jarrell at 504-862-1229.

Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act (CWPPRA)
Priority Project List 33

Regional Planning Team Meetings

Region 4 – Lake Charles – February 7, 2023, 9:30 am
Region 3 – Morgan City – February 8, 2023, 9:30 am
Region 1 & 2 – Mandeville – February 9, 2023, 9:30 am



Meeting Purpose: The Regional Planning Teams (RPTs) will accept project and demonstration project nominations for developing the 33rd Priority Project List (PPL33).Public comments are welcomed. RPTs will select PPL 33 nominees via electronic voting on February 23, 2023.

  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 33 Selection Process Brief Overview and Ground Rules for Today’s PPL 33 Nomination Meeting (RPT Leader)

  3. Explanation of Coastwide Voting Process (RPT Leader)*

  4. PPL 33 Project Nominations (Entire RPT)
    Nominees must be consistent with and support the state’s 2017 and/or draft 2023 Coastal Master Plan.

  5. Announcements of upcoming PPL 33, Task Force, Technical Committee and Other Program Meetings

  6. Adjourn

*Parishes within each basin will be asked to identify who will vote during the coastwide electronic vote by February 1st.

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 and additional written comments may be forwarded to the CWPPRA Program Manager, Kaitlyn Richard, by February 16, 2023 for dissemination to the CWPPRA  agencies.

Kaitlyn Richard
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
7400 Leake Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118



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