Gulf of Mexico Offshore Sand Management Working Group

Thursday, November 29, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Location: InterContinental New Orleans
444 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Melpomene Room

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Meeting Purpose/Objectives:

  • Receive update on BOEM Marine Minerals Program (MMP) and Sand Management Working Group (SMWG) efforts
  • Discuss outcomes from recent pipeline coordination efforts
  • Share information on gulf-wide sand inventory initiatives and lay foundation for future interstate coordination
  • Discuss lessons learned from recent sand management efforts
  • Identify opportunities for continued Gulf of Mexico (GOM) SMWG activities

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Agenda


TIME

ITEM

8:30-9:00 a.m.

Arrivals

9:00-9:10

Welcome and Introductions

  • Welcome and introductions of MMP staff (Tershara Matthews, BOEM)

  • Review agenda, meeting objectives, and process approach (Facilitator)

 

9:10-9:20

MMP Program Update (Barry Obiol, BOEM)

Pipeline Coordination

9:20-9:40

Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) Update (Barry Obiol, BOEM)

9:40-10:00

Williams Pipeline Coordination Case Study (Chelsea Rice, Williams)

10:00-10:20

Economic Value of Nearshore vs. Offshore Sand (Rex Caffey, LSU)

10:20-10:35

Break

Gulf-wide Sand Inventory Initiatives and Cooperative Agreements

10:35-10:50

MMIS Update (Kerby Dobbs, BOEM)

10:50-11:00

RESTORE Planning Grand Funding Overview (CPS Grants) (Tershara Mathews, BOEM)

11:00-11:10

Sand Search EA Overview and Program (Jessica Mallindine, BOEM)

11:10-11:30

Mississippi COOP Update (Davin Wallace, USM)

11:30-11:50

Texas COOP Update (John Goff and Sean Gulick, UTIG)

11:50-1:30

Lunch (on your own)

Project Updates, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps

1:30-1:35

Introduction to Afternoon Session (Facilitator)

1:35-2:00

Surficial Sediment Distribution Maps for Offshore Louisiana (Syed Khalil, Louisiana Coastal Protection & Restoration Authority)

2:00-2:20

MsCIP Update (Justin McDonald, USACE, Mobile District)

2:20-2:45

Terrebonne & West Belle Pass Updates (Kenneth Bahlinger and April Newman, LA CPRA)

2:45-3:00

Break

3:00-3:20

Whiskey Island Update (Brad Miller, LA CPRA and Steve Dartez, CEC)

3:20-3:40

Coastal Texas Study (Ray Newby, TX GLO)

3:40-3:50

Discussion – Topics for future SMWG meetings (Facilitator)

  • Anticipated challenges facing sand management projects in the Gulf

  • Opportunities for collaboration

  • Topics for future SMWG meetings

3:50-4:00

Wrap Up & Next Steps (Tershara Matthews, BOEM and Facilitator)

4:00 p.m.

Adjourn