BOEM Sand Management Working Group Meeting 2019

Date
Thursday, December 5, 2019 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location

InterContinental New Orleans 444 St. Charles Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States

Description

Meeting Purpose/Objectives

  • Receive update on BOEM Marine Minerals Program (MMP) and Sand Management Working Group (SMWG) efforts
  • Discuss outcomes from recent industry 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 

Instructions for Webinar Participants (will send this out in advance as well)

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Agenda

TIME

ITEM

8:30-9:00 AM

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

Marine Minerals Program (MMP) Update (Barry Obiol, BOEM)

Industry Coordination

9:20-9:40

Offshore Operators Committee (OOC) Update (Greg Southworth, OOC)

9:40-10:00

Crimson Pipeline Coordination Case Study (Eric Lyons, Crimson Midstream)

10:00-10:20

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Pipeline Coordination with BOEM
(Jessica Mallindine, BOEM)

10:20-10:30

Break

Gulf-wide Sand Inventory Initiatives and Cooperative Agreements

10:30-10:40

RESTORE Funding Overview - Commitment, Planning, Support Grants (Tershara Mathews, BOEM)

10:40-11:00

Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) Update (Ray Newby, GOMA)

11:00-11:20

Mississippi COOP Update (Davin Wallace, USM)

11:20-11:40

Texas COOP Update (Chris Lowery, UTIG)

11:40-12:00

Sediment Analysis in Resource Evaluation (Tom Bjedstedt, BOEM)

12:00-1:30

Lunch (on your own)

Project Updates, Lessons Learned, and Next Steps

1:30-1:35

Introduction to Afternoon Session (Facilitator)

1:35-2:00

Borrow Area Analysis (Kevin Xu, Louisiana State University)

2:00-2:25

Mississippi Coastal Improvement Program (MsCIP) Update (Justin McDonald, USACE, Mobile District)

2:25-2:50

Louisiana Restoration Updates (Greg Grandy, LA CPRA)

2:50-3:00

Break

3:00-3:20

Archaeology in Sediment Resources (Doug Jones, BOEM)

3:20-3:40

Ecological Function and Recovery within Shoals Study (James NelsonUniversity of Louisiana at Lafayette)

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 (Facilitator)

4:00 PM

Adjourn