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Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) Program Cycle 5 Priorities and Dredging Needs Matthew Mahoney, P.G. TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE JERRY PATTERSON.

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1 Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) Program Cycle 5 Priorities and Dredging Needs Matthew Mahoney, P.G. TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE JERRY PATTERSON - COMMISSIONER

2 Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) Program Enacted by Texas Legislature in State Funding: - 80 th Texas Legislature appropriated ~$17.2 million for Cycle 5 in FY08-09 – biggest funding cycle yet Match requirements for Cycle 5: - Beach Projects - 75% CEPRA, 25% Partner - Marsh Projects - 60% CEPRA, 40% Partner

3 Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) The Energy Policy Act of 2005 amended the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1356a) to provide for the disbursement of $250 million each year from 2007 through 2010 to coastal states and their respective coastal political subdivisions as part of CIAP. State Funding: - $48,591,202 each year for four years

4 CEPRA Cycle 5 Projects By combining CEPRA projects with CIAP will finally allow Texas to conduct large-scale beach nourishment projects on the Gulf Coast and large- scale marsh restoration projects in the Texas bay systems. Projects requiring dredging: West Galveston Island – 1 millon cyds Town of South Padre – 500,000 cyds Little Beach, Bolivar,Tx. – 200,000 cyds (TxDot) Texas Point – 500,000 cyds (Corps) Rollover Pass – 150,000 cyds (Corps) Brazos Santiago – 400,000 cyds (Corps)

5 West Galveston Island Beach Nourishment Project Description: Nourish Gulf beach from west end of the seawall for three miles with up to 1 million cyds of beach quality sand dredged from a permitted sand source. PROJECT BUDGET: $13.5 mil

6 12 miles from source to placement area 30 foot depth offshore is approximately 10,000 ft. from shore. What I need from you today is input on dredging and transport methodologies so they can be included in permitting options. West Galveston Island Beach Nourishment

7 TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE MATTHEW MAHONEY, P.G. Coastal Geologist/Project Manager Coastal Erosion Planning and Response Act (CEPRA) Program JERRY PATTERSON – Commisssioner Texas General Land Office JODY HENNEKE – Deputy Commissioner Coastal Resources Program Area EDDIE FISHER – Director Coastal Protection Division T HANK Y OU


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