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Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Anticipated Permit Decision Moved up to November 2020

April 3, 2018

Baton Rouge, LA - Today the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New Orleans District announced that it has updated the environmental and regulatory coordinated project plan (CPP) for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion.   In accordance with Title 41 of the Fixing…

Engineering and Design Contractor Selected for Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion

February 21, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA — February 21, 2018 — Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority (CPRA) has selected the Stantec Team to provide engineering, geotechnical, surveying, and other technical services for the Mid-Breton Sediment Diversion project.

CPRA Board approves Coastal Program Annual Plan with Authorization to spend $566 Million in FY2019: Next stop, 2018 Regular Legislative Session

February 21, 2018

BATON ROUGE, LA – February 21, 2018 – Today, the Coastal Protection and Restoration Board (CPRA) convened in Baton Rouge to approve the Fiscal Year 2019 Annual Plan, a 3-year outlook of projected revenues and expenditures, project activity and implementation…

MOU Update

February 8, 2018

UPDATE: This landmark MOU, “Framework for Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review and Authorization Process of the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion Project,” is now publicly available and accessible on the Permitting Dashboard at https://www.permits.performance.gov/permitting-projects/mid-barataria-sediment-diversion by scrolling down and referencing the…

CPRA Executes MOU that Implements 2-Yr Expedited Permitting for Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion

January 26, 2018

“This is the first MOU of this nature for the Trump administration. Louisiana CPRA has been the driving force of this initiative to streamline environmental and permitting processes to speed up project implementation of Coastal Master Plan projects,” -CPRA Board Chairman,…

Mid-Barataria CMAR Pre-Submittal Meeting Canceled

January 19, 2018

The Pre-Submittal Meeting for the Mid-Barataria Sediment Diversion CMAR (RFQ# 2503-18-04) that was scheduled for Thursday, January 18th has been canceled due to inclement weather.  Information on the rescheduling of this meeting will be provided as soon as possible.

CPRA Program funds $100,000 Coastal Science Assistantships to Students Pursuing Master of Science Degree at Louisiana Universities

December 6, 2017

BATON ROUGE, LA — December 6, 2017 — Faculty members at universities in Louisiana have until December 15, 2017, to apply for one of four $25,000 stipends for eligible students pursuing a Master of Science degree at that university.  The assistantships available…