"The purpose of this Technical Report is to describe the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration (LACPR) effort that is being undertaken in response to the Energy and Water Development Appropriation Act of 2006 passed in November 2005 and the Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic and Influenza Act, 2006 passed on December 30, 2005, as part of the Defense Appropriations Act, P.L 109-148. Under these acts, Congress and the President directed the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers to conduct a comprehensive hurricane protection analysis and design; to develop a full range of flood control, coastal restoration, and hurricane protection measures exclusive of normal policy considerations for South Louisiana; and to submit a final technical report for 'Category 5' protection within 24 months. […] Additional time is needed to complete a comprehensive hurricane analysis and design for South Louisiana due to the engineering, environmental, and economic complexities. This Technical Report expands on information presented in the LACPR Preliminary Technical Report that was submitted to Congress in July 2006 as well as the April 2007 LACPR Plan Formulation Atlas. The LACPR Preliminary Technical Report and Plan Formulation. […] This report describes the methodologies used to perform the technical evaluation and the process for using this information to engage decision makers, stakeholders, and the public in future decisions for reducing risk to South Louisiana. This report also discusses the path forward with stakeholders and decision makers to complete the planning process and to make recommendations."
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