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State of Ohio - Controlling Board Request
STATE OF OHIO
CONTROLLING BOARD
30 East Broad Street, 34th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3457
(614) 466-5721 FAX:(614) 466-3813
CAPITAL REQUEST Controlling Board No.
DNR0101869
Status:  Approved
Meeting Date:  6/15/2020

GENERAL INFORMATION

Agency
Natural Resources


Division/Institution
Coastal Management

Eligible for Local Administration?
Yes
Real Estate Acquisition
    Release of Capital Funds(R.C.Sec. 127.14G) and/or R.C.126.14
    Transfer of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G and/or Sec. 127.15)
    Higher Education Authorization Request (Sec. 3333.071)
    Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Fiscal Year(s)
2020
Bill No.
HB529/SB299
Eligible for OBM
Director Approval?
No
Capital Request
    Release of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G)
    Transfer of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G and/or Sec. 127.15)
    Waiver of Competitive Selection (R.C.Sec. 127.16B)
      No Competitive Opportunity
      Agency Released Competitive Opportunity
    Agency Released Competitive Opportunity (R.C.Sec. 127.162)
    Release Percent for Arts (R.C.Sec. 3379.10)
    Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
    Other:

VENDOR INFORMATION
For FYAmountNameAddressCounty
   
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TRANSFER INFORMATION
FromToFYFund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameTransfer AmountPrev Rel Amount
         

FUNDING INFORMATION
Fund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameTotal Amount
CPF 7031 C725T3 Healthy Lake Erie Initiative $4,029,500.00

SIGNATURES
     
Mary Mertz 06/15/2020
   
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
   
04/17/2020 W. Fletch Zimpher
   
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
   
AGENCY CONTACT
Name:  Danielle Vandegriff Title:  Legislative Director
Phone:  (614) 265 - 6878 Fax:  (614) 261 - 9601 E-Mail:  Danielle.Vandegriff@dnr.state.oh.us
REQUIRED EXPLANATION OF REQUEST
  The Department of Natural Resources respectfully requests Controlling Board approval to release capital funds in the amount of $4,029,500 from fund 7031, ALI C725T3 (Healthy Lake Erie) in FY20 to the City of Sandusky (Erie County) for a 25 to 30 acre in-water wetland restoration project located adjacent to the Cedar Point Causeway in the eastern portion of Sandusky Bay on Lake Erie.  
  The Cedar Point Causeway Wetland project will improve Lake Erie water quality by eliminating the open-lake disposal of dredge material into Lake Erie in support of the H2Ohio water quality initiative. Completion of this project will directly address the intent of Amended SB299 to promote the beneficial use of more than 260,000 cubic yards of dredge material and will allow the City of Sandusky and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to meet the July 1, 2020 ban on open-lake disposal of dredge material into Lake Erie. This project will also provide opportunities for local economic development and job creation through public-private partnerships, enhanced recreational opportunities, and support continued maintenance and operation of the commercially important Sandusky Federal Navigation Channel.

Estimated total cost of the project is $8,986,358 including contingency. The $4,029,500 request will be used to complete the first phase of the project which entails construction of a low-relief breakwater located to the west of the Cedar Point Causeway. The perimeter breakwater is designed to retain sediment dredged from the Sandusky Federal Navigation channel. The structure will be constructed of amorstone and other natural materials to absorb wave energy and will allow for water circulation to promote fish and wildlife access into and out of the restored wetland.

The second phase of the project will entail placement of dredge material by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers into the retaining structure over a two-year period to create a restored coastal wetland that provides fish and wildlife habitat and nutrient reduction benefits to Lake Erie. Phase two of the project is anticipated to be funded separately using a combination of H2Ohio and Federal Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funds.

Construction of the breakwater is slated to begin in the fall of 2020 and must be completed in the Spring of 2021. Permits have been submitted and are under review by the appropriate regulatory agencies. It is critical that this work be completed prior to the anticipated placement of dredge material by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the late spring/fall of 2021. If the retaining structure is not completed on time, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will not be able to maintain the Sandusky Federal Navigation Channel. The attached Scope of Work (Exhibit A) and engineering cost estimate (Exhibit B) describe the work to be done.
 
  The feasibility, engineering and design costs for this project were funded by fund 7031, ALI C725T3 (Healthy Lake Erie) in related CBR No. DNR0101220, approved 11/14/2016.  
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: DNR0101869
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Other Exhibit A Scope of Work
Bid tabulations/price quotations Exhibit B Budget
Project Budget Project Budget