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SELF, JEFFREY D

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Re: Direction on Real Estate Instruments for PF225 Friday, August 17, 2007 5:13:23 PM

(b) , (6) Not a problem, I just don't want these guys going to anyone but you, (b) (6) weekend.
Jeff ----- Original Message ----From: (b) (6) To: SELF, JEFFREY D; (b) (6) Sent: Fri Aug 17 16:09:29 2007 Subject: Re: Direction on Real Estate Instruments for PF225 Jeff,

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I have been working with him on this as part of the RE Task Force. He is (b) (6) helped me brief the. Chief on this issue.

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I sent this same request to (b) the other day per their asking and as a follow-up to the Chief's briefing (6) when he asked for a legal review of our seizure authority. I told (b) and (b) to give (b) a few days (6) (6) a separate request. (6) to get the results in front of the Chief. He must have gotten impatient and sent

(b) (6) ----- Original Message ----From: SELF, JEFFREY D To: (b) (6) Cc: (b) (6) Sent: Fri Aug 17 15:40:57 2007 Subject: Re: Direction on Real Estate Instruments for PF225 (b) , (6) Who is (b) (6) and why is he not going through our people who are working this issue. Please point him in the right direction.
Jeff ----- Original Message ----From: (b) (6) To: (b) (6) Cc: SELF, JEFFREY D; (b) (6) . Sent: Fri Aug 17 08:26:21 2007 Subject: RE: Direction on Real Estate Instruments for PF225 Chief Aguilar agrees with the below.

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Outlook/cc mail: (b) (6) ________________________________ From: (b) (6) Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 5:59 PM To: (b) (6) Subject: FW: Direction on Real Estate Instruments for PF225

(b) (6)
Here’s the proposed e-mail, FYI. We’d like a formal response, confirming the Chief’s approval of the below plan, if possible. This is an urgent issue for PF225. Your help is greatly appreciated.

VR,

(b) (6)
________________________________ From: (b) (6) Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 4:36 PM To: FLOSSMAN, LOREN W; (b) (6) Cc: (b) (6) Subject: Direction on Real Estate Instruments for PF225

Sirs, The following is a proposed e-mail for your review, for Mr. Giddens to send to (b) (6) on this topic. FYI, Chief Aguilar was already briefed on and supported the land acquisition plan pending legal review. Legal reviewed the Chief’s two concerns as we explained to Mr. Giddens today, the Chief’s office was definitely forwarded that brief, but we have no confirmation from OBP that the Chief has been formally briefed.

VR,

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I’d like to provide you with direction on the following preferred real estate instruments we want you to use in support of this project. If special circumstances do not allow use in accordance with this direction, please feel free to contact my staff and we’ll address those situations as they arise. 1. a. Fence Corridor (swath of land required for fence construction) Acquire land fee simple

b. IBWC Levee Areas – Where IBWC owns the land, establish an MOA, and where IBWC has an easement, acquire fee simple. 2. Land South of Fence Corridor Along River Border – Where the fence is atop or along the levee a. Urban Areas – Acquire Fee Simple. b. Rural Areas – Do not acquire land interest. Reserve rights to existing landowners for gate access across the fence corridor. (our staffs will coordinate to establish these demarcation lines) 3. Access Roads – Use non-exclusive easements 4. Work Staging Areas & Turnarounds – Use temporary exclusive easements. (our staffs will coordinate to identify work areas needed for future fence maintenance to be acquired fee simple)

Please know that we are making good progress on the Delegation of Authority, and I hope you’ll see something on that shortly. In addition, I appreciate the benefits to the project presented by the URA regulatory waiver your staff requested. However, I’ve asked my staff to work with yours to clarify the waiver document so I can approve it without delay.

Greg