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Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Texas Trustees Release Restoration Plan for Texas Gulf Coast

 

October, 2017 - The Texas Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) has released its first restoration plan, selecting 13 restoration projects to compensate for injuries to natural resources caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The Texas Trustee Implementation Group Final 2017 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats; and Oysters was published on October 18, 2017 and prioritizes restoration projects for oysters and wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitats with a total estimated cost of $45,761,000. The final restoration plan reflects revisions to the draft plan resulting from public comments and continuing project development by the Texas TIG. View the restoration plan.

(http://www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/nrda_tx_tig_final_rpea_2017.pdf)

UPDATE: BUCKET 1 DRAFT PROJECT LIST

UPDATE: BUCKET 1 DRAFT PROJECT LIST

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UPDATE on RESTORE B1 RFGA - Gulf of Mexico Alliance

RESTORE Council - In October, the Council concluded a public comment period on their Draft Comprehensive Plan Update. Public meeting summaries are now available. Read RESTORE Council Chair USDA Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack's October 20th blog post on a healthy Gulf. Information on this and other Council activity is on their website RestoreTheGulf.gov.

In Texas - The Request for Grant Applications (RFGA) for the RESTORE Direct Component (Bucket 1) grant funds are still being reviewed. Check www.restorethetexascoast.org regularly for the anticipated release of selected projects.

Link to Restoration Page