NRDA Trustees seek comments on open ocean restoration plan

The NRDA Trustees for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (DHOS) support restoration planning areas that include an Open Ocean effort. The Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) hosted open webinars on October 16 and 17, 2018, during which they provided an overview of the Open Ocean Draft Restoration Plan 1 and Environmental Assessment and related restoration projects for birds and sturgeon. The presentation as well as a script of the remarks from the webinars are now available.

The webinars also provided overviews of the Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group, the settlement with BP for damages caused by the DHOS, and the Trustees’ programmatic restoration plan developed to address those damages.

Please share this news item to encourage plan review and comments by November 9, 2018, submitted via the Web portal; or mail to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, P.O. Box 49567, Atlanta, GA 30345.

Contact Nanciann Regalado, for further information.