MDEQ

Mississippi Restoration Summit Nov. 13

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), Office of Restoration, will host the 2018 Restoration Summit on November 13 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, Biloxi, MS. The Summit agenda includes presentations on state restoration projects, plans for future efforts, and an annual meeting for the MS NRDA Trustees Implementation Group. A public Read More

Gulf trustees

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 Read More

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GOMURC workshop on Oil Pollution Act on February 5

GOMURC will coordinate a workshop on February 5, 1-5pm, during the GOMOSES Conference in New Orleans, entitled, “Examining the 1990 Oil Pollution Act to improve the governmental and scientific response to future oil spill events.” Our purpose is to capture lessons learned from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (DHOS) that can be used to improve Read More

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Deepwater Horizon Trustee Council Public Meeting

The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Council will hold a public meeting on September 12, 2017 at the Renaissance Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, Alabama. During this meeting, we will present updates on the work of the Trustee Council and each Trustee Implementation Group (TIG): Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Read More

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Louisiana Trustees seeking restoration proposals

The Louisiana NRDA Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) is seeking proposals regarding natural resource restoration opportunities in Louisiana under the following restoration types: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities Nutrient Reduction (Non-Point source). Information on these restoration types and the Oil Pollution Act and criteria against which project ideas are being evaluated can be found in the Read More

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DWH Spill Trustees restoration plans

The Natural Resource Damage Assessment process related to the DeepWater Horizon oil spill recovery effort includes “Trustee Implementation Groups” (TIGs). The Region-wide TIG identifies restoration efforts that may apply across multiple Restoration Areas. They recently released four strategic frameworks to assist with restoration planning for oysters, sea turtles, birds, and marine mammals; the frameworks “provide Read More

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NRDA restoration project ideas

As part of its effort to solicit Gulf restoration ideas, the Natural Resource Damage Assessment, Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group, will host a webinar on Thursday, April 27 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. ET to describe the NRDA restoration planning process, request for project ideas, and next steps for the Open Ocean Restoration Area. The deadline for Read More

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Environmental Law Institute Releases New Gulf Educational Materials

ELI releases a new set of educational materials on Gulf restoration targeted for people unfamiliar with the restoration process. The materials focus on the natural resources damage assessment (NRDA), the RESTORE Act, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) funds. Included are one-page summaries for each of the processes, a one-page overview of all Read More