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
The NRDA Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group’s public webinars to present the Open Ocean Draft Restoration Plan 1 will be held on October 16 from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m. CST, and October 17 from 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. CST. For more information about how to register for the public webinars and submit your comments go Read More
The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) is hosting a public information webinar with invited speakers entitled “the impact of recent ocean management decisions of the Trump administration.” Register today for July 23rd event.
A team of scientists and students at the University of South Florida published an article, “Embracing Advocacy in Science” in the journal Fisheries. As stated in the abstract, “a perception remains that scientists cannot be objective and credible while also advocating a position that may inform or impact decision making. We counter this notion and Read More
From American Federation of Teachers (AFT), “If the [proposed] Republican tax plan passes, it will not be possible for many graduate students across the country to afford their education. Their [Republican-led] bill will force them to pay hundreds of dollars more in taxes by treating tuition waivers – the tuition that is waived by universities Read More
NOAA released a draft version of the science plan for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program for public comment; electronic comments submitted via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and written comments may be mailed to Dr. Becky Allee; NOAA OCM – Gulf Coast; Bldg. 1100, Rm 232; Stennis Space Center, MS, 39529.
Treasury announced RESTORE Act Rule is in effect, enabling restoration programs to apply for funding in the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Trust Fund (currently $800M from Transocean settlement); release at http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/JL2663.aspx.
Department of Treasury administers the RESTORE Act Direct Component and Centers of Excellence Research Grants Program. Links to review guidance for each program, with sample forms, now available via the Treasury’s RESTORE Web site– http://www.treasury.gov/services/restore-act/Pages/default.aspx
Treasury released RESTORE Act regulations on Friday Aug. 15 and updated their RESTORE Web site with access to rules and useful new information– http://www.treasury.gov/services/restore-act/Pages/default.aspx Public comments on regulations due Sep. 2.
Department of the Treasury proposes regulations for RESTORE Act concerning amounts available to eligible Louisiana parishes from the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund– http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-07-31/pdf/2014-18131.pdf.