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2016-2017 Restoration Planning


Draft and final 2016-2017 Trustee Implementation Group Restoration plans will be posted on this page for public review and comment. Below you will find links to download documents and to submit comments on any plan with an active public comment period.

+ Final Restoration Plan #1: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats; Habitat Projects on Federally Managed Lands; and Birds
On January 20, 2017, the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (Louisiana TIG) released the DWH Final Restoration Plan #1: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats; Habitat Projects on Federally Managed Lands; and Birds.


 Final Restoration Plan #1
 LA Register Notice of Availability
+ Draft Restoration Plan #1: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats; Habitat Projects on Federally Managed Lands; and Birds.
The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (Louisiana TIG) prepared this Draft Restoration Plan to inform the public about DWH NRDA restoration planning efforts and to seek public comment on six preferred restoration alternatives proposed for engineering and design (E&D).  In identifying proposed projects for this Draft RP, the Louisiana TIG considered the OPA screening criteria, the Restoration Goals and other criteria identified by the Trustees in the PDARP/PEIS, the contents of Louisiana’s 2012 Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast (Coastal Master Plan), the need to provide restoration benefits across the many Louisiana basins impacted by the DWH oil spill, input from the public, and the current and future availability of funds under the DWH oil spill NRDA settlement payment schedule.  The six preferred projects and proposed funding requested in this Draft RP are set forth in the Table below. More information about each of these projects, as well as other projects evaluated by the Louisiana TIG, can be found in Section 2 of this Draft RP.  A public comment period will follow the release of this Draft RP.  Please refer to Section 1.8 of this Draft RP for further details regarding public involvement, including review and comment.

Project

PDARP/PEIS Restoration Goal and Restoration Type

Proposed Funding for E&D

Terrebonne Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation Project: Bayou Terrebonne Increment

Restore and Conserve Habitat: Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats

$3,000,000

Barataria Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation Project: Spanish Pass Increment

Restore and Conserve Habitat: Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats

$4,500,000

Lake Borgne Marsh Creation Project: Increment One

Restore and Conserve Habitat: Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats

$7,000,000

Shoreline Protection at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve

Restore and Conserve Habitat: Habitat Projects on Federally Managed Lands

$2,300,000

Queen Bess Island Restoration Project

Replenish and Protect Living Coastal and Marine Resources: Birds

$2,500,000

Rabbit Island Restoration Project

Replenish and Protect Living Coastal and Marine Resources: Birds

$3,000,000


Public Comment Period: 10/20/16 - 12/09/2016
NOTE: This period has been extended.

Submit a Comment

A public meeting will be held Wednesday, November 30, 2016, in Baton Rouge at the State Capitol, House Committee Room 5, at 9:30 A.M.


 Draft Restoration Plan #1: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats; Habitat Projects on Federally Managed Lands; and Birds.
 LA Register Notice of Availability