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Early Restoration Plans 2018-02-19T21:47:22+00:00

Early Restoration Plans

On February 5, 2016, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees released the Deepwater Horizon  Phase V Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (Phase V ERP/EA).

   Phase V Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment

   Notice of Availability – LA

On December 1, 2015, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees released the Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase V Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (Draft Phase V ERP/EA).

View the Federal Notice of Availability

   Download the Draft Phase V ERP/EA

   Download the Draft Phase V ERP/EA Executive Summary

   Notice of Availability – LA

On September 23, 2015, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees released the finalization of the Phase IV Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessments (Phase IV ERP/EA).

   Executive Summary and Table of Contents (16 pages, 3,334 KB)

   Chapter 1: Introduction, Purpose and Need, and Public Participation (15 pages, 651 KB)

   Chapter 2: Affected Environment and Environmental Setting (6 pages, 410 KB)

   Chapter 3: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Natural Resource Injury Assessment (19 pages, 281 KB)

  Chapter 4: Introduction to Phase IV Early Restoration Projects (20 pages, 907 KB)

   Chapter 5: Texas Rookery Islands Project (92 pages, 4,365 KB)

   Chapter 6: Restoring Living Shorelines in Mississippi Estuaries Project (89 pages, 1,904 KB)

   Chapter 7: Bike and Pedestrian Use Enhancements at Davis Bayou, Mississippi District, Gulf Islands National Seashore (109 pages, 6,954 KB)

   Chapter 8: Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Trail Enhancement Project (41 pages, 2,532 KB)

   Chapter 9: Osprey Restoration in Coastal Alabama (46 pages, 5,802 KB)

   Chapter 10: Point aux Pins Living Shoreline Project (61 pages, 1,400 KB)

   Chapter 11: Shell Belt and Coden Belt Roads Living Shoreline Project (65 pages, 2,081 KB)

   Chapter 12: Seagrass Recovery Project at Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida District (50 pages, 971 KB)

   Chapter 13: Sea Turtle Early Restoration Project (87 pages, 1,863 KB)

   Chapter 14: Pelagic Longline Bycatch Reduction Project (66 pages, 1,831 KB)

   Chapter 15: Public Comment on the Draft Phase IV ERP/EA and Responses (33 pages, 634 KB)

   List of Preparers and Repositories (10 pages, 340 KB)

   Appendices A-G (373 pages, 14,939 KB)

On May 20, 2015, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees released the Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase IV Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessments (Draft Phase IV ERP/EA) for public review and comment. The Draft Phase IV ERP/EA proposes 10 early restoration projects that are consistent with the early restoration program alternatives selected in the Final Phase III Early Restoration Plan/Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Phase III ERP/PEIS). The Draft Phase IV ERP/EA also includes a notice of the change and supporting analysis for one Phase III Early Restoration Project; “Enhancement of Franklin County Parks and Boat Ramps-Eastpoint Fishing Pier Improvements.”

An earlier copy of the Draft Phase IV Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessments posted on this website has been replaced with a copy that corrects some hyperlink errors.

   Executive Summary and Table of Contents (22 pages, 3,279 KB)

   Chapter 1: Introduction, Purpose and Need, and Public Participation (16 pages, 338 KB)

   Chapter 2: Affected Environment and Environmental Setting (6 pages, 232 KB)

   Chapter 3: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Natural Resource Injury Assessment (18 pages, 310 KB)

  Chapter 4: Introduction to Proposed Phase IV Early Restoration Projects (20 pages, 957 KB)

   Chapter 5: Proposed Texas Rookery Islands Project (92 pages, 4,618 KB)

   Chapter 6: Proposed Restoring Living Shorelines in Mississippi Estuaries Project (82 pages, 1,900 KB)

   Chapter 7: Proposed Bike and Pedestrian Use Enhancements at Davis Bayou, Mississippi District, Gulf Islands National Seashore (104 pages 6,209 KB)

   Chapter 8: Proposed Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge Trail Enhancement Project (41 pages, 2,593 KB)

   Chapter 9: Proposed Osprey Restoration in Coastal Alabama (45 pages, 5,843 KB)

   Chapter 10: Proposed Point aux Pins Living Shoreline Project (60 pages, 1,441 KB)

   Chapter 11: Proposed Shell Belt and Coden Belt Roads Living Shoreline Project (64 pages, 2,119 KB)

    Chapter 12: Proposed Seagrass Recovery Project at Gulf Islands National Seashore, Florida District (49 pages, 1,019 KB)

   Chapter 13: Proposed Sea Turtle Early Restoration Project (82 pages, 1,889 KB)

   Chapter 14: Proposed Pelagic Longline Bycatch Reduction Project (64 pages, 1,745 KB)

   List of Preparers and Repositories (10 pages, 340 KB)

   Appendices A-F (261 pages, 20,805 KB)

   Notice of Availability

   List of Louisiana Repositories where Draft Phase IV ERP/EA is available

On June 26, 2014, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees released the finalization of the Programmatic and Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Phase III ERP/PEIS).

   Executive Summary and Table of Contents (47 pages, 3.16 MB)

   Chapter 1: Introduction, Purpose and Need, and Public Participation (14 pages, 576 KB)

   Chapter 2:Early Restoration Process and Status (11 pages, 591 KB)

   Chapter 3: Affected Environment (153 pages, 7.29 MB)

   Chapter 4: The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Natural Resource Injury Assessment (16 pages, 688 KB)

   Chapter 5: Proposed Early Restoration Programmatic Plan: Development and Evaluation of Alternatives (23 pages, 693 KB)

   Chapter 6: Environmental Consequences (198 pages, 2.75 MB)

   Chapter 7: Introduction to Proposed Phase III Early Restoration Projects (36 pages, 1.1 MB)

   Chapter 8: Proposed Phase III Early Restoration Projects: Texas (204 pages, 6.06 MB)

   Chapter 9: Proposed Phase III Early Restoration Projects: Louisiana (190 pages, 5.47 MB)

   Chapter 10: Proposed Phase III Early Restoration Projects: Mississippi (199 pages, 5.81 MB)

   Chapter 11: Proposed Phase III Early Restoration Projects: Alabama (291 pages, 5.62 MB)

   Chapter 12: Proposed Phase III Early Restoration Projects: Florida (1,446 pages, 43.9 MB)

   Chapter 13: Public Comment on the Draft Phase III ERP/PEIS and Responses (117 pages, 1.01 MB)

   List of Preparers and Repositories (10 pages, 584 KB)

   List of Louisiana Repositories where Phase III ERP/PEIS is available

   Proposed Phase III Projects

Louisiana Project Fact Sheet- Louisiana Marine Fisheries Enhancement, Research, and Science Center

Louisiana Project Fact Sheet- Louisiana Outer Coast Restoration

On December 21, 2012, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees announced the finalization of the Phase II Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Review (Phase II ERP/ER).

   Download the document

On November 6, 2012, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees released the Draft Phase II Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Review (DERP/ER). The DERP/ER includes the second set of early restoration projects being proposed by the Trustees to address natural resource injuries resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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On April 18, 2012, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees announced the finalization of the Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (Phase I ERP/EA).

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Download the proposed Louisiana project fact sheets:

Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation – NRDA Early Restoration Project
Oyster Reestablishment Program (Louisiana Oyster Cultch Project)

On December 14, 2011, the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees released the Deepwater Horizon Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (DERP/EA) for public input.

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Download the proposed Louisiana project fact sheets:

Lake Hermitage Additional Increment – (Lake Hermitage Marsh Creation – NRDA Early Restoration Project)
Oyster Reestablishment Program (Louisiana Oyster Cultch Project)