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Notice of Intent to Draft Restoration Plan in Louisiana

The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is beginning the process of drafting a Deepwater Horizon restoration plan to address the restoration goal of Restore and Conserve Habitat. The plan will consider projects under the “Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats” restoration type and under the following restoration approaches: create, restore, and enhance coastal wetlands; restore oyster reef habitat; create, restore, and enhance barrier and coastal islands and headlands; and restore and enhance dunes and beaches. Development of the Restoration Plan will be consistent with the Trustees’ Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP), the Oil Pollution Act, the National Environmental Policy Act,

July 19th, 2019|

Notice of Solicitation of Project Ideas

The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is planning restoration activities to address injuries caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We would like your input regarding natural resource restoration opportunities in Terrebonne, Lafourche, Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, and St. Bernard Parishes in Louisiana. We will consider a range of restoration activities under the Restore and Conserve Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats restoration type. More specifically, we will consider these restoration approaches under this restoration type: Create, restore, and enhance coastal wetlands, Restore oyster reef habitat, Create, restore, and enhance barrier and coastal islands and headlands, and Restore and enhance dunes and beach.

June 6th, 2019|

Draft Supplemental Restoration Plan for changes to the Lake Charles Science Center and Educational Complex project

The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group has released a draft supplemental restoration plan proposing changes to the Lake Charles Science Center and Educational Complex project, previously approved in the July 2018 Final Restoration Plan #2. If approved, the project site would be updated to co-locate the future science center with the Lake Charles Children’s Museum at the planned Port Wonder Facility, a future education and recreation development. The Trustees notified the public of the considered changes in October 2018 and are soliciting public comment on the draft supplemental restoration plan until May 20, 2019. We will also hold a public

April 19th, 2019|

Louisiana Trustees Release Final Restoration Plan for Queen Bess Island

The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group has released its Final Phase 2 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #1.1: Queen Bess Island Restoration (PDF, 77 pages). The plan is consistent with the Trustees’ Programmatic Restoration Plan and includes activities for restoring natural resources and services injured or lost in Louisiana due to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The Queen Bess Island Draft Restoration Plan evaluated two design alternatives for restoration of bird habitat, plus a no action alternative. The preferred alternative would create 30 acres of brown pelican habitat and 7 acres of tern and skimmer habitat. The Trustees presented the draft

March 14th, 2019|

Comments on Queen Bess Island Restoration still being accepted despite federal government shutdown

The federal government shutdown has affected the online portal for submitting public comments on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group’s (LA TIG) Draft Restoration Plan #1.1: Queen Bess Island Restoration Project. However, interested parties can continue to comment through the official submission deadline of January 22, 2019, via regular U.S. mail to this address: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service P.O. Box 49567 Atlanta, Georgia 30345 Comments will also now be accepted via email at LATIG@la.gov through the duration of the comment period. The comment period began with the release of the draft restoration plan on December 7, 2018. Interested parties have

January 11th, 2019|

Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #1.1: Restoration of Queen Bess Island

The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group has released its Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #1.1: Restoration of Queen Bess Island. The draft plan is consistent with the Trustees’ Programmatic Restoration Plan and proposes activities for restoring natural resources and services injured or lost as a result in Louisiana caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We will hold a public meeting on January 3, 2019 at 9:30 a.m., in association with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission meeting at the Wildlife and Fisheries Headquarters Building, 200 Quail Drive, Baton Rouge, LA, 70808. Verbal comments of the draft restoration plan

December 7th, 2018|

Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #4: Nutrient Reduction (Nonpoint Source) and Recreational Use

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (Louisiana TIG) has released the Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #4: Nutrient Reduction (Nonpoint Source) and Recreational Use. This Final Restoration Plan describes and proposes restoration project alternatives considered by the Louisiana TIG to improve water quality by reducing nutrients from nonpoint sources and to compensate for recreational use services lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Final Restoration Plan #4 Final Restoration Plan #4: Appendices A-G Final Restoration Plan #4: Executive Summary

July 19th, 2018|

Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #2: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities

The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group released its Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #2: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities. This plan describes and selects projects intended to restore for lost recreational use opportunities caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Final Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #2: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities

July 19th, 2018|

LA TIG Annual Public Meeting

Save the Date: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Annual Meeting June 26 The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) will hold its annual public meeting on June 26, 2018, at the Tulane River and Coastal Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. At the meeting, the LA TIG will have an open house where the Louisiana Trustees and Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill restoration partners from the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (RESTORE) and National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) will be available for discussions and questions regarding the implementation of DWH restoration projects in Louisiana. After the open house, the Louisiana

June 8th, 2018|

Draft Supplemental Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Elmer’s Island Access Project Modification

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (Louisiana TIG) has released the Draft Supplemental Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the Elmer’s Island Access Project Modification. This Draft Supplemental Restoration Plan was prepared by the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) to assess the environmental impacts from the modification of a proposed project that was included in the “Draft Restoration Plan/ Environmental Assessment #2: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities1” (Draft RP/EA #2), which was released in December 2017 for public comment. At this time, we are releasing the Draft Supplemental Restoration Plan early and requesting public comment

May 11th, 2018|

Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #4: Nutrient Reduction (Nonpoint Source) and Recreational Use

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (Louisiana TIG) has released the Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #4: Nutrient Reduction (Nonpoint Source) and Recreational Use. This Draft Restoration Plan describes and proposes restoration project alternatives considered by the Louisiana TIG to improve water quality by reducing nutrients from nonpoint sources and to compensate for recreational use services lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. At this time, we are releasing the Draft Restoration Plan early and requesting public comment beginning April 20, 2018, through May 21, 2018. Recreational Use Restoration The Deepwater Horizon

April 17th, 2018|

Final Strategic Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #3: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats in the Barataria Basin, Louisiana

The LA TIG has prepared the Final SRP/EA to analyze strategic restoration alternatives associated with the restoration of wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitat resources and services in the Barataria Basin, which was heavily impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and associated response efforts (DWH oil spill). Final Strategic Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #3: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats in the Barataria Basin, Louisiana Final Restoration Plan #3: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

March 19th, 2018|

Draft Strategic Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #3: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats in the Barataria Basin, Louisiana – (12/11/2017)

The LA TIG has prepared the SRP/EA to analyze strategic restoration alternatives associated with the restoration of wetlands, coastal, and nearshore habitat resources and services in the Barataria Basin, which was heavily impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and associated response efforts (DWH oil spill). Public Comment Period: December 20, 2017 - February 5, 2018 The Louisiana TIG will also take written and verbal comments at the CPRA Board Meeting on January 17, 2018; 9:30 a.m.; Louisiana State Capitol, House Committee Room 5, 900 Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. A second public meeting, to be held in

December 12th, 2017|

Draft Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment #2: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities – (12/11/2017)

The LA TIG has prepared this RP/EA to inform the public about DWH NRDA restoration planning efforts and to seek public comment on the proposed alternatives for engineering and design, and construction in this RP/EA. Public Comment Period: December 20, 2017 - January 19, 2018. The Louisiana TIG will also take written and verbal comments at the CPRA Board Meeting on January 17, 2018; 9:30 a.m.; Louisiana State Capitol, House Committee Room 5, 900 Third Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802. Executive Summary Draft Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment #2: Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities

December 12th, 2017|

Notice of Solicitation of Project Ideas – (8/18/2017)

The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group (LA TIG) is planning restoration activities to address injuries caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. We would like your input on restoration opportunities in the Louisiana Restoration Area.

August 18th, 2017|