Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill; Final Phase V Early Restoration Plan And Environmental Assessment

2016-02-09T11:17:09+00:00 February 9, 2016|
Deepwater Horizon platform site. (Credit: NOAA)

(Click to enlarge) Deepwater Horizon platform site. (Credit: NOAA)

In accordance with the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the Framework Agreement for Early Restoration Addressing Injuries Resulting from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, notice is hereby given that the Federal and State natural resource trustee agencies (Trustees) have approved the Phase V Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment (Phase V ERP/EA).

(From the Federal Register) — The Trustees have selected the first phase of the Florida Coastal Access Project which is consistent with the early restoration program alternatives selected in the final Phase III Early Restoration Plan/Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Phase III ERP/PEIS). This early restoration project will continue the process of restoring natural resources and services injured or lost as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which occurred on or about April 20, 2010, in the Gulf of Mexico. The Phase V ERP/EA also includes notices of change and supporting analysis for two Phase III Early Restoration Projects: “Strategically Provided Boat Access Along Florida’s Gulf Coast—City of Port St. Joe, Frank Pate Boat Ramp Improvements” and “Florida Artificial Reef Creation and Restoration.”

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