Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment #7: Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats and Birds

Consistent with the PDARP/PEIS, the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group has prepared the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Draft Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment #7: Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats and Birds. The total estimated cost of the five preferred project alternatives is approximately $234.1 million.

Under the "Wetlands, Coastal and Nearshore Habitats" restoration type, the preferred alternatives include a conceptual project that would undergo engineering and design (E&D) and two alternatives that would be analyzed for full implementation, if selected. These alternatives are: (1) Bird's Foot Delta Hydrologic Restoration project (E&D), (2) Terrebonne Basin Ridge and Marsh Creation Project: Bayou Terrebonne Increment (Terrebonne project) (full implementation) and (3) Grande Cheniere Ridge Marsh Creation (full implementation).

The Terrebonne project was approved and funded for E&D in the 2017 Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Final Restoration Plan #1: Restoration of Wetlands, Coastal, and Nearshore Habitats; Habitat Projects on Federally Managed Lands; and Birds. The other, Bayou Grand Cheniere Ridge and Marsh Creation project underwent E&D through a separate funding process. Both projects have reached a stage in their E&D where sufficient information has been developed for analysis under NEPA and the OPA NRDA regulations.

Under the "Birds" restoration type, the LA TIG proposes conceptual projects that would undergo E&D if selected for funding. The preferred "Birds" alternatives are (1) Isle au Pitre Restoration, and (2) Terrebonne Houma Navigation Canal Island Restoration.
Comment Period: Closed        Aug 20, 2020 - Sep 22, 2020
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FINAL_DRAFT_RPEA7_080420_508.pdf   (7.7 MB, PDF file)
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