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DWH NRDA Restoration - Open Ocean TIG Restoration Plan 3 and Environmental Assessment
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Under a global settlement reached on April 4, 2016, the Trustees released the Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan/Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PDARP/PEIS). The settlement agreement includes a funding schedule that will extend through 2031. During this timeframe the trustees will provide many opportunities for public participation, including the opportunity to submit project ideas and proposals and to comment on draft restoration plans.
Consistent with the PDARP/PEIS, the Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group has prepared the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group Draft Restoration Plan 3 and Environmental Assessment. The Draft Restoration Plan proposes projects to help restore bird species injured in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. It evaluates a reasonable range of 11 project alternatives and identifies 7 preferred alternatives. The total cost to implement the preferred alternatives is approximately $25.8 million.
The preferred alternatives would:
• improve seabird nesting colonies through habitat enhancement, as well as predator and invasive species management;
• reestablish seabird colonies by attracting breeding adults to restoration sites; and
• work through collaborative partnerships to identify and implement strategies to reduce the risk of seabird bycatch.
A No Action Alternative is also analyzed. The Open Ocean TIG invites comments on the Draft Restoration Plan.
To view fact sheets and translated documents, please go to: www.gulfspillrestoration.noaa.gov/restoration-areas/open-ocean
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