General Inquiries:

Contacting State Trustees:

Lead Trustee: N. Gunter Guy, Jr., Commissioner, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Co-Trustee: Dr. Berry H. (Nick) Tew, Jr., Alabama State Geologist, Geological Survey of Alabama

Media Contact: Patti Powell, 334-242-3484,

  • Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
    64 N. Union Street, Suite 468, Montgomery, Alabama 36130
  • Geological Survey of Alabama
    P.O. Box 869999, Tuscaloosa, AL 35486-6999

Lead Trustee: Mimi A. Drew, special advisor to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard, Jr.

Co-Trustee: Nick Wiley, Executive Director, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Media Contact: Ashley Williams, 850-245-2197

Lead Trustee: Garret Graves, chairman of the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana

Media Contact: Olivia Watkins, 225-241-5707,

NRDA Contact: Drue Banta, 225-235-4083,

Louisiana’s Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustee Agencies:

  • Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana
    P.O. Box 44027, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4027
  • Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office
    Department of Public Safety & Corrections
    Public Safety Services
    P.O. Box 66614, Baton Rouge, LA 70896
  • Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality
    602 N. Fifth Street, Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
    P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70898
  • Louisiana Department of Natural Resources
    P.O. Box 94396, Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9396

For additional information regarding the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment in Louisiana, please visit

Mississippi Trustee: Gary Rickard, Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Media Contact and Public Inquiries: Donna Lum, 601-948-3071,

  • Department of Environmental Quality
    P.O. Box 2261, Jackson MS 39225-2261

Lead Trustee: Carter Smith, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department executive director

Media Contact: Tom Harvey, 512-389-4453,

Contacting Federal Trustees:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on behalf of the Department of Commerce:
Lead Trustee: Craig O’Connor, Chief of Natural Resources Section  and Special Counsel for Natural Resources, NOAA Office of the General Counsel

Media Contact: Renata Lana, 301-427-8656,

The Department of the Interior:
Lead Trustee: Rachel L. Jacobson, Acting Assistant Secretary of Fish and Wildlife and Parks

Media Contact and Public Inquiries: Nanciann Regalado, 678-296-6805,

Department of the Interior
1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240

DOI DWH NRDA Authorized Official: Cynthia K. Dohner, Southeast Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
1875 Century Blvd. Atlanta, GA 30345

National Park Service
U.S. Geological Survey
Bureau of Land Management

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Lead Trustee: Ken Kopocis, Senior Advisor, EPA Office of Water

Media Contact: Julia Ortiz, 202-564-1931,

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., 4101M
Washington, DC 20460