Restoration for Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
NOAA and other federal and state agencies are undertaking a restoration scoping process for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This is a key step in the ongoing Natural Resource Damage Assessment for the spill.
The process will allow the trustees to take a comprehensive look at the types of restoration that may be required to offset potential impacts from the spill on habitat, fish, wildlife, and human use of those resources.
To organize the restoration scoping process and satisfy various legal mandates, the trustees will use a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, or PEIS. The PEIS will serve as the core restoration planning document to offset impacts from the Deepwater Horizon spill. It will also analyze potential environmental effects associated with implementation of the proposed restoration alternatives.
Through the process, you will have the chance to give us your feedback on what projects are important to restore the affected resources after the spill. You can make your voice heard by submitting a project idea.
You can also see the comments we received during the initial public scoping period, which ended on May 18, 2011. All of the comments and project ideas we receive will be considered by NOAA and the other agencies as we develop a restoration plan for the Gulf.
Projects from this database are first being used to develop early restoration, which the trustees are undertaking to help natural resources more quickly get back to the condition they would have been but for the spill.