The Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group is beginning the process of drafting a Deepwater Horizon restoration plan to address lost recreational opportunities and nutrient reduction (nonpoint source). The plan may include projects under the “Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities” restoration type as well as the “Nutrient Reduction (Nonpoint Source)” restoration type. It will be consistent with the Trustees’ Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan (PDARP).
We began this restoration planning effort in July 2017 by requesting project ideas from the public. The comment period for project ideas closed on August 14, 2017. We greatly appreciate your input and are reviewing your project ideas. We will continue to consider them in our restoration planning efforts.
We expect to release a draft restoration plan and associated environmental analyses in mid-2018. The public will be given the opportunity to review and provide input on the proposed plan, including specific projects proposed for implementation. After the public comment period ends, we will review, consider, and incorporate public comments, as appropriate, before releasing a final restoration plan.