For more than 10 years, Louisiana, through its RRP Program, has solicited and
integrated public input regarding the types of restoration projects that could
best compensate the public for natural resource damages caused by oil spills.
Following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, Louisiana trustees engaged coastal
stakeholders through a variety of public outreach and coordination efforts to
discuss NRDA, the restoration planning process, and potential restoration
projects specifically related to the spill. Louisiana trustees met frequently
with stakeholders, both individually and collectively, to convey information and
solicit suggestions. For example, the Coastal Protection and Restoration
Authority of Louisiana and the Louisiana Oyster Advisory Committee hold monthly
public meetings in which these issues were and continue to be discussed.
From these recent outreach efforts, and the State’s existing RRP Program,
Louisiana compiled a list of potential projects for restoration of State natural
resources injured as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Project ideas
received through June 25, 2011 were considered for the initial round of early
restoration; however, the Louisiana trustees continue to accept restoration
project ideas. To submit a project idea online,
Projects submitted after June 25, 2011, as well as those projects not proposed for this initial phase of early restoration planning, may be considered for future stages of both early and comprehensive NRDA restoration planning.
Louisiana remains committed to public outreach and engagement.
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for a list of upcoming meeting dates and locations.