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Deepwater Horizon NRDA Update December 8, 2010. Trustee Council and Executive Council. TC Meetings Mobile, AL – December 1-2 TC MOU Advance funding and reimbursement from BP Restoration project submittal website for DWH NRDA Austin, TX – January 12-13 TWG update

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Deepwater horizon nrda update december 8 2010

Deepwater Horizon

NRDA Update

December 8, 2010

restoring and protecting Louisiana’s coast


TC Meetings

Mobile, AL – December 1-2

TC MOU

Advance funding and reimbursement from BP

Restoration project submittal website for DWH NRDA

Austin, TX – January 12-13

TWG update

Science subgroup to meet on SAV and Shoreline workplans

Executive Council

High level state and federal representatives continue to negotiate a down-payment ask to BP for early restoration projects

restoring and protecting Louisiana’s coast


Emergency restoration
Emergency Restoration

  • Three projects submitted to BP by Trustee Council for emergency restoration to prevent additional injury (not primary/compensatory restoration)

    • Shoreline re-vegetation project (BP approved recon)

      • Dunes

      • Marshy shoreline

    • Submerged aquatic vegetation injured by response actions (BP approved recon)

    • Migratory bird habitat –implementation approved by BP

  • Sea turtle project under consideration by TC for submission to BP

restoring and protecting Louisiana’s coast


Continue to meet monthly with parish presidents

State standing up strike teams to be on call to perform reconnaissance in response to reports of new oiling by parishes as response SCAT teams stand down

restoring and protecting Louisiana’s coast


Oyster advisory committee
Oyster Advisory Committee

  • Next meeting:

    December 15, 2010

    1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Terrebonne Parish Government Building

    Council Chambers

    8026 East Main Street

    Houma, LA

  • Update on oyster sampling

restoring and protecting Louisiana’s coast


Public outreach
Public Outreach

  • October

    • Thibodaux, Harahan, New Iberia, Chalmette

  • November

    • New Orleans at Tulane University

  • NOAA intends to conduct a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Deepwater Horizon NRDA

    • Likely to begin informal scoping meetings in early 2011 with stakeholders

    • Gulf Coast states and DOI invited to participate as a cooperating agency; LA negotiating for a more involved role

    • Intended to complement La’s existing PEIS for the Regional Restoration Planning Program (www.losco.state.la.us/ps_rrpprogram.htm)

restoring and protecting Louisiana’s coast


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