Council to Vote on Gulf Restoration Plan

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will meet Aug. 28 to vote on what's called the "Initial Comprehensive Plan."

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will meet Wednesday, Aug. 28, at 1 p.m. CDT to vote on the Initial Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf Coast's Ecosystem and Economy (Plan). The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans.

U.S. Secretary of Commerce and council Chair Penny Pritzker will preside, with Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal attending as a council member and meeting host. Council representatives from the other Gulf states and participating federal agencies also will attend. Meeting materials, including an agenda, the plan, a response to public comments, and a Programmatic Environmental Assessment, will be available Aug. 21 at http://www.restorethegulf.gov.

In addition to voting, the council will hear from some of its key restoration partners, including representatives from the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Trustees, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) RESTORE Science Program.

For more information about the upcoming meeting, contact the council at RestoreCouncil@doc.gov.

Download Center

  • Waste Management in 2021: Accelerate Your Success with Technology

    Join waste management experts on February 23rd for a live best practice session webinar. You’ll learn how to take your waste program to the next level with visual location, barcoding, and mobility. Register now.

  • Green Quadrant EHS Software 2021

    Reserve your copy of the new report by independent analyst firm, Verdantix, to get a detailed, fact-based comparison of the 22 most prominent EHS software vendors in the industry.

  • Your Guide to Environmental Metrics that Drive Performance

    Translating sustainability into action starts with implementing the right metrics to assess your environmental risk and performance. Learn how to design metrics that improve your decision-making process and drive enterprise performance.

  • 5 Keys to Best-in-Class Chemical Management

    Running a safe chemical program is challenging and complex: from knowing what's on-site to proper handling and disposal - all while navigating regulatory changes. Learn the best ways to mitigate chemical risk, get the most value out of your data, and gain buy-in for a chemical management solution.

  • Unpacking ESG: 6 Questions You Were Too Afraid to Ask

    Environmental and Sustainability experts from Arcadis and Cority answer 6 of the most pressing questions EHS professionals have about getting started with Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) reporting.

  • Industry Safe