Gulf Restoration Update Florida Perspective, October 2013 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Version 1
General Legal Framework Criminal
BP Settled ($4 Billion)
•Transocean Settled ($400 Million)
BP Case ongoing (Phase I of potential III concluded)
•Transocean Settled ($1 Billion)
MOEX Settled ($90 Million)
Ongoing Injury Assessment to document injury BP Funded Emergency Restoration (~$2.5 Million)
BP Early Restoration Agreement ($1 Billion)
Process Ongoing that may lead to Restoration Funding Process has generated funding but dollars not yet fully committed Process has generated funding and projects committed or planned
NRDA Emergency Restoration Projects
• Emergency restoration: Prevent or reduce continuing natural resource injuries and avoid further loss • Florida: Seagrass Restoration Effort in several panhandle estuaries. • Kemps Ridley Sea Turtle Nesting: Texas • Enhanced Refuge Areas for waterfowl: Mississippi
NRDA Early Restoration
• April 2011, Trustees enter into agreement with BP for $1 Billion for early restoration • $100 million for 5 states, NOAA and DOI • $300 million to be allocated by NOAA and DOI based on proposals from the states • Three Phases of Projects Committed or Pending
Early Restoration: Florida Summary Phase I and II Early Restoration Phase
Location (County )
Florida Boat Ramp Escambia County, Four boat ramp Enhancement and Florida facilities Construction Project Florida (Pensacola Escambia County, 20 acres of coastal Beach) Dune Florida dune habitat Restoration Enhanced Management Florida: Escambia, Symbolic fencing, of Shorebird Breeding Santa Rosa, predator control Habitat in FL, AL, MS Okaloosa, around nesting Franklin counties. areas.
Improving Habitat Injured by Spill Response: Mitigating Lighting Impacts on Sea Turtles.
Public beaches in Reduce artificial Escambia, Santa lighting impacts Rosa, Okaloosa, on nesting sea Walton, Bay, Gulf, turtles and and Franklin hatchlings. counties, FL.
Early Restoration: Florida Phase III Projects: • 14 projects proposed in Phase III • FWC is lead on 3 • Florida Gulf Coast Marine Fisheries Hatchery/Enhancement Center, Pensacola $20 million • Scallop Enhancement for Increased Recreational Fishing Opportunity in the FL Panhandle - $3 million • Florida Panhandle Artificial Reefs $11.4 million
Early Restoration: Florida Phase III Projects: • 14 projects proposed in Phase III • DEP is lead on 9 • Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline, $11 million • Oyster Reef Restoration $5.4 million • Seagrass Recovery $2.7 million • Big Lagoon State Park Boat Ramp, $1.5 million • Bob Sikes Pier Restoration, $1 million • Shell Point Beach Nourishment, $880,000 • Cat Point Living Shoreline Project, $800,000 • Perdido Key Boardwalk Improvements, $600,000 • Perdido Key Dune Restoration, $600,000
RESTORE Priorities: Florida • Stormwater / Wastewater infrastructure • Community resilience / Living shorelines, • Water quality projects including those which achieve water quality benefits provided by the preservation of buffer lands around military bases • Implementation of agriculture best management practices • Fish and wildlife habitat and management.
RESTORE Priorities: FWC Saltwater Fish Hatcher y Network Expansion Enhanced Gulf Fisher y Independent Monitoring
Shoreline Protection and Shellfish Restoration Restore Florida Keys Water Quality and Coral Reef Ecosystems Implement Wildlife Recover y Enhanced Fisheries Habitat and Management Plans Management Expand Ar tificial Reefs Land Acquisition and Management Boating Access Enhancement Restore Panhandle River Systems Fish and Wildlife Based Restore Water Quality Tourism Projects through land management Enhanced Oil Spill Response
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Initial coordination meeting held with NFWF and FWC, DEP FWC serving a leadership role in defining NFWF process for FL Online project submittal process available through DEP oil spill portal
Date Apr-13 Feb-14 Feb-15 Feb-16 Feb-17 Feb-18 Totals
Florida Payments ($ Millions) $22.12 $49.42 $47.46 $42.00 $70.00 $125.16 $356.16
Published on Oct 30, 2013
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission provide an update on mechanisms and current status of restoration funding tied to the...