On April 20, 2011, BP agreed to provide $1 billion in early restoration funds to the NRDA Trustees for early restoration projects. The state of Florida has access to $100 million for early restoration projects.
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The first two sets of projects in Florida put forth by the Trustees, totaling nearly $12 million, include a dune restoration and boat ramp enhancements as well as bird and sea turtle nesting habitat projects. Check out Phase I fact sheet and Phase II fact sheet.
In December 2013 the Trustees released a draft plan that proposes $627 million in Early Restoration projects across the Gulf States. The Draft Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement were available for public review and comment through February 19, 2014. The Phase III Early Restoration draft plan proposed 28 projects sponsored by the Trustees for the state of Florida. The estimated cost of the projects total $88 million. See the Phase III proposed project fact sheets below.
On June 26, 2014 the Final Phase III Early Restoration Plan and Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Final Phase III ERP/PEIS) was made available by the Trustees. The Trustees’ final decisions on the Final Phase III ERP/PEIS and each of the projects will be documented in a final Record of Decision expected to be issued this summer.
The Final Phase III ERP/PEIS, Executive Summary, Public Repositories list and our reader-friendly overview of Phase III are available at
As of January 13, 2014, 344 projects have been submitted to DEP and are included onList 1: Draft Restoration
Projects in Florida. As of January 13, 2014, 236 projects
are on List 2: Draft Early Restoration Projects, which
represents a reduction of projects from List 1 that meet
select criteria directly related to Early Restoration.
Projects not on List 2 may still qualify for restoration
related to the oil spill, but will not be considered for the
Early Restoration funds. All lists are dynamic and are