About the RESTORE Act
The Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act (RESTORE Act) of 2012 established a trust fund for which 80% of the Clean Water Act civil penalties from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill will be distributed to impacted areas for recovery. Gulf County is a disproportionately affected County and will directly receive funds to the County through the Direct Component of the Act.
****New**** July 21, 2016 – Re-advertisement of 45-Day Public Comment Period for Gulf County RESTORE Multi-year Implementation Plan (MYIP)
This is a notice that Gulf County has revised its draft Multi-year Implementation Plan (MYIP) and will be submitting the MYIP to the U.S. Treasury in accordance with the RESTORE Act. The Plan will be made available to the public on July 21, 2016 for a period of 45 days. The Plan will be available on www.gulfcountyrestore.com or to view in person, visit 1001 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd, Room 310, Port St. Joe, Florida 32456. The public comment period will close on September 6, 2016. To submit a comment, email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com or mail your letter to the above address. The MYIP outlines the funding allocation plan for monies coming from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill in accordance with eligible activities as set forth in the RESTORE Act. For more information, visit www.gulfcountyrestore.com or call (850) 227-2396.
Gulf County Local RESTORE Act Advisory Committee (RAC)
The Gulf County local RESTORE Act Advisory Committee (RAC) was established in 2012 to assist in development of a local plan for implementation of RESTORE Act funding to be received locally through the Direct Component. Twenty-four meetings were held in 2012 and 2013 and a pre-proposal process was solicited. Now that the Interim Final Rule by which Treasury will administer the funds is published and finalized, the RAC will begin the rigorous process of developing the Multiyear Implementation Plan (MYIP).
The MYIP Process
Prior to a County accessing funds from the Direct Component (“Pot 1”), the U.S. Treasury Department requires each County to submit a Multiyear Implementation Plan (MYIP), which is the plan that outlines how the funds will be spent. Gulf County’s MYIP will be developed over a period of approximately 14 months beginning May 2015 and wrapping up in August 2016. The County has hired Dewberry Engineers Inc. to assist the County staff, the RAC, and the Board of County Commissioners in development of the MYIP. Several public meetings will be held in 2015 and 2016; the public is encouraged to attend and participate.
RAC Agenda and Minutes
|May 3, 2016||Agenda||Minutes||Presentation|
|March 22, 2016 BOCC Meeting||See Gulf County website||See Gulf County website||3.22.16 Project Priorities|
|March 15, 2016||Minutes||Meeting Packet Final - Project Priorities|
|May 26, 2015||Agenda||Minutes||Presentation|
|June 23, 2015||Agenda||Minutes||Presentation|
|August 19, 2015||Agenda||Minutes||Presentation|
|September 15, 2015||Agenda||Minutes||Presentation|
|October 13, 2015||Agenda||Minutes||Presentation|
|November 4, 2015||Agenda||Minutes||Presentation|
RESTORE Act Committee Documents
If you have any questions or comments regarding RESTORE in Gulf County, please contact:
Warren J. Yeager, Restore Coordinator
Office: (850) 229-6106
Cell: (850) 899-7337