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. Franklin County is a disproportionately affected County and will directly receive funds to the County through the Direct Component of the Act.
To All Interested Parties:
The Franklin County Board of County Commissioners has postponed any decision on projects submitted in the MYIP portal until Jan. 15, 2018. The Board had previously announced that it was intending to request some $4M for a beach renourishment project, but at the July 18th Boad meeting it was decided to defer judgement on the project until Jan. 15, 2018. Because the $4M represented such a large share of the potential funds available in the first phase of the MYIP, the Board is aware other projects might be modified or new ones submitted if the beach project was not under consideration. The projects currently submittted in the portal will not be ranked or scored. If the Board decides to re-open the portal in Jan of 2018, then appplicants will be allowed to modify their projects, or submit additional projects.
The portal will not be active and applicants will not be able to modify their projects until after Jan. 15, 2018.
For additional information please contact Alan Pierce, RESTORE Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to be added to the RESTORE Alerts email list, please send an email to email@example.com. You will receive notices of RESTORE Act Commitee (RAC) meetings and other periodic updates on the Multi Year Implementation Plan (MYIP).
Franklin County Local RESTORE Act Committee (RAC)
The Franklin County RESTORE Act Committee was formed by the Franklin County Board of County Commissioners in November 2015. They held their first meeting on December 15th, 2015. See list of meetings below.
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 Multi Year Implementation Plan (MYIP), which is the plan that outlines how the funds will be spent. Franklin County’s MYIP will be developed over a period of approximately 12 months beginning November 2016 and wrapping up in November 2017. The County has hired Dewberry 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 2016 and 2017 to gather input on the MYIP; the public is encouraged to attend and participate.
RAC Agenda and Minutes
|December 15th, 2015||Agenda||Draft Minutes||Presentation|
|February 16, 2016 BOCC Workshop||Notice||Minutes||Presentation|
|October 18, 2016 RAC||Notice||10 18 16 RAC Meeting Minutes||Presentation|
|January 17, 2017 RAC||Agenda||RAC Meeting Minutes 1.17.17||No presentation. See documents below.|
|February 21, 2017 RAC||Agenda||RAC Meeting Minutes 2.21.17||Presentation|
|March 8, 2017 RAC||Agenda||RAC Meeting Minutes 3.8.17||Presentation|
|April 12, 2017 RAC||RAC Meeting Minutes 4.12.17|
|May 16, 2017 RAC||RAC Meeting Minutes 5.16.17|
RESTORE Act Documents
Selection Criteria Score Card – the RAC members will utilize this scoring card to populate their proposed point system for each category.
If you have any questions or comments regarding RESTORE in Franklin County, please contact:
Cameron Morris, Project Manager, Dewberry
Office: (850) 571-1190