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.
The next RAC meeting is scheduled for January 17th, 2016, 5pm Eastern, at which time the RAC will discuss project selection criteria.
The draft Needs Assessment has been revised based on public feedback and comments from the October 18th, 2016 RAC meeting and the public comment period which closed on November 4th, 2016. See revised document here: Franklin County Needs Assessment v1.2
The BOCC reviewed and approved the revised Needs Assessment at their December 6, 2016 meeting.
If you wish to be added to the RESTORE Alerts email list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive notices of RAC meetings and other periodic updates on the MYP.
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.
The MYP 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 (MYP), which is the plan that outlines how the funds will be spent. Franklin County’s MYIP will be developed over a period of approximately 16 months beginning November 2015 and wrapping up in April 2017. The County has hired Dewberry to assist the County staff, the RAC, and the Board of County Commissioners in development of the MYP. Several public meetings will be held in 2016 and 2017 to gather input on the MYP; 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, 2016 RAC||Agenda|
RESTORE Act Documents
If you have any questions or comments regarding RESTORE in Franklin County, please contact:
Stella Wilson, Project Manager, Dewberry
Office: (850) 760-0331
Cell: (850) 865-2110