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.
NEW **Accepting Public Comments on Draft Needs Assessment until November 4th, 2016**
The Franklin County RESTORE Act Committee (RAC) held a public meeting on Tuesday, October 18th to discuss Step 1 (the draft Needs Assessment) of the RESTORE Act Multi-year Implementation Plan (MYIP). Public comments were received at the meeting and will continue to be accepted until November 4th, 2016 via email. If you wish to submit comments on the draft Needs Assessment, please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. The draft Needs Assessment can be viewed here: Draft Franklin County Needs Assessment.
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 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. 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 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 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||Presentation|
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