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. Wakulla County is a disproportionately affected County and will directly receive funds to the County through the Direct Component of the Act.
Wakulla County is currently awaiting review and approval from the U.S. Treasury before beginning development of the MYIP. At this time, Wakulla County anticipates this will be sometime in late 2016.
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. Wakulla County’s MYIP will be developed over a period of approximately 16 months once Treasury approves the County’s MYIP Plan. The County has hired Dewberry Engineers Inc. to assist the County staff and the Board of County Commissioners in development of the MYIP. Several public meetings will be held to gather input on the MYIP; the public is encouraged to attend and participate.
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If you have any questions or comments regarding RESTORE in Wakulla County, please contact:
Sheree T. Keeler, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, Grants and RESTORE Act
Office: (850) 926-0919 x 705
Cell: (850) 228-5526