The Gulf Consortium welcomes public input and review of the third proposed amendment to the RESTORE Spill Component State Expenditure Plan (SEP). There will be a 45-day public review and comment period before the amended plan is sent to the U.S. Treasury Department for consideration. The proposed amendments were approved by the Santa Rosa County Board of County Commissioners during the Oct. 22 board meeting and submitted to the Gulf Consortium for inclusion.
Residents can view the proposed SEP amendments at www.gulfconsortium.org/draft-sep-amendment-3. All comments must be received by Jan. 18, 2021. The initial SEP and previous amendments can be found at restorethegulf.gov/florida-state-expenditure-plan-efforts.
This third amendment to the State Expenditure Plan (SEP) for the State of Florida, prepared by the Gulf Consortium, addresses the following:
- Replaces Taylor County’s original Coastal Public Access Program with three new projects.
- Adds a new project in Pasco County for channel restoration and habitat improvement.
- Clarifies a change in the property planned for acquisition in Hillsborough County.
- Revises the scope of Santa Rosa County’s project Santa Rosa Sound Water Quality Improvement Program to accommodate the cost of capacity increases required of the Navarre Beach Wastewater Treatment Facility (NBWWTF).
For more information, contact Naisy Dolar, RESTORE program manager, 850-981-2019.
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