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June 2017 (1)
06/20: Notice of Intent to Draft Restoration Plan to Provide and Enhance Recreational Opportunities in Louisiana [ Louisiana ]

May 2017 (5)
05/18: Texas Trustee Implementation Group Releases First Draft Restoration Plan [ Texas ]
05/17: Notice of Solicitation of Recreational Use Project Ideas for Louisiana [ Louisiana ]
05/08: Information Posted from Public Webinar on Open Ocean Restoration [ Open Ocean ]
05/05: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Begins Strategic Restoration Planning for Barataria Basin [ Louisiana ]
05/02: New Ferries Arrive in Pensacola [ Open Ocean ]

April 2017 (5)
04/20: Dive into Restoration Project Data [ Trustee Council ]
04/20: Gulf Spill Restoration: One Year After Settlement [ Trustee Council ]
04/17: Florida Oyster Cultch Placement Completed [ Florida ]
04/14: Alabama Trustee Implementation Group Releases First Restoration Plan [ Alabama ]
04/13: Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group to Hold Webinar on Restoration Planning [ Open Ocean ]

March 2017 (3)
03/31: Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group Welcomes Public Input in Project Identification [ Open Ocean ]
03/29: Request for Restoration Project Ideas in Louisiana [ Louisiana ]
03/01: Project to Restore Oceanic Fish Now Underway [ Open Ocean ]

February 2017 (1)
02/23: Construction Almost Complete at Louisiana Barrier Island [ Louisiana ]

January 2017 (4)
01/24: Deployment Begins on Texas Artificial Reef Projects [ Texas ]
01/23: Information Available from Alabama Public Meetings [ Alabama ]
01/23: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Releases First Restoration Plan [ Louisiana ]
01/09: Notice Of Cancellation Of Phase III Early Restoration Project – Gulf Breeze Boat Ramp [ Florida ]

December 2016 (5)
12/27: Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group Releases First Draft Restoration Plan [ Mississippi ]
12/20: Project Ideas Requested for Restoration in Alabama [ Alabama ]
12/16: Alabama Trustee Implementation Group Releases First Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Impact Statement [ Alabama ]
12/12: Changes to the Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project [ Florida ]
12/06: Trustees Make Updates to Standard Operating Procedures [ Trustee Council ]

November 2016 (5)
11/29: Change to Louisiana Restoration Project [ Louisiana ]
11/23: Public Comment Period for Louisiana Restoration Plan Now Closes December 9 [ Louisiana ]
11/09: Project Will Restore Oceanic Fish in the Gulf of Mexico [ Open Ocean ]
11/04: Project Ideas Requested for Restoration in Florida [ Florida ]
11/02: Save the Date: Mississippi TIG Public Meeting [ Mississippi ]

October 2016 (4)
10/31: Notice of Initiation for Restoration Plan Drafting in Mississippi [ Mississippi ]
10/25: Alabama Living Shorelines Project is Underway [ Alabama ]
10/20: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Releases First Draft Restoration Plan [ Louisiana ]
10/12: Information Available from Trustees’ Public Meeting [ Trustee Council ]

September 2016 (2)
09/15: Bạn được Mời: Các Ủy viên sẽ Tổ chức Buổi họp Công chúng ở New Orleans (Vietnamese Translation) [ Trustee Council ]
09/14: You’re Invited: Trustees to Hold Public Meeting in New Orleans [ Trustee Council ]

August 2016 (7)
08/31: Ghi nhớ Ngày này: Hội đồng Ủy viên Đánh giá Thiệt hại Tài nguyên Thiên nhiên sau sự cố Deepwater Horizon Buổi họp Công chúng (Vietnamese Translation) [ Trustee Council ]
08/30: Save the Date: Trustee Council Public Meeting [ Trustee Council ]
08/29: Information from Public Webinar on Restoration in Florida Posted [ Florida ]
08/23: Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group Begins Drafting First Restoration Plan [ Louisiana ]
08/22: Public Webinar on Restoration in Florida [ Florida ]
08/20: Scientists Map Origin of Large, Underwater Hydrocarbon Plume in Gulf [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
08/18: Scientists Release the First Rescued, Rehabilitated Sea Turtles Back into the Gulf [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]

July 2016 (5)
07/26: Community Provides Feedback on the Florida Pensacola Bay Living Shoreline Project [ Florida ]
07/12: Notice for Initiation of Restoration Planning in Louisiana [ Louisiana ]
07/08: Progress Update on the Phase III Early Restoration Hancock County Marsh Living Shoreline Project and Notification of Material Change Evaluation [ Mississippi ]
07/08: Public Input Sought in Scoping for Alabama Recreational Use Recreation Planning [ Alabama ]
07/08: Workshop on Florida Pensacola Bay Living Shorelines Project [ Florida ]

June 2016 (2)
06/30: Texas Trustee Implementation Group Calls for Restoration Project Proposals [ Texas ]
06/16: Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group Welcomes Public Involvement in Project Identification [ Mississippi ]

May 2016 (2)
05/23: Deepwater Horizon Assessment Samples Available to Scientific Community [ ]
05/23: Trustees Approve Standard Operating Procedures for All Future Restoration [ ]

April 2016 (9)
04/14: Overview of the Comprehensive Restoration Plan [ Trustee Council ]
04/14: Welcome to the Texas Trustee Implementation Group [ Texas ]
04/13: Welcome to the Open Ocean Trustee Implementation Group [ Open Ocean ]
04/13: Welcome to the Alabama Trustee Implementation Group [ Alabama ]
04/13: Welcome to the Region-wide Trustee Implementation Group [ Regionwide ]
04/13: Welcome to the Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group [ Mississippi ]
04/11: Welcome to the Florida Trustee Implementation Group [ Florida ]
04/06: Trustees Settle with BP for Natural Resource Injuries to the Gulf of Mexico [ Trustee Council ]
04/06: Welcome to the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group [ Louisiana ]

March 2016 (1)
03/22: Next Step toward Settlement with BP Reached [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

February 2016 (2)
02/19: Update on the Comprehensive Restoration Plan for the Gulf of Mexico [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/01: Trustees Finalize Fifth Phase of Early Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

December 2015 (1)
12/01: Trustees Propose Fifth Phase of Early Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

October 2015 (4)
10/29: UPDATE: New location for St. Petersburg Public Meeting on October 29 [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
10/05: Trustees Propose Comprehensive Restoration Plan for the Gulf of Mexico [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
10/05: Give Us Your Thoughts on the Draft Plan to Restore the Gulf [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
10/05: Draft Plan Proposes Framework for Restoring the Gulf [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

September 2015 (3)
09/23: Latest Round of Early Restoration Projects Approved [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
09/01: Final Phase IV Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessments (pdf, 4.8 MB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
09/01: Final Phase IV Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessments Executive Summary (pdf, 729 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

June 2015 (2)
06/16: Trustees Extend Public Comment Period on the Draft Phase IV Early Restoration Plan to July 6 [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/01: Press Release: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trustees Extend Public Comment Period on the Draft Phase IV Early Restoration Plan to July 6 (pdf, 464KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

May 2015 (3)
05/20: Public Meeting on Draft Phase IV Restoration Plan [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
05/20: Trustees Invite Public Comment on 10 Proposed Early Restoration Gulf Projects [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
05/01: Press Release: Deepwater Horizon Trustees Invite Public Comment on 10 Proposed Early Restoration Gulf Projects (pdf, 969KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

April 2015 (8)
04/20: Deepwater Horizon Trustees Announce Agreement in Principle for 10 Gulf Early Restoration Projects [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/08: Protecting Sea Turtles with Wildlife-Friendly Lighting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/06: More than Just a Boat Ramp: Mahogany Mill Boat Ramp and Park Development in Florida [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/03: What Scientists Are Currently Telling Us About Dolphins and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/01: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Five Years Later [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/01: Researchers Continue Investigating Oil Spill Effects on Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/01: Find a project near you! [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/01: Five Years Later, Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Recovery Leaders United in Long-Term Commitment to Restore the Gulf [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

March 2015 (1)
03/18: Statement From the Trustee Council on the BP Five Year Report [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

December 2013 (22)
12/26: Los documentos de Fase III de Recuperación Temprana ahora disponibles en español [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/19: Audio: Barataria Bay NRDA paper press call [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/19: Tài liệu về Khôi Phục Sớm Giai đoạn III nay đã có bằng tiếng Việt [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/13: Trustee Council Fact Sheet: Lost Recreational Use (pdf, 1 MB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Phase III Early Restoration Meeting - Panama City, FL [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: CANCELED: Phase III Early Restoration Meeting - Pensacola, FL [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Phase III Early Restoration Meeting - Corpus Christi, TX [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Phase III Early Restoration Meeting - Galveston, TX [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Phase III Early Restoration Meeting - Port Arthur, TX [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Phase III Early Restoration Meeting - Lake Charles, LA [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Phase III Early Restoration Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Phase III Early Restoration Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Phase III Early Restoration Public Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Phase III Early Restoration Public Meetings [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Give Us Your Thoughts at Public Meetings [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Read the Draft Phase III Plan [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Learn More About Projects [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Trustees Propose $627 Million in New Restoration Projects [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Press Release: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trustees Invite Public Comment on $627 Million in Proposed Early Restoration Gulf Projects (pdf, 500 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trustees Invite Public Comment on $627 Million in Proposed Early Restoration Gulf Projects [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
12/01: Trustee Council Fact Sheet: Lost Recreational Use [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Press Release: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trustees Invite Public Comment on $627 Million in Proposed Early Restoration Gulf Projects [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

September 2013 (3)
09/25: Press Release: Deep sea ecosystem may take decades to recover from Deepwater Horizon spill (pdf, 232 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
09/24: Deep sea ecosystem may take decades to recover from Deepwater Horizon spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
09/01: Press Release: Deep sea ecosystem may take decades to recover from Deepwater Horizon spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

July 2013 (4)
07/09: Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Summary (Vietnamese Translation) (pdf, 1 MB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
07/09: Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Summary (pdf, 3 MB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
07/01: Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Summary (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
07/01: Early Restoration Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Summary [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

June 2013 (25)
06/28: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration - Phase Two (pdf, 1.3 MB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/28: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration - Phase One (pdf, 1.1 MB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/28: Fact Sheet: Emergency Restoration (pdf, 889 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/28: Fact Sheet: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (pdf, 754 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/28: Fact Sheet: Introduction - Natural Resource Damage Assessment (pdf, 898 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/28: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration Project Selection Criteria (pdf, 899 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/28: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration (pdf, 568 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/06: Notice of Intent to Prepare a PEIS for Early Restoration (Vietnamese Translation) (pdf, 452 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/04: Early Restoration PEIS Public Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/04: Early Restoration PEIS Public Scoping Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/04: Trustees Open New Public Comment Period [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/04: Notice of Intent to Prepare a PEIS for Early Restoration (pdf, 324 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/04: Press Release: Early Restoration PEIS (pdf, 645 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/04: Natural Resource Trustees to Hold Public Meetings on Gulf of Mexico Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
06/01: Fact Sheet: Emergency Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Press Release: Early Restoration PEIS [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Fact Sheet: Introduction – Natural Resource Damage Assessment [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Notice of Intent to Prepare a PEIS for Early Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Notice of Intent to Prepare a PEIS for Early Restoration (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration – Phase Two [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration – Phase One [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Fact Sheet: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration Project Selection Criteria [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
06/01: MISSING TITLE [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

May 2013 (2)
05/03: Public Notice: Future Early Restoration Projects (pdf, 256 MB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
05/01: Public Notice: Future Early Restoration Projects [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

January 2013 (1)
01/08: Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Trustees Extend Gulf Restoration Comment Period to Feb. 19 [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]

December 2012 (11)
12/21: Trustees Approve Two More Early Restoration Projects for Gulf Coast [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/21: Phase II Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Review (Full Text) (pdf, 2 MB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/21: Phase II Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Review (Executive Summary) (pdf, 2 MB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/21: Fact Sheet: Sea Turtle Nesting Ground Project (pdf, 308 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/21: Fact Sheet: Avian Breeding Habitat Project (pdf, 364 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/05: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Public Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/05: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council Public Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/01: Phase II Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Review (Full Text) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Fact Sheet: Sea Turtle Nesting Ground Project [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Phase II Early Restoration Plan and Environmental Review (Executive Summary) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Fact Sheet: Avian Breeding Habitat Project [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

November 2012 (3)
11/08: Deepwater HorizonNatural Resource Trustees Call for Public Input on Next Round of Gulf Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
11/06: Phase II DERP/ER Public Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
11/06: Trustees Call for Public Input on Next Round of Gulf Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

September 2012 (1)
09/19: New Atlas Tracks Progress of Early Restoration Projects [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

August 2012 (4)
08/22: Tìm hiểu thêm về các dự án [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
08/16: Researchers Assessing Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
08/16: Early Restoration Plan (Vietnamese Translation) (pdf, 8 MB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
08/01: Early Restoration Plan (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

July 2012 (1)
07/09: Webinar: Implementing the RESTORE the Gulf Coast States Act: Key Considerations and Opportunities [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

May 2012 (1)
05/30: NRDA Teams Continue Careful Study of Gulf Dolphins [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

April 2012 (26)
04/18: Early Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/18: Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Trustees Announce Major Progress in Gulf Restoration Effort [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/18: Status Update on Deepwater Horizon NRDA [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/18: NRDA Status Update April 2012 (pdf, 5 MB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/18: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration and Early Restoration Criteria, Large Format (pdf, 822 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/18: Fact Sheet: Assessment, Large Format (pdf, 480 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/18: Fact Sheet: Intro to NRDA (pdf, 407 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/18: Fact Sheet: Emergency Restoration (pdf, 350 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/18: Fact Sheet: PEIS (pdf, 378 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/18: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration Criteria (pdf, 553 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/18: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration (pdf, 621 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/18: Final Phase I Early Restoration Plan (Executive Summary) (pdf, 348 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/18: Final Phase I Early Restoration Plan (Full Text) (pdf, 12.1 MB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/18: Deepwater HorizonNatural Resource Trustees Announce Major Progress in Gulf Restoration Effort [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
04/17: Research Continues on Oil’s Impacts to Corals [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/10: Voices from the Waterfront: Meet Ryan Lambert, Louisiana Sport Fisherman Rebuilding Business after Gulf Oil Spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/01: Fact Sheet: Assessment, Large Format [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Final Phase I Early Restoration Plan (Full Text) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Final Phase I Early Restoration Plan (Executive Summary) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Fact Sheet: PEIS [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration Criteria [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Fact Sheet: Emergency Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Fact Sheet: Early Restoration and Early Restoration Criteria, Large Format [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: Fact Sheet: Intro to NRDA [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
04/01: NRDA Status Update April 2012 [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

March 2012 (3)
03/23: Study by NOAA and Partners Shows Some Gulf Dolphins Severely Ill [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
03/23: Gulf Dolphins Slideshow [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
03/23: Gulf Dolphins Questions & Answers [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

February 2012 (2)
02/29: Trustees Hear from Public at Early Restoration Meetings [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/15: Help Us Shape Projects [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

December 2011 (25)
12/14: Early Restoration Public Meeting, Washington, DC [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Early Restoration Public Meeting, Louisiana [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Early Restoration Public Meeting, Louisiana [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Early Restoration Public Meeting, Louisiana [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Early Restoration Public Meeting, Texas [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Early Restoration Public Meeting, Alabama [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Early Restoration Public Meeting, Alabama [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Early Restoration Public Meeting, Mississippi [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Early Restoration Public Meeting, Mississippi [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Early Restoration Public Meeting, Mississippi [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Early Restoration Public Meeting, Florida [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Early Restoration Public Meeting, Florida [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan (Executive Summary) (pdf, 422 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan (Full Text) (pdf, 5.2 MB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Trustees Seeking Comment on Draft Early Restoration Plan [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/14: Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Trustees Call for Public Input on Early Restoration of the Gulf [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
12/13: Trustee Council Fact Sheet: Assessment (Vietnamese Translation - pdf, 480 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/13: Trustee Council Fact Sheet: Early Restoration (Vietnamese Translation - pdf, 329 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/13: Trustee Council Fact Sheet: Emergency Restoration (Vietnamese Translation - pdf, 369 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/10: Deepwater Horizon Archive [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/01: Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan (Executive Summary) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Trustee Council Fact Sheet: Emergency Restoration (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Trustee Council Fact Sheet: Early Restoration (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Trustee Council Fact Sheet: Assessment (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
12/01: Draft Phase I Early Restoration Plan (Full Text) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

November 2011 (1)
11/07: Dolphin Deaths Caused by Bacterial Infection—Oil Spill May Have Played a Role [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

October 2011 (3)
10/28: NOAA finds bacterial infection as cause of death for five northern Gulf dolphins; investigation continues [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
10/27: NOAA finds bacterial infection as cause of death for five northern Gulf dolphins; investigation continues [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
10/05: Deepwater Horizon NRDA Trustees Commend Gulf Task Force Efforts [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

September 2011 (4)
09/22: PEIS Public Scoping Comment Summary (pdf, 559 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
09/22: What We Heard from the Public on Restoration Types to Restore the Gulf [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
09/21: Visualizing the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
09/01: PEIS Public Scoping Comment Summary [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

August 2011 (6)
08/18: Wanted: Deep Thoughts - Your Ideas on Restoring Deepwater Resources [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
08/16: NRDA in the News: Dolphins - Partners in the Quest to Restore the Gulf [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
08/01: Environmental Assessement (EA) for Emergency Restoration of Seagrass Impacts from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response (pdf, 422 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
08/01: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Emergency Restoration of Seagrass Impacts From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response (pdf, 147 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
08/01: Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for Emergency Restoration of Seagrass Impacts From the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
08/01: Environmental Assessement (EA) for Emergency Restoration of Seagrass Impacts from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Response [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

July 2011 (1)
07/07: Deepwater BP Oil Spill Natural Resource Damage Assessment Update [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

June 2011 (6)
06/24: View Early Restoration Project Ideas [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/22: Mississippi Resource Trustee Early Restoration Public Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/14: Louisiana Resource Trustees Early Restoration Public Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/09: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Meeting and Public Listening Session [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/09: Texas Resource Trustees Early Restoration Public Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
06/09: Alabama Resource Trustees Early Restoration Public Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

May 2011 (2)
05/25: Suggest a Restoration Project Idea [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
05/19: Road to Restoration: Assessing the Damage to Shorelines [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

April 2011 (13)
04/25: Deadline for PEIS Public Comment [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/25: Deadline to Submit Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative RFP Letter of Intent [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/22: Trustees Announce $1 Billion for Restoration Projects in Gulf of Mexico [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/21: NRDA Trustees announce $1 billion agreement to fund early Gulf Coast restoration projects [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
04/20: Gulf Scene Investigation: Oil Analysis Video Documents the NRDA Sampling Process [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/20: One Year Later: Assessing Our Progress [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/13: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Public and NGO Listening Session on Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/13: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Public and NGO Listening Session on Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/13: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Public and NGO Listening Session on Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/13: Restoration Begins on Underwater Grasses Damaged by Response to Deepwater BP Oil Spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/11: Public Provides an Array of Restoration Ideas for the Gulf of Mexico [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/08: PEIS Public Scoping Document (pdf, 309 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
04/01: PEIS Public Scoping Document [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

March 2011 (11)
03/18: Diagram - Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps (pdf, 616 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
03/18: Fact Sheet - Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps (pdf, 103 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
03/18: Fact Sheet - Restoration Approaches (pdf, 285 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
03/18: Fact Sheet - Assessing the Impacts of Oil: Next Steps (pdf, 375 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
03/11: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Newsletter (pdf, 451 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
03/10: Learn More About How We Work in the Gulf [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
03/01: Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Newsletter [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
03/01: Fact Sheet – Restoration Approaches [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
03/01: Fact Sheet – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: Next Steps [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
03/01: Diagram – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
03/01: Fact Sheet – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

February 2011 (32)
02/28: Washington, D.C. Public Scoping Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/28: Texas Public Scoping Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/28: Texas Public Scoping Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/28: Louisiana Public Scoping Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/28: Louisiana Public Scoping Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/28: Louisiana Public Scoping Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/28: Alabama Public Scoping Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/28: Louisiana Public Scoping Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/28: Mississippi Public Scoping Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/28: Florida Public Scoping Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/28: Florida Public Scoping Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/25: Fact Sheet - Restoration Approaches (Spanish Translation - pdf, 432 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/25: Fact Sheet - Assessment and Restoration (Spanish Translation - pdf, 449 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/25: Fact Sheet - Assessing the Impacts of Oil: Next Steps (Spanish Translation – pdf, 280 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/25: Diagram - Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps (Spanish Translation – pdf, 578 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/23: Fact Sheet - NRDA Case Study Westchester (pdf, 333KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/23: Fact Sheet - NRDA Case Study Ocean Energy (pdf, 289 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/23: Fact Sheet - NRDA Case Study Equinox (pdf, 292 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/23: Fact Sheet - NRDA Case Study Apex (pdf, 314 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/22: Restoration Scoping for BP Oil Spill Begins [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/19: Federal Natural Resource Trustees Announce Next Step in BP Deepwater Horizon Spill Gulf Restoration Process [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
02/16: Road to Restoration: Assessing the Damage to Marine Mammals [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/16: New Video Features Dolphin Assessment Team and NOAA Administrator Dr. Lubchenco [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/01: Road to Restoration: Assessing the Damage to Turtles [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
02/01: Fact Sheet – NRDA Case Study Apex [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
02/01: Fact Sheet – NRDA Case Study Ocean Energy [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
02/01: Diagram – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps (Spanish Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
02/01: Fact Sheet – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: Next Steps (Spanish Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
02/01: Fact Sheet – Assessment and Restoration (Spanish Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
02/01: Fact Sheet – Restoration Approaches (Spanish Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
02/01: Fact Sheet – NRDA Case Study Equinox [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
02/01: Fact Sheet – NRDA Case Study Westchester [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

January 2011 (10)
01/18: NOAA Launches Deepwater Horizon Library [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
01/09: Join Our Mailing List [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
01/07: Fact Sheet - Restoration Approaches (Vietnamese Translation - pdf, 889 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
01/07: Fact Sheet - Assessment and Restoration (Vietnamese Translation - pdf, 779 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
01/07: Fact Sheet - Assessing the Impacts of Oil: Next Steps (Vietnamese Translation – pdf, 1,256 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
01/07: Diagram - Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps (Vietnamese Translation – pdf, 1,857 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
01/01: Diagram – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
01/01: Fact Sheet – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: Next Steps (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
01/01: Fact Sheet – Assessment and Restoration (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]
01/01: Fact Sheet – Restoration Approaches (Vietnamese Translation) [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

December 2010 (2)
12/20: First Round of Natural Resource Damage Assessment Public Meetings Completed, Trustees Turn Toward Next Steps [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
12/06: Florida Public Hears from State Natural Resource Trustees About NRDA [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

November 2010 (8)
11/24: Natural Resource Damage Assessment Described at Mississippi Public Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
11/22: Alabama Trustees Hear from Public at NRDA Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
11/19: Florida Natural Resource Damage Assessment Public Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
11/15: Louisiana Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Public Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
11/10: Deeper Insights: Researching the Spill Under the Sea [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
11/04: Federal & Academic Scientists Return from Deep-sea Research Cruise in Gulf of Mexico [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
11/02: Alabama Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) Public Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
11/02: Louisiana Co-Trustees Hear from Public at Coastal Meetings [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]

October 2010 (10)
10/27: Gulf Restoration following Deepwater BP Oil Spill Discussed at Texas Public Meeting [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
10/26: Diagram - Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps (pdf, 838 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
10/26: Fact Sheet – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps (pdf, 102 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
10/21: Fact sheet – Pre-assessment (pdf, 1,294 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
10/21: Fact Sheet – Restoration Approaches (pdf, 808 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
10/21: Deepwater BP Oil Spill video [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
10/21: NOAA, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and Audubon Nature Institute Return Sea Turtles to Gulf Waters [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
10/20: Six Months After the Spill: A Progress Report [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
10/04: Transcript: NOAA Administrator’s Keynote Address on NOAA Science and the Gulf Oil Spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
10/01: Diagram – Assessing the Impacts of Oil: First Steps [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

September 2010 (8)
09/29: Fact Sheet - Assessment and Restoration (pdf, 807 KB) [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
09/29: Restoration Planning Process Begins for Deepwater BP Oil Spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
09/29: Resource Restoration Planning Process Begins for BP/Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
09/27: Notice of Intent to Conduct Restoration Planning [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
09/22: NOAA Searches Underwater for Oil Spill Impacts on Corals [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
09/22: Alabama Oyster Restoration Project Resumes After Oil Spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration ]
09/07: No Dead Zones Observed or Expected as Part of BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
09/01: Fact Sheet – Assessment and Restoration [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Publication ]

August 2010 (1)
08/04: Federal Science Report Details Fate of Oil from BP Spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]

July 2010 (7)
07/30: NOAA: Gulf’s Surface Oil Not a Threat to Southern Florida, Keys and East Coast [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
07/28: Update on NOAA’s Oil Spill Research and Response Missions [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
07/23: Second Federal Analysis Gives Further Clues about Location and Movement of Subsurface Oil [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
07/21: NOAA Releases Data Report on Air Quality Measurements Near the Deepwater Horizon/BP Oil Spill Area [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
07/09: NOAA, U.S., Brazilian Partners Send Ship to Study Corals, Water Column for Gulf Oil Spill Response [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
07/08: Protecting Wild Dolphins During the Gulf Oil Spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
07/02: NOAA Models Long-Term Oil Threat to Gulf and East Coast Shoreline [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]

June 2010 (7)
06/29: NOAA, FDA, and Gulf Coast State Officials Affirm Commitment to Ensuring Safety of Gulf Coast Seafood [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
06/23: Administration’s Joint Analysis Group Releases First Scientific Report on Subsea Monitoring data from Gulf Spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
06/17: NOAA Conducts Tests to Determine Fate of Whale Found Dead in Gulf of Mexico [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
06/14: Federal Agencies Introduce Online Mapping Tool to Track Gulf Response [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
06/13: Update on NOAA’s Oil Spill Research Missions [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
06/08: NOAA Deploys Additional High Powered Research Aircraft to Gulf to Help Monitor Air Quality [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
06/08: NOAA Completes Initial Analysis of Weatherbird II Water Samples [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]

May 2010 (4)
05/28: UNH Coastal Response Research Center, NOAA, EPA and Coast Guard Convene Science Meeting to Study Dispersant Use and Ecosystem Impacts of Dispersed Oil in the Gulf of Mexico [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
05/28: NOAA Assists With Multi-Agency Effort to Decontaminate Ships Passing through Oil Spill [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
05/26: NOAA, Navy Partner to Monitor Ocean Conditions Near Spill Area [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]
05/24: NOAA Baseline Sampling of Sediment, Shellfish and Water Sets Stage for BP Oil Spill Damage Assessment [ Assessment and Early Restoration , Press Release ]