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Open Ocean TIG Restoration Plan-EA #2: Fish, Sea Turtles, Marine Mammals, and Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Communities

Implementing Organization

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; US Department of Agriculture; US Department of the Interior; US Environmental Protection Agency


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Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees (NRDA)

Funding Program

Natural Resource Damage Assessment NRDA


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Targeted Resources

Fish/Fish Habitats

Project Description

This project produced a draft and final restoration plan and support stakeholder engagement for the following Restoration Types: Fish and Water Column Invertebrates, Sea Turtles, Marine Mammals, and Mesophotic and Deep Benthic Communities. Project activities included stakeholder engagement prior to the release of a Draft Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment; production of a draft and final restoration plan, incorporating public comment; planning and logistics associated with the completion of an Environmental Assessment under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and restoration plan; logistical support for public review meetings for the draft restoration plan, including meeting facilitation, translation services, security, and organizing and summarizing public comments; and assisting Trustees with producing restoration related information/documents for the Administrative Record, the case file, or requests made under the Freedom of Information Act.


Stephen Heverly
(301) 427-8626
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