Texas Hosts Gulf Coast Restoration Council MeetingCalendar
Panel will take public comment on Deepwater Horizon spill recovery plans.
|Date||Monday, June 10, 2013|
|Where||Texas A&M University at Galveston, Bldg. 3007, 200 Seawolf Parkway (Pelican Island), Galveston, Texas|
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Doors open at 5:15 p.m.
Introductions: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Public Comment: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
The RESTORE Act, passed by Congress in July of 2012, created the Restoration Council and charged it with the oversight and eventual distribution of a significant portion of the federal civil penalties resulting from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill litigation.
The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council is comprised of governors, or their designees, from five affected Gulf Coast states, the Secretaries from the U.S. Department of the Interior, Commerce, Agriculture, and Homeland Security, as well as the Secretary of the Army, and the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The council is chaired by the Secretary of Commerce.
TCEQ Commissioner Toby Baker is Texas Governor Rick Perry's designee on the Restoration Council.
Persons with disabilities who need special accommodations at the meeting should call the TCEQ's Office of the Chief Clerk at 512-239-3300 or 1-800-RELAY-TX (TDD) at least one week prior to the meeting.