Texas Hosts Gulf Coast Restoration Council Meeting
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
(doors open at 5:15 p.m.)
Introductions: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Public Comment: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Pasadena Convention Center
7902 Fairmont Pkwy, Pasadena, TX 77507
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.