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Texas Hosts Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - Panel will take public comment on Deepwater Horizon spill recovery plans.
ContactAndy Saenz

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Commissioner Toby Baker today announced the second scheduled meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council will be held June 10, in Galveston.

Commissioner Baker, who serves as Governor Rick Perry’s designee on the Restoration Council, will join federal officials to take public comment on the Restoration Council’s Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan to restore the ecosystem and economy of the Gulf Coast Region.

Monday, June 10, 2013 – 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Texas A&M University, Galveston
200 Seawolf Parkway, Bldg 3007

The Council released the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan this afternoon. To view the Plan and associated documents, and to get additional details on the upcoming public meetings as they become available, visit Exit the TCEQ

 Online comments can be submitted hereExit the TCEQ

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.

See more details on the June 10 meeting.

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.