The National Ocean Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has announced the availability of response to comments and release of the final science plan for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program. The final science plan for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program will be available here.
Section 1604 of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012, establishes the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Science, Observation, Monitoring, and Technology Program to be administered by NOAA and to carry out research, observation, and monitoring to support the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem, fish stocks, fish habitat, and the recreational, commercial, and charter fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico. The Final Science Plan for the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program lays out the path forward for the program.
Click here to read NOAA’s Federal Register notice of this action.