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Updated Public Notice: Proposed Amendment for the Gulf of Mexico Conservation Enhancement Grant Program

The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) is allowing additional time for public comment on a proposed amendment of its 2015 Funded Priorities List (Initial FPL) to approve implementation funding for the Gulf of Mexico Conservation Enhancement Grant Program (GMCEGP), which is sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Specifically, the Council is proposing to approve $2.5M to support implementation of eight ecosystem conservation and enhancement projects identified by EPA as eligible for funding under the GMCEGP. 

This public notice was originally issued on December 23, 2019, for a seven-day public comment period. In response to public requests for additional time, the Council is granting additional time for this public comment period which will conclude at 11:59 pm (CST) on January 20, 2020. This revised public notice and the associated environmental compliance documentation provide information on this proposed 2015 FPL amendment. You may submit those comments using one of the two methods below:

  • By U.S. Mail:  Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
    Attn: GMCEGP Amendment Comments
    500 Poydras Street, Suite 1117
    New Orleans, LA 70130

Please note: All comments received, including names, email addresses, attachments and other supporting materials, will be part of the public record and subject to public disclosure. You should only submit information that you wish to make publicly available.

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Keala J. Hughes
Director of External Affairs & Tribal Relations
(504) 717-7235