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Annual Reports to Congress

2017 Annual Report to Congress

The Council will vote on its 2017 Annual Report to Congress. This vote will be conducted during a Council teleconference, scheduled for February 21, 2018,  While the teleconference is not open to the public, the results of this vote will be publicly available on the Council website and distributed via Council eBlast notification. The Annual Report to Congress summarizes the Council’s 2017 calendar year activities, including but not limited to accomplishments related to the funding approvals to date for both the Council-Selected Restoration Component (commonly referred to as “Bucket 2”) and the Spill Impact Component (commonly referred to as “Bucket 3”). In addition, the 2017 Annual Report to Congress includes reports from the Centers of Excellence.

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2016 Annual Report to Congress

On February 8, 2017, the Council conducted a written significant action vote (via email to the Executive Director) to adopt and transmit the 2016 Annual Report to Congress (31 U.S.C. § 1321(t)(2)(vi)(I)(cc)). Per the RESTORE Act, this report summarizes the policies, strategies, plans and activities for addressing the restoration and protection of the Gulf Coast region required under section 311(t)2(C)(vii)(VII) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.  

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2015 Annual Report to Congress

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2014 Annual Report to Congress

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