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Council Documents (FOIA Library)

Records About Yourself

Under the Privacy Act, you may request copies of any Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Council) records that:

  • are about you, and
  • are filed and can be retrieved by your name or a personal identifier (such as your Social Security number).

You can also ask the Council to correct records that are inaccurate, incomplete, untimely, or irrelevant.

In some cases, the Privacy Act may not allow release of your personal records.  foiarequest@restorethegulf.gov

Other Council Records

Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), you may make a written request for any Council records.

The Council is required to provide records requested in writing by any person or organization, unless the records are covered by one of nine exemptions or three special law enforcement record exclusions.

A FOIA request can be made for any agency record that is not publicly available. Describe as best as possible the records you are requesting. In your description include information such as the date and place the records were created, the file descriptions, subject matter, persons involved, and other pertinent details that will help identify the records. Please be aware that the FOIA does not require agencies to answer questions, or to create records to respond to a request.  foiarequest@restorethegulf.gov

More Information on the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act

For more information on the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act, see the list of reference materials on the U.S. Department of Justice FOIA website.

Council Procedures for Disclosure of Records Under the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act

General Information

About the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
Agency Finanical Reports
Annual Performance Plans and Reports
Annual Reports to Congress
Council SOPs
Council Federal Register Publications
Council Progress Report August 2013-August 2014
Federal MOU
FOIA Reports
Performance and Accountability Reports

Comprehensive Plan

Initial Draft Comprehensive Plan as published on May 23, 2013
Preliminary List of Authorized but Not Commenced Projects and Programs
Public Comments Received on the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan
Response to Public Comments on the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan
Initial Comprehensive Plan Fact Sheet
Initial Comprehensive Plan
Initial Comprehensive Plan – Vietnamese Translation
Draft Comprehensive Plan Update as published on August 23, 2016
Draft Comprehensive Plan Update - Vietnamese Translation
Public Meetings and Meeting Summaries on the Draft Comprehensive Plan Update
Public Comments on Draft Comprehensive Plan Update 2016
Response to Public Comments on the Draft Comprehensive Plan Update
Comprehensive Plan Update 2016
Comprehensive Plan Update 2016 - Vietnamese Translation

Council-Selected Restoration Component (Bucket 2)

About the Council-Selected Restoration Component Process
Detailed Submission Process Document
Proposal Submission Guidelines for Members
Public Input and the Council-Selected Restoration Component Fact Sheet
Council-Selected Restoration Component Proposal Submission and Evaluation Process Fact Sheet
Initial Funded Priorities List (2015)
    Proposals and Context Reports
    Draft Initial Funded Priorities List (FPL) (2015)
    Public Input on the Draft Initial FPL
    Response to Public Input on the Draft Initial FPL
    Public Meetings and Meeting Summaries for the Draft Initial Comprehensive Plan
    Initial FPL Document
    Amendments to the Initial FPL
2016 Request for Applications for FPL Projects
Grants and Interagency Agreements awarded on the Council-Selected Restoration Component 

Spill Impact Component (Bucket 3)

Spill Impact Component Final Regulation
Spill Impact Component Final Regulation - Vietnamese Translation
Spill Impact Component Notice of Funding Availability
State Expenditure Plans

Guidelines for State Expenditure Plans
State of Louisiana's First Amended RESTORE Plan
Acting Executive Director's Recommendation
Approval Letter from USDA to Louisiana
Mississippi State Expenditure Plan
Acting Executive Director's Recommendation
Draft/Unsigned Letter from USDA to Mississippi - Pending Chair DecisionPlanning State Expenditure Plans
    Texas
    Mississippi
    Gulf Consortium (Florida)
Final Rule for Planning State Expenditure Plans
Public Comments on Interim Rule for Planning State Expenditure Plans
Announcement for Spill Impact Component Planning Grants
Grants Awarded Under the Spill Impact Component

Environmental Compliance

Council NEPA Procedures
Record of Establishment of Council NEPA Procedures
Programmatic Environmental Assessments (EA):
    Initial Comprehensive Plan EA
    Initial Comprehensive Plan EA - Vietnamese
    Programmatic EA
    Programmatic EA - Vietnamese
    Initial Comprehensive Plan Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)
FPL Environmental Compliance Library

Grants Office

Recipient Proposal and Award Guide for Grant Recipients and Federal Interagency Agreement Servicing Agencies 
RAAMS Users' Guide
Uniform Guidance (2 C.F.R. Part 200)
Financial Assistance Standard Terms and Conditions 
Interagency Agreement Standard Terms and Conditions 
RAAMS Application Documents and Templates
Interagency Agreements General Terms & Conditions 7600A
Interagency Agreements Order Requirements and Funding 7600B
Grants Agreements Financial Assistance Award 7700
Grants Training Recordings and Presentations
Grants Awarded Under the Spill Impact Component

Outreach

Summary of Public Input:2010-2013
Initial Funded Priorities List Lessons Learned and Path Forward Webinar
Initial FPL Lessons Learned and Path Forward Summary Report
RESTORE Council Email Announcements