Following the April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill,
the state of
Florida implemented response operations and emergency restoration. The Florida Department of Environmental
Protection is the lead state agency for responding to impacts of the
Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the resulting restoration process.
Vendors who are interested in Phase III early restoration projects state projects should register with the
state’s Vendor Bid System (VBS) through the Department of Management Services. Interested vendors may go to
www.myfloridamarketplace.com and follow the prompts and directions provided. Once registered they can view
requests for services and bids for any state project 24/7. Different state agencies in Florida will manage the
projects on a case-by-case basis.
Please contact Ashley M. Williams,
Ashley.M.Williams@dep.state.fl.us, 850-245-2197 for more information.
RESTORE— The Council is evaluating submissions under Bucket 2 and you can now read the Context Reports for each submission with respect to Budget, Science, Environmental Compliance and Commitment to the Comprehensive Plan and the RESTORE Act. The Council is expected to release the draft Funded Priorities List later this year and will accept public comment at that time. Please read the context reports. The State of Florida’s proposal summary is below.
Full proposals can be
found on the About RESTORE Act page.
Florida’s Five Proposals Summary
NFWF—DEP and FWC hosted a NFWF webinar on March 13, 2015 to address the future of NFWF’s Gulf Environment Benefit Fund project cycles.
View the presentation.
View the NFWF
Deepwater Horizon Projects in Florida
Check out our new user-friendly map of Deepwater Horizon Projects that have been funded in the state of Florida.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection continues to accept project proposals. Please note that projects submitted through our website will be considered for funding under RESTORE Act, NRDA Restoration and NFWF. To suggest a new project for consideration, please click on the link below. Please note the online project form is most compatible with Internet Explorer.
The Department of Environmental Protection and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
are playing key roles in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill
early restoration process. Early restoration efforts are occurring throughout the Gulf States
and are being facilitated by the
Deepwater Horizon Trustee Council
(Trustees). The Trustees are evaluating the impacts of the
Deepwater Horizon spill on natural resources
and working on behalf of the public to full
compensation for loss of natural resources.
The RESTORE Act, which was passed by Congress on June 29, 2012 and
signed into law on July 6, 2012 by the President, provides a vehicle
for Clean Water Act civil and administrative penalties from the Deepwater
Horizon oil spill. Governor Rick Scott appointed Mimi A. Drew as his designee to represent Florida on the Gulf
Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council, which is responsible for implementing the
Initial Comprehensive Plan: Restoring the Gulf
Coast's Ecosystem and Economy.
Fish and Wildlife Foundation
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) established the Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF) to administer funds arising from plea agreements that resolve the criminal cases against BP and Transocean. The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection work directly with NFWF to identify projects for the
state of Florida, in consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.