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Meetings & Events  

Meeting information below primarily addresses meetings in or related to Florida. For more information about meetings throughout the Gulf States visit NOAA’s public meetings website.

Upcoming Meetings

November 13, 2012
A public meeting will be held on November 13 at the Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 West Park Place Pensacola, FL 32505. An open house will begin at 6:00 p.m. CST with the public meeting and comment period beginning at 7:00 p.m. CST. The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees will propose two additional early restoration projects intended to continue the process of restoring natural habitats damaged from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response efforts.

Past Meetings

crowd seated at meeting

Meeting during the oil spill of the Florida Association
of Counties.

March 22-29, 2011
The following public meetings will address the Operational Science Advisory Team reports, DEP’s current water and sediment sampling, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services seafood safety and testing, as well as overall health and safety information from the Florida Department of Health. Tuesday, March 22, 2011
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST, Escambia County Central Office Complex, 3363 W Park Place, Pensacola, FL 32505. Thursday, March 24, 2011,  6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EST, Franklin County Courthouse Annex, 34 Forbes Street, Apalachicola, FL 32320. Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. CST, Destin City Hall Annex, 4100 Indian Bayou Trail, Destin, FL 32541.

March 16-17, 2011
The following meetings are in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for development of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS). These meetings are being held throughout the affected Gulf States to allow for sufficient public input in development of a PEIS which will be used as a guide for federal and state agencies, for consideration when making future decisions regarding restoration projects and project-specific actions.
March 16, 2011 -
7:30 p.m. CST, Bayview Community Center, 2001 Lloyd Street, Pensacola, FL 32505. March 17, 2011 - 7:30 p.m. CST, Bay County Government Center, 840 W. 11th Street , Panama City, FL 32401.

February 28, 20111
The next meeting of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force will be held Monday, February 28, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Central Time) at the Marriott at 555 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Week of February 28-March 4, 2011
DEP staff will join NOAA, U.S. Coast Guard and others to discuss the findings of the OSAT II report with city and county staff for each of the eight affected Florida Gulf counties – Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla.

December 3, 2010
crowd seated in auditorium

Public Meeting

Florida Trustees discussed NRDA at a meeting with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in Tallahassee at DEP’s Bureau of Beaches and Coastal Systems.

November 30, 2010
Florida Public Hears from State Natural Resource Trustees About NRDA
More than 50 people convened at the Emerald Coast Convention Center at a public meeting in Ft. Walton Beach on November 30 to learn about the Natural Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) process for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. A similar meeting also occurred November 4, 2010.






Important Phone Numbers

  • Claims
    (800) 916-4893
  • Report Oil
    (800) 320-0519
  • Environment/Community Hotline
    (866) 448-5816

  • Deepwater Horizon Incident Joint Information Center
    (713) 323-1670
  • DEP Press Office
    (850) 245-2112
  • News Archive

Last updated: November 07, 2012

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