The Office of Emergency Response (OER)
Natural Resource Damage Claims
The Office of Emergency Response has recently submitted a claim to the U.S.
Coast Guard National Pollution Funds Center for natural resource damages
caused by 23 coastal oil spills occurring between 1992 and 1999. In
preparing the claim, we conducted a damage assessment and proposed
compensatory restoration activities. This information is contained in
three Damage Assessment and Restoration/Environmental Assessment Plans (DARP/EA).
The plans describe natural resource damages and identify
restoration projects to compensate for the resource damages.
The DARP/EA plans are linked below. For additional information contact Environmental Specialist
Holly Fortune via letter, fax, or email at the following address:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Emergency Response
3900 Commonwealth Blvd.,
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
Attn: Holly Fortune
Fax: (850) 245-2882
Links to DARP/EA Plans
- SW Florida DARP [PDF - 358.36KB] ? Proposes funding for wetland restoration of approximately 100 acres of public lands in coastal Manatee County
- SE Florida DARP [PDF - 410.42KB] ? Proposes funding for restoration projects in coastal Martin County and funding for sea turtle lighting enforcement in Palm Beach County
- NE Florida DARP [PDF - 392.68KB] ? Proposes funding for a coastal restoration project sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the Nature Conservancy