The Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group (TIG) has completed planning of restoration activities for the 2016/2017 planning years focusing on the following Restoration Types, which may have benefits to living coastal and marine resources:

(1) restoration of Wetlands, Coastal and Nearshore Habitats,

(2) restoration of water quality through Nutrient Reduction (Nonpoint source), and

(3) restoration of Birds

Information on the Restoration Types we considered for the 2016/2017 planning years, as well as the Oil Pollution Act criteria against which project ideas were evaluated, can be found in the Trustees’ programmatic restoration plan.

The MS TIG restoration planning effort began in May 2016, when we requested project ideas from the public. We considered all ideas submitted when screening and evaluating project proposals for this restoration plan and environmental assessment. We presented the framework for this plan during our annual meeting on November 15, 2016.  We held a 45-day public comment period on the draft restoration plan and environmental assessment, which closed on February 10, 2017. We considered the public comments and incorporated applicable revisions to the restoration plan and environmental assessment.  On June 16, 2017, the Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group approved a Finding of No Significant Impact associated with the Mississippi Trustee Implementation Group 2016-2017 Restoration Plan/Environmental Assessment.