RESTORE Act

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The Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunity, and Revived Economies of (RESTORE) the Gulf States Act of 2011 was adopted as an amendment to the transportation act. It directs Clean Water Act fines to Gulf restoration rather than to the Treasury. The RESTORE Act establishes 4 funding areas: Federal, State, Local, and Research/Monitoring. The Federal fund will be managed by the Gulf Coast Restoration Council. The three Florida Gulf National Estuary Programs (NEPs) are working together to develop a Southwest Florida Regional Ecosystem Restoration Plan to provide the Gulf Council with recommendations and to assist them in investing in Southwest Florida.