Texas Draft State Expenditure Plan Available for Public Comment

The Texas Draft State Expenditure Plan (SEP), developed pursuant to the Spill Impact Component of the RESTORE Act (commonly referred to as “Bucket 3”), is now available for public comment until August 27, 2018, reports the RESTORE Council.

According to the RESTORE Council, the “Bucket 3” provides funding to the five Gulf Coast states (Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas) for ecosystem restoration, shoreline and beach restoration, removal of debris or sediment from waterways, etc.

To access these funds, each state must first have a SEP approved by the RESTORE Council. Upon approval of a SEP, the state then applies to the RESTORE Council for grants for activities in the approved plan,” reported the Council.

Due to the devastating and long-range effects of Hurricane Harvey, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and TCEQ Commissioner Toby Baker have determined this first Texas SEP will focus on hurricane recovery efforts that include ecological and economic, as well as resiliency-related programs,” the release said.

After taking public comments into consideration and upon RESTORE Council approval of the SEP, Commissioner Baker, in collaboration with the Office of the Governor, and working with the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas, will select projects to implement the programmatic areas.

Collaboration will also include exchanges with federal, state and local elected officials, as well as the public. Approximately $31 million is currently available to fund activities in an approved Texas SEP.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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