and federal law, individuals or companies who spill oil are liable
for all natural resource injuries that result from the oil spill
and related response efforts. The overall goal of the NRDA and restoration
process is to return natural resources to their pre-spill condition
and to compensate the public for natural resources lost during the
spill and recovery period. The NRDA process determines the extent
of the injuries, the best methods for restoring those resources,
and the type and amount of restoration required.
NRDA process involves:
- Data collection
during and after a spill
- Injury quantification
either through specific studies or by using the Oil Spill Compensation
potential fish and wildlife restoration projects in the areas
impacted by spills
- Manage the
restoration funds and oversee the implementation of restoration
The OST represents
state fish and wildlife interests on both the State Resource Damage
Assessment and the State Coastal Protection Fund Steering committees.
In addition, the OST also represents WDFW interests on several case-specific
trustee councils. Over the past fifteen years, several million dollars
have been deposited into the Coastal Protection Fund and other case-specific
settlement funds such as Texaco, Tenyo
Maru and Whatcom Creek for fish and wildlife
restoration projects. This money has been used to fund a variety
of excellent restoration projects and for the acquisition of critical
fish and wildlife habitats.
Please contact us for more information.