Damage Assessment Tracking System Now Live


The Department of the Interior today announced the launch of the Damage Assessment and Restoration Tracking System (DARTS)—a new interactive website for tracking cases involving assessment of damages and restoration of natural resources that have been injured as a result of oil spills or hazardous-substance releases into the environment.

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Selendang Ayu Draft Assessment Plan Available for Public Review


The Natural Resource Trustees for the M/V Selendang Ayu oil spill have released a draft Assessment Plan for public review. In December of 2004, the M/V Selendang Ayu shipping vessel ran aground and split in half, while traveling through the Aleutian Islands, spilling about 350,000 gallons of oil and diesel, as well as 132 million pounds of its soybean cargo on the northern shores of Unalaska Island, Alaska. The draft Assessment Plan describes the Trustees' proposed future natural resource damage assessment and restoration (NRDAR) activities that will be needed in order to identify appropriate compensatory restoration projects for this spill.

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Justice Opens 60-Day Public Comment Period for the Draft Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Programmatic Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan and associated Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement


The Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Trustees, representing five Gulf States, the U.S. Department of the Interior and three other federal agencies, proposed a draft plan for damage assessment and restoration in the Gulf region affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  The draft plan, released upon announcement of a proposed civil settlement of the Deepwater Horizon litigation, outlines a strategy for allocating $8 billion in resources that will achieve an ecosystem-scale restoration of the Gulf region’s natural resources impacted by the spill.  

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