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County hoping for almost $7 million in RESTORE money to move effluent off Navarre Beach

Looks like the money to help get the waste water effluent off Navarre Beach and out of Navarre Sound may be coming from RESTORE Act funds from the BP Oil Spill. If approved, the total will be almost $7 million for Santa Rosa County.

Santa Rosa County commissioners reviewed a request at their Monday meeting to place on the consent agenda today (Thursday) an amendment to the application for money to be sent to the Gulf Consortium, which will review the amendments and, hopefully, approve them and move the process forward.

The report commissioners reviewed Monday reads, “To meet the requirements of the RESTORE Act, Florida’s 23 counties formed the Gulf Consortium to develop the SEP (State Expenditure Plan) for economic and environmental recovery using Spill Impact Component (Pot-3) funds. Then July 2016, the board authorized directing all funds available from this source (approximately $12.6 million) toward the restoration of Santa Rosa Sound. The initial SEP was approved in...

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