RPI’s Team Selected to Conduct Best Available Science Reviews for RESTORE Projects
The Research Planning, Inc.(RPI) Team has been selected by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Gulf Coast Restoration to manage and conduct Best Available Science reviews for RESTORE Act Direct Component project applications. RPI will also assist Treasury with technical reviews of large complex projects.
This three-year ~$4.8M contract will involve:
  • Planning and program management of the review process,
  • Selection and oversight of internal and external reviewers and subject matter experts, and
  • Conducting scientific and technical reviews across multiple disciplines spanning environmental science, coastal ecology, coastal and civil engineering, coastal geology, hydrology, and environmental economics.

RPI is joined by long-term teaming partners Industrial Economics (IEc) and Environmental Science Associates (ESA) on this assignment. The RESTORE Act is one of several major initiatives aimed at restoring the ecology and economy of the U.S. Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill (http://www.treasury.gov/services/restore-act/Pages/default.aspx). This project is a natural extension of RPI’s decades of experience in scientific oil spill planning, response, damage assessment, restoration planning, and restoration program management.

For more information, contact RPI's Program Manager Scott Zengel at (850) 329-2001 or visit RPI's website
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