Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon incident began the largest marine oil spill in history. The incident claimed 11 lives and oil spilled for three months before the well was capped. On July 2, 2015, BP Plc announced an agreement in principle to settle the disaster. The Department of Justice issued a Consent Decree on April 4, 2016 resolving the civil claims. Restoration and research related to the oil spill continues today.

On August 15, 2023, the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council (AGCRC) released an Amendment to the State Expenditure Plan (SEP) for a 45-day public comment period.

The AGCRC is now asking for public comment on this Draft State Expenditure Plan Amendment until October 6, 2023.  Comments can be submitted online at or mailed to: Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council, 31115 Five Rivers Boulevard Spanish Fort, AL 36527.

The AGCRC will hold an in-person public meeting on November 1, 2023 at 10am to vote on the amendment. The meeting will be held in the Tensaw Theater at  5 Rivers Delta Resource Center  (30945 5 Rivers Boulevard, Spanish Fort, AL  36527). In addition to the 45-day comment period discussed above, public comment will also be accepted at the in-person meeting.

Comments received by the October 6, 2023 deadline, as well as any received at the public meeting, will be reviewed and considered in preparing the Final State Expenditure Plan Amendment.

For more information, contact Amy Hunter, (251) 621-1216.

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