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Mississippi State Expenditure Plan

On April 13, 2017, the Council Chair, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), approved the Mississippi’s State Expenditure Plan (SEP) based on the Council Acting Executive Director’s approval recommendation. The Council has found the Mississippi SEP is complete and meets all requirements contained in the RESTORE Act, the Department of the Treasury’s implementing regulations (31 C.F.R. Part 34), and the Council’s SEP Guidelines. USDA provided Mississippi with a letter of approval, reiterating the Council’s commitment to ensuring an efficient and effective process for funding the activities in the Mississippi SEP. The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued a press release providing details about the projects outlined in the Mississippi SEP.

On March 15, 2018, the Council’s Acting Executive Director provided a recommendation memo to the Council Chair, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to approve Mississippi’s 2017 State Expenditure Plan (SEP) Amendment.  States amend SEPs to increase funding for projects or programs in existing SEPs and/or add new activities to the SEP. States submit SEP amendments for approval by the Council Chair.

On April 16, 2018, EPA provided Mississippi with a letter of approval for the Mississippi SEP reiterating the Council's commitment to support water quality improvement, oyster restoration, habitat conservation and other activities. EPA issued a press release with comments from the the RESTORE Council Chair and Mississippi.

On March 13, 2019, the Council's Executive Director provided a recommendation memo to the Council Chair, the EPA, to approve the 2018 Mississippi State Expenditure Plan (SEP) Amendment. States submit SEP amendments for approval by the Council Chair.