Coastal Protection Fund
Resource Damage Assessment (RDA) Funds: Ecology deposits money collected from oil spill damage assessments, collected through the Compensation Schedule, into the Coastal Protection Fund (CPF). Money Ecology collects from oil and hazardous material spill penalties is also deposited in the CPF. The Washington Legislature established the CPF as a part of the Oil and Hazardous Substance Spill Prevention and Response Act to fund:
Funds may also be allocated for research and development in the causes, effects,
and removal of pollution caused by the discharge of oil.
Funding was provided by the Coastal Protection Fund for the acquisition of 450 acres of tidelands in south Fidalgo Bay (Skagit County, adjacent to Padilla Bay).
Over 70 restoration projects have been funded by the CPF from resource damage assessment and oil and hazardous
material spill penalty money. Projects paid for by the CPF.
Funding of restoration projects from the Spills Program CPF accounts does not follow any set schedule. A request for proposal will be
announced when enough money has accumulated in one or more of the sub-accounts to fund high quality restoration projects. For
more information about submitting project proposals for funding from the CPF, see the
Restoration Funding page.
Meetings take place on the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
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