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Texas Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP)

Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) Projects

Several Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) grants have been awarded to the Railroad Commission of Texas. Select from the links below for more information about each grant project.

2007 RRC CIAP Projects - Awarded

2008 RRC CIAP Projects – Awarded

2009/2010 RRC CIAP Projects - Awarded

About the Coastal Impact Assistance Program

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 was signed into law on August 8, 2005. Section 384 of the Act establishes the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP) that authorizes funds to be distributed to Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas producing States for the conservation, protection and preservation of coastal areas, including wetlands.

Under the CIAP, the U.S. Department of the Interior and the U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service, are authorized to distribute to producing States and coastal political subdivisions (CPSs) $250 million for each of the fiscal years 2007 through 2010. This money will be shared among Alabama, Alaska, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas and will be allocated to each producing State and eligible CPS based upon allocation formulas prescribed by the Act.

In 2006, Governor Rick Perry established the Coastal Land Advisory Board (CLAB) to provide recommendations on the best use of state funds. The CLAB is composed of three members, including the General Land Office, the Railroad Commission of Texas, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

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