On Friday, 15 August, the Department of the Treasury published interim final rules for the Gulf Coast Restoration Trust Fund in the Federal Register. This Trust Fund was established by the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act) and will be the source of funding for the activities authorized by the RESTORE Act. These rules will become effective on October 14, 2014 (60 days from the publication date) and the Department of the Treasury will be accepting public comment on them until 15 September 2014.