MMS Begins Planning Process to Conduct Eastern Gulf Lease Sale 181

Thursday, September 02, 1999
The U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service (MMS) is beginning a three-year planning process for conducting a Federal natural gas and oil lease sale in Federal waters in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area. The first step in this process is the Call for Interest and Information (Call) and the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed Lease Sale 181, 15 miles offshore Alabama and 100 or more miles offshore Florida. Sale 181, tentatively scheduled for December 2001, is an area identified as available for leasing in the 1997-2002 Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas five-year Leasing Program. During development of the Five-Year Program, the MMS consulted with the States of Alabama and Florida and was responsive to concerns in selecting this area for consideration. The MMS considers all of this area to have potential for the discovery of accumulations of hydrocarbons. No area in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico beyond the Sale 181 area is available for leasing in this Five-Year Program. In addition, a June 1998 announcement made by President Clinton withdrew from leasing until 2012 numerous areas of the OCS, including all of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico, except the area identified as available for leasing consideration for Sale 181. The Call/NOI is an information-gathering step to ensure that all interests and concerns regarding the proposed sale are communicated to MMS in the early stages of the 3-year sale planning process. The information gathered in the Call will help determine which areas will be offered for lease. The NOI initiates an information-gathering process used to develop the EIS for the areas identified for leasing by the Call process.
Maritime Reporter January 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Transas: The Bridge to Tomorrow

Transas was founded in 1990, by a group of former navigators and engineers, who at that time envisioned ways in which computers could revolutionize maritime safety, communications and security.

ZF Celebrating 100th Anniversary

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of ZF Friedrichshafen AG   Zahnradfabrik GmbH was founded in 1915, and through a 100-year history has developed

Signal Ship Repair Achieves OSHA Milestone

Signal International announced that on December 31, 2014, the Signal Ship Repair Operations located in Mobile, Alabama achieved one full year and worked 387,926 manhours,

Offshore

Wärtsilä Propulsion Solution for 3 Tugs

Three large new escort tugs contracted by Norwegian operator Østensjø Rederi, will feature Wärtsilä dual-fuel (DF) engines integrated with a customized gas storage

Russia – Turkey Gas Pipeline Approved

Ankara hosted today a working meeting between Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee and Taner Yildiz, Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources.

Greatship to Buy PSV

Greatship (India) Limited (GIL), a wholly owned subsidiary of The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited, has signed a contract to buy a 2015-built 4000 dwt Platform Supply Vessel (PSV).

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1763 sec (6 req/sec)