On April 22, BOEMRE called for public comment
to inform new deepwater environmental
assessment. Statoil, Inc. and BHP Billiton Petroleum Americas have provided amendments to their exploration plans (EP). The amended plans have been deemed submitted on April 28, and the 30-day review of the proposed activities has re-started.
There are currently four deepwater EPs that have been deemed submitted. Shell Offshore, Inc.'s supplemental EP was amended and deemed submitted on April 12, 2011. Hess Corporation's supplemental EP is still available for public comment at: http://www.boemre.gov/PublicComment.htm