BOEM Completes Final Supplemental Review for Central Planning Area in the Gulf of Mexico.
The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today released a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for proposed oil and gas Lease Sale 216/222.
The SEIS updates several previously published environmental reviews covering the Gulf of Mexico, including incorporating the latest available information for the Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area following the Deepwater Horizon event. The bureau will continue to conduct and assess additional scientific research and studies, and use this information to inform future offshore leasing and energy development decisions. A Federal Register notice announcing the availability of the Final SEIS will be published on January 20, 2012.
The Final Supplemental EIS is available to view online: http://boem.gov/Environmental-Stewardship/Environmental-Assessment/NEPA/nepaprocess.aspx. It is also available through the BOEM Gulf of Mexico Region’s Public Information Office, and can be requested at 800-200-GULF (4853).