Open House Meetings Set For Atlantic Coast BOEM experts to discuss Geological and Geophysical Permits

03-24-2015 NEW ORLEANS

Contact: John Filostrat, 504-7317815
Caryl Fagot, 504-736-2590

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will host a series of open houses to share information on the Geological and Geophysical (G&G) permitting process on the Atlantic Coast. The purpose of the meetings is to provide an overview of the G&G process and allow the public an opportunity to ask questions and comment.

These meetings will feature information stations hosted by BOEM experts who will be available to discuss G&G issues with the public. In addition to information stations, attendees will be able to provide handwritten or electronic comments on-site.

In addition, each application will be available for public review and comment on the regulations.gov website beginning March 30, 2015. All deep penetration seismic applications will be open for a period of 30 calendar days and all others will be open for 10 days.

To learn more about the Atlantic G&G process, go to www.boem.gov/Atlantic-G-and-G-Permitting. To attend one of the open houses, see below for times and locations:

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 (3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. EDT)
Doubletree Hotel
1500 N. Military Highway
Norfolk, VA 23502

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 (3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. EDT)
Doubletree Hotel
210 Holiday Court
Annapolis, MD 21401

Thursday, April 2, 2015 (3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. EDT)
Dover Hilton Hotel
1706 North DuPont Highway
Dover, Delaware 19901

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 (3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. EDT)
Hilton Wilmington Riverside Hotel
301 North Water Street
Wilmington, North Carolina 28401

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 (3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. EDT)
Embassy Suites North Charleston Airport
5055 International Blvd.
North Charleston, South Carolina 29418

Thursday, April 9, 2015 (3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. EDT)
Hilton Garden Inn
5711 Abercorn St.
Savannah, Georgia 31405

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 (3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. EDT)
Embassy Suites
9300 Baymeadows Road
Jacksonville, Florida 32256

Monday, April 27, 2015 (3:00 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. EDT)
Ramada Plaza Nags Head Oceanfront
1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

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