BOEM and NMFS Hold Public Meeting in Galveston, Texas on Proposed Preparation of Gulf Geological & Geophysical Environmental Study

For Immediate Release
June 14, 2013

Contact:  Caryl Fagot 504-650-7060
John Filostrat 504-731-7815

New Orleans – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Federal Agency responsible for managing offshore energy and mineral resources on the OCS, and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the Federal Agency responsible for the management, conservation, and protection of living marine resources within the United States’ Exclusive Economic Zone, are proposing the preparation of a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) on proposed Gulf of Mexico geological and geophysical (G&G) activities.


The public is invited to comment on the scope of the PEIS for proposed G&G activities in the Gulf of Mexico planning areas and adjacent state waters.


The PEIS evaluates the potential environmental effects of multiple G&G activities in these areas and, where needed, outlines mitigation and monitoring measures that will reduce or eliminate potential impacts.


BOEM and NMFS representatives


Monday, June 17, 2013, one meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. CDT;


Galveston Hilton, 5400 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77551


All media will be required to provide press credentials at the registration area.