Developing a New National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2019-2024
On April 28, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13795, outlining an America First Offshore Energy Strategy. As a key piece of this strategy, BOEM is initiating a new National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program (National OCS Program) development process to replace the 2017-2022 Program.
As outlined in the OCS Lands Act, a multi-step process that includes multiple decision points and opportunities for public input is required. The new National OCS Program will cover the years 2019-2024.
The first step in the development process, a Request for Information (RFI), was published in the Federal Register on July 3, 2017, with a 45-day comment period that closed on August 17, 2017.
If you'd like to learn more about how BOEM develops the National OCS Program, check out BOEM's National Leasing Program Presentation on the process. Please be sure to notice the notes at the bottom of the slides for a more complete explanation.