Welcome to the National OCS Program Virtual Meeting Room. The information provided here is exactly the same resources available at the open house meetings. By clicking on the icons below, participants can "walk" from station to station to read the information and provide your comments at the end. All of the materials can also be downloaded in a single DPP Public Meeting Handouts zip file.
Learn how to provide useful comments. Learn more about the National OCS Program and how it relates to the Draft Programmatic EIS.
New National OCSProgram Details
Guide to Providing Comments
Watch an informational video about BOEM's process in developing a National OCS Program.
NEPA and National OCS Process
Learn about the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process and the opportunities for public review and comment for both the National OCS Program and NEPA.
Overview of Process and Schedule
Oil & Gas Process Diagram
Identified Potential Exclusions
Resource Assessment and Economics
Understand how oil and gas resources on the OCS are estimated and computed, and how the economic analyses are used for the National OCS Program.
Oil 101 Oil Formation
Oil 101: Why is Oil Important
Oil & Gas Resources
Oil & Gas Resources FAQ
Learn about the physical resources, biological resources, and human environment that could be impacted by implementing the National OCS Program.
Geological and Geophysical
Resources to Consider
BOEM Acoustics Whiteboard Animation
Other Programs at BOEM
Learn about other BOEM programs, such as the Offshore Renewable Energy Program and Marine Minerals Program.
Marine Minerals Program Lease Areas
Renewable Energy Programs
Renewable Energy Program
Marine Minerals Program
Marine Minerals Program Research
Wind Energy Commercial Leasing
Learn about how federal and state agencies work to promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through regulatory oversight and enforcement.
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)
BSEE Oil Spill Preparedness Division
BSEE Inspection Program
Ensuring Environmental Sustainability
BSEE Permitting Process
Provide electronic comments at Regulations.gov that will be entered into the official record for the Draft Proposed Program and the Draft Programmatic EIS. You can also provide written comments by printing the Comment form below.
Regulations.gov:How To Guide