The Proposed Final Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Lease Sale Program for 2012 to 2017 includes a lease sale in the Chukchi Sea Planning Area (Sale 237) in 2016. The program excludes the 25-mile nearshore buffer area and an area north of Barrow from consideration in defining the lease sale area. Furthermore, additional subsistence data made available by ongoing studies, along with other analysis, will be considered when making future decisions about the size and scope of potential lease sales.
- Oct. 16, 2015: Department of the Interior cancels Lease Sale 237. Press Release | Federal Register notice
- Dec. 3, 2012. Public comment period closes on Call for Information and Nominations.
- Nov. 13, 2013. BOEM extends deadline for Call for Information and Nominations to Dec. 3, 2013.
- Sept. 26, 2013. BOEM Issues Call for Information and Nominations for Potential 2016 Oil and Gas Lease Sale Offshore Alaska. As part of the Obama Administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy to continue to expand safe and responsible domestic energy development, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today issued a Call for Information and Nominations relating to a potential oil and gas Lease Sale 237 scheduled for the Chukchi Sea Planning Area off of Alaska in 2016. Federal Register Notice | Program Area Map