BOEM And NMFS Hold Public Meeting In Silver Spring, Maryland On Proposed Preparation Of Gulf Geological & Geophysical Environmental Study

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Contact: Connie Gillette
John Filostrat

NEW ORLEANSThe 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. 

What:  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.

Why:  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.  

Who:  BOEM and NMFSrepresentatives 

When:  Thursday, June 20, 2013, one meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT;

Where:  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland  20910

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

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development  through responsible, science-based management of offshore conventional and renewable energy