BOEM Seeks Comments At Public Meeting In New Orleans, Louisiana On Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement For Proposed Western Gulf Sales

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Contact: Caryl Fagot
(504) 736-2590

NEW ORLEANS — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Federal Agency responsible for managing offshore energy and mineral resources on the OCS has completed a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for proposed Lease Sales in the Western Gulf of Mexico planning area (WPA) offshore Texas.

You may download or view the Draft SEIS on BOEM’s website at

What: The public is invited to comment on the Draft SEIS for proposed Western Gulf of Mexico Sales 238, 246 and 248 to be held in 2014, 2015 and 2016 respectively.

Why: The SEIS focuses on updating the baseline conditions and potential environmental effects of oil and natural gas leasing, exploration and production in the WPA. It also considers possible new circumstances and information arising from, among other things, the Deepwater Horizon explosion, oil spill and response.

Who: BOEM representatives

When: Thursday, November 7, 2013, one meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m. CST

Where: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123

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