BOEM Seeks Public Comment For Upcoming Lease Sales

Release Date

Contact: Caryl Fagot (BOEM) 504-650-7060

New Orleans, LA

Meetings scheduled in three Gulf Coast locations

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) invites the public to comment on the Gulf of Mexico OCS Lease Sale: Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 2018 (2018 GOM Draft Supplemental EIS) on proposed Lease Sales 250 and 251, as scheduled in the 2017-2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing: Proposed Final Program (Five-Year Program).

The Draft SEIS was published in the Federal Register on March 31, 2017. BOEM will hold public meetings in an open-house format to answer questions and gather comments. The public may attend these meetings any time between 4:00 p.m. CST and 7:00 p.m. CST, as follows:

  • Pensacola, Florida: Monday, May 1, 2017, Hilton Garden Inn Pensacola Airport, 1144 Airport Blvd., Pensacola, Florida, 32504;
  • Mobile, Alabama: Tuesday, May 2, 2017, The Admiral Hotel Mobile, Curio Collection by Hilton, 251 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602; and
  • Gulfport, Mississippi: Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Courtyard by Marriot, Gulfport Beachfront MS Hotel, 1600 East Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501.

Comments received in person and online will help BOEM and the cooperating agencies further refine the analysis of the draft SEIS for publication of the Final SEIS. Comments will be accepted until May 15, 2017.

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 resources.