BOEM Holding Public Meetings to Discuss Draft EIS

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As part of a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), BOEM is holding two public meetings to get feedback on potential impacts of oil and gas activities on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The Department of Interior announced the National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Proposed Final Program on September 29, 2023, and it includes proposed oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico. 

During the two virtual scoping meetings the public will learn more about the environmental review process and have an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments to be used in the preparation of the Draft Programmatic EIS. BOEM seeks input that will help it identify significant issues and potential alternatives for consideration in the Programmatic EIS. The virtual meetings will be held on: 

For more information on the public scoping meetings go to:

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The Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for America’s offshore energy and mineral resources. The bureau promotes energy independence, environmental protection and economic development through responsible, science-based management of energy and mineral resources on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.