BOEM Seeks Comments on Environmental Analysis For Upcoming Gulf Of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sales

Release Date

Dear Stakeholder,

On Oct. 6, 2022, the Department of the Interior announced the availability of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for two Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sales to comply with congressional direction in the Inflation Reduction Act. 

BOEM is seeking public comments on the Draft Supplemental EIS, which is supporting Lease Sales 259 and 261. The 45-day comment period begins today, Oct. 7, 2022, and ends at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on Nov. 21, 2022.

BOEM will hold two virtual meetings to provide information about the Draft Supplemental EIS and to take public comments. The meetings will be held on:

     Oct. 24, 2022, at 4 p.m. Central Time


     Oct. 26, 2022, at 1 p.m. Central Time  Webinar

To comment on the Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales 259 and 261 Draft Supplemental EIS in writing go to: and search for docket number: BOEM-2022-0048.  BOEM will not accept anonymous comments.  

For more information about the lease sales, the Draft Supplemental EIS, and how to comment, go to BOEM's website.

-- BOEM --

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.