REMINDER: Opportunity to Participate in the Virtual Public Meeting on Proposed Five-Year Program for Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing

Release Date

Dear Stakeholder:

This is a reminder that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will host its last virtual open house meeting on the Proposed Five-Year Program for Offshore Oil and Gas Leasing on:

•    Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, from 8:00 – 10:00 pm (EDT).

On July 1, 2022, the Department of the Interior (DOI) announced the availability of the Proposed Program for the 2023-2028 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program as well as the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (Draft PEIS) for the 2023-2028 Program for public comment.

The virtual open house meeting is an opportunity for the public to speak live with BOEM staff to learn more about the National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program development process, analysis, and next steps. 
To register for the public meeting, go to:

In addition to the virtual open house meeting, BOEM has scheduled a virtual opportunity for submitting oral testimony. Oral comments will be captured by a court reporter for public record. Each participant will have up to three minutes to provide their oral comments. The session will be held on:
•    Monday, Sept. 12, 5:00 – 8:00 pm (EDT) 

If you would like to provide oral testimony, registration is strongly recommended:

For information on the 2023-2028 Proposed Program, Draft PEIS, virtual meetings and how to submit comments, please visit 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.