BOEM Extends Public Comment Period for Beaufort Sea EIS

12-11-2018 ANCHORAGE, Alaska

Contacts: John Callahan
(907) 334-5208

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management today announced it is extending the public scoping period for an upcoming environmental impact statement relating to a proposed 2019 Beaufort Sea oil and gas lease sale.

Due to disruptions caused by the Nov. 30 Anchorage-area earthquake, the comment period, formerly scheduled to end Dec. 17, will now end Friday, Jan. 4.

The bureau has already held one public scoping meeting, in Anchorage. Three other scoping meetings have been rescheduled as follows:

UTQIAGVIK (BARROW)
Monday, Dec. 17
Iñupiat Heritage Center, 7pm-9pm

NUIQSUT
Tuesday, Dec. 18
Kisik Community Center, 7pm-9pm

KAKTOVIK
Wednesday, Dec. 19
Community Center, 7pm-9pm

The announcement of an extension will publish in the Federal Register on Friday, Dec. 21.

For more information about BOEM’s proposed 2019 Beaufort Sea oil and gas lease sale, including instructions for commenting online, see: www.boem.gov/beaufort2019