2024-2029 GOM Area Identification

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2024-2029 Nominations Heat Map
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2024-2029 Potential Exclusions
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2024-2029 Gulf of Mexico Area ID

BOEM announced the Notice of Availability of the Area Identification (Area ID) for proposed Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Oil and Gas Lease Sales 262, 263, and 264. The Area ID will publish in the Federal Register on April 1, 2024.

The Area ID is not a decision to lease and is not a prejudgment by the Department of the Interior on how or whether to proceed with proposed Lease Sales 262, 263, and 264 under the National OCS Program. The Area ID simply determines which areas identified in the Call will receive further consideration and analyses.

A decision to lease must be preceded by several steps, including completion of environmental analyses pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act; consultation under environmental and other statutes; opportunities for federally recognized Tribes, governors of affected states, local government leaders, and other interested parties to provide comment; and the issuance of proposed and final notices of sale.