BOEM to Extend Call for Information and Nominations for Proposed 2019 Beaufort Sea Lease Sale

04-25-2018 ANCHORAGE, Alaska

Contacts: John Callahan
(907) 334-5208

BOEM today announced that it is issuing a 30-day extension for submitting comments on the Beaufort Sea Call for Information and Nominations. Comments may now be submitted until 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday, May 30.

The 2019-2024 Draft Proposed Program includes one proposed Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease sale in the Beaufort Sea in 2019. The Call for Information and Nominations, the first step in the pre-sale process, was originally announced March 28, and published in the Federal Register March 30.

Through the Call, BOEM seeks comments from industry on their interest in the areas proposed for leasing, including nominations or indications of interest in specific lease blocks within the area. BOEM also seeks comments from any interested party relating to particular geological, environmental, biological, archaeological and socioeconomic conditions, use conflicts, or other information that could affect the potential leasing and development of particular areas.

The extension will be published in the Federal Register. For more information, including instructions for submitting comments, see: www.boem.gov/beaufort-call

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