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MMS Extends Comment Period for Oil and Gas Lease Sales for Chukchi and Beaufort EIS
On March 4, 2009, the U. S. Mineral Management Service announced that it has extended the written comment period for the Draft Environment Impact Statement (DEIS) for Beaufort Sea and Chukchi Sea Planning Areas Oil and Gas Lease Sales 209, 212, 217, and 221. With the extension, NMFS will accept written comments up to and including to March 30, 2009. Written comments should be submitted to the Regional Director, Alaska OCS Region, Minerals Management Service, 3801 Centerpoint Drive, Suite 500, Anchorage, Alaska 99503-5820, or online at

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