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BOEMRE Seeks Comment on DRAFT PEIS for Five Year OCS Oil & Gas Program
On November 10, 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement published Federal Register notice of a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program 2012-2017 This PEIS is prepared by BOEMRE pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act. It supports the Proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2012-2017. This PEIS addresses the marine mammal and other effects of proposed lease sales during the years 2012 to 2017 in six planning areas on the OCS. These areas are the Western, Central and Eastern Gulf of Mexico, Cook Inlet, the Beaufort Sea, and the Chukchi Sea.

The Draft PEIS is available online for review at .

Thirteen public hearings on the Draft PEIS will be held December 5 through December 16, 2011.

Written comments on the Draft PEIS must be submitted on or before January 9, 2012.

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