Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Oil and Gas Western Planning Area (WPA) Lease Sale 248, MMAA104000, 8536 [2016-02653]

Download as PDF 8536 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 33 / Friday, February 19, 2016 / Notices amount of natural resources projected to be developed as a result of proposed EPA Lease Sale 226 is 0–0.071 billion barrels of oil and 0–0.162 trillion cubic feet of gas. Alternative B—No Action: This alternative is the cancellation of proposed EPA Lease Sale 226 and is identified as the environmentally preferred alternative. Lease Stipulations—The CPA 241/ EPA 226 Supplemental EIS describes all lease stipulations, which are included in the Final Notice of Sale Package. The four lease stipulations for proposed EPA Lease Sale 226 are the Protected Species Stipulation, the Military Areas Stipulation, the Evacuation Stipulation, and the Coordination Stipulation. The stipulations will be added as lease terms where applicable and will therefore be enforceable as part of the lease. Appendix A of the CPA 241/EPA 226 Supplemental EIS provides a list and description of standard postlease mitigating measures that may be required by BOEM or the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement as a result of plan and permit review processes for the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region. After careful consideration, BOEM has selected the proposed action, which is identified as BOEM’s preferred alternative (Alternative A) in the CPA 241/EPA 226 Supplemental EIS. BOEM’s selection of the preferred alternative reflects an orderly resource development with protection of the human, marine, and coastal environments, while also ensuring that the public receives an equitable return for these resources and that free-market competition is maintained. Authority: This NOA of a Record of Decision is published pursuant to regulations (40 CFR part 1503) implementing the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.). Dated: February 10, 2016. Abigail Ross Hopper, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2016–03277 Filed 2–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [Docket No. BOEM–2015–0117] [Docket No. BOEM–2015–0119] Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Oil and Gas Western Planning Area (WPA) Lease Sale 248, MMAA104000 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. AGENCY: Notice of availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. ACTION: BOEM is announcing the availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for proposed GOM OCS Oil and Gas WPA Lease Sale 248. The Final SEIS provides a discussion of the potential significant impacts of the proposed action, provides an analysis of reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, and identifies the Bureau’s preferred alternative. The Final SEIS is available on BOEM’s Web site at http:// www.boem.gov/nepaprocess/. BOEM will primarily distribute digital copies of the Final SEIS on compact discs. You may request a paper copy or the location of a library with a digital copy of the Final SEIS from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Public Information Office (GM 250C), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 250, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394 (1–800–200– GULF). SUMMARY: For more information on the WPA 248 Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, you may contact Mr. Gary D. Goeke, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Office of Environment (GM 623E), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394 or by email at wpa248@boem.gov. You may also contact Mr. Goeke by telephone at 504–736–3233. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Authority: This Notice of Availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement is in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), and is published pursuant to 43 CFR 46.415. Dated: January 4, 2016. Abigail Ross Hopper, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. [FR Doc. 2016–02653 Filed 2–18–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR––P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:59 Feb 18, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Central Planning Area (CPA) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 241; MMAA104000 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of a Record of Decision. AGENCY: BOEM is announcing the availability of a Record of Decision for proposed oil and gas CPA Lease Sale 241. This Record of Decision identifies the Bureau’s selected alternative for proposed CPA Lease Sale 241, which is analyzed in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2016 and 2017; Central Planning Area Lease Sales 241 and 247; Eastern Planning Area Lease Sale 226; Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (CPA 241/EPA 226 Supplemental EIS). The Record of Decision and associated information are available on the agency Web site at http://www.boem.gov/ nepaprocess/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Record of Decision, you may contact Mr. Gary D. Goeke, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard (GM 623E), New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394. You may also contact Mr. Goeke by telephone at 504–736–3233. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In the CPA 241/EPA 226 Supplemental EIS, BOEM evaluated the three alternatives that are summarized below with regard to proposed CPA Lease Sale 241: Alternative A—The Proposed Action: This is BOEM’s preferred alternative. This alternative would offer for lease for oil and gas operations all unleased blocks within the proposed CPA lease sale area with the following exceptions: whole and partial blocks deferred by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006; and blocks that are adjacent to or beyond the United States’ Exclusive Economic Zone in the area known as the northern portion of the Eastern Gap. All unleased whole and partial blocks in the CPA that BOEM will offer for leasing in proposed CPA Lease Sale 241 are listed in the document ‘‘List of Blocks Available for Leasing,’’ which is included in the Final Notice of Sale for CPA Lease Sale 241. The proposed CPA lease sale area encompasses about 63 million acres (ac) of the total CPA area of 66.45 million acres. As of October 2015, approximately 46.9 million ac of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\19FEN1.SGM 19FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 33 (Friday, February 19, 2016)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

[Docket No. BOEM-2015-0119]


Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Oil and Gas 
Western Planning Area (WPA) Lease Sale 248, MMAA104000

AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental 
Impact Statement.

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SUMMARY: BOEM is announcing the availability of a Final Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) for proposed GOM OCS Oil and Gas 
WPA Lease Sale 248. The Final SEIS provides a discussion of the 
potential significant impacts of the proposed action, provides an 
analysis of reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, and 
identifies the Bureau's preferred alternative.
    The Final SEIS is available on BOEM's Web site at http://www.boem.gov/nepaprocess/. BOEM will primarily distribute digital 
copies of the Final SEIS on compact discs. You may request a paper copy 
or the location of a library with a digital copy of the Final SEIS from 
the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 
Public Information Office (GM 250C), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 
250, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394 (1-800-200-GULF).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the WPA 248 
Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, you may contact Mr. 
Gary D. Goeke, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS 
Region, Office of Environment (GM 623E), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, 
New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394 or by email at wpa248@boem.gov. You 
may also contact Mr. Goeke by telephone at 504-736-3233.

    Authority:  This Notice of Availability of a Final Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement is in compliance with the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et 
seq.), and is published pursuant to 43 CFR 46.415.

    Dated: January 4, 2016.
Abigail Ross Hopper,
Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
[FR Doc. 2016-02653 Filed 2-18-16; 8:45 am]
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