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[FR Doc. 2016–09441 Filed 4–21–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [Docket No. BOEM–2016–0009] Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Gulf of Mexico, Oil and Gas Lease Sales for 2017–2022 MMAA104000 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA) of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: BOEM is announcing the availability of a Draft EIS for Gulf of Mexico OCS oil and gas lease sales tentatively scheduled from 2017–2022 (2017–2022 Gulf of Mexico Multisale Draft EIS or Draft Environmental Impact Statement). BOEM proposes to conduct 10 region-wide Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sales during this five-year period that are tentatively scheduled in the Proposed 2017–2022 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program (Five-Year Program). The lease sales proposed in the Gulf of Mexico in the Five-Year Program are region-wide lease sales comprised of the Western and Central Planning Areas, and a small portion of the Eastern Planning Area this is not subject to Congressional moratorium. As Federal regulations allow for several related or similar proposals to be analyzed in one EIS (40 CFR 1502.4), the 2017–2022 Gulf of Mexico Multisale Draft EIS provides the environmental analyses necessary for all 10 regionwide Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sales tentatively scheduled in the FiveYear Program. As a decision on whether and how to proceed with each proposed lease sale in the Five-Year Program is made individually, the proposed action considered in the 2017–2022 Gulf of Mexico Multisale Draft EIS is comprised of a single region-wide sale in the Gulf of Mexico. The Draft EIS provides a discussion of the potential significant impacts of a proposed action and an analysis of reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. This NOA also serves to announce the beginning of the public comment period for the Draft EIS. The Draft EIS and associated information are available on BOEM’s Web site at http://www.boem.gov/ nepaprocess/. BOEM will primarily distribute digital copies of the Draft EIS SUMMARY: The effects of the temporary road closure are described in the Boise Normal Fire Rehabilitation and Stabilization Environmental Assessment (#ID–090–2004–050–EA), and the specific proposal was analyzed in Determination of NEPA Adequacy, (#DOI–BLM–ID–B011–2015–0006– DNA), signed on September 16, 2015. The BLM has placed the EA and the Finding of No Significant Impact on file in the BLM Administrative Record at the address specified in the ADDRESSES section listed above. Under the authority of Section 303(a) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a)), 43 CFR 8360.0–7, and 43 CFR 8364.1, the BLM will enforce the following rule within the Celebration Fire Temporary Road Closure order: Motorized vehicles must not be used on the closed road segment. Exemptions: The following persons are exempt from this order: Federal, State, and local officers and employees in the performance of their official duties; members of organized rescue or fire-fighting forces in the performance of their official duties; and entities with valid existing use authorizations, i.e. rights-of-way, leases and permits. Penalties: Any person who violates this closure may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 3571, imprisoned no more than 12 months under 43 U.S.C. 1733(a) and 43 CFR 8360.0–7, or both. In accordance with 43 CFR 8365.1–7, State or local officials may also impose penalties for violations of Idaho law. VerDate Sep<11>2014 Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1. PO 00000 Frm 00074 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23747 on compact discs. You may request a paper copy or the location of a library with a digital copy of the Draft EIS 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). DATES: Comments should be submitted no later than June 6, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Draft EIS, 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 multisaleeis2017–2022@boem.gov. You may also contact Mr. Goeke by telephone at 504–736–3233. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal, State, Tribal, and local governments and/or agencies and the public may submit written comments on this Draft EIS through the following methods: 1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. In the field entitled, ‘‘Enter Keyword or ID,’’ enter ‘‘Oil and Gas Lease Sales: Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf; 2017– 2022 Gulf of Mexico Multisale Draft EIS’’ (Note: It is important to include the quotation marks in your search terms.), and then click ‘‘search.’’ Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view supporting and related materials available for this notice; 2. U.S. mail in an envelope labeled ‘‘Comments for the 2017–2022 Gulf of Mexico Multisale Draft EIS’’ and addressed to Mr. Gary D. Goeke, Chief, Environmental Assessment Section, Office of Environment (GM 623E), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394. Comments must be postmarked by the last day of the comment period to be considered. This date is June 6, 2016; or 3. Via email to multisaleeis2017– 2022@boem.gov. BOEM will hold public meetings to obtain comments regarding the Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The meetings are scheduled as follows: • Beaumont, Texas: Monday, May 9, 2016, Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Beaumont—Plaza, 3950 I–10 South at Walden Road, Beaumont, Texas 77705, one meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m. CDT; New Orleans, Louisiana: Thursday, May 12, 2016, Sheraton Metairie—New Orleans Hotel, 4 Gallaria Boulevard, E:\FR\FM\22APN1.SGM 22APN1 23748 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 78 / Friday, April 22, 2016 / Notices Metairie, Louisiana 70001, one meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m. CDT; • Panama City, Florida: Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Bay Point Golf Resort and Spa, 4114 Jan Cooley Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 32408, one meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m. CDT; • Mobile, Alabama: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, Alabama 36602, one meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m. CDT; and • Gulfport, Mississippi: Thursday, May 19, 2016, Courtyard by Marriott, Gulfport Beachfront MS Hotel, 1600 East Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, Mississippi 39501, one meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m. CDT. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comments to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority: This NOA of a Draft EIS 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: April 15, 2016. Abigail Ross Hopper, Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

[Docket No. BOEM-2016-0009]


Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Gulf of Mexico, Oil and Gas Lease 
Sales for 2017-2022 MMAA104000

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

ACTION: Notice of Availability (NOA) of a Draft Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS).

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SUMMARY: BOEM is announcing the availability of a Draft EIS for Gulf of 
Mexico OCS oil and gas lease sales tentatively scheduled from 2017-2022 
(2017-2022 Gulf of Mexico Multisale Draft EIS or Draft Environmental 
Impact Statement). BOEM proposes to conduct 10 region-wide Gulf of 
Mexico oil and gas lease sales during this five-year period that are 
tentatively scheduled in the Proposed 2017-2022 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing 
Program (Five-Year Program). The lease sales proposed in the Gulf of 
Mexico in the Five-Year Program are region-wide lease sales comprised 
of the Western and Central Planning Areas, and a small portion of the 
Eastern Planning Area this is not subject to Congressional moratorium. 
As Federal regulations allow for several related or similar proposals 
to be analyzed in one EIS (40 CFR 1502.4), the 2017-2022 Gulf of Mexico 
Multisale Draft EIS provides the environmental analyses necessary for 
all 10 region-wide Gulf of Mexico oil and gas lease sales tentatively 
scheduled in the Five-Year Program. As a decision on whether and how to 
proceed with each proposed lease sale in the Five-Year Program is made 
individually, the proposed action considered in the 2017-2022 Gulf of 
Mexico Multisale Draft EIS is comprised of a single region-wide sale in 
the Gulf of Mexico. The Draft EIS provides a discussion of the 
potential significant impacts of a proposed action and an analysis of 
reasonable alternatives to the proposed action. This NOA also serves to 
announce the beginning of the public comment period for the Draft EIS.
    The Draft EIS and associated information are available on BOEM's 
Web site at http://www.boem.gov/nepaprocess/. BOEM will primarily 
distribute digital copies of the Draft EIS on compact discs. You may 
request a paper copy or the location of a library with a digital copy 
of the Draft EIS 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).

DATES: Comments should be submitted no later than June 6, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For more information on the Draft EIS, 
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 multisaleeis2017-2022@boem.gov. You may also contact Mr. Goeke by 
telephone at 504-736-3233.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Federal, State, Tribal, and local 
governments and/or agencies and the public may submit written comments 
on this Draft EIS through the following methods:
    1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. In the 
field entitled, ``Enter Keyword or ID,'' enter ``Oil and Gas Lease 
Sales: Gulf of Mexico, Outer Continental Shelf; 2017-2022 Gulf of 
Mexico Multisale Draft EIS'' (Note: It is important to include the 
quotation marks in your search terms.), and then click ``search.'' 
Follow the instructions to submit public comments and view supporting 
and related materials available for this notice;
    2. U.S. mail in an envelope labeled ``Comments for the 2017-2022 
Gulf of Mexico Multisale Draft EIS'' and addressed to Mr. Gary D. 
Goeke, Chief, Environmental Assessment Section, Office of Environment 
(GM 623E), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS 
Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394. 
Comments must be postmarked by the last day of the comment period to be 
considered. This date is June 6, 2016; or
    3. Via email to multisaleeis2017-2022@boem.gov.
    BOEM will hold public meetings to obtain comments regarding the 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement. The meetings are scheduled as 
follows:
     Beaumont, Texas: Monday, May 9, 2016, Holiday Inn Hotel 
and Suites Beaumont--Plaza, 3950 I-10 South at Walden Road, Beaumont, 
Texas 77705, one meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m. CDT;
    New Orleans, Louisiana: Thursday, May 12, 2016, Sheraton Metairie--
New Orleans Hotel, 4 Gallaria Boulevard,

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Metairie, Louisiana 70001, one meeting beginning at 1:00 p.m. CDT;
     Panama City, Florida: Tuesday, May 17, 2016, Bay Point 
Golf Resort and Spa, 4114 Jan Cooley Drive, Panama City Beach, Florida 
32408, one meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m. CDT;
     Mobile, Alabama: Wednesday, May 18, 2016, Renaissance 
Mobile Riverview Plaza Hotel, 64 South Water Street, Mobile, Alabama 
36602, one meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m. CDT; and
     Gulfport, Mississippi: Thursday, May 19, 2016, Courtyard 
by Marriott, Gulfport Beachfront MS Hotel, 1600 East Beach Boulevard, 
Gulfport, Mississippi 39501, one meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m. CDT.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying 
information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comments to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Authority: This NOA of a Draft EIS 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: April 15, 2016.
Abigail Ross Hopper,
Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
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