Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Western Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Oil and Gas Lease Sale 196
On June 30, 2005, the Director of MMS signed the Final Notice of Sale for Sale 196, and on July 7, 2005, the FNOS was published in the Federal Register at 70 FR 39329. This notice informs potential bidders that the Energy Policy Act of 2005, signed by the President on August 8, 2005, requires that royalty suspension provisions contained in the Energy Policy Act must be used for OCS lease sales occurring during the five-year period beginning on the date of its enactment. Therefore, deepwater royalty suspension volume provisions contained in the FNOS 196 are superseded in part by provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil and Gas Operations on the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
Minerals Management Service (MMS), in accordance with Federal Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPA-related Site-Specific Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), prepared by MMS for the following oil and gas activities proposed on the Gulf of Mexico OCS.