BOEM to hold public meetings this week on draft PEIS for proposed G&G activities in mid- and South Atlantic planning areas
NEW ORLEANS — The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will
hold a series of public meetings to gather comments on the draft programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS)
for proposed geological and geophysical activities in the Mid- and South
Atlantic Outer Continental Shelf planning areas.
The draft PEIS evaluates the environmental impacts of
multiple G&G activities in these OCS planning areas, to determine if
significant impacts on the Atlantic resources could occur as a result of
G&G activities and, where needed, outlines mitigation and monitoring
measures that will reduce or eliminate the potential for impacts.
The oil and gas industry needs accurate data on the
location, extent and properties of hydrocarbon resources, as well as
information on shallow geologic hazards and seafloor geotechnical properties,
in order to explore, develop, produce and transport hydrocarbons safely and
economically. BOEM also needs this information to fulfill its statutory
responsibilities to ensure safe operations, support environmental impact
analyses, protect the environment, ensure fair market value for leases, make
royalty relief determinations and conserve oil and gas resources.
Public meeting dates, times and locations are as follows:
April 18 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (EDT) at Coastal Georgia
Center, 305 Farm St., Savannah, Ga.
April 20 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (EDT) at Embassy Suites North Charleston,
5055 International Boulevard, Charleston, S.C.
April 24 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (EDT) at Hilton Norfolk
Airport, 1500 N. Military Highway, Norfolk, Va.
April 25 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (EDT) at Doubletree Hotel
Annapolis, 210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, Md.
April 26 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (EDT) at Hilton Wilmington
Riverside, 301 N. Water St., Wilmington, N.C.
April 26 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. (EDT) at Sheraton Suites, 422
Delaware Ave., Wilmington, Del.
April 27 at 1 p.m. (EDT) at Atlantic City Convention Center,
One Convention Boulevard, Atlantic City, N.J.