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Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region

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Notice of the availability of Environmental Documents Prepared for OCS Mineral Proposals by the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.

SUMMARY:

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), 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 BOEM for the following oil-, gas-, and mineral-related activities proposed on the Gulf of Mexico.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Public Information Unit, Information Services Section at the number below. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Attention: Public Information Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 250, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394, or by calling 1-800-200-GULF.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The BOEM prepares SEAs and FONSIs for proposals that relate to exploration, development, production, and transport of oil, gas, and mineral resources on the Federal OCS. These SEAs examine the potential environmental effects of activities described in the proposals and present BOEM conclusions regarding the significance of those effects. Environmental Assessments are used as a basis for determining whether or not approval of the proposals constitutes a major Federal action that significantly affects the quality of the human environment in accordance with NEPA Section 102(2)(C). A FONSI is prepared in those instances where BOEM finds that approval will not result in significant effects on the quality of the human environment. The FONSI briefly presents the basis for that finding and includes a summary or copy of the SEA. This notice constitutes the public notice of availability of environmental documents required under the NEPA Regulations.

Activity/operatorLocationDate
Shell Offshore Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA R-5298Located in the Western Planning Area, south of Galveston, Texas10/4/2011.
Prime Offshore L.L.C., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-285South Padre Island, Block 1113, Lease OCS-G 24302, located 20 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline10/12/2011.
Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-152South Timbalier, Block 291, Lease OCS-G 16455, located 90 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline10/12/2011.
BP Exploration & Production Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA S-7451Keathley Canyon, Block 292, located 192 miles from the nearest shoreline in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, southeast of Morgan City, Louisiana10/14/2011.
Prime Offshore L.L.C., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-280 & 11-281South Padre Island, Block 1073, Lease OCS-G 23102, located 23 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline10/14/2011.
Prime Offshore L.L.C., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-284South Padre Island, Block 1166, Lease OCS-G 24307, located 15 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline10/14/2011.
Prime Offshore L.L.C., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-282 & 11-283South Padre Island, Block 1133, Lease OCS-G 26431, located 13 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline10/17/2011.
McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06-105AMain Pass, Block 138, Lease OCS-G 16500, located 15 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline10/18/2011.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA S-7478Walker Ridge, Block 29, located 145 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline, south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana10/18/2011.
W & T Offshore, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-242 & 11-243Eugene Island, Block 196, Lease OCS-G 13821, located 48 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline10/19/2011.
Woodside Energy (USA) Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA R-5105Green Canyon, Block 451, located east of Brownsville, Texas, 109 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline10/19/2011.
W & T Offshore, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-270Ship Shoal, Block 33, Lease OCS 00336, located 11 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline10/19/2011.
Noble Energy, Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA R-5348Green Canyon, Blocks 678, 679, 680, 722, 723, 724, 725, 766, 767 and 768, located greater than 125 miles from the Louisiana shoreline, south of Morgan City, Louisiana10/20/2011.
Century Exploration New Orleans, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-289Ship Shoal, Block 154, Lease OCS 00420 located 36 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline10/20/2011.
Prime Offshore L.L.C., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-279South Padre Island, Block 1059, Lease OCS-G 23100, located 32 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline10/20/2011.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Development Operations Coordination Document, SEA R-5101Located south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana. 118 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline10/24/2011.
Maritech Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-053 & 11-054Eugene Island, Block 129, Lease RUE OCS-G 30029, located 38 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline10/26/2011.
Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-011AEugene Island, Block 306, Lease OCS-G 02109, located 75 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline10/26/2011.
W & T Offshore, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-237Main Pass, Block 102, Lease OCS-G 03798, located 58 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline10/26/2011.
Dynamic Data Services Inc., Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L11-013Located in the Western, Central, and Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Areas10/27/2011.
LLOG Exploration Offshore, L.L.C., Exploration Plan, SEA N-9504Located south of Grand Isle, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, 56 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline10/27/2011.
Stone Energy Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-286 & 11-291West Delta, Block 97, Lease OCS-G 08457, located 23 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline10/31/2011.
Stone Energy Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-287West Delta, Block 98, Lease OCS-G 21129, located 20 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline10/31/2011.
Noble Energy, Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA R-5205Mississippi Canyon, Block 699, south of Mobile, Alabama, located 82 miles from the nearest shoreline in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana11/1/2011.
Shell Offshore Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA S-7498Garden Banks, Block 427, south of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, located 134 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11/2/2011.
Apache Deepwater LLC, Exploration Plan, SEA N-9583Green Canyon, Blocks 823 and 867, south of Port Fourchon, Louisiana, located 130 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11/3/2011.
Murphy Exploration & Production Company—USA, Exploration Plan, SEA S-7485Located south of Mobile, Alabama, 74 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11/4/2011.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Development Operations Coordination Document, SEA N-9482Located southeast of Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, 130 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11/4/2011.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-028ASouth Timbalier, Block 151, Lease OCS 00463, located 32 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11/4/2011.
JX Nippon Oil Exploration (U.S.A.) Limited, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-227West Cameron, Block 533, Lease OCS-G 02225, located 95 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11/7/2011.
Global Geophysical Services, Inc., Geological and Geophysical Survey, SEA L11-015Located in the Eugene Island Area, in the Central Planning Area, of the Gulf of Mexico, 30 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11/8/2011.
TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company, Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L11-007Located in the Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico11/10/2011.
ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA N-9577Mississippi Canyon, Block 710, Lease OCS-G 22896, located 48 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11/10/2011.
BHP Billiton Petroleum (GOM) Inc., Development Operations Coordination Document, SEA S-7487Located south of Port Fourchon, Lafourche Parish, Louisiana, 117 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11/15/2011.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA N-9593Keathley Canyon, Block 875, located 214 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline, south of Intracoastal City, Vermillion Parish, Louisiana11/17/2011.
Newfield Exploration Company, Exploration Plan, SEA N-9586Located south of Mobile, Alabama, 62 miles from the nearest shoreline, south of Venice, Louisiana11/18/2011.
Shell Offshore Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA S-7499Mississippi Canyon, Block 807, located 53 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline, southeast of Port Fourchon, Louisiana11/18/2011.
Exxon Mobil Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA R-5296Keathley Canyon, Block 919, Lease OCS-G 21447, located 236 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline, south-southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana11/21/2011.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA N-9591East Breaks, Block 646, located 118 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline, south of Galveston, Texas11/23/2011.
Wild Well Control, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-223Grand Isle, Block 47, Lease OCS-00133, located 18 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11/30/2011.
EOG Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-278Mustang Island, Block 759, Lease OCS-G 14103, located 32 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline11/30/2011.
Eni US Operating Co. Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-290West Cameron, Block 225, Lease OCS-G 00900, located 39 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11/30/2011.
Fugro Multi Client Services, Inc., Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L11-018Located in the Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico, south of Louisiana12/1/2011.
TDI-Brooks International, Inc., Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L11-019Located in the Central Gulf of Mexico12/2/2011.
Shell Offshore, Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA S-7514Walker Ridge, Block 508, located 178 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline, south of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana12/13/2011.
Walter Oil & Gas Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA R-5382Ewing Bank, Block 834, located 63 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline, south of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana12/15/2011.
Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Company, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-267Vermilion, Block 76, Right-Of-Way Lease No. 00647, located 18 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline12/19/2011.
Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-154Eugene Island, Block 306, Lease OCS-G 02109, located 75 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline12/20/2011.
Walter Oil & Gas Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA R-5404Eugene Island, Block 51, located 63 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline, south of Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana12/20/2011.
Maritech Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-238High Island, Block 325A, Lease OCS-G 02416, located 120 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline12/20/2011.
Maritech Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-288High Island, Block A 560, Lease OCS-G 14193, located 76 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline12/22/2011.
Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-036AMatagorda Island, Block 696, Lease OCS-G 04704, located 1 mile from the nearest Texas shoreline12/22/2011.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA S-7509Green Canyon, Block 727, located 122 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline, in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, southwest of Grand Isle, Louisiana12/23/2011.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA N-9610Located south of Iberia, Louisiana, 223 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline, in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana12/27/2011.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA R-5299Keathley Canyon, Block 736, located 210 miles of the nearest Louisiana shoreline, southwest of Port Fourchon, Louisiana12/29/2011.
LLOG Exploration Offshore, L.L.C., Exploration Plan, SEA S-7526Located in the Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico, southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana, 60 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline12/29/2011.
Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-071North Padre Island, Block 892, Lease OCS-G 08958, located 31 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline12/29/2011.

Persons interested in reviewing environmental documents for the proposals listed above or obtaining information about SEAs and FONSIs prepared by the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region are encouraged to contact BOEM at the address or telephone listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

Dated: February 3, 2012.

John Rodi,

Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.

[FR Doc. 2012-7364 Filed 3-26-12; 8:45 am]

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