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

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior.

ACTION:

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

SUMMARY:

BOEM, in accordance with Federal Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPA-related Site-Specific Environmental Assessments (SEAs) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSIs). These documents were prepared during the period April 1, 2013, through June 30, 2013, for oil, gas, and mineral-related activities that were proposed in the Gulf of Mexico, and are more specifically described in the Supplementary Information Section of this notice.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Attention: Public Information Office (GM 250E), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 250, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394, or by calling 1-800-200-GULF.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

BOEM prepares SEAs and FONSIs for certain 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 proposed activities and present BOEM conclusions regarding the significance of those effects. The SEAs 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 as required under the NEPA Regulations.

Activity/operatorLocationDate
ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-094Brazos, Block 544, Lease OCS-G 10226, located 31 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline01-Apr-13.
ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-092South Timbalier, Block 76, Lease OCS-G 04460, located 25 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline01-Apr-13.
EPL Oil & Gas, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-091Eugene Island, Block 247, Lease OCS-G 21111, located 57 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline02-Apr-13.
LLOG Exploration Offshore, L.L.C., Exploration Plan, SEA R-5839Mississippi Canyon, Block 258, Lease OCS-G 24066, located 62 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline02-Apr-13.
EMGS Americas LP, Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L13-004Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico04-Apr-13.
Walter Oil & Gas Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA R-5840Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico04-Apr-13.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L13-003Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico, located 198 miles from the nearest shoreline04-Apr-13.
Pisces Energy LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-330 & 11-331Eugene Island, Block 53, Lease OCS-G 00479, located 14 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline04-Apr-13.
McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-084West Cameron, Block 294, Lease OCS-G 04090, located 28 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline04-Apr-13.
Shell Offshore Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA R-5856Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico, located 82 miles south of the nearest Louisiana shoreline05-Apr-13.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA R-5845Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico, located 221 miles south of the nearest Louisiana shoreline08-Apr-13.
TESLA Offshore, LLC, Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L13-008Central Planning Ares of the Gulf of Mexico08-Apr-13.
ATP Oil & Gas Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-095South Timbalier, Block 77, Lease OCS-G 04827, located 19 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline09-Apr-13.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA R-5853Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico, located 224 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline10-Apr-13.
White Oak Operating Company, L.L.C., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-105Chandeleur, Block 3, Lease OCS-G 25041, located 4 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11-Apr-13.
Fairfield Nodal, Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L12-003Main Pass & Mississippi Canyon in the Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico11-Apr-13.
Energy XXI GOM, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-074South Timbalier, Block 21, Lease OCS 00263, located 5 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11-Apr-13.
Hilcorp Energy GOM, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-101Vermilion, Block 39, Lease OCS 00206, located 10 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11-Apr-13.
Pisces Energy LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-100West Cameron, Block 081, Lease OCS-G 01477, located 24 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11-Apr-13.
Cobalt International Energy, L.P., Exploration Plan, SEA R-5848Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico, located 137 miles south of the nearest Louisiana shoreline15-Apr-13.
Century Exploration New Orleans, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-046West Cameron, Block 369, Lease OCS-G 00301, located 58 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline15-Apr-13.
Shell Offshore Inc., Development Operations Coordination Document, SEA R-5746Mississippi Canyon, Block 934, Lease OCS-G 07975, located 61 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline17-Apr-13.
Century Exploration New Orleans, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-194Ship Shoal, Block 153, Lease OCS-G 18011, located 29 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline17-Apr-13.
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White Oak Operating Company, L.L.C., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-104Viosca Knoll, Block 20, Lease OCS-G 25047, located 7 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline17-Apr-13.
Shell Offshore Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA S-7599Walker Ridge, Block 508, Lease OCS-G 17001, located 178 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline17-Apr-13.
McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-087Brazos, Block 504, Lease OCS-G 20616, located 32 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline18-Apr-13.
Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-109Ship Shoal, Block 68, Lease OCS-G 02917, located 6 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline18-Apr-13.
EP Energy E&P Company, L.P., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-108West Cameron, Block 150, Lease OCS 00254, located 23 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline18-Apr-13.
Peregrine Oil & Gas, LP, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-067West Delta, Block 64, Lease OCS-G 25008, located 18 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline18-Apr-13.
Stone Energy, Exploration Plan, SEA N-9684Mississippi Canyon, Block 26, Lease OCS-G 31474, located 23 miles from the nearest shoreline in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana19-Apr-13.
CGGVeritas Services (US) Inc., Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L13-011Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico22-Apr-13.
Fairfield Nodal, Inc., Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L13-010Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico22-Apr-13.
Mariner Energy Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-113High Island, Block 116, Lease OCS-G 06156, located 25 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline22-Apr-13.
Mariner Energy Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-114Vermilion, Block 35, Lease OCS-G 00549, located 8 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline22-Apr-13.
Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-111West Cameron, Block 293, Lease OCS-G 04398, located 28 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline22-Apr-13.
Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-112West Cameron, Block 293, Lease OCS-G 04398, located 29 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline22-Apr-13.
Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-110West Cameron, Block 294, Lease OCS-G 04090, located 28 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline22-Apr-13.
Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-118Eugene Island, Block 189, Lease OCS-G 00423, located 32 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline23-Apr-13.
Hilcorp Energy GOM, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-116Vermilion, Block 39, Lease OCS 00206, located 10 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline23-Apr-13.
Eni US Operating Co. Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA N-9683Mississippi Canyon, Block 214, Lease OCS-G 24059, located 62 miles from the nearest shoreline in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana02-May-13.
EPL Oil & Gas, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 07-128East Cameron, Block 161, Lease OCS-G 15141, located 44 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline07-May-13.
LLOG Exploration Offshore, L.L.C., Exploration Plan, SEA N-9690Mississippi Canyon, Block 208, Lease OCS-G 32303, located 46 miles from the nearest shoreline in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana07-May-13.
Mariner Energy Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-117West Cameron, Block 110, Lease OCS 00081, located 17 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline07-May-13.
Stone Energy Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-120West Cameron, Block 45, Lease OCS 00299, located 7 miles from the nearest shoreline07-May-13.
CGG Veritas Services (US) Inc., Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L13-015Central and Western Planning Areas of the Gulf of Mexico08-May-13.
Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-123Ship Shoal, Block 126, Lease OCS-G 12940, located 25 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline08-May-13.
Stone Energy Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-121West Cameron, Block 166, Lease OCS-G 05549, located 27 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline08-May-13.
Stone Energy Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-122West Cameron, Block 45, Lease OCS 00299, located 7 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline08-May-13.
Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-082Eugene Island, Block 296, Lease OCS-G 02105, located 60 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline13-May-13.
Stone Energy Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 2006-156West Cameron, Block 220, Lease OCS-G 03323, located 63 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline15-May-13.
LLOG Exploration Offshore, L.L.C., Exploration Plan, SEA R-5876Mississippi Canyon, Block 300, OCS Lease OCS- G 22868, located 56 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline16-May-13.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA S-7604Green Canyon, Block 768, Lease OCS-G 21817, located south of Morgan City, Louisiana, 125 miles from the nearest shoreline in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana17-May-13.
EMGS Americas, Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L13-012Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico21-May-13.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 2013-078Garden Banks, Block 876, Lease OCS-G 23338, located 146 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline21-May-13.
CGG Veritas Services (US) Inc., Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L13-019Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico23-May-13.
Arena Offshore, LP, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-323Eugene Island, Block 318, Lease OCS-G 27121, located 63 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline23-May-13.
Apache Deepwater LLC, Exploration Plan, SEA R-5880Green Canyon, Block 274, Lease OCS-G 33241, located 100 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline23-May-13.
Merit Energy Company, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-13.6Galveston, Block 252, Lease OCS-G 11307, located 13 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline28-May-13.
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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA S-7593Lloyd Ridge, Block 317, Lease OCS-G 31834, located 136 miles from the nearest shoreline in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana28-May-13.
Stone Energy Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-124South Timbalier, Block 143, Lease OCS-G 06767, located 31 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline28-May-13.
Stone Energy Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-13.0West Cameron, Block 19, Lease OCS 00073, located 26 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline28-May-13.
Badger Oil Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-030West Cameron, Block 240, Lease OCS-G 27008, located 42 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline28-May-13.
Petrobas America Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA N-9674Mississippi Canyon, Block 697, Lease OCS-G 34019, located 77 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline29-May-13.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-13.2South Marsh Island, Block 236, Lease OCS-G 00310, located 12 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline29-May-13.
Stone Energy Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-129South Pelto, Block 15, Lease OCS-G 09652, located 10 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline29-May-13.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc. Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-028South Marsh, Block 217, Lease OCS-G 00310, located 7 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline30-May-13.
Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-125Galveston, Block 389, Lease OCS-G 17133, located 29 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline31-May-13.
Apache Deepwater LLC, Exploration Plan, SEA N-9678Mississippi Canyon, Block 983, Lease OCS-G 34468, located 66 miles from the nearest shoreline in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana31-May-13.
Apache Deepwater LLC, Exploration Plan, SEA N-9702Mississippi Canyon, Block 554, Lease OCS-G 34444, & Block 555, Lease OCS-G 34445, located 50 miles from the nearest shoreline in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana03-Jun-13.
Hall-Houston Exploration II, L.P., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-127Galveston, Block 151, Lease OCS-G 15740, located 9 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline04-Jun-13.
Merit Energy Company, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-13.9East Cameron, Block 23, Lease OCS-G 02853, located 5 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline06-Jun-13.
Exxon Mobil Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA N-9713Walker Ridge, Block 282, Lease OCS-G 33364, located 162 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline06-Jun-13.
Northstar Offshore Group, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-13.4West Cameron, Block 132, Lease OCS-G 27003, located 20 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline07-Jun-13.
Stone Energy Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 98-078Eugene Island, Block 243, Lease OCS-G 02899, located 56 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline10-Jun-13.
Merit Energy Company, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 04-116High Island, Block A270, Lease OCS-G 26556, located 83 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11-Jun-13.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA S-7606Keathley Canyon, Block 919, Lease OCS-G 21447, located 215 miles from the nearest shoreline in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana11-Jun-13.
ConocoPhillips Company, Exploration Plan, SEAR-5885Walker Ridge, Block 460, Lease OCS-G 32688, located 174 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline11-Jun-13.
Fairfield Nodal, Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L13-001Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico17-Jun-13.
Shell Offshore Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA R-5890Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico21-Jun-13.
LLOG Exploration Offshore, L.L.C., Exploration Plan SEA N-9709Mississippi Canyon, Block 816, Lease OCS-G 33178, located 55 miles from the nearest shoreline in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana21-Jun-13.
TGS, Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L13-016Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico25-Jun-13.
Stone Energy Corporation, Exploration Plan, SEA N-9706Alaminos Canyon, Block 943, Lease OCS-G 31205, located 134 miles from the nearest shoreline in Cameron County, Texas26-Jun-13.
Nexen Petroleum U.S.A. Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 2013-13.6, 137, & 138Vermilion, Block 67, Lease OCS-G 00559, located 14 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline26-Jun-13.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-224 & 225West Cameron, Block 181, Lease OCS-G 01971, located 27 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline26-Jun-13.

Persons interested in reviewing environmental documents for the proposals listed above or obtaining information about the 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.

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Dated: July 12, 2013.

David Cooke,

Acting Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.

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[FR Doc. 2013-19097 Filed 8-5-13; 8:45 am]

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