The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has published its Final Environmental Impact Statement for Outer Continental Shelf, Gulf of Mexico, Oil and Gas Lease Sales, Eastern Planning Area Lease Sales 225 and 226. This Final EIS provides information on the baseline conditions and potential environmental effects of oil and natural gas leasing, exploration, development, and production in the EPA. This Final EIS incorporates by reference the analysis presented in the Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2012-2017; Western Planning Area Lease Sales 229, 233, 238, 246, and 248; Central Planning Area Lease Sales 227, 231, 235, 241, and 247, Final Environmental Impact Statement (2012-2017 WPA/CPA Multisale EIS; OCS EIS/EA BOEM 2012-019) and Gulf of Mexico OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sales: 2013-2014. This Final EIS also tiers from the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 2012-2017 Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.
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