The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has published the agency’s Annual Progress Report on the Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program 2012-2017, which the Secretary of the Interior approved on August 27, 2012. BOEM prepared the report, which summarizes program activities over the past year, as part of the annual review of the Five Year Program called for under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act.
The report provides the public an overview of the activities that have occurred during the previous year. Specifically, it addresses statistics of sales that have occurred; deferrals and mitigations; a summary of completed and ongoing safety and environmental studies; regulatory updates; a discussion of any significant new drilling activities; a summary of any significant incidents; and other relevant information.
The public can provide comments either by mail or through an Internet submission system. Instructions are provided here . Comments are due to NMFS by December 2, 2013.