BOEM Publishes ROD for Chukchi Lease Sale

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced the availability of the Record of Decision for remanded Chukchi Sea Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193, originally held on February 6, 2008. BOEM prepared the Chukchi Sea Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193 Final Second Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement to address a deficiency identified by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in its opinion of January 22, 2014. The Final Second SEIS considers the potential impacts of oil and gas activities that could result from leases issued in Lease Sale 193, including the full range of likely production if oil production were to occur (80 FR 9266, Feb. 20, 2015).

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