BOEM Publishes ROD for 2017-2022 OCS Leasing Program

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has published its Final Record of Decision for the 2017–2022 Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program Final Programmatic EIS.

The ROD schedules 10 sales in the Gulf of Mexico, and 1 sale in Cook Inlet Alaska., staggered over the next five years.

BOEM is directed to “analyze a seasonal restriction on seismic surveys and exploration drilling for Cook Inlet Lease Sale 258.” The ROD also adopts the protection of Biologically Sensitive Underwater Features in the GOM, and the Alaska Conflict Management Plan in the Cook Inlet.

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