BOEM to Host Meetings on Proposed 5-Year Offshore Oil, Gas Leasing Program

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The public has the chance to weigh in on a proposed five-year program for offshore oil and gas leasing through a series of virtual meetings hosted by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

In July, the Department of the Interior opened for public comment the proposed 2023-2028 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program and the Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the 2023-2028 Program.

The next set of meetings, set for 4-7 pm PT on Aug. 29 and 5-8 pm PT on Aug. 31, allow the public to talk to BOEM staff members about the two documents and offer more information about the National OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program development process, analysis and next steps, according to BOEM.

Meeting registration is available at

The public also has a chance to submit up to three minutes of oral comments during a virtual session set to take place from 2-5 pm PT on Sept. 12.

More information is available at BOEM’s website.

By Karen Robes Meeks