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Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement

Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region

AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement.
ACTION: Notice of the Availability of Environmental Documents Prepared for OCS Mineral Proposals by the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), in accordance with Federal Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPA-related Site-Specific Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), prepared by BOEMRE for the following oil-, gas-, and mineral-related activities proposed on the Gulf of Mexico.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Information Unit, Information Services Section at the number below. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Attention: Public Information Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 250, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394, or by calling 1-800-200-GULF.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

BOEMRE prepares SEAs and FONSIs for proposals that relate to exploration, development, production, and transport of oil, gas, and mineral resources on the Federal OCS. These SEAs examine the potential environmental effects of activities described in the proposals and present BOEMRE conclusions regarding the significance of those effects. Environmental Assessments are used as a basis for determining whether or not approval of the proposals constitutes a major Federal action that significantly affects the quality of the human environment in accordance with NEPA Section 102(2)(C). A FONSI is prepared in those instances where BOEMRE finds that approval will not result in significant effects on the quality of the human environment. The FONSI briefly presents the basis for that finding and includes a summary or copy of the SEA. This notice constitutes the public notice of availability of environmental documents required under the NEPA Regulations.

Activity/operator Location Date Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-011 Eugene Island, Block 306, Lease OCS-G 02109, located 75 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 10/1/2010 W & T Offshore, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-123 East Cameron, Block 369, Lease OCS-G 21585, located 123 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 10/4/2010 Mariner Energy, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-140 Mustang Island, Block 754, Lease OCS-G 05985, located 18 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline 10/4/2010 Marathon Oil Company, Revised Exploration Plan, SEA R-5046 AA Mississippi Canyon, Block 993, Lease OCS-G 24134, located in the Central Planning Area of the Gulf of 73 miles offshore, south of Mexico, Venice, Louisiana 10/5/2010 Maritech Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 09-226 Ship Shoal, Block 269, Lease OCS-G 01036, located 59 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 10/5/2010 Maritech Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-010 Ship Shoal, Block 269, Lease OCS-G 01036, located 59 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 10/5/2010 Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 09-186, 09-187, 09-188, 09-189, 09-190 & 09-191 East Cameron, Block 272, Lease OCS-G 02047, located 79 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 10/7/2010 Shell Offshore Inc., Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L10-033 Located in the Central Gulf of Mexico, 42 miles south of Venice, Louisiana 10/7/2010 Seabird Exploration Americas, Inc., Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L10-026 Located in the Central and Western Planning Areas of the Gulf of Mexico, south of Texas and Louisiana 10/7/2010 Nippon Oil Exploration U.S.A. Limited, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-136 Main Pass, Block 226, Lease OCS-G 16508, located 72 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 10/8/2010 Royal Production Company, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-159 Mobile, Block 1002, Lease OCS-G 26183, located 15 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline 10/12/2010 Bandon Oil and Gas, LP, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-151 South Timbalier, Block 196, Lease OCS-G 01253, located 37 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 10/12/2010 Royal Production Company, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-163 Mobile, Block 1003, Lease OCS-G 26184, located 14 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline 10/15/2010 Royal Production Company, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-161 Mobile, Block 950, Lease OCS-G 27225, located 23 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline 10/15/2010 Royal Production Company, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-162 Mobile, Block 951, Lease OCS-G 27226, located 23 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline 10/15/2010 Royal Production Company, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-158 Mobile, Block 993, Lease OCS-G 27227, located 23 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline 10/20/2010 Royal Production Company, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-160 Mobile, Block 994, Lease OCS-G 27228, located 23 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline 10/20/2010 Pisces Energy LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-157 Eugene Island, Block 41, Lease OCS-G 04857, located 15 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 10/21/2010 Mariner Energy, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-096 South Marsh Island, Block 136, Lease OCS-G 02588, located 89 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 10/26/2010 Mariner Energy, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-097 South Marsh Island, Block 149, Lease OCS-G 02592, located 93 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 10/26/2010 Nippon Oil Exploration U.S.A. Limited, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-164 South Marsh Island, Block 235, Lease OCS-G 02300, located 14 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 10/26/2010 Nippon Oil Exploration U.S.A. Limited, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-137 South Marsh Island, Block 234, Lease OCS-G 02300, located 20 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 11/8/2010 GOM Shelf LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-039B West Delta, Block 71, Lease OCS-G 00838, located 23 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 11/9/2010 Nippon Oil Exploration U.S.A. Limited, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-165 South Marsh Island, Block 255, Lease OCS-G 09564, located 31 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 11/10/2010 Millennium Offshore Group, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-041A Eugene Island, Block 190, Lease OCS-G 08434, located 35 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 11/16/2010 Exxon Mobil Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-175A High Island, Block 193, Lease OCS-G 03237, located 18 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline 11/17/2010 El Paso E&P Company, L.P., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-034 Eugene Island, Block 372, Lease OCS-G 03786, located 95 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline 11/18/2010 Nippon Oil Exploration U.S.A. Limited, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-154 High Island, Block 140, Lease OCS-00518, located 20 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 11/18/2010 Royal Production Company, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-167 Mobile, Block 829, Lease OCS-G 23683, located 5 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline 11/18/2010 Nippon Oil Exploration U.S.A. Limited, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-168 South Marsh, Block 255, Lease OCS-G 09564, located 25 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 11/18/2010 Pisces Energy LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-166 Eugene Island, Block 41, Lease OCS-G 04857, located 18 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 11/24/2010 EOG Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 97-081A Mobile, Block 914, Lease OCS-G 07846, located 10 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline 11/24/2010 Maritech Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-169 West Delta, Block 32, Lease OCS-00367, located 9 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 11/24/2010 Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-170 & 10-171 South Pelto, Block 9, Lease OCS-G 02924, located 6 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 12/1/2010 Fugro Multi Client Services, Inc., Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L10-044 Located in the Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico 12/1/2010 Dynamic Data Services, Inc., Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L10-043 Located in the Western and Central Planning Areas of the Gulf of Mexico 12/1/2010 Mariner Energy, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 09-216A Eugene Island, Block 292, Lease OCS-G 00994, located 73 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 12/2/2010 GOM Shelf LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-031A & 10-032A Matagorda Island, Blocks 633 & 634, Leases OCS-G 06042 & 07202, located 14 & 18 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline 12/3/2010 WesternGeco, Geological & Geophysical Survey Application, SEA L10-046 Located in the Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico 12/3/2010 CCGVeritas, Geological & Geophysical Survey Application, SEA T10-003 Located in the Western Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico 12/3/2010 Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, EA ES/SR 10-172, 10-173 & 10-174 South Pelto, Block 10, Lease OCS-G 02925, located 6, 5, & 7 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 12/6/2010 Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-175, 10-176, 10-177, 10-178 & 10-179 South Pelto, Block 11, Lease OCS-00071, located 8 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 12/6/2010 Brandon Oil and Gas, LP, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-152 & 10-153 West Cameron, Block 599 & 598, Lease OCS-G 14348 & 17815, located 110 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 12/8/2010 Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Exploration Plan SEA R-5099 Green Canyon, Block 640, located south of Louisiana in the Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico 12/10/2010 WesternGeco, LLC, Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA L10-035 Located in the Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico 12/10/2010 WesternGeco, Geological & Geophysical Survey Application, SEA T10-002 Located in the Western Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico 12/10/2010
TDI-Brooks International, Inc., Geological & Geophysical Survey, SEA M10-007 Located in the Western Gulf of Mexico 12/20/2010 Energy XXI GOM, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-189 South Timbalier, Block 27, Lease OCS-G 01443, located 7 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 12/28/2010 Energy XXI GOM, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 88-064A South Timbalier, Block 27, Lease OCS-G 01443, located 7 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 12/29/2010 Energy XXI GOM, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 97-146A South Timbalier, Block 27, Lease OCS-G 01443, located 7 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 12/29/2010 Energy XXI GOM, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-190 South Timbalier, Block 28, Lease OCS-G 01362, located 7 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 12/29/2010 Century Exploration New Orleans, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-194 Ship Shoal, Block 153, Lease OCS-G 18011, located 27 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 12/30/2010 Energy XXI GOM, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-191, 10-192 & 10-193 South Timbalier, Block 21, Lease OCS 00263, located 4 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 12/30/2010 Energy XXI GOM, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 10-180, 10-181, 10-182, 10-183, 10-184, 10-185 & 10-186 South Timbalier, Block 21, Lease OCS 00263, located 4 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 12/30/2010

Persons interested in reviewing environmental documents for the proposals listed above or obtaining information about SEAs and FONSIs prepared by the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region are encouraged to contact BOEMRE at the address or telephone listed in theFOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACTsection.

Dated: February 16, 2011. Lars Herbst, Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.