The WPA and CPA lease sales are scheduled for 2007-2012 in the draft proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 2007-2012. The sales are proposed WPA Sales 204, 207, 210, 215, and 218 and proposed CPA Sales 205 (portion), 206, 208, 213, 216, and 222.
MMS offers three ways for interested parties can provide written comments on the scope of the EIS, significant issues that should be addressed, and alternatives that should be considered. The agency prefers that participants use the Public Connect online commenting system on its Web site. Select "WPA and CPA Multisale EIS 2007-2012" from the "Projects Open for Comment" menu.
Written comments can also be mailed or hand carried in an envelope labeled "Comments on the Multisale EIS" to the Regional Supervisor, Leasing and Environment (MS 5410), Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394.
Finally, comments may be submitted electronically to the MMS e-mail address.
MMS asks that comments, which are due by April 21, specifically address factors related to the scope of the draft.
The agency will hold scoping meetings to obtain additional comments and information regarding the scope of the EIS. The meeting schedule follows:
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