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Accession Number PB2013-100249
Title Chukchi Sea OCS Oil and Gas Lease Sale 193 Record of Decision.
Publication Date Oct 2011
Media Count 55p
Personal Author N/A
Abstract The Alaska Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region held Chukchi Sea Lease Sale 193 (Sale 193) on February 6, 2008. Following the sale, litigation was filed with the U.S. District Court for District of Alaska. On July 21, 2010, the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska found Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE) failed to take a hard look at the Sale 193 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and issued an Order remanding the Sale 193 matter to BOEMRE to satisfy its obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Pursuant to the amended Order, BOEMRE was instructed to address three concerns, as follows: (1) Analyze the environmental impact of natural gas development; (2) Determine whether missing information identified by BOEMRE in the Chukchi Sea Sale 193 FEIS, released June2007, was essential or relevant under 40 CFR 1502.22, and (3) Determine whether the cost of obtaining the missing information was exorbitant, or the means of doing so unknown.
Keywords Alaska
Chukchi Sea
Coastal waters
Continential shelf
Environmental impact statements
Lease sales
Natural gas
Offshore drilling
Offshore operations
Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
Records of decision

Source Agency Department of Interior-General
NTIS Subject Category 68D - Water Pollution & Control
68H - Environmental Impact Statements
47 - Ocean Sciences & Technology
48A - Mineral Industries
Corporate Author Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note N/A
NTIS Issue Number 1302
Contract Number N/A

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