BOEMRE orders Atlantic impact statement

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has awarded a task order to develop a Geologic & Geophysical Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for mid- and south Atlantic waters.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE) has awarded a task order to develop a Geologic & Geophysical Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for mid- and south Atlantic waters.

CSA International Inc. will evaluate potential environmental effects of multiple exploration activities including seismic surveys. The report “will identify potential environmental effects and inform decision makers and the public of reasonable alternatives to avoid or minimize adverse impacts and guide decision making about seismic research in the region and decisions about where to allow oil and gas leases, placement of renewable energy infrastructure, and development of non-energy mineral resources.

The draft report is expected to be available for public comment sometime this year with the final version in late 2012.

01/03/2011

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