[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 112 (Monday, June 11, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 34405-34407]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-14092]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management


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

AGENCY: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of the availability of environmental documents prepared 
for OCS mineral proposals by the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region

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SUMMARY: BOEM, in accordance with Federal Regulations that implement 
the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the 
availability of NEPA-related Site-Specific Environmental Assessments 
(SEAs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), and Findings of No Significant 
Impact (FONSIs). These EAs were prepared during the period January 1, 
2012, through March 30, 2012, for oil, gas, and mineral-related 
activities that were proposed on the Gulf of Mexico, or more 
specifically described in the Supplementary Information Section of this 
notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Public Information Unit, Information 
Services Section at the number below. Bureau of Ocean Energy 
Management, 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: BOEM 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 BOEM conclusions regarding the significance of 
those effects. The EAs 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 BOEM 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.

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        Activity/operator                  Location              Date
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GX Technology, Geological &        Located in the Central       1/5/2012
 Geophysical Survey, SEA L11-022.   Planning Area of the
                                    Gulf of Mexico.
Noble Energy, Inc., Exploration    Located southeast of         1/9/2012
 Plan, SEA R-5295.                  Venice, Louisiana, 67
                                    miles from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline, in
                                    Plaquemines Parish,
                                    Louisiana.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation,    Located southwest of        1/10/2012
 Exploration Plan, SEA N-9579.      Port Fourchon,
                                    Louisiana, 118 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
Shell Offshore Inc., Exploration   Located south of Mobile,    1/11/2012
 Plan, SEA S-7523.                  Alabama, 75 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          South Timbalier, Block      1/12/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-   34, Lease OCS-G 04842,
 333.                               located 9 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
WesternGeco LLC, Geological &      Located East of Texas,      1/13/2012
 Geophysical Survey, SEA T11-002.   in the Western Planning
                                    Area of the Gulf of
                                    Mexico.
WesternGeco LLC, Geological &      Located in the Central      1/13/2012
 Geophysical Survey, SEA T11-003.   Planning Area of the
                                    Gulf of Mexico.
Walter Oil & Gas Corporation,      Located in the Western      1/13/2012
 Exploration Plan, SEA R-5430.      Planning Area, 35 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline,
                                    south of Calcasieu
                                    Parish, Louisiana.
Maritech Resources, Inc.,          South Marsh Island,         1/13/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-   Block 48, Lease OCS-G
 318, 11-319 & 11-320.              00786, located 45 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
ATP Oil & Gas Corporation,         Mississippi Canyon,         1/18/2012
 Development Operations             Block 711, Lease OCS-G
 Coordination Document, SEA S-      14016, located in the
 7437.                              Central Planning Area,
                                    49 miles from the
                                    nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Shell Offshore Inc., Geological    Located in the Central      1/20/2012
 and Geophysical Survey, SEA L11-   Planning Area of the
 020.                               Gulf of Mexico.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Geological    Located in the Central      1/23/2012
 and Geophysical Survey, SEA L11-   Planning Area of the
 021.                               Gulf of Mexico.
Shell Offshore Inc., Exploration   Alaminos Canyon, Block      1/24/2012
 Plan, SEA R-5401.                  857, located 140 miles
                                    from the nearest Texas
                                    shoreline.
LLOG Exploration Offshore,         Mississippi Canyon,         1/24/2012
 L.L.C., Exploration Plan, SEA R-   Block 431, located 55
 5416.                              miles from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
Shell Offshore Inc., Geological &  Located in the Central      1/26/2012
 Geophysical Survey, SEA L11-023.   Planning Area of the
                                    Gulf of Mexico.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation,    Mississippi Canyon,         1/26/2012
 Exploration Plan, SEA S-7527.      Block 875, located 89
                                    miles from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.

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Pisces Energy LLC, Structure       South Timbalier, Block      1/26/2012
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-217 & 11-    162, Lease OCS-G 01249,
 218.                               located 33 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Pisces Energy LLC, Structure       Viosca Knoll, Block 76,     1/27/2012
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-216.         Lease OCS-G 09737,
                                    located 21 miles from
                                    the nearest Alabama
                                    shoreline.
Palm Energy Offshore, L.L.C.,      West Cameron, Block 538,    1/27/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-   Lease OCS-G 02552,
 239.                               located 93 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Hess Corporation, Development      Mississippi Canyon,         1/31/2012
 Operations Coordination            Block 725 & 726, Lease
 Document, SEA N-9565.              OCS-G 22898 & 24101,
                                    located 56 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline, southeast of
                                    Port Fourchon,
                                    Lafourche Parish,
                                    Louisiana.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation,    Green Canyon, Block 903,     2/2/2012
 Exploration Plan, SEA R-5445.      located 130 miles from
                                    the Louisiana
                                    shoreline, south of
                                    Terrebonne Parish,
                                    Louisiana.
Stone Energy Corporation,          South Pass, Block 38,        2/2/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-   Lease OCS-G 21695,
 049.                               located 11 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          South Timbalier, Block       2/2/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-   71, Lease OCS-G 14519,
 057.                               located 19 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Palm Energy Offshore, L.L.C.,      West Cameron, Block 538,     2/3/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-   Lease OCS-G 02552,
 240.                               located 99 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
W & T Offshore, Inc., Structure    West Cameron, Block 554,     2/3/2012
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 05-046A.        Lease OCS-G 07629,
                                    located 80 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Shell Offshore Inc., Exploration   Mississippi Canyon,          2/6/2012
 Plan, SEA N-9600.                  Block 525, located 79
                                    miles from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline,
                                    south of Venice,
                                    Louisiana, in
                                    Plaquemines Parish,
                                    Louisiana.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation,    Lloyd Ridge, Block 177,      2/9/2012
 Exploration Plan, SEA N-9589.      located 113 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline, south of
                                    Mobile, Alabama.
Tesla Offshore, LLC, Geological &  Located in the Central      2/10/2012
 Geophysical Survey, SEA L11-024.   Planning Area of the
                                    Gulf of Mexico.
Fugro Multi Client Services,       Located in the Eastern      2/10/2012
 Inc., Geological & Geophysical     Planning Area of the
 Survey, SEA M12-001.               Gulf of Mexico.
Statoil USA E&P Inc., Exploration  Green Canyon, Block 404,    2/13/2012
 Plan, SEA R-5444.                  located 118 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Cobalt International Energy,       Green Canyon, Block 814,    2/13/2012
 L.P., Exploration Plan, SEA R-     located 130 miles from
 5414.                              the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline, south of
                                    Terrebonne Parish,
                                    Louisiana.
Dynamic Offshore Resources, LLC,   Ship Shoal, Block 253,      2/13/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-   Lease OCS-G 01031,
 222.                               located 47 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Fairways Offshore Exploration,     High Island, Block 154,     2/14/2012
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   Lease OCS-G 23611,
 SR 11-325.                         located 22 miles from
                                    the nearest Texas
                                    shoreline.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation,    Walker Ridge, Block 51,     2/14/2012
 Exploration Plan, SEA S-7513.      located 152 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline, south of
                                    Terrebonne Parish,
                                    Louisiana.
Apache Corporation, Structure      Eugene Island, Block        2/16/2012
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-021.         105, Lease OCS-00797,
                                    located 22 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Energy Resource Technology GOM,    South Marsh Island,         2/16/2012
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   Block 15, Lease OCS-G
 SR 11-306.                         09534, located 43 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          South Timbalier, Block      2/16/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-   30, Lease OCS-G 13928,
 334.                               located 13 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Noble Energy, Inc., Exploration    Mississippi Canyon,         2/17/2012
 Plan, SEA N-9599.                  Block 697, Lease OCS-G
                                    28021, located 68 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
Noble Energy, Inc., Exploration    Green Canyon, Blocks 723    2/23/2012
 Plan, SEA S-7521.                  & 679, Leases OCS-G
                                    21813 & 21811, located
                                    122 miles from the
                                    nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Development   Walker Ridge, Block 718,    2/23/2012
 Operations Coordination            located 195 miles from
 Document, SEA N-9580.              the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline, southwest of
                                    Port Fourchon,
                                    Louisiana.
Energy Resource Technology GOM,    East Cameron, Block 184,    2/24/2012
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   Lease OCS-G 21579,
 SR 11-315.                         located 57 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Energy Resource Technology GOM,    East Cameron, Block 185,    2/24/2012
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   Lease OCS-G 22585,
 SR 11-314.                         located 60 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Apache Corporation, Structure      South Pelto, Block 10,      2/24/2012
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-022, 12-     Lease OCS-G 02925,
 023 & 12-024.                      located 5 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Energy Resource Technology GOM,    South Timbalier, Block      2/24/2012
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   145, Lease OCS-G 26098,
 SR 11-303.                         located 33 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Wild Well Control, Inc.,           West Delta, Block 69,       2/24/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-   Lease OCS 00181,
 220A.                              located 23 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          Ship Shoal, Block 97,        3/2/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-   Lease OCS-G 24922,
 098.                               located 13 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          South Timbalier, Block       3/2/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-   11, Lease OCS-G 13925,
 099.                               located 100 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Mariner Energy Resources, Inc.,    Vermilion, Block 35,         3/2/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-   Lease OCS-G 00548,
 037.                               located 7 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Mariner Energy Resources, Inc.,    Vermilion, Block 35,         3/2/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-   Lease OCS-G 00548,
 038.                               located 7 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Mariner Energy Resources, Inc.,    South Marsh Island,          3/7/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-   Block 11, Lease OCS-G
 003.                               01182, located 37 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
Fugro Multi Client Services,       Located in the Central       3/8/2012
 Inc., Geological & Geophysical     Planning Area of the
 Survey, SEA L11-017.               Gulf of Mexico.

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Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Exploration   Keathley Canyon, Blocks      3/9/2012
 Plan, SEA S-7531.                  828, 829 & 872, located
                                    211 miles from the
                                    nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Mariner Energy Resources, Inc.,    Vermilion, Block 35,        3/14/2012
 Structure Structure Removal, SEA   Lease OCS-G 00548,
 ES/SR 12-040.                      located 7 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Mariner Energy Resources, Inc.,    Vermilion, Block 35,        3/14/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-   Lease OCS-G 00549,
 039.                               located 7 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
BP Exploration & Production Inc.,  Green Canyon, Block 744,    3/21/2012
 Exploration Plan, SEA R-5440.      located 122 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Cobalt International Energy,       Keathley Canyon, Blocks     3/21/2012
 L.P., Exploration Plan, SEA R-     163 & 207, Leases OCS-G
 5396.                              32606 & 32610, located
                                    179 miles from the
                                    nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
GOM Shelf LLC, Structure Removal,  Grand Isle, Block 48,       3/23/2012
 SEA ES/SR 10-040A.                 Lease OCS 00134,
                                    located 15 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Energy Resources Technology GOM,   South Timbalier, Block      3/23/2012
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   63, Lease OCS-G 00599,
 SR 11-305.                         located 15 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Energy Resource Technology GOM,    South Timbalier, Block      3/23/2012
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   63, Lease OCS-G 00599,
 SR 11-311.                         located 18 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Energy Resource Technology GOM,    South Timbalier, Block      3/23/2012
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   63, Lease OCS-G 00599,
 SR 11-312.                         located 18 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
BHP Billiton Petroleum (GOM)       Green Canyon, Blocks 676    3/27/2012
 Inc., Exploration Plan, SEA N-     & 632, Leases OCS-G
 9607.                              32525 & 25177, located
                                    122 miles to the
                                    nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Energy Resource Technology GOM,    South Timbalier, Block      3/27/2012
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   63, Lease OCS-G 00599,
 SR 11-304.                         located 18 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Energy Resource Technology GOM,    South Timbalier, Block      3/27/2012
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   63, Lease OCS-G 00599,
 SR 11-307.                         located 18 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Shell Offshore Inc., Development   Mississippi Canyon,         3/28/2012
 Operations Coordination            Block 809, located 53
 Document, SEA R-5331.              miles from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline,
                                    south of Boothville,
                                    Louisiana.
Prime Offshore L.L.C., Structure   South Padre Island,         3/28/2012
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-087.         Block 1111, Lease OCS-G
                                    24300, located 11 miles
                                    from the nearest Texas
                                    shoreline.
Energy Resource Technology GOM,    South Timbalier, Block      3/28/2012
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   63, Lease OCS-G 00599,
 SR 11-308.                         located 18 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Energy Resource Technology GOM,    South Timbalier, Block      3/28/2012
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   63, Lease OCS-G 00599,
 SR 11-309.                         located 18 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Structure     Eugene Island, Block 74,    3/29/2012
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-051, 12-     Lease OCS-G 02099,
 052, 12-053 & 12-054.              located 18 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
LLOG Exploration Offshore,         High Island, Block 156,     3/29/2012
 L.L.C., Structure Removal, SEA     Lease OCS-G 27507,
 ES/SR 12-125.                      located 24 miles from
                                    the nearest Texas
                                    shoreline.
Hilcorp Energy GOM, LLC,           West Cameron, Block 643,    3/29/2012
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 11-   Lease OCS-G 02241,
 169 & 11-170.                      located 128 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
FairfieldNodal, Geological &       Located in the Central      3/30/2012
 Geophysical Survey, SEA L12-003.   Planning Area of the
                                    Gulf of Mexico.
EMGS Americas Inc., Geological     Located in the Eastern      3/30/2012
 and Geophysical Survey, SEA M09-   Planning Area of the
 013.                               Gulf of Mexico.
Energy Resource Technology GOM,    South Timbalier, Block      3/30/2012
 Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   63, Lease OCS 00599,
 SR 11-310.                         located 18 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
JX Nippon Oil Exploration          West Cameron, Block 551,    3/30/2012
 (U.S.A.) Limited, Structure        Lease OCS-G 02555,
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 12-097.         located 99 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
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    Persons interested in reviewing environmental documents for the 
proposals listed above or obtaining information about SEAs, EAs and 
FONSIs prepared by the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region are encouraged to 
contact BOEM at the address or telephone listed in the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section.

    Dated: May 11, 2012.
 John Rodi,
 Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.
[FR Doc. 2012-14092 Filed 6-8-12; 8:45 am]
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