[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 231 (Monday, December 2, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72096-72099]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-28728]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

[MMAA104000]


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) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSIs). These documents 
were prepared during the period July 1, 2013, through September 30, 
2013, for oil, gas, and mineral-related activities that were proposed 
in the Gulf of Mexico, and are more specifically described in the 
Supplementary Information Section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, 
Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Attention: Public Information Office (GM 
250E), 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 certain 
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 the proposed 
activities and any alternatives and present BOEM conclusions regarding 
the significance of those effects. SEAs are used as a basis for 
determining whether or not approval of

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the proposal 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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Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Exploration   Central Planning Ares of     7/5/2013
 Plan, SEA R-5894.                  the Gulf of Mexico.
CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.,          Central Planning Area of     7/8/2013
 Geological & Geophysical Survey,   the Gulf of Mexico.
 SEA L13-021.
Noble Energy, Inc., Exploration    Mississippi Canyon,          7/8/2013
 Plan, SEA N-9714.                  Block 782, Lease OCS-G
                                    33755 & OCS-G 33757,
                                    located 74 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
LLOG Exploration Offshore,         Mississippi Canyon,          7/9/2013
 L.L.C., Exploration Plan, SEA R-   Block 208, Lease OCS-G
 5900.                              24055, located 46 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          Mississippi Canyon,         7/10/2013
 Development Operations             Block 29, Lease OCS-G
 Coordination Document, SEA S-      13997, located 31 miles
 7609.                              from the nearest
                                    shoreline in
                                    Plaquemines Parish,
                                    Louisiana.
CSA Ocean Services, Inc.,          Western Planning Area of    7/10/2013
 Geological & Geophysical Survey,   the Gulf of Mexico.
 SEA T13-003.
ATP Oil & Gas Corporation,         Brazos, Block 544, Lease    7/11/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR       OCS-G 10226, located 31
 2013-093.                          miles from the nearest
                                    Texas shoreline.
Plains Exploration & Production    Central Planning Area of    7/11/2013
 Company, Geological &              the Gulf of Mexico.
 Geophysical Survey, SEA L13-022.
 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation,   East Breaks, Block 645,     7/11/2013
 Exploration Plan, SEA R-5895.      Lease OCS-G 32822,
                                    located 118 miles from
                                    the nearest Texas
                                    shoreline.
Century Exploration New Orleans,   West Cameron, Block 540,    7/11/2013
 LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/    Lease OCS-G15110,
 SR 2013-126.                       located 95 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Mariner Energy Resources, Inc.,    Eugene Island, Block        7/12/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-   273, Lease OCS-G 00987,
 098.                               located 59 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Exploration   Keathley Canyon, Block      7/12/2013
 Plan, SEA N-9704.                  953, Lease OCS-G 27770,
                                    located 229 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Hall-Houston Exploration III,      Galveston, Block A40,       7/15/2013
 L.P., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   Lease OCS-G 26487,
 SR 13-128.                         located 39 miles from
                                    the nearest Texas
                                    shoreline.
McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC, Structure   Eugene Island, Block 26,    7/16/2013
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-145.         Lease OCS-G 27904,
                                    located 11 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Mariner Energy Resources, Inc.,    Eugene Island, Block        7/17/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-   284, Lease OCS-G 00991,
 099.                               located 60 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Murphy Exploration & Production    Mississippi Canyon,         7/17/2013
 Company--USA, Exploration Plan,    Block 692, Lease OCS-G
 SEA N-9697.                        34455, located 63 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          Ship Shoal, Block 134,      7/17/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-   Lease OCS-G 22701,
 147.                               located 20 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
EPL Oil & Gas, Inc., Structure     West Cameron, Block 28,     7/19/2013
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-139, 142,    Leases OCS-G 00694 and
 143, 144, & 09-198.                00353, located 3-4
                                    miles from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
Shell Offshore Inc., Exploration   Green Canyon, Block 200,    7/22/2013
 Plan, SEA S-7608.                  Lease OCS-G 12209,
                                    located 88 miles from
                                    the nearest shoreline
                                    in Terrebonne Parish,
                                    Louisiana.
Cobalt International Energy,       Keathley Canyon, Block      7/22/2013
 L.P., Exploration Plan, SEA R-     163, Lease OCS-G 32606,
 5902.                              located 177 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
ConocoPhillips Company,            Mississippi Canyon,         7/22/2013
 Exploration Plan, SEA N-9725.      Block 118, Lease OCS-G
                                    27994, located 38 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          Ship Shoal, Block 135,      7/22/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-   Lease OCS-G 22702,
 148.                               located 19 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          South Marsh Island,         7/22/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-   Block 108, Lease OCS-G
 141.                               00792, located 70 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          Ship Shoal, Block 134,      7/23/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-   Lease OCS-G 2270,
 146.                               located 20 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
W & T Offshore, Inc., Structure    Ship Shoal, Block 148,      7/24/2013
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 06-138.         Lease OCS-G 11983,
                                    located 26 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Global Geophysical Services,       Central Planning Area of    7/25/2013
 Inc., Geological & Geophysical     the Gulf of Mexico.
 Survey, SEA L13-009.
EPL Oil & Gas, Inc., Structure     South Pass A, Block 28,     7/25/2013
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-149.         Lease OCS-G 00353,
                                    located 4 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Petrobas America Inc.,             Walker Ridge, Block 425,    7/29/2013
 Exploration Plan, SEA R-5923.      Lease OCS-G 16987,
                                    located 172 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Murphy Exploration & Production    De Soto Canyon, Block        8/1/2013
 Company--USA, Exploration Plan,    178, Lease OCS-G 25850,
 SEA N-9708.                        located 75 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Noble Energy, Inc., Exploration    Mississippi Canyon,          8/5/2013
 Plan, SEA R-5919.                  Block 782, Lease OCS-G
                                    33757, located 74 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
Exxon Mobil Corporation,           Walker Ridge, Block 282,     8/6/2013
 Exploration Plan, SEA R-5940.      Lease OCS-G 33364,
                                    located 162 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          Eugene Island, Block         8/8/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-   243, Lease OCS-G 02899,
 151.                               located 55 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.

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Merit Energy Company, LLC,         High Island, Block A270,     8/8/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 04-   Lease OCS-G 26556,
 116.                               located 83 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Merit Energy Company, LLC,         High Island, Block A270,     8/8/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 04-   Lease OCS-G 26556,
 117.                               located 83 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Walter Oil & Gas Corporation,      South Timbalier, Block       8/8/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-   220, Lease OCS-G 24980,
 150.                               located 55 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Statoil USA E&P Inc., Exploration  Atwater Valley, Block       8/12/2013
 Plan, SEA S-7610.                  64, Lease OCS-G 28104,
                                    located south of
                                    Venice, Louisiana, 76
                                    miles from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
Apache Corporation, Structure      Mustang Island, Block A     8/12/2013
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-102.         121, Lease OCS-G 04699,
                                    located 47 miles from
                                    the nearest Texas
                                    shoreline.
Apache Corporation, Structure      Mustang Island, Block       8/13/2013
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-103.         A111, Lease OCS-G
                                    03068, located 46 miles
                                    from the nearest Texas
                                    shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          Vermilion, Block 255,       8/14/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-   Lease OCS-G 01152,
 021 & 13-023.                      located 68 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Geological &  Walker Ridge, located       8/14/2013
 Geophysical Survey, SEA L13-025.   176 miles from the
                                    nearest shoreline.
Murphy Exploration & Production    Mississippi Canyon,         8/15/2013
 Company--USA, Exploration Plan,    Blocks 600 & 601, Lease
 SEA N-9687.                        OCS-G 34449 & 34450,
                                    located 53 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Black Elk Energy Offshore          High Island, Block A283,    8/16/2013
 Operations, LLC, Structure         Lease OCS-G 02404,
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 13.             located 82 miles from
                                    the nearest Texas
                                    shoreline.
BP Exploration & Production Inc.,  Keathley Canyon, Block      8/19/2013
 Exploration Plan, SEA R-5944.      93, Lease OCS-G 25780,
                                    located 172 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Shell Offshore Inc., Exploration   Mississippi Canyon,         8/19/2013
 Plan, SEA R-5954.                  Block 721, Lease OCS-G
                                    33171, located 51 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
Apache Deepwater LLC, Exploration  Mississippi Canyon,         8/19/2013
 Plan, SEA R-5953.                  Block 983, Lease OCS-G
                                    34468, located 66 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          South Marsh Island,         8/19/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-   Block 108, Lease OCS-G
 022.                               00792, located 70 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    Louisiana shoreline.
EPL Oil & Gas, Inc., Structure     South Pass, Block 28,       8/19/2013
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-154.         Lease OCS-G 00353,
                                    located 4 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Shell Offshore Inc., Exploration   Mississippi Canyon,         8/23/2013
 Plan, SEA N-9727.                  Blocks 768 and 812,
                                    Lease OCS-G 34458 &
                                    34461, located 56 miles
                                    from the nearest
                                    shoreline in
                                    Plaquemines Parish,
                                    Louisiana.
Dynamic Data Services Inc.,        Central Planning Area of    8/26/2013
 Geological & Geophysical Survey,   the Gulf of Mexico,
 SEA L13-024.                       located 80 miles from
                                    the nearest shoreline.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation,    East Breaks, Block 646,     8/27/2013
 Exploration Plan, SEA S-7615.      Lease OCS-G 20725,
                                    located 117 miles from
                                    the nearest Texas
                                    shoreline.
Gulf Ocean Services, Inc.,         Eugene Island Area,         8/27/2013
 Geological & Geophysical Survey,   Central Planning Area
 SEA L13-028.                       of the Gulf of Mexico,
                                    located 35 miles from
                                    the nearest shoreline.
Exxon Mobil Corporation,           Walker Ridge, Block 584,    8/27/2013
 Development Operations             Lease OCS-G 20351,
 Coordination Document, SEA N-      located 185 miles from
 9699.                              the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Shell Offshore Inc., Development   Mississippi Canyon,         8/29/2013
 Operations Coordination            Block 809, Lease OCS-G
 Document, SEA R-5873.              05868 & Block 810,
                                    Lease OCS-G 09873,
                                    located 53 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          Eugene Island, Block         9/5/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 98-   243, Lease OCS-G 02899,
 078.                               located 56 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Hall-Houston Exploration III,      High Island, Block 88,      9/12/2013
 L.P., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   Lease OCS-G 33408,
 SR 13-158.                         located 41 miles from
                                    the nearest Texas
                                    shoreline.
Hall-Houston Exploration III,      West Cameron, Block 431,    9/16/2013
 L.P., Structure Removal, SEA ES/   Lease OCS-G 10584,
 SR 13-157.                         located 65 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., Structure     West Cameron, Block 18,     9/17/2013
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-156.         Lease OCS-G 21530,
                                    located 3 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Shell Offshore Inc., Exploration   Mississippi Canyon Block    9/20/2013
 Plan, SEA S-7621.                  809, Lease OCS-G 05868,
                                    located 55 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Apache Corporation, Structure      Eugene Island, Block        9/24/2013
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-107.         273, Lease OCS-G 00987,
                                    located 56 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Apache Corporation, Structure      Eugene Island, Block        9/25/2013
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-106.         273, Lease OCS-G 00987,
                                    located 58 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Fairfield Nodal, Geological &      Central Planning Area of    9/26/2013
 Geophysical Survey, SEA L13-023.   the Gulf of Mexico.
Fairfield Nodal, Geological &      Central Planning Area of    9/26/2013
 Geophysical Survey, SEA L13-027.   the Gulf of Mexico.
Apache Deepwater LLC, Exploration  Central Planning Area,      9/27/2013
 Plan, SEA R-5906.                  located 112 miles from
                                    the nearest shoreline
                                    in Terrebonne Parish,
                                    Louisiana.
Walter Oil & Gas Corporation,      Ewing Bank, Block 834,      9/27/2013
 Development Operations             Lease OCS- G27982,
 Coordination Document, SEA N-      located 62 miles from
 9688.                              the nearest shoreline
                                    in Plaquemines Parish,
                                    Louisiana.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation,    Green Canyon, Block 683,    9/27/2013
 Exploration Plan, SEA S-7623.      Lease OCS-G 18421,
                                    located 122 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
EPL Oil & Gas, Inc., Structure     South Pass, Block 28,       9/27/2013
 Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-155.         Lease OCS-G 00353,
                                    located 13 miles from
                                    the nearest Louisiana
                                    shoreline.
Stone Energy Corporation,          South Timbalier. Block      9/27/2013
 Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 13-   164, Lease OCS-G 1250,
 160.                               located 45 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 the SEAs 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: November 4, 2013.
John L. Rodi,
Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.
[FR Doc. 2013-28728 Filed 11-29-13; 8:45 am]
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