73 FR 52882 E8-21061. Environmental Documents Prepared for Proposed Oil, Gas, and Mineral Operations by the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Region  

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    Minerals Management Service (MMS), in accordance with Federal Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPA-related Site-Specific Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), prepared by MMS for the following oil-, gas-, and mineral-related activities proposed on the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic OCS.

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    Public Information Unit, Information Services Section at the number below. Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, Attention: Public Information Office (MS 5034), 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, Room 114, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123-2394, or by calling 1-800-200-GULF.

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    MMS 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 MMS conclusions regarding the significance of those effects. Environmental Assessments are used as a basis for determining whether or not approval of the proposals constitutes major Federal actions that significantly affect the quality of the human environment in the sense of NEPA Section 102(2)(C). A FONSI is prepared in those instances where MMS 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.

    This listing includes all proposals for which the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region prepared a FONSI in the period subsequent to publication of the preceding notice.

    Activity/operator Location Date
    Murphy Exploration Production Company—USA, Initial Exploration Plan, SEA N-9105 Lloyd Ridge, Block 268, Lease OCS-G 10492, located 124 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 2/8/2008
    Murphy Exploration Production Company—USA, Initial Exploration Plan SEA N-9141 Lloyd Ridge, Block 410, Lease OCS-G 31846, located 152 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/3/2008
    Murphy Exploration Production Company—USA, Initial Exploration Plan, SEA N-9143 Lloyd Ridge, Blocks 326 370, Leases OCS-G 31837 31842, respectively, located 171 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/3/2008
    Energy Resource Technology GOM, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-034 South Timbalier, Block 63, Lease OCS-G 00599, located 19 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/6/2008
    Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-048 West Cameron, Block 68, Lease OCS 00526, located 7 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/6/2008
    Seismic Exchange, Inc., Geological Geophysical Prospecting for Mineral Resources, SEA T08-04 Located in the western Gulf of Mexico 45 miles southwest of Texas City, Texas 4/8/2008
    Murphy Exploration Production Company USA, Initial Exploration Plan, SEA N-9155 Lloyd Ridge, Block 180, Lease OCS-G 31822, located 120 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/8/2008
    EMGS Americas, Geological Geophysical Prospecting for Mineral Resources, SEA T08-06 Located in the western Gulf of Mexico south of Galveston, Texas 4/9/2008
    Murphy Exploration Production Company USA, Initial Exploration Plan, SEA N-9151 Lloyd Ridge, Block 499, Lease OCS-G 31851, located 158 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/9/2008
    Murphy Exploration Production Company—USA, Initial Exploration Plan, SEA N-9142 Lloyd Ridge, Blocks 412 456, Leases OCS-G 31848 31850 respectively, located 155 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/9/2008
    McMoRan Oil Gas, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-044 West Cameron, Block 522, Lease OCS-G 14340, located 100 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/9/2008
    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Initial Exploration Plan, SEA N-9145 Lloyd Ridge, Block 400, Lease OCS-G 23481, located 128 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/16/2008
    Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-052 South Timbalier, Block 198, Lease OCS-G 07769, located 54 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/17/2008
    Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-049 West Delta, Block 41, Lease OCS-G 01073, located 15 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/17/2008
    Murphy Exploration Production Company USA, Initial Exploration Plan, SEA N-9160 Lloyd Ridge, Block 317, Lease OCS-G 31834, located 137 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/18/2008
    Murphy Exploration Production Company USA, Initial Exploration Plan, SEA N-9159 Lloyd Ridge, Block 319, Lease OCS-G 31836, located 141 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/18/2008
    GX Technology Corporation, Geological Geophysical Prospecting for Mineral Resources, SEA L07-84 Located in the central Gulf of Mexico south of Mobile, Alabama 4/18/2008
    PGS Geophysical for Multi Klient Invest AS, Geological Geophysical Prospecting for Mineral Resources SEA L08-16 Located in the western/central Gulf of Mexico from south of Galveston, Texas to an area south of Venice, Louisiana 4/18/2008
    Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-054 Mobile, Block 918, Lease OCS-G 12114, located 8 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline 4/24/2008
    Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 07-151, 07-152 South Pass, Block 62, Lease OCS-G 01294, located 17 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/24/2008
    McMoran Oil Gas, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-042, 08-043 Vermilion, Block 160, Lease OCS-G 08668, located 41 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/24/2008
    Devon Energy Production Company, L.P., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-010A Eugene Island, Block 120, Lease OCS-G 00050, located 30 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/25/2008
    Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 07-118A Main Pass, Block 290, Lease OCS-G 01667, located 34 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/25/2008
    Energy Resource Technology GOM, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06-016B Matagorda Island, Block 604, Lease OCS-G 06037, located 8 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline 4/25/2008
    Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-056 West Cameron, Block 44, Lease OCS-G 21532, located 6 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 4/25/2008
    BHP Billiton Petroleum (Americas), Inc., Geological Geophysical Prospecting for Mineral Resources, SEA L08-24 Located in the central Gulf of Mexico south of Grand Isle, Louisiana 5/1/2008
    Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-058 Ship Shoal, Block 169, Lease OCS-G 00820, located 28 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/5/2008
    Hunt Petroleum (AEC), Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-063, 08-064 Vermilion, Block 54, Lease OCS-G 19754, located 12 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/5/2008
    Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-072 East Cameron, Block 322, Lease OCS-G 02254, located 110 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/6/2008
    Phoenix Exploration Company, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-062 High Island, Block 53, Lease OCS 00740, located 15 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline 5/6/2008
    WesternGeco, LLC, Geological Geophysical Prospecting for Mineral Resources SEA L08-25 Located in the western/central Gulf of Mexico south of Lafayette, Louisiana 5/6/2008
    Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-057 South Marsh Island (North Addition), Block 288, Lease OCS-G 02316, located 29 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/6/2008
    Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-055 Mobile, Block 904, Lease OCS-G 05749, located 7 miles from the nearest Mississippi shoreline 5/8/2008
    Bois d'Arc Offshore Ltd., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-071 Ship Shoal, Block 112, Lease OCS-G 00066, located 20 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/9/2008
    Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 97-171A South Timbalier, Block 24, Lease OCS-G 00387, located 6 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/9/2008
    Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 00-115A South Timbalier, Block 52, Lease OCS-G 01241, located 14 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/9/2008
    Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-074, 08-075 Breton Sound, Block 56, Lease OCS-G 01373, located 14 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/14/2008
    Stone Energy, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-079 Eugene Island, Block 49, Lease OCS-G 17959, located 25 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/14/2008
    Energy Resource Technology GOM, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-027, 08-085 South Pelto, Blocks 20 19, Leases OCS 00074 00073 respectively, located 7 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/14/2008
    Mariner Energy, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-088 High Island, Block A467, Lease OCS-G 02688, located 93 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline 5/15/2008
    TDC Energy, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 07-062A Vermilion, Block 221, Lease OCS-G 04424, located 60 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/15/2008
    Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 97-051A South Timbalier, Block 23, Lease OCS-G 00166, located 5 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/16/2008
    Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 05-119A South Marsh Island, Block 218, Lease OCS-G 00310, located 9 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/16/2008
    BP America Production Company, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 07-105A South Timbalier, Block 160, Lease OCS-G 04828, located 32 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/16/2008
    Callon Petroleum Operating Company, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-080, 08-081, 08-082 South Marsh Island, Block 261, Lease OCS-G 16337, located 30 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/16/2008
    Stone Energy Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-065 Eugene Island, Block 49, Lease OCS-G 17959, located 25 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/20/2008
    Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 00-014A Grand Isle, Block 37, Lease OCS-G 00392, located 7 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/20/2008
    Coastal Planning Engineering, Inc., Geological Geophysical Prospecting for Mineral Resources, SEA M08-02 Located off the coast of Manatee Sarasota Counties, Florida on the Federal OCS of the Gulf of Mexico 5/20/2008
    Union Oil Company, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-083, 08-084 Mobile, Block 915, Lease OCS-G 05752, located 8 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline 5/20/2008
    Dominion Exploration Production, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-053 West Cameron, Block 153, Lease OCS-G 10549, located 24 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/20/2008
    Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-067, 08-068, 08-069, 08-070 Eugene Island, Block 133, Lease OCS-G 04445, located 43 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/21/2008
    Chevron U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 97-049A Grand Isle, Block 37, Lease OCS-G 00392, located 7 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/21/2008
    Bois d'Arc Offshore, Ltd., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-086 Ship Shoal, Block 107, Lease OCS-G 21654, located 20 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/21/2008
    Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-002A, 08-014A Ship Shoal, Block 207, Lease OCS-G 01523, located 34 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/21/2008
    Exxon Mobil Corporation, Revised Exploration Plan, SEA R-4825 Walker Ridge, Block 584, Lease OCS 20351, located 186 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline south of Morgan City, Louisiana 5/21/2008
    Energy Resource Technology, Inc., Supplemental Developmental Operations Coordination Document, SEA S-7156 Green Canyon, Blocks 236 237, Leases OCS-G 15562 15563, located approximately 91 miles southward from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/27/2008
    Petsec Energy, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-089 Vermilion, Block 257, Lease OCS-G 24851, located 69 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/29/2008
    GOM Shelf, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 06-140A Eugene Island, Block 142, Lease OCS-G 10726, located 27 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 5/30/2008
    Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-036 Eugene Island, Block 87, Lease OCS-G 09580, located 21 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 6/2/2008
    Arena Offshore, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-073 Matagorda Island, Block 669, Lease OCS-G 04065, located 23 miles from the nearest Texas shoreline 6/2/2008
    Chevron, U.S.A., Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-076 Ship Shoal, Block 108, Lease OCS-G 00814, located 23 miles from the nearest Louisianashoreline 6/2/2008
    McMoRan Oil Gas LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-047 Vermilion, Block 159, Lease OCS-G 03128, located 45 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 6/3/2008
    Hunt Oil Company, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-090 Cameron (West Addition), Block 289, Lease OCS-G 22539, located 28 miles from thenearest Louisiana shoreline 6/5/2008
    Neptune LNG, LLC, Right-of-Way Application, SEA P-7 Boston, Blocks NK 19-04 6525 19-04 6575, located in Massachusetts Bay off the Massachusetts shoreline 6/10/2008
    Magnum Hunter Production, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-093 South Timbalier, Block 250, Lease OCS-G 15336, located 57 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 6/10/2008
    Hunt Petroleum (AEC), Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-092 Main Pass, Block 116, Lease OCS-G 03419, located 30 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 6/16/2008
    BP America, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 07-107A West Delta, Block 96, Lease OCS-G 01498, located 27 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 6/16/2008
    Murphy Exploration Production Company U.S.A., Initial Exploration Plan, SEA N-9186 Lloyd Ridge, Block 511, Lease OCS-G 10496, Wells A, B, C, D and E, located 185 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline, 217 miles from the nearest Mississippi shoreline, 202 miles from the nearest Alabama shoreline and 168 miles from the nearest Florida shoreline 6/17/2008
    Hunt Petroleum (AEC), Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-091 Grand Isle, Block 28, Lease OCS-G 22765, located 17 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 6/18/2008
    Maritech Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 07-143A Eugene Island, Block 116, Lease OCS-G 00478, located 46 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 6/20/2008
    Maritech Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 07-116A, 07-117A Eugene Island, Block 129, Lease OCS-G 00054, located 38 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 6/20/2008
    Wild Well Control, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-104 Grand Isle, Block 40, Lease OCS-G 00128, located 14 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 6/20/2008
    Wild Well Control, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-105 Grand Isle, Block 41, Lease OCS-G 00129, located 14 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 6/20/2008
    Maritech Resources, Inc., Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 07-074A, 07-138A, 07-139A South Marsh, Block 233, Lease OCS-G 11929, located 20 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 6/20/2008
    Arena Offshore, LLC, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 08-115 Eugene Island, Block 83, Lease OCS-G 24888, located 15 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 6/24/2008
    Apache Corporation, Structure Removal, SEA ES/SR 07-068 Main Pass, Block 151, Lease OCS-G 02951, located 10 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline 6/25/2008
    Joint Industry Project, Geological Geophysical Exploration for Mineral Resources, SEA L08-49 L08-48 Green Canyon, Block 955 Walker Ridge, Block 313, located 139 170 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline, respectively 6/26/2008
    Exxon Mobil Corporation, Revised Exploration Plan, SEA R-4845 Keathley Canyon, Block 964, Lease OCS-G 21451, lo`cated 240 miles from the nearest Louisiana shoreline south of Morgan City, Louisiana 6/30/2008

    Persons interested in reviewing environmental documents for the proposals listed above or obtaining information about SEAs and FONSIs prepared by the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region are encouraged to contact MMS at the address or telephone listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section.

    Dated: August 20, 2008.

    Lars Herbst,

    Regional Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.

    [FR Doc. E8-21061 Filed 9-10-08; 8:45 am]

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Published:
09/11/2008
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice of the Availability of Environmental Documents. Prepared for OCS Mineral Proposals by the Gulf of Mexico OCS Region.
Document Number:
E8-21061
Document Citation:
73 FR 52882
Pages:
52882-52884 (3 pages)