Agency: Minerals Management ServiceYears: 20002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
The MMS has completed a ROD for the EIS on the proposed use of FPSO systems in the deepwater areas (generally beyond 650 feet or 200 meters water depth) of the Western and Central Planning Areas of the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf.
The Secretary's preliminary decision to consider two sales in the Cook Inlet area in the Proposed OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 20022007 provides for the first sale to be held in 2004, with a second sale in 2006. The MMS has modified its prelease planning and decision process for proposed Cook Inlet sales included in the proposed program.
We are proposing to amend our regulations to address floating offshore platforms that, until now, have not been expressly covered. These floating production systems (FPSs) are variously described as columnstabilized units (CSUs); floating production, storage and offloading facilities (referred to by industry as ``FPSOs''); tension leg platforms
MMS is proposing to add a document to be incorporated by reference into our regulations governing oil and gas and sulphur operations in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). This revision will ensure that lessees use the best available and safest technologies while operating in the OCS. The new document, API 510, is titled ``Pressure Vessel
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, we are submitting to OMB for review and approval an information collection request (ICR) titled ``Accounting for Comparison (Dual Accounting).'' We are also soliciting comments from the public on this ICR.
To comply with the requirements of the Paper Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, we are submitting to OMB for review and approval an information collection request (ICR) for the Department of the Interior (DOI) to conduct voluntary customer satisfaction surveys to gather input and feedback from the public. The ICR is entitled ``DOI Programmatic Clearance
This rule modifies requirements governing surety bonds for activities on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). These changes codify the terms and conditions under which a surety will be relieved of responsibility when MMS terminates the period of liability of a bond. Codifying these terms and conditions is necessary to clarify the responsibilities of
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are submitting to OMB for review and approval an information collection request (ICR) for form MMS131, Performance Measures Data. We are also soliciting comments from the public on this ICR.
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) is using the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for proposed lease sales in the Western Planning Area (WPA) of the Gulf of Mexico OCS (OCS EIS/EA, MMS 980008, May 1998) to support decisions for proposed WPA Lease Sale 184 (scheduled for August 2002). This would be the first lease sale under the draft
To comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), we are inviting comments on a collection of information that we will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. The information collection request (ICR) concerns the paperwork requirements in the regulations under 30 CFR 250, subpart A, General.
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) for the proposed annual Lease Sale 182 for the Central Planning Area of the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf. In this EA, the MMS reexamined the potential environmental effects of the proposed action and alternatives based on any new information regarding
Gulf of Mexico OCS; Notice of Availability of the proposed Notice of Sale for proposed Oil and Gas Lease Sale 182 in the Central GOM. This Notice is published pursuant to 30 CFR 256.29(c) as a matter of information to the public.
With regard to oil and gas leasing on the OCS, the Secretary of the Interior, pursuant to section 19 of the OCS
This proposed rulemaking amends Subpart E (Oil and Gas Well- Completion Operations) of MMS operating regulations. It describes procedures for dealing with sustained casing pressure (SCP) in oil and gas wells on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Currently, lessees must request a departure from MMS regulations to operate a well that has SCP. When
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) for a proposed deepwater development plan to develop and produce hydrocarbon reserves 115118 miles offshore Alabama in Mississippi Canyon Blocks 474 and 520.
This EA implements the tiering process outlined in 40 CFR 1502.20, which encourages agencies to tier
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) is preparing an environmental assessment (EA) for a proposed deepwater development plan to develop and produce hydrocarbon reserves about 60 miles offshore Louisiana in Mississippi Canyon, Blocks 126 and 127.
This EA implements the tiering process outlined in 40 CFR 1502.20, which encourages agencies to
The MMS has prepared a draft EIS on the Proposed OCS 5-Year Oil andGas Leasing Program for 2002 to 2007 pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the NationalEnvironmental Policy Act of 1969.
The MMS has prepared a draft EIS on the Proposed 5-Year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 2002 to 2007 pursuant to section 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969. Public hearings will be held in Alaska, Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama to receive comments from the public on the contents of the EIS.
On December 5, 2001, the Minerals Management Service will open and publicly announce bids received for blocks offered in Sale 181, Eastern Gulf of Mexico, pursuant to the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 13311356, as amended) and the regulations issued thereunder (30 CFR part 256). Bidders can obtain a ``Final Notice of Sale 181
The Minerals Management Service requests comments on the Proposed 5Year OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program for 20022007. This is the second draft of a new program to succeed the current program that expires on June 30, 2002. The first proposalthe draft proposed programwas issued in July for a 60day comment that closed on September 21, 2001.
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) on the Revised Proposal for Eastern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Lease Sale 181. The EA was prepared to determine whether there are any new significant issues or environmental impacts that might occur as a result of offering a reducedarea configuration of proposed Eastern
Pursuant to the authority vested in the Director of the Minerals Management Service by the joint bidding provisions of 30 CFR 256.41, each entity within one of the following groups shall be restricted from bidding with any entity in any other of the following groups at Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas lease sales to be held during the bidding
On August 30, 2001, MMS published a final rule titled ``Solid Minerals Reporting Requirements'' (66 FR 45760) to implement MMS's reengineered compliance strategy for solid minerals. This document makes minor corrections to that final rule.
Minerals Management Service (MMS), in accordance with Federal Regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), announces the availability of NEPArelated SiteSpecific Environmental Assessments (SEA) and Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), prepared by MMS for the following oil and gas activities proposed on the Gulf of
The MMS is proposing to prepare a single EIS (multisale EIS)
for the nine areawide oil and gas lease sales in the Central and Western Planning Areas (CPA and WPA) scheduled for
20032007 in the draft proposed Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Program: 20022007. The MMS will be soliciting information from States, local
The OCS Policy Committee of the Minerals Management Advisory Board will meet at the Wyndham San Diego at Emerald Plaza in San Diego, California.