Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Lease Sale - Environmental Impact

Credit: 30 PDH or CE Hours
Course Fee: $90.00
Pages: 269

Course Summary

This course describes the proposed Actions, alternatives including the proposed actions & the description of the affected environment.

This course provides a detailed view and describes the purpose of and need for proposed lease sales. It also provides summaries of the major, applicable, Federal laws and regulations, and describes the prelease process, post-lease activities and other OCS-related activities. It describes the environmental and socioeconomic effects of the proposed lease sales and alternatives. It describes the environment that would potentially be affected by the proposed actions or the alternatives. Also described are existing offshore and coastal infrastructure, which supports OCS oil and gas activities. The description of the affected environment includes impacts from recent major hurricanes to the physical environmental, biological environment, and socioeconomic activities and OCS-related infrastructure. This baseline data are considered in the assessment of impacts from the proposed lease sales to these resources and the environment.

Learning Objectives

  • THE PROPOSED ACTIONS
    • Purpose of and Need for the Proposed Actions
    • Description of the Proposed Actions
    • Regulatory Framework
    • Prelease Process
    • Postlease Activities
    • Other OCS-Related Activities
  • ALTERNATIVES INCLUDING The PROPOSED ACTIONS
    • Multisale NEPA Analysis
    • Alternatives, Mitigating Measures, and Issues
    • Proposed Western Gulf Lease Sales 204, 207, 210, 215, and 218
    • Proposed Central Gulf Lease Sales 205, 206, 208, 213, 216, and 222
  • DESCRIPTION OF THE AFFECTED ENVIRONMENT
    • Physical Environment
    • Biological Resources
    • Socioeconomic Activities
    • Commercial Fishing
    • Recreational Fishing
    • Recreational Resources
    • Archaeological Resources
    • Human Resources and Land Use

Course Author

Department of Interior

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