MMS Initiates Oil and Gas Leasing Process for Offshore Virginia
Initial information-gathering steps begin for proposed Sale 220

The Minerals Management Service (MMS) has taken the first step in the multi-year leasing process to hold a sale for acreage offshore Virginia. The Call for Information and Interest/Nominations and Notice of Intent (Call/NOI) to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) will be published in the November 13th Federal Register, beginning a 45-day public comment period.

The purpose of the Call/NOI is to gather information to use for planning and analysis and does not indicate a preliminary decision to hold a lease sale.

If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Congressional Affairs at (202) 208-3502.

Lesley Kilp Haenny
Office of Congressional Affairs
Minerals Management Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
T: (202) 208-6098
F: (202) 208-3968

Read Washington Post article here.