Intelligence

NOAA Announces RESTORE Act Science Program Grant Award Winners

NOAA has announced that the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program has completed its first funding competition and awarded $2.7 million to seven research teams led by the following entities: University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium, NatureServe, University of Miami, and University of Southern Mississippi. The RESTORE Act… More »


BSEE Completes Ohmsett Test Tank Renovations

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement recently announced the agency’s recent completion of a 3-month renovation of its 2.6 million gallon outdoor concrete test tank at the Ohmsett oil spill response research test facility in Leonardo, NJ.  BSEE drains the test tank every five years in order to inspect the interior and… More »


Final Supplemental EIS Issued for Central/Eastern Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has announced the availability of a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (Final SEIS) for Central Gulf of Mexico Lease Sales 241 (2016) and 247 (2017) and Eastern Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 226 (2016). BOEM proposes to offer for lease all unleased blocks within the Central Planning… More »


Comments Sought on Draft Supplemental EIS for Proposed Western Gulf Lease Sale

The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently announced that it is seeking comments on its draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for proposed Gulf of Mexico Western Planning Area Lease Sale 248 (2016). The proposed action would offer for lease all unleased Western Gulf blocks, other than whole and partial blocks within the Flower… More »