Environmental statements, required for all offshore drilling operations, must detail the environment of the proposed action, its impact, adverse aspects, and alternatives. Data concerning the geology, climate, marine associate habitats, human utilization, and physical, chemical, and biological oceanography of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) must be obtained and incorporated in environmental statements for the 24 offshore lease sales the Bureau of Land Management plans to conduct in the next 4 yrs. Besides the cost and time involved in preparing these statements, other factors affecting the oil industry's decision to lease offshore land include state government involvement, coastal zone management, court litigations, law-of-the-sea conference decisions, involvement of additional government agencies, and pressure from environmental protection groups. A brief description of the OCS Lease Sales No. 37, No. 38, and No. 35 for which environmental statements have been issued is presented.

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    Compass Publications Incorporated

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  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Accession Number: 00129743
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Pollution Abstracts
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM