On December 1, 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management published the scoping report for the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program.

This scoping report summarizes the scoping process and the comments received during the formal scoping period, including those provided during internal and public scoping meetings.

Read the report here.


On June 1, 2021, the Secretary of Interior suspended all activities related to implementing the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program pending completion of a comprehensive analysis under the National Environmental Policy Act through Secretarial Order 3401.

On August 4, 2021, the BLM issued a notice of intent to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement which initiated the scoping process. Public comments were accepted until October 4, 2021. Information received during the scoping process will influence the development of a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement.