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BOEMRE to Accept Public Comment on Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement's (BOEMRE) Alaska Region has announced that it will accept public comments through Dec. 23, 2010, on the following materials related to Shell Offshore Inc.'s oil and gas activities in the Beaufort Sea: 

· Oil Discharge Prevention and Contingency Plan (ODPCP)

· Additional public information required by Notice to Lessees #2010-06, including information regarding blowout scenario and containment.

· Worst Case Discharge volumes independently calculated by BOEMRE staff
These documents have been posted online for public review at:


Shell's ODPCP applies to the region for which Shell has applied for a permit to drill an exploratory well next summer in Sivulliq N, located 12 miles north of Flaxman Island.  Comments should address the application of the ODPCP to drilling in the Beaufort Sea.

Comments may be mailed to:

Regional Supervisor, Field Operations
Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement
3801 Centerpoint Dr Ste 500
Anchorage, AK  99503

Comments can also be submitted to the Alaska Region by email at AK_OSCP_Comments@boemre.gov or by fax at (907) 334-5302.

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