ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

GULF OF MEXICO

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR A REVIEW OF A COASTAL CONSISTENCY CERTIFICATION FOR AN ACTIVITY REQUIRING A FEDERAL LICENSE OR PERMIT
PUBLIC NOTICE - 591

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) hereby gives notice that Kosmos Energy Gulf of Mexico Operations, LLC has applied to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for a permit.  Pursuant to Title 15 C.F.R. Part 930 Subpart E, the proposed activity for which the permit is sought is subject to review by the ADEM for consistency under the enforceable policies of the Alabama Coastal Area Management Program (ACAMP).

The Kosmos Energy Gulf of Mexico Operations, LLC requests approval for an Initial Exploration Plan, which would authorize the drilling, completion, and total abandonment of Subsea Wells A and A Alt in Desoto Canyon Area Block 221. Kosmos Energy Gulf of Mexico Operations, LLC has certified that the proposed activity complies with the ACAMP.

Any person wishing to make comments or provide additional information relative to the proposed activity’s consistency with the ACAMP must submit such comments or information by letter or by email to ADEM at the address below within fifteen (15) calendar days following the publication date of this notice. Only those comments, which address issues within the Department’s scope of authority, can be considered. All correspondence regarding this proposal should reference application number ACAMP-2020-389-FC-OCS-BOEM.

C. Allen Phelps
Mobile Branch Office
Alabama Department of Environmental Management
3664 Dauphin Street, Suite B
Mobile, Alabama 36608-1211
Coastal@adem.alabama.gov

Copies of all information submitted are available for public inspection, by appointment, at the ADEM office located at the above address Monday – Friday (except legal holidays), 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Arrangements for copying should be made in advance. This Public Notice is available on the internet at http://adem.alabama.gov/newsEvents/publicNotices.cnt. The ADEM Division 335-8 rules are available on the internet at adem.alabama.gov.

After consideration of all written comments and consideration of the requirements of the Alabama Coastal Area Management Act and ADEM Coastal Program rules, the Department will make a final determination. The Department’s determination, associated documents and all comments received during the public comment period will be available for inspection at the ADEM office located at the above address during normal working hours.  Notice of the final permit decision will be sent to any person who requests such notice, in writing, during this comment period.

Notice is hereby given this 14th day of October, 2020, by authorization of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

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Lance R. LeFleur,
Director

Nondiscrimination Statement: The Department does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in the administration of its programs.