Department of Environmental Protection, Office of the Secretary  


  • NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT ON AN INITIAL PLAN OF EXPLORATION FOR FEDERAL WATERS OF THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO PLANNING AREA

    Interested persons are hereby given notice that a U.S. Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service, Initial Plan of Exploration submitted by Murphy, for Lloyd Ridge Block 319, was received by the State of Florida.  Proposed activities on Block 319 include drilling up to three exploration wells in approximately 9,620 feet of water located approximately 184 miles south of the nearest Florida shoreline.

    The plan is available for inspection at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Office of Intergovernmental Programs, Room 953 DA, Douglas Building, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, MS 47, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, (850)245-2163. Written comments regarding this activity and its consistency with the Florida Coastal Management Program should be submitted to FDEP, at the address listed above, by April 30, 2008. Contact: Shana Kinsey or Debby Tucker, (850)245-2163; email address Shana.Kinsey@dep.state.fl.us or Debby.Tucker@dep.state.fl.us. This public notice fulfills the requirements of 15 CFR 930.

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