The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) will extend for two weeks the public review of and comment on the Coastal Plain Oil and Gas Leasing Program Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). The comment period will now end November 7, 2023. Additional in-person public meetings have been planned for Anchorage and Fairbanks.

Interested parties may attend public meetings in person or virtually to hear an overview of the document and submit comments by testifying or submit written comments online or by mail. Specific comments identifying concerns and/or issues with the Draft SEIS may be used by the BLM and USFWS to develop the Final SEIS, within the parameters outlined in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (Public Law 115-97).

The Draft SEIS, including maps, data, local knowledge and other appendices is available on the Bureau’s National NEPA Register project webpage at: The meeting schedule is also available on the NEPA Register.

Currently scheduled meetings for the next week are:

The meeting schedule may change. Please check the NEPA Register for the most current schedule.

All comments and input may also be submitted on the project website or mailed to the address below through November 7, 2023:

Attn: Coastal Plain SEIS
BLM Alaska State Office
222 West 7th Avenue #13
Anchorage, AK 99513

For more information or reasonable accommodations requests, please contact the project leads:
Serena Sweet, (907) 271–4345,;
Stephanie Kuhns, (907) 271–4208,;
Bobbie Jo Skibo, (907) 441–1539,

All media inquiries will be directed to agency public affairs staff:
Melinda Bolton,, (907) 271-3342
Andrea Medeiros,, (907) 786-3695       


The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.
Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. 


The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.


  Melinda Bolton 

Public Affairs Specialist
Alaska Resource Advisory Council Coordinator

Bureau of Land Management | Alaska

w: 907-271-3342
c: 907-308-0770