Advocacy Files Comments on 2019-2024 National Outer Continental Shelf Oil and Gas Leasing Draft Proposed Program
March 9, 2018
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy (Advocacy) applauds the United States Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)’s efforts to expand the area of the outer continental shelf (OCS) available for oil and gas leasing, as these efforts have the potential to benefit small businesses by creating new opportunities for small entities to enter and remain competitive in the industry. Advocacy appreciates BOEM’s efforts to engage the public on its proposal and respectfully submits the following comments on BOEM’s request for public comment on the Draft Proposed Program (DPP). Advocacy encourages BOEM to consider the impacts to small entities when making final decisions regarding the proposal.