Press Releases

NMFS and MMS publish intent to prepare a Programmatic EIS for issuing permits and authorizations to the seismic industry in 2007

NMFS and the Minerals Management Service (MMS) announce their intention to prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA). This PEIS is being prepared to assess the impacts of MMS’ annual authorizations under the Outer Continental […]

MMS Issues Draft EIS for Multi-Year Sales 2007-2012

On Friday, November 17, the Mineral's Management Service (MMS) issued its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for multiple lease sales to take place during the 2007-2012 5-Year Leasing Program in the Central and Western Gulf of Mexico. Completion of this EIS will allow MMS to comply with the […]

NOIA Advocacy Toolkit

NOIA Advocacy Toolkit   Welcome to NOIA's advocacy toolkit.  This page will provide you with the necessary tools to assist your organization in educating policy makers  on the importance of providing access to the nation's Outer Continental Shelf for energy exploration and development in an […]

Weekly News Summaries

Every week, NOIA compiles news stories that are of particular relevance to the policymakers and companies involved with energy development on the Outer Continental Shelf.  Please click on one of the links below to read the News Summary for the given week. February 15-21, 2010 January […]

Senate sends strong signal of support for gulf drilling plan

Senate sends strong signal of support for gulf drilling plan Final vote on the bill expected around 5 PM EDT, 8/1/2006 Reprinted from E&E Daily; 7/31/2006 The Senate voted 72 to 23 yesterday to cut off debate on legislation that would open 8.3 million acres […]

NOIA, API and IAGC submit comments on Sperm Whale Recovery Plan

NOIA, API and IAGC submit comments on Sperm Whale Recovery Plan NOIA, the American Petroleum Institute and the International Association of Geophysical Contractors submitted joint comments to the National Marine Fisheries Service on the formulation of a recovery plan for the Sperm whale. To read […]

Submit comments on the MMS 5-Year Proposed Program and Draft EIS

Submit comments on the MMS 5-Year Proposed Program and Draft EIS   To comments on the MMS 5-Year Proposed Program before the November deadline, please click here.

Publications

The following links lead to catalogues of publications produced by the National Ocean Industries Association.  These documents are restricted to NOIA members only.  Please do not circulate them broadly outside the membership.   Washington Report NOIA Offshore Energy Activity Book (Elementary School)  

Homeland Security and the Ocean Industries

Homeland Security and the Ocean Industries Congress enacted the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, paving the way for a new spate of Coast Guard regulations that alter security requirements for every facet of the ocean industries. This site is intended to serve as a […]

Tidewater Inc.

Tidewater Inc. won the 2004 Safety in Seas Award. Click here to read the press release announcing the winner. Right: (from left) Jim Day, Noble Corporation; Rick Martin, Compass Publications; Bill O'Malley, Tidewater; Tom Kazusky, Tidewater; and Dean Taylor, Tidewater pose with the award. Left: […]
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