Today the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEM) announced its intent to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for OCS Lease Sales 218 and 222. Lease Sale 218 covers approximately 28.57 million acres and Lease Sale 222 covers 66.45 million acres of OCS lands in the Western and Central Planning Areas. Public scoping meetings are scheduled for the region on November 16-18, 2010.