MMS ISSUES DRAFT EIS FOR NAVARIN AREA

The U.S. Minerals Management Service has released the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for Sale 107 covering leases in the Navarin basin off Alaska. The sale, tentatively set for July 1991, is to cover more than 28 million acres in 5,036 blocks in the Bering Sea, about 250 miles west of the Alaskan mainland. Water depths range from 230 to 7,900 ft, although most of the area is in less than 600 ft of water.

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