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BOEM announced the Final WEAs on October 31, 2022, by designating the following WEAs within the Call area: the Texas Coast Region (Galveston WEA). The Area ID decision memorandum, the Gulf of Mexico Area Identification Pursuant to 30 CFR 585.211(b), and a map of the WEAs are available at: https://www.boem.gov/ renewable-energy/state-activities/gulfmexico-activities. In February 2023, the area that the Proposed Sale Notice (PSN) announced covers two areas offshore in Galveston, Texas, with one spanning 102,480 acres and the other comprising 96,786 acres. BOEM invited public feedback on whether to offer one or both lease areas offshore Galveston in the Final Sale Notice. These lease areas hold the promise of providing clean energy to approximately 1.3 million homes.

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