Point Thomson Oil and Gas leasing EIS/HIA

Location Thomson Sand reservoir Alaska
Organization State of Alaska HIA Program Department of Health and Social Services

This health impact assessment (HIA) aims to identify human health impacts associated with the proposed ExxonMobil development of the Thomson Sand reservoir. The project site is located approximately 60 miles east of Deadhorse on the Beaufort Sea coast, 60 miles west of Kaktovik, and just west of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has not yet authorized this project which is currently in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Review/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. This HIA is a standalone document that will be incorporated into the EIS as a technical appendix.

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  • Status Complete
  • Completion Date 2011
  • Decision-Level Regional
  • Sector Natural Resources and Energy
  • Organization Type Government Agency