Environmental Oversight

Environmental Oversight includes environmental studies, assessments, environmental impact statements, and consultations on the effects of dredging on biological, physical and cultural resources. Please visit Research and Studies to know more.

Environmental Statutes and Executive Orders

BOEM must comply with numerous environmental statutes, regulations, and executive orders to carry out its mission. They include:

The Marine Minerals Program has utilized four types of research:

  • Biological Studies
  • Physical Modeling Studies
  • Environmental Impact Investigations and
  • Marine Mineral Resource Evaluations

BOEM analysts use the information obtained from these studies to evaluate the effects of specific proposed dredging operations, as required under current environmental laws.