Environmental Compliance

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Gulf of Mexico Region regulates exploration, development, and production activities on about 8,000 active leases including 4,000 production facilities to ensure that activities are conducted safely and in an environmentally sound manner.  These regulations are based on numerous environmental laws, regulations, and executive orders. 

Prior to commencing, and during activities, companies are required to comply with BOEM regulatory requirements.

Air Quality  | Archaeology  |  Artificial Reefs  |  Biological
Deepwater  |  Flower Gardens
Military Warning  |  Oil Spill Risk Analysis Model  |  Ordnance Dumping Areas

Air Quality  


Artificial Reef Sites, Permit Areas, and General Permit Areas

Biological Information  

Deepwater Information  

Flower Gardens National Marine Sanctuary (Flower Gardens Banks and Stetson Bank)

Military Warning (MWA) Information

Oil Spill Risk Analysis Model

Ordnance Dumping Areas