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.


Rigs-to-Reefs Policy, Progress, and Perspective

Rigs-to-Reefs Policy Addendum

Map (updated December 2015)

State Contacts (updated February 12, 2014)


Buoy Locations


Map (updated December 2012)


Map showing MWA boundaries (updated April 21, 2014)

Table listing military contacts


Gulf of Mexico Ordnance Disposal Areas map (updated October 2012)