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.
Blocks affected by the Topographic Features Stipulation, Live Bottom (Pinnacle Trend) Stipulation and Live Bottom (Low Relief) Stipulation - List
Blocks affected by the Topographic Features Stipulation, Live Bottom (Pinnacle Trend) Stipulation and Live Bottom (Low Relief) Stipulation - Map (updated December 2012)
Chemosynthetic Communities in the Gulf of Mexico
ESA Biological Opinion-Incidental Take Statement on Explosive-Severance on the GOM OCS
Explosive Removal Scenario Simulation Results Final Report (MMS 2004-064)
MMPA Take-Regulations for Explosive-Severance on the OCS (50CFR216 - Subpart S)
NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion for Lease Sale 181
NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion for Lease Sale 184
NOAA Fisheries Biological Opinion for Multi-Lease Sale (185, 187, 190, 192, 194, 196, 198, 200, 201)
Shock Wave/Sound Propagation Modeling Results for Calculating Marine Protected Species Impact Zones during Explosive Removal of Offshore Structures (MMS 2003-059)
Map (updated December 2012)