Areas Under Moratoria

Area Restricted by the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA)

A portion of the Central Gulf of Mexico Planning Area (CPA) and most of the Eastern Gulf of Mexico Planning Area (EPA) is under restriction until 2022 as part of the Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act of 2006. The area restricted is that portion of EPA within 125 miles of Florida, all areas in the Gulf of Mexico east of the Military Mission Line (86º 41’ west longitude), and the area within the CPA that is within 100 miles of Florida.

Presidential Withdrawal

The President of the United States may, from time to time, withdraw from disposition any of the unleased lands of the Outer Continental Shelf. The following areas are withdrawn from leasing activity in accordance with 43 U.S.C. 1341.

Presidential Withdrawal Map