Submitting Complete Exploration and Development Plans

The Plans Section conducts in-depth reviews of EPs and DOCDs to ensure compliance with regulations. These reviews address shallow-drilling hazards, seafloor hazards, resource conservation, bonding, oil-spill response capability, air quality, archaeological concerns, biological concerns, live-bottom concerns, and military issues.

BOEM is committed to the efficient and thorough processing of EPs and DOCDs, and has provided the following fact sheets and documents to assist offshore operators in submitting complete and accurate plan applications, which will decrease processing delays:

Presentations from the Technical Workshop with Industry to Facilitate Compliance and Efficient Plan Reviews (April 25, 2012)