Copyright, Restrictions And Permissions


Generally, materials produced by federal agencies are in the public domain and may be reproduced without permission. However, not all materials appearing on this web site are in the public domain. Some materials have been donated or obtained from individuals or organizations and may be subject to restrictions on use.

You may consult our staff for details on specific items. We are aware of use restrictions applicable to some items or collections, but we cannot confirm copyright status for any item. We recommend that you contact the United States Copyright Office at The Library of Congress to search currently copyrighted materials.

Please note that because we cannot guarantee the status of specific items, you use materials found in our holdings at your own risk.

Images on our web site (or a third party site where we share images, such as Flickr) which are in the public domain may be used without permission. However, you should investigate whether this image is, in fact, in the public domain because we cannot warrant or guarantee the legal status of these images. If you use images from our site or collections, we ask that you credit us as the source. Please note that some images on our site have been obtained from other organizations. Permission to use these images should be obtained directly from those organizations.


Many of the trademarks, service marks, trade dress and logos (collectively, the “Trademarks”) displayed on the website, including the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), the Department of the Interior and its Bureaus are registered and/or unregistered common law trademarks of the Department of the Interior and/or its Bureaus. The trademarks of third parties may also be displayed on this Web site. Nothing contained in this website should be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademarks displayed on the website without the express written permission of the Department of the Interior or any third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the site. Any unauthorized use of the Trademarks or any other images or content on this website, except as authorized in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited.

Restriction of Liability

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and the Department of the Interior make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website. No warranty of any kind, implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from computer virus, is given with respect to the contents of this website or its hyperlinks to other Internet resources. Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the public, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by BOEM or the Department of the Interior.

Linking to Interior Websites

Links may be made to our web site from other personal and organizational web pages. We request that you link to our site rather than downloading portions of it to another web server, so that our viewers will see our most up-to-date information.

Rights of Publicity, Likeness, etc.

Certain individuals depicted may claim rights in their likenesses and images. Use of photographs or other materials found on BOEM's and other Department of the Interior websites may be subject to these claims. Anyone who intends to use these materials commercially should contact the individuals depicted or their representatives.


Some BOEM and Department of the Interior website pages contain links to third party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of the Agency or the Department of the Interior and the Department of the Interior is not responsible for the contents of any linked website. These links are provided as a convenience only and shall not be construed as an endorsement of, sponsorship of, or affiliated with the linked website by the Agency or Department of the Interior.

Website Software and Plug-ins

It is possible that our site will provide you an opportunity to go to a software manufacturer's web site so you may download a related plug-in that will enable your browser to show you a part of our web site. This prompt occurs because your browser needs capabilities provided by these plug-ins. Our system does not read or place anything on your hard drive when recognizing your browser's capabilities. While plug-in(s) may be needed to view or interact with some content, you retain control and choice about conducting the download. At the time that we create and post the web pages that require these software plug-ins for viewing, they are provided by their manufacturer for download and use free of charge. We cannot guarantee, however, that the plug-in will remain free, or that the manufacturer will not collect personally identifying information about you when you elect to download the software from their site. If you choose to visit the manufacturer's website to obtain the plug-in, please carefully review their posted policies for details about personal privacy and use of downloaded plug-ins.