The final rule updates and streamlines the existing OCS leasing regulations. The update also reflects that the former Minerals Management Service has reorganized and divided into three separate new organizations. The final rule reorganizes and reorders regulations for clarity, eliminates redundant or otherwise unnecessary text, and adds new definitions and sections to standardize or clarify practices in all three BOEM OCS regional offices.
- Final Rule for Leasing of Oil and Gas or Sulfur in the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS)
- Final Rule Important Notice
- Final Rule Summary of Key Provisions
- Note to Stakeholders - BOEM Announces Final Rule for Oil and Gas Leasing (03/29/2016)