Effective April 2, 2020, the BOEM authorized email filing of most leasing and planning documents. It took this step to minimize the need for in-person filings and in recognition that the staff of the Office of Leasing and Planning (OLP) is working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Email filings must be directed to one of three OLP sections: Adjudication, Leasing and Financial Responsibility, or Plans. Specific email addresses are here:
firstname.lastname@example.org for Adjudication filings
boemGOMRfinancialassurance@boem.gov for financial assurance filings
email@example.com for Oil Spill Financial Responsibility (OSCF) filings
firstname.lastname@example.org for lease sale filings
email@example.com for Rule of Use and Easement (RUE) filings
Importantly, Exploration Plans, Development Operations Coordination Documents, Development and Production Plans, and Surveys may not be filed by email. Call or email Michelle Picou at (504)736‐2747 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle Evans at (504)736‐2975 or email@example.com to schedule an appointment to file paper versions of plans.
As always, we are here to help with all BOEM filings and questions about offshore operations.