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Hurricane Season Information

Hurricane Season Information

BSEE sets forth regulations and guidance for the design and operation of oil and gas facilities to withstand the extreme conditions of severe weather and hurricanes and protect the men and women who work offshore and the environment. These preventative measures also are designed to minimize disruption of oil and gas production in the wake of a storm.

For more information related to the Hurricane Activity Statistics Updates, contact the BSEE Gulf of Mexico Region Public Affairs Office at (504) 736-2595.

Hurricane Regulations

BSEE's regulatory oversight of offshore oil and gas operators and activities include both preparations for hurricanes, tropical storms, and severe weather, and reporting requirements if such weather events move through an area of the Outer Continental Shelf. Current requirements (Code of Federal Regulations, CFR) and guidelines (Notices to Lessees, NTL) can be found at the links below. Please note the addition of supporting documentation containing Updated Contacts for Hurricane-related NTLs.