About Rigs to Reefs (BOEMRE)
Rigs to Reefs (BOEMRE)
Rigs-to-Reefs is a term used for converting obsolete, nonproductive offshore oil and gas structures to designated artificial reefs. From research and assessment of the environmental effects of oil and gas leasing and development, there is a profound and pervasive connection between fish, fishing, and oil and gas structures in the marine environment. The Department of the Interior’s (DOI), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), is the federal agency responsible for overseeing the safe and environmentally responsible development of energy and mineral resources on the Outer Continental Shelf.
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