The EPA Region 4 is finalizing the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System general permit for the eastern portion of the Outer Continental Shelf of the Gulf of Mexico for discharges from new sources, existing sources, and new dischargers, in the Offshore Subcategory of the Oil and Gas Extraction Point Source Category. This permit replaces the previous permit issued on March 15,2010, which became effective on April 1, 2010, and expired on March 31, 2015. The general permit authorizes discharges from oil and gas facilities and supporting pipeline facilities, engaged in exploration, development, and production operations located in, and discharging to, Federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Final Permit Issuance for Offshore Oil & Gas Activities in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico (GEG460000) (PDF)(610 pp, 34 MB, December 2017)