Federal & State Regulations

Federal & State Regulations

Produced water management practices are subject to all applicable federal and state regulatory requirements. The regulatory module of the Produced Water Management Information System (PWMIS) is designed to offer a resource window through:

  • providing contact information for state and federal regulatory agencies, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers;
  • offering capsule summaries of applicable state and federal regulations; and
  • referring the reader to agency home pages and the texts of the regulations via Web hyperlinks.

Federal Regulatory Requirements 
Federal regulations are listed by issuing agency. The relevant federal regulatory agencies include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE - formerly MMS).

State Regulatory Requirements
State regulatory requirements vary widely. Individual state regulations can be accessed by clicking on a desired state on the U.S. map or by selecting the state from the pull-down menu.

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This regulatory module should not be used as a sole source of information relative to the regulation of produced water management practices.  It can only offer a snapshot in time (as of Winter 2006/07).  Agency organization, laws and regulations, and web linkages are subject to change, and therefore the viewer is encouraged to check with the appropriate regulatory agencies for authorized up-to-date information.