All leasing and operations on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) are governed by laws and regulations to ensure safe operations and preservation of the environment, while balancing the nation's need for energy development. BSEE enforces with these regulations and periodically updates rules to reflect changes in technology and new information. This section provides access to the rules being developed, public participation in rulemaking, and compliance requirements.
- BSEE Federal Regulations
- Federal Register Notices – the Federal regulatory process and Federal Register notices on Bureau regulatory actions.
- Notices to Lessees (NTLs) – informal communications with operators and contractors that further clarify regulations
- Safety Alerts - tools to inform the offshore oil and gas industry of the circumstances surrounding an incident or a near miss and recommendations that should help prevent the recurrence of such an incident on the OCS.
- Regulations.gov – a U.S. government web site that enables the public to review and submit comments on Federal documents.