Platforms Ellen and Elly offshore near Long Beach, Calif in BSEE’s Pacific Region. Ellen (right) is a production platform connected by a walkway to Platform Elly (left), a processing platform for both Ellen and another platform, Eureka.
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Safety and Environmental Videos


December 20, 2013- As we look towards 2014 we will continue to build a culture of safety, with a strong focus on risk reduction.

June 27, 2013- As BSEE Safety Month draws to a close, the Bureau released today a video highlighting the work of Hurricane Response Team members in monitoring potential impact and damage to oil and gas operations in the Gulf of Mexico.

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June 25, 2013- In this third part of BSEE's video showcase for safety month, the Bureau hears from Rose Capers-Webb, BSEE's Safety & Occupational Health Manager.

Director's Corner

February 13, 2015 - ​Last week the President released his 2016 budget proposal for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). The President’s 2016 request fully reflects the Administration’s Blueprint for a Secure Energy Future by ensuring that development of the Nation’s vast offshore energy resources is conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.



February 13, 2015 - The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) develops a budget each February for the next fiscal year, which starts October 1. Our budget - published in what we call the Greenbook - defines our goals and objectives and the funding necessary to accomplish them. The BSEE budget is rolled up into the budget for the Department of the Interior and then with the rest of the Executive Branch and submitted to Congress for its review and approval.


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