• Environmental Compliance
    Ensure operators and leasees, subject to BSEE jurisdiction, comply with all required environmental laws, regulations and standards.
  • Safety Enforcement
    BSEE promotes compliance with safety and environmental standards through regular inspections and other monitoring activities
  • Renewable Energy
    BSEE leads the development of workplace safety and environmental compliance strategies for offshore renewable energy projects on the Federal OCS.
  • Oil Spill Response Research
    Oil spill response equipment testing at the Ohmsett facility. This photo depicts the Ohmsett staff measuring the oil recovery rate for an oleophilic drum skimmer when placed in a 1/2 inch thick oil slick on the water.
  • OCS Production
    BSEE's responsibilities include assessments of emerging or improved technologies, inspection and regulation of offshore facilities, and collaboration with industry to improve oil and gas recovery and ensure accurate production measurement.
  • Safety Alerts
    Inform the offshore energy industry of an incident or a near miss with recommendations to prevent recurrence.
  • Draft Request For Proposal (RFP) & Industry Day Event
    This is a request for information/market research to provide data for planning purposes ONLY. This Draft RFP DOES NOT constitute a request for proposal, request for quote, invitation for bid, nor does its issuance in any way restrict the Government as to its ultimate acquisition approach.

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Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

Regulating the Offshore Energy Industry by

Promoting Safety, Protecting the Environment and Conserving Resources

Protecting the Environment

Protecting the Environment

We ensure that offshore energy operations comply with applicable environmental regulations

Overseeing Industry

Overseeing Industry

We develop and enforce standards and regulations to enhance operational safety and environmental protection

Regulatory Reform

Regulatory Reform

Working to refine regulations while maintaining safety

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From the Newsroom

BSEE Leaders Meet with Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind Project Representatives
January 25th, 2023
NORFOLK, Va. — In recognition of the bureau’s expanded role and authorities for offshore renewable energy oversight, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) Director...
Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
January 17th, 2023
WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced the transfer of regulations governing offshore renewable energy activities – including workplace safety and...

BSEE Aviation Safety Report for 2018

BSEE's SAFECOM Summary analyzes our aviation near-miss data.



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