- Environmental ComplianceEnsure operators and leasees, subject to BSEE jurisdiction, comply with all required environmental laws, regulations and standards.
- Safety EnforcementBSEE promotes compliance with safety and environmental standards through regular inspections and other monitoring activities
- Renewable EnergyBSEE leads the development of workplace safety and environmental compliance strategies for offshore renewable energy projects on the Federal OCS.
- Oil Spill Response ResearchOil 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 ProductionBSEE'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 AlertsInform the offshore energy industry of an incident or a near miss with recommendations to prevent recurrence.
- Draft Request For Proposal (RFP) & Industry Day EventThis 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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Promoting Safety, Protecting the Environment and Conserving Resources
We ensure that offshore energy operations comply with applicable environmental regulations
We develop and enforce standards and regulations to enhance operational safety and environmental protection
Working to refine regulations while maintaining safety
From the Newsroom
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...
January 17th, 2023
WASHINGTON — The Department of the Interior today announced the transfer of regulations governing offshore renewable energy activities – including workplace safety and...