• 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 Extends Comment Period for Analysis of Decommissioning Oil and Gas Infrastructure off California Coast
November 25th, 2022
WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is extending the comment period for the public to review and provide feedback on the draft programmatic environmental...
Paul Huang Joins BSEE as Deputy Director
October 11th, 2022
WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) today announced that Paul Huang joined the Bureau as the new Deputy Director. Paul will support BSEE’s efforts...
BSEE SAFECOM Summary FY 18

BSEE Aviation Safety Report for 2018

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

We Are BSEE

We Are BSEE

A Look Inside the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement.

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