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renewable energy
Renewable Energy

BSEE is the lead federal regulator for the safe and environmentally responsible production of offshore renewable energy.

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Strategic Plan
BSEE 2023-2026 Strategic Plan

People, Protection, Reliability, and Sustainability

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Oil Spill Response Research
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.

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safety enforcement
2023 Update to Civil Penalty Rates

In March 2023, BSEE updated its civil penalty rates and they can be found here.

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OCS Production
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.

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Mission Statement

To promote safety, protect the environment, and conserve resources offshore through vigorous regulatory oversight and enforcement.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) is America’s lead agency charged with advancing safety, environmental protection and conserving natural resources related to energy development on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). Learn more about BSEE's mission and goals in the BSEE 2023-2026 Strategic Plan:

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Promoting Safety

Protecting the Environment

Conserving Resources

BSEE Partners

U.S. Department of the Interior

Protecting and managing the Nation’s natural resources.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

Managing the development of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf energy.

Office of Natural Resources Revenue

Collecting and verifying natural resources and energy revenues.

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