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BSEE Director: Kevin M. Sligh Sr.

Kevin M. Sligh, Sr. is the Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. He joined BSEE on March 28, 2022, and is responsible for promoting safety, protecting the environment, and conserving resources through the regulatory oversight and enforcement of energy operations on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The Director is supported by senior executives who manage national programs, policies, operations and budgets for regulated oil & gas and offshore wind industries.

Most recently, Sligh served as Deputy Regional Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region V. In this position, he provided oversight for operational aspects of preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities in support of the region’s six Great Lakes states, as well as 34 federally recognized tribal nations.

Prior to that, Sligh was Deputy Director of the Office of Marine Environmental Response Policy at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters. There, he served as principal advisor to the Director and oversaw human resources, budget, and acquisitions; national spill response planning and policy; and industry, interagency, and international coordination. Sligh served a seven-month detail at the White House in 2017 as the Director for Response Policy within the National Security Council Resilience Directorate focusing on the Executive Office of the President response during Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria.

Additional assignments include Chief, Incident Management & Crisis Response Division at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, and he also provided support to the Coast Guard’s Office of Marine Environmental Response as the nation’s Area Contingency Plan program manager and worked for Booz Allen Hamilton in support of USCG Headquarters from 2012-2013.

Sligh concluded a 24-year active duty and reserve military career, where he gained extensive incident management and oil spill response experience, including serving as Deputy Incident Commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2011, as well as holding key leadership roles in response to Hurricanes Katrina, Ike and Gustav, and several other various deployments.

Sligh – a Certified Emergency Manager since 2008 – holds a bachelor’s degree from Excelsior College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Northcentral University.

BSEE Deputy Director: Paul Huang

Mr. Paul Huang is currently the Deputy Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement in Washington, D.C. Mr. Huang helps oversee a staff of more than 850 federal employees and directly oversees BSEE’s National Program Offices and Divisions. As BSEE Deputy Director, Paul Huang. is responsible for promoting safety, protecting the environment, and conserving resources through the regulatory oversight and enforcement of energy industry operations on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.

Mr. Huang is formerly the Assistant Administrator of Federal Insurance for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which is within the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The NFIP has over 4.5 million policyholders across the Nation and collects over $4B in revenue annually. Mr. Huang also founded and served as the Executive Sponsor for FEMA’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group.

Most recently, Mr. Huang served as the Acting Associate Administrator for Resilience and helped stand up the Climate Adaptation and Equity Enterprise Steering Committees for the Agency, as well as helped establish FEMA’s new Strategic Plan. Additionally, he helped bring improved program management, collaboration, and integration across the Resilience portfolio.

Mr. Huang previously served as the Director of the Risk Analysis Division within FIMA where he helped modernize the Nation’s flood map inventory and stand-up the successful $200M+ Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program which integrates the hazard mitigation planning program and the dam safety program with a goal of providing quality data that increases risk awareness that ultimately drives mitigation actions in communities resulting in long term resiliency.

Mr. Huang is a Department of Homeland Security level III program manager and holds a B.S. in Management Science and Information Systems as well as a Master’s in Business Administration. He has been working in the field of flood hazard mapping, insurance, and mitigation for over 15 years; previously he was an information technology consultant.

Associate Director for Administration: Scott Mabry

Scott Mabry is the Associate Director for Administration of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). His current responsibilities include leadership and oversight of a diverse portfolio of administrative functions to include acquisition, information technology, human capital, finance, equal opportunity, space and facilities, security, and emergency management.

During his tenure as Associate Director, Mr. Mabry has been instrumental in developing and implementing cost and performance metrics that provide transparency into the administrative functions he leads. Additionally, he has provided executive oversight leading to the success of several critical initiatives to include the on-going modernization of the bureau’s technology systems, establishing a functioning data stewardship program, leading the development of an effective records and directives program, leading the bureau’s space and facilities program through several complex relocations, and advancing BSEE’s Human Capital efforts to include recruitment, retention, and training.

Mr. Mabry has been with the Department of Interior since 2004. Prior to his current role, he served as Deputy Director, Office of Financial Management, Department of the Interior; and prior to that, he was the Chief of the Finance Division at the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). Before joining Interior, he worked at KPMG, a public accounting firm. Mr. Mabry is a graduate of Kansas State University.

Chief, Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs (OORP): Stacey Noem

Stacey Noem is the Chief of the Office of Offshore Regulatory Programs (OORP). As Chief, Stacey is responsible for developing and maintaining up-to-date regulations, policies, standards and guidelines; managing functions that engage risk assessment and analysis, the evaluation of emerging and unique technologies, and driving improved safety performance.

Stacey began her federal career as a Special Agent with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Investigation Division where she worked for over 16 years. She joined BSEE in November of 2012 as a Supervisory Special Investigator tasked with running BSEE’s Safety and Incident Investigations Division (SIID).  As Chief of SIID, she developed national investigations policies and a handbook, and created an incident investigations training program that is executed by SIID staff for BSEE employees.    

In addition to her Chief SIID duties, Stacey also acted as the Chief of BSEE’s Safety Enforcement Division (SED). Stacey was named the permanent Chief of OORP in October of 2020.

Stacey graduated from the United States Naval Academy in May of 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical sciences. Of note, Stacey graduated within the first decade of women being allowed to receive nominations to attend the Academy. Upon graduation, she was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps where she served as a Signals Intelligence Officer.

Chief, Environmental Compliance Division (ECD): David Fish

David S. Fish is Chief of the Environmental Compliance Division. Prior to joining the bureau in 2014, he served his nation in the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), first as an enlisted man and then as a commissioned officer.

While in the USCG, Mr. Fish served as Communications Officer for the national response to the Exxon Valdez spill and led investigations into the Costa Concordia sinking in Italy, as well as the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. He retired from the USCG with the rank of Captain.                                                                                                  

Mr. Fish earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from American University in Washington DC in 1977 and a Master's degree in public policy analysis from the University of Hawaii in 1989.

Chief, Safety & Incident Investigation Division (SIID): Michael Idziorek

Michael Idziorek is the Chief of the Safety and Incident Investigations Division. Mr. Idziorek had previously served as a Special Investigator in the Safety and Incident Investigations Division since the beginning of BSEE in October 2011.

Prior to joining BSEE, Mr. Idziorek worked as a state law enforcement officer starting in 1997, following service in the U.S. Air Force. During his time in law enforcement, Mr. Idziorek worked as a criminal investigator on multi-agency task forces conducting complex criminal investigations. He specialized in conducting fire investigations as a Certified Fire & Explosion Investigator.

Mr. Idziorek has 23 years of government law enforcement and investigations experience. He has worked as a basic and advanced instructor of various law enforcement subjects as well as instructing fire origin and cause at the Florida State Fire College.

Chief, Safety Enforcement Division (SED): Janine Tobias

Janine Tobias is the Chief of the Safety Enforcement Division (SED). She began her federal career as a Presidential Management Fellow with BSEE’s predecessor, the Minerals Management Service in 2000. Janine has held several positions with the agency prior to her current appointment including Project Coordinator, Conflict Manager, and Senior Advisor.

As SED Chief, Janine is responsible for managing her staff in the development and maintenance of the agency’s national compliance and enforcement policy as well as organizing enforcement strategy for the agency. Janine works on various multi-functional teams to include inspections, civil penalties, Safety Environmental Management Systems (SEMS) and Safety Management (SM). Janine also collaborates with bureau and departmental stakeholders in order to enforce safety on the OCS.

Janine is a licensed attorney in the State of New Jersey and holds multiple degrees from Rutgers University including Bachelor’s degrees in both international environmental studies and political science. Janine also holds a Master of Public Administration degree as well as a Juris Doctorate.

Chief, Oil Spill Preparedness Division (OSPD): Eric Miller

Eric Miller is the Chief of the Oil Spill Preparedness Division (OSPD), where he leads a staff of environmental science, policy, and regulatory experts overseeing offshore oil spill preparedness and scientific research. The OSPD manages the bureau’s Oil Spill Preparedness Program that ensures offshore facility owners and operators in federal and state waters and their stakeholders are prepared to respond to an oil spill. The program consists of three primary roles:  Preparedness Verification, Oil Spill Response Research, and management of Ohmsett – the National Oil Spill Response Research and Renewable Energy Test Facility. 

Mr. Miller joined BSEE in 2015.  He previously worked in the commercial industry as an oil spill scientist after retiring with 20 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard.  As a U.S. Coast Guard commissioned officer, he held numerous positions dealing with oil spill preparedness and response, including the titles of Pollution Investigator and Federal On-Scene Coordinator Representative, Chemistry Instructor at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Liaison to FEMA Headquarters, Executive Director of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research, and the Program Chair for the 2011 and 2014 International Oil Spill Conferences. 

He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in marine science and holds a Master’s degree in environmental science from Christopher Newport University and a Master’s degree in chemistry from Old Dominion University.

Director, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region: Bryan Domangue

Bryan Domangue is the Director of the BSEE Gulf of Mexico OCS Region in New Orleans, Louisiana. As the Director, Domangue is responsible for the regulation of operations, the inspection and enforcement program, the overall protection and safety of activities, resource conservation, and the environment compliance on OCS federal lands leased for oil, gas and other mineral development. He has oversight responsibilities for about 1,709 platforms as well as the rig activity that occurs in federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico. He leads a staff of 415, which includes petroleum engineers, structural engineers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists and administrative staff.

Domangue has more than 30 years’ experience with the Federal government and the private sector.  Previous BSEE experience includes Gulf of Mexico Deputy Regional Director for Districts, Investigations, Environmental, and Enforcement (DIEE); Senior Technical Advisor for the Gulf of Mexico Region Director; and as Acting Chief of the National Offshore Training Center.  Other assignments include Office Supervisor for Regional Operations, District Manager for the Houma District Office, Field Engineer, and Production Engineer.  Bryan holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University.

Director, Alaska OCS Region: Justin Miller

Justin Miller is the Director of the BSEE Alaska OCS Region in Anchorage, Alaska. He is responsible for supervising the regulation of operations, inspection and enforcement programs as well as overall protection and safety of activities and environmental compliance on submerged federal lands leased for oil, gas and other mineral or energy development. In addition to his oversight responsibilities, he manages a staff of 12, including petroleum engineers, inspectors, environmental scientists and administrative staff.

Miller began his federal career with Department of the Interior at the Bureau of Land Management. He has more than 13 years of experience in regulatory oversight of the oil and gas industry, most of which has been in Alaska. He served as Senior Technical Advisor, Certified Oil and Gas Inspector, and Oil and Gas Inspections and Enforcement Coordinator for the BLM Alaska State Office before joining the BOEM Alaska Region in 2014, where he served as the Senior Petroleum Engineer and Chief of the Resource Analysis Section. Miller also served as the Special Assistant to the BOEM Director and as the Division Chief for Leasing Policy and Management in BOEM Headquarters. Most recently he served as the Chief of the Resource and Economic Analysis Section for BOEM Alaska. He graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering following four years of active-duty service in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Director, Pacific OCS Region: Bruce Hesson

Bruce Hesson is the Director of the BSEE Pacific OCS Region in Camarillo, California. He is responsible for supervising the regulation of operations, inspection and enforcement programs as well as overall protection and safety of activities and environmental compliance on submerged federal lands leased for oil, gas and other mineral or energy development. In addition to his oversight responsibilities, he manages a staff of 40, including petroleum engineers, structural engineers, geologists, geophysicists, environmental scientists, and administrative staff.

Hesson graduated from Texas A&M University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and has been a California Registered Professional Engineer since 1997. He has almost 40 years of experience in the oil & gas industry: serving 29 years with the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), where he worked his way up from field engineer to District Deputy for the Ventura District, serving 13 years in that capacity until his retirement from the State in May 2016. Most recently he has served with BSEE for six years as the Permitting Section Chief and Regional Supervisor for the Office of Field Operations in the Pacific Region’s Camarillo office.

Ombudsman: Brian Bloch

Brian Bloch is a certified Organizational Ombuds and works in DOI's Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution; and is a trained mediator, facilitator and trainer.

Prior to his present job, he worked with the Supreme Court of India helping to introduce mediation into the court system. Mr. Bloch has written a number of published articles and spoken at major universities on the topic of Conflict Resolution.

He has 20 years of experience as an ombudsman, 10 of those years working in DOI. Mr. Bloch is a past board member with the International Ombudsman Association where he presently serves on the committee that certifies ombuds. He holds a Master's degree in conflict resolution.