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Regulatory Reforms

BSEE uses industry innovation, sound science, and best practices to improve reliability, safety, and environmental stewardship when developing new regulations and when making updates to existing regulations.

BSEE’s team of career engineers, scientists, and regulatory specialists continue to review and propose revisions to Federal Regulations to ensure that activity on the Outer Continental Shelf is conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner. 

The following table provides the proposed and completed regulatory reform efforts since BSEE was established on October 1, 2011.


Date Final

Ren Split Rule 2023


 Arctic Rule 2020


 Well Control Rule 2019


 Oil and Gas Production Safety Systems Rule 2018


 Arctic Rule 2016


 Decommissioning Cost Rule 2016